Three Alexandria police officers receive Medals of Honor; Recreational sports may be banned at the Washington Monument

Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Friday, Oct. 10.

Early in the morning on June 14, a gunman started firing rifle rounds at those practicing for the Congressional Baseball Game in Alexandria, wounding four. Two Capitol Police officers and three Alexandria Police officers stepped in and shot the gunman, who later died from his injuries. Each officer received a Medal of Honor on Thursday.

The grounds surrounding the Washington Monument were closed for renovations earlier this year, and the National Park Service want to keep it that way after the turf restoration is completed next year. Changes to the Washington Monument’s grounds include a shift in ownership from the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation to the National Park Service, plus a new reservation rate of $30 per hour with a $10 administrative fee.
(The Washington Post)

In recognition of Veterans Day, the Metro will be open today from 5 a.m.-1 a.m. (regular Friday hours) but operate on a Saturday schedule with trains arriving every 12-15 minutes. For more specific line-by-line details, check in with WTOP.

A new office space community, WaveOffice, will come to Clarendon offering two conference rooms; 65-inch monitors; a soft-seated, causal gathering space; “pod” work areas and more.

Friday night between 11 p.m.-2 a.m., Fairfax County Police will carry out sobriety checkpoints in Reston.
(Reston Now)

An unoccupied car stuck on railroad tracks in Clifton was struck by a VRE train Thursday night, shutting down Clifton’s Main Street for three hours. No injuries were reported.

$75,000 will be spent for Manassas to conduct a study that will determine whether or not a roundabout at the intersection of Route 28, Sudley Road and Prescott Ave. will better serve drivers than the area’s existing signal light.
(Potomac Local)

The home at 1796 Winchester Road dubbed “Summerset” is now on the market for $1.1 million. Summerset was built before 1759 and recently underwent renovations approved by the Williamsburg National Park Service.
(Fauquier Times)

Ashburn mother of three Krista Woods appeared on ABC’s Shark Tank on Sunday, where she presented her sports odor-repellent product, GloveStix. Two of the show’s panelists, former MLB star Alex Rodriguez and inventor/entrepreneur Lori Greiner, took a 17.5 percent stake in Woods’ company after offering up a $150,000 investment.
(Loudoun Times-Mirror)