Bags of birdseed with KKK flier inside found in Leesburg; 13 malnourished children found chained in California home

Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Tuesday, Jan. 16.

This past weekend, bags of birdseed that contained a KKK flier, which said that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a “communist alcoholic pervert,” were found scattered on driveways in Leesburg’s Aurora Court.
(The Washington Post)

A 17-year-old girl escaped from the California home in which she and her 12 siblings were chained to their beds. The children, ranging in age from 2-29, did not resemble their biological age, likely due to severe malnourishment. Their parents, 57-year-old David Allen Turpin and 49-year-old Louise Anna Turpin are being held on $9 million bail.

Snow is forecast to arrive in the area Tuesday night around 8 p.m. 1-2 inches is expected for most areas, though some may see up to 3 inches.
(Potomac Local)

Monday morning, a Metro Red Line train derailed near the Farragut North Station. The 63 individuals on board were not injured.

The parents of Ruben Urbina, the 15-year-old Haymarket teen who was shot and killed by police in September, announced their intention to sue Prince William County during a rally outside a Manassas courthouse on Jan. 15.

Since November, residents of Alexandria have filled up the drug drop-off box—that The Neighborhood Pharmacy of Del Ray made for residents to safely dispose of no-longer-needed medications—three times.

Our vehicles’ latest technology features are likely telling automakers a whole lot about the way we live: from where we frequently go and how we drive to how much we weigh, what entertainment we like and our favorite places to shop.
(The Washington Post)