Over 1 million Virginians will hit the road this Thanksgiving; 38 MS-13 arrests made in Maryland and Virginia

Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Friday, Nov. 17.

According to an estimate made by AAA, over 1,270,000 Virginia drivers will hit the road between Nov. 22-26, while 103,000 Virginians will travel by plane. With over 1.4 million traveling this year, AAA estimates that this is the highest number of Thanksgiving travelers since 2007.

Through the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s MS-13 “Operation Raging Bull,” 267 people have been arrested. Of the 214 United States arrests, 38 took place in either Maryland or Virginia.

Five people, two from the Virginia Department of Transportation and three private contractors, have plead guilty to accusations of accepting over $10.3 million in bribes that allowed certain snow removal and truck companies to take on projects in Northern  Virginia.

Comedian Joel McHale will perform four stand-up shows between Friday and Saturday at Arlington Cinema Drafthouse.

Starting at 11 a.m., the Reston Holiday Parade down Market Street will take place on Nov. 24. In it’s 27th year, this event will feature a Macy’s-style balloon, music, performances, an appearance from Santa and Mrs. Claus, and more.
(Reston Now)

Wednesday, hundreds of Prince William County residents attended a 5-hour public hearing concerning using the 135-acre Kline family farmland to house close to 400 living spaces, a gas station, storage facility and CVS Pharmacy. The Prince William County Planning Commission rejected the development proposal.
(Prince William Times)

After being arrested in Loudoun County for leaving narcotics behind on a January flight to Washington Dulles International Airport, Charmed actress Rose McGowan will have a preliminary hearing on Jan. 23. McGowan was not required to attend her Thursday arraignment.
(Loudoun Times-Mirror)