Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Tuesday, Jan. 9.
$55,000 worth of fake Air Jordan sneakers bound for an Alexandria address have been confiscated by customs officers at Dulles International Airport. The shoes were made in China.
Though Oprah Winfrey herself has made no official comment on the subject, following her Golden Globes Cecil B. DeMille Award acceptance speech, Democrats across the country have begun offering Oprah their support should she run for president of the United States in 2020.
(The Washington Post)
In an attempt to follow through on her campaign promise to reduce traffic on Route 28, Democrat Delegate-elect Danica Roem has put in a request to the House of Delegates for a study that would determine whether removing traffic lights along Route 28 and adding roundabouts, overpasses and flyovers would help ease congestion.
Thirty-eight water main breaks have occurred in Arlington County since Dec. 17, 12 of which have happened since Jan. 6. As of 3 p.m. Monday, nine of the 12 most recent breaks had been repaired.
A 17-year-old Herndon teenager has been accused of filming a 15-year-old boy while the 15-year-old was using the restroom at the Fair Lakes Shopping Center Red Robin. The 17-year-old reportedly worked at the restaurant.
Thanks to a new application called Speak Up! Prince William, residents of the county can now comment on the Board of County Supervisors’ Tuesday agenda items. The agenda will be posted on the Thursday before each week’s meeting.
(What’s Up Woodbridge)