Leesburg Town Council will seek legal action against hate groups; State Senate passes bill allowing Virginia distillers to keep more money

Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Wednesday, Feb. 14.

Tuesday night, in response to the recent uptick in KKK flyers being found around Loudoun County, the Leesburg Town Council passed a resolution allowing them to seek legal action against Leesburg hate groups.

Currently, before Virginia distillers can let visitors sample their liquor, they must sell the liquor to the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority and then buy it back before they can serve it. Now that the state Senate voted 23-16 to pass Senate Bill 803, state distilleries may be able to keep more of their money. The bill is now being reviewed by the House Appropriations Committee.

Today from 1-1:30 p.m. at the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City, the Arlington County Fire Department will host a “Hands2Hearts” CPR training session.
(ARL Now)

Maame Biney, a Reston native competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics, fell 1.28 seconds short of qualifying for the women’s 500 meter short-track speedskating semifinals. Snowboarder Shaun White won his third Olympic gold medal.
(WJLA, The Washington Post)

Tuesday night, Fairfax County residents gathered to discuss the future of Lake Accotink, which is said to be suffering from sediment build up that could end its existence in a mere seven years. One way to save it would be through the use of a $45 million deep clean out.

Where Teavana once stood in the Reston Town Center, &pizza will open sometime this fall.
(Reston Now)