Boy drinks chemically laced chocolate milk at Burke school; Gov. Terry McAuliffe implies that he would punch President Trump

Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Friday, Jan. 12.

A 6-year-old student at Burke’s Nativity Catholic School drank chemically laced milk from Lehigh Valley Dairy Farms in Lansdale, Pennsylvania. A representative from Dean Foods, the company that owns Lehigh Valley Dairy Farms, said that the tainted drink contained a chemical solution that they use to clean equipment.
(WJLA)

In an interview with Chris Matthews on MSNBC’s Hardball, Gov. Terry McAuliffe said that if President Trump hovered over him like he did to Hillary Clinton in a debate, “You’d have to pick him up off the floor.” McAuliffe then went on to say that “I’ve always said, Chris, you punch me, I’m going to punch you back twice as hard.”
(The Washington Post)

Friday, Jan. 12, is Lee-Jackson Day, a day celebrating Confederate generals and Virginia natives Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson. While a number of state offices have stopped recognizing the holiday in recent years, a number yet honor it.
(The Washington Post)

The Fairfax County Electoral Board voted 3-0 Wednesday night to have the county’s registrar continue to process outstanding voter registration applications while continuing to figure out recent issues. This decision was made to ensure that those trying to change their address information via the Department of Motor Vehicles can still do so.
(WTOP)

Up 17 from last year, women now hold 28 out of 100 seats in the Virginia House of Delegates.
(The Washington Post)

Thursday, Governor-elect Ralph Northam put in a request for Virginia to follow in Florida’s footsteps and be exempt from offshore oil and gas drilling.
(INSIDENOVA)

The Reston Station Founding Farmers, which was originally expected to open in the summer of 2017 is hoping to open during the first quarter of this year. The company has begun hiring employees.
(Reston Now)

The Twitter account for Linda’s Cafe in Arlington has been getting some attention for using explicit language, getting into arguments with customers and warning people where cops are located.
(ARL Now)

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