The human foot found in Fairfax is really a bear paw; Annandale HS senior to speak at the State of the Union

Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Friday, Jan. 26.

Upon further review, the remains of what individuals believed to be a human foot found in a Springfield back yard “are likely a bear paw, and not human,” a Fairfax County Police statement said. More forensic tests will be conducted over the next few weeks to confirm the most recent findings.
(The Washington Post)

Annandale High School senior Nicolle Uria, an immigrant who came to the United States from Bolivia as a baby, will attend and speak at the State of the Union as Congressman Gerry Connolly‘s guest.

The man driving the SUV that struck and killed 5-month-old Tristan Schulz as his mother (who was injured in the crash) pushed him across a Lansdowne street in his stroller, was  sentenced Thursday to pay a $2,750 fine and to serve one year in jail.
(Loudoun-Times Mirror)

Higher Logic, a technology company in Rosslyn, and Axios, a Clarendon media firm, are expected to receive an incentive-based $60,000 Gazelle Grant through Arlington Economic Development. The grants are issued to encourage businesses to stay (or move into) in the Arlington area.
(ARL Now)

The Reston Camp Expo will be held at the Reston Community Center this Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.
(Reston Now)

As discussions about the Prince William County budget begin, a new report is asking for $2.46 million for the 2019 fiscal year and $7.49 million for 2020 so that the county’s public safety workers can receive better pay.

The Fredericksburg Lidl grocery store located at 5455 Plank Road will open on Thursday, Feb. 15 at 8 a.m. following a 7:40 a.m. ribbon cutting.
(Potomac Local)