Danica Roem begins working on Route 28 improvements; 7.3 magnitude earthquake kills over 340 on Iran-Iraq border

Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Monday, Oct. 13.

Virginia Delegate-elect Danica Roem has begun reaching out to Fairfax County delegates in the hopes of setting into motion her proposed Route 28 improvements. Wanting to reduce congestion, Roem wants there to be Orchard Bridge Drive and Yorkshire Lane flyovers and southbound lanes, and to have Centreville traffic lights replaced.

Sunday, individuals living on the Iran-Iraq border were met with a 7.3 magnitude earthquake. Kermanshah, a rural region in Iran where most residents make their living by farming, was hit the hardest, injuring nearly 6,000 and killing 341 as of Monday morning.

Registration for Reston’s Transportation and Mobility Hackathon closes Monday, Nov. 13, at 5 p.m. The Nov. 16-17 event, held at Refraction, invites entrepreneurs, technology companies and students to come up with a solution to the area’s traffic issues.

Last week, Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center celebrated 45 years of service, having grown from a 29-bed facility to a space that can serve 183 patients.
(What’s Up Woodbridge)

The Center for Digital Government’s 2017 Digital Cities Survey has named Alexandria one of the top 10 best cities for its use of information technology, policy, community engagement and more for the 13th year in a row.

47-year-old Norman Lee Blowe Jr., owner of the semi-professional Virginia Storm basketball team which moved from Winchester to Loudoun in 2016, was arrested for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old. Blowe is said to have paid the girl between $100-200 for certain sex acts.
(Loudoun-Times Mirror)