House rejects bills preventing anti-LGBT housing and work discrimination; Springfield man may have intentionally thrown self under OmniRide bus

Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Friday, Feb. 9.

Thursday, the Virginia House rejected four bills that hoped to prevent LGBT individuals from being discriminated against when it comes to finding housing and employment.
(The Washington Post)

Wednesday, a Springfield man was stuck and killed by an OmniRide bus in front of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. The bus driver said that the man yelled something before taking a “superman dive” under the in-motion bus, leading people to believe that the man threw himself under the bus intentionally.

The theme for this year’s free Columbia Pike summer movie series—taking place June 1 to Sept. 1—is “The Music of the Movies: Oscar Scores and Classic Musicals.”
(ARL Now)

Delegate Danica Roem’s proposal to study traffic on Route 28 was rejected by a House of Delegates subcommittee.

The Reston Town Center’s Signature apartment building will welcome Balducci’s Food Lover’s Market, opening this spring.
(Reston Now)

Early Friday morning, in the 5500 block of Springfield’s Heming Ave., firefighters had difficulty putting out a house fire as chilly temperatures caused hoses to begin to freeze. The fire was put out in approximately ten minutes and the tenant of the home was able to escape.

A Lidl grocery store is expected to open in Ashburn on March 8 at the Broadlands Boulevard and Claiborne Parkway intersection.