Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Friday, Dec. 15.
Since August, James Alex Fields Jr. has been serving time in prison for killing one woman and injuring 35 others after driving his car into the Charlottesville “Unite the Right” rally crowd. Thursday, Fields was charged with first-degree murder, an upgrade to the lesser homicide charge he was originally jailed for.
(The Washington Post)
Between 1-7 p.m. Friday, Arlington, Falls Church and Alexandria will be under a Winter Weather Advisory, the National Weather Service is calling for 1-2 inches of snow.
Those traveling from the Rosslyn, Clarendon, Courthouse and Crystal City Metro stations are now able to take advantage of free Wi-Fi. By mid-2018, other Metro stations like those in Ballston, Virginia Square and Pentagon City should also offer Wi-Fi.
17 Radford University men, 15 of them from Northern Virginia, are facing hazing charges following an off-campus incident in September in which a student was allegedly branded after being forced to consume a significant amount of alcohol. A majority of the men were part of a fraternity that lost both its school and national affiliation in 2016.
T.C. Williams High School alumnus Dr. Greogry C. Hutchings Jr. has been selected as the next Alexandria City Public Schools’ Superintendent.
The Virginia Oaks Golf Course closed earlier this year but the property has not yet been sold. The owner, Virginia Oaks, LLC, has not commented on the now overgrown golf course’s future.
In a recent report, AAA has projected that over 2.6 million people will be traveling in and around the Washington, D.C. area this holiday season, 2.4 million of them traveling by car. This prediction is up 3.5 percent from last year.