Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Wednesday, Dec. 27.
Democrat Shelly Simonds will file a motion in the Newport News Circuit Court Wednesday in the hopes that judges will not count the questionable ballot that favors Republican David Yancey. With the ballot counted, Simonds and Yancey will remain tied and have their fate determined by drawing a name from a glass bowl.
(The Washington Post)
Janet Kuhn, the mother of the 43-year-old woman who was shot and killed alongside her husband on Friday, has said that the 17-year-old boy who shot Buckley Kuhn-Fricker and Scott Fricker expressed neo-Nazi views. The teen then turned the gun on himself and is currently hospitalized in critical condition.
Ahead of the $10,000 property tax deduction cap that will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2018 through a new federal tax law, residents of Fairfax County can prepay their 2018 property taxes. Note that payments made via mail after Dec. 26 may not be processed in time.
The former Renwick courthouse complex will be studied and potentially find new life through a $25,000 grant that has been awarded to the City of Fredericksburg and Fredericksburg VA Main Street Inc. by the Virginia Main Street organization.
Scammers have been calling individuals in Stafford County claiming to be from Stafford County’s Sheriff Office and asking that victims buy MoneyPak cards to pay a bondsman two installments of $250 for having missed jury duty.