Lorton 17-year-old charged in murder of Reston couple; Mt. Vernon Antique Center went up in flames on Monday

Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Tuesday, Dec. 26.

A 17-year-old teen from Lorton, whose name has not yet been released, entered into one family’s Reston home early Friday morning and shot and killed Scott Fricker and his wife Buckley Kuhn-Fricker, before shooting himself. Four other families members, who were not harmed, were home at the time of the shooting. The suspect has been hospitalized and is in life-threatening condition.
(Reston Now)

Built in 1948, the Mt. Vernon Antique Center in Alexandria is one of the oldest and largest such centers in the area. Monday night, a fire broke out on the building’s second floor. Fire officials are still attempting to determine a cause and are assessing the extent of the damage.

On Christmas Eve, a Sterling man shot two Loudoun County police officers in the 46000 block of Hollow Mountain Place. The officers, who are getting treated for serious but not life-threatening injuries, were called to the home as the suspect, Douglas V. Johnson Jr., had had a physical altercation with a relative.
(Loudoun-Times Mirror)

Sunday night, the U.S. Mission to the United Nations announced that the 2018-2019 budget would see a cut of $285 million. The budget’s total and details on how this would impact the United States’ role was not released.
(The Washington Post)

In a study conducted by Northeastern University’s Network Science Institute, Washington, D.C., has been named the least “traffic resilient” metro area in the United States.

Through a partnership between Northern Virginia Community College’s Woodbridge campus and the nonprofit Agape Love in Action, area seniors can participate in a free Wisdom Meets Technology computer training course every Friday through Feb. 2.

From Jan. 2-12, Arlington County will collect Christmas trees via their curbside recycling service so long as trees are placed outside by 6 a.m.
(ARL Now)