Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Wednesday, Dec. 13.
Route 28 closed between Old Ox Road and Frying Pan Road around 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday after a naked man believed to be involved in a car accident jumped on top of a passing vehicle, damaged it and then ran into a wooded area. The suspect was later arrested on Dulles International Airport property.
For the first time since 1992, Alabama has elected a Democratic senator. Doug Jones defeated Republican Roy Moore, a former state judge who is accused of having made sexual advances on teenagers during his 30s. Moore did not concede defeat, believing that the race was close enough to warrant a recount, but the Alabama Republican Party has said that it would not support Moore’s request.
(The Washington Post)
If you plan on ordering holiday gifts, you should do so by Dec. 19, the earliest deadline that has been issued in years. Online sales are expected to exceed a record $100 billion and UPS has already asked drivers to work extra overtime.
Once it receives approval from the Northern Virginia Regional Parks Authority, Arlington County will be able to make a number of desired changes to the Washington & Old Dominion Trail, among them adding sidewalks, lights and signals at the intersection of South Walter Reed Drive.
The results of USA Today’s top 10 best holiday processions in the nation contest are in, and the Reston Holiday Parade took sixth.
Law enforcement officials across the state will begin cracking down on drunk drivers through their “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign, which kicks off Wednesday. Last year, between mid-December and New Year’s Day, there were 127 alcohol-related accidents in Northern Virginia.