Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Wednesday, Jan. 17.
In response to KKK propaganda being found on her farm’s driveway in late October, Rosemary Lawler designed and hung a banner that read “No Trump, No KKK, No Racist Fascist USA” in early November. It was stolen the morning after it was placed, causing Lawler to create 15 more banners and over 100 bumper stickers. After someone filed a complaint with Loudoun County about her signs, Lawler, whose father was held as prisoner in a concentration camp during WWII, has applied for a permit to hang her banner.
28-year-old Kyle McDaniel, who worked as an aide to Fairfax County Supervisor Pat Herrity and also spent two years on the state’s Republican central committee, sent a letter of resignation to the state party chairman claiming that he “could no longer stomach” things that President Donald Trump has said, especially what he said about Haitian immigrants.
(The Washington Post)
Prince William County prosecutor Paul Ebert has been asked to take over actress Rose McGowan’s case as McGowan’s attorney, James Hundley, is also representing Loudoun County Commonwealth’s Attorney Jim Plowman in a federal civil rights case.
Jerry Chun Shing Le (also known as Zhen Cheng Li), an ex-CIA officer living in Northern Virginia, was arrested at JFK Airport in New York on Monday for “unlawful retention of national defense information.”
Last week, Arlington County Police found and seized a “skimmer” from an ATM in Clarendon’s 3000 block of Wilson Boulevard. Other skimmers have been found inside local gas stations’ pumps.
The heads of three statue llamas at The Potomac School in McLean were broken off on Dec. 22, prompting the private school to offer a $5,000 reward for those with information leading to the vandal’s or vandals’ arrest.
A Reston-based app called “Life Sherpa” aims to help young adults with autism via personal trainers providing behavioral training.