Eagles earn their first Super Bowl win over the Patriots; Kings Dominion renames ‘Rebel Yell’ ride

Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Monday, Feb. 5.

The Philadelphia Eagles beat the New England Patriots 41-33 during last night’s big game. Torrey Smith, an Eagles wide receiver, is an alum of Stafford Senior High School.
(The Washington Post, INSIDENOVA)

Though the park has yet to confirm whether the name change is the result of recent controversy concerning monuments, statues and buildings being named after Confederate soldiers, Kings Dominion has announced that it will be renaming its “Rebel Yell” roller coaster “Racer 75.”

Friday, the House of Delegates passed a bill that will allow individuals to purchase a specialty “Stop Gun Violence” license plate. As with all specialty plates, this one will cost an additional $25 when those interested pay their vehicle registration fee.

Jury selection will take place Monday for the trial of the ex-Virginia Tech teen who has been accused of murdering Nicole Lovell, a 13-year-old 7th grader from Blacksburg who was stabbed to death two years ago. Lovell believed that the suspect, David Eisenhauer, was her boyfriend.

Beloved Yoga: A Sanctuary for All closed its 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive location last March, but will be reopening at 11109 Sunset Hills Road on Saturday, Feb. 10.
(Reston Now)

Wednesday, 65-year-old Mala Manwani and her 32-year-old son, Rishi Manwani, were found dead inside their Tomey Court, Aldie home. The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is asking that anyone with tips/information about what they believe to be a double homicide come forward.
(Loudoun Times-Mirror)