Letter containing unknown substance makes 11 Ft. Myer Marines ill; Homeless individuals must vacate Potomac Mills mall woods today

Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Wednesday, Feb. 28.

At 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, police responded to a hazmat incident at Fort Myer’s Henderson Hall in Arlington. 11 Marines began suffering from burning sensations and nose bleeds—three were transported to the hospital in stable condition—after a letter containing an unknown, potentially hazardous substance was opened.
(ARL Now)

Parsons Potomac LLP is forcing the approximately 40 homeless individuals who have camped in the woods behind the Potomac Mills mall, some for the past 15 years, to leave by Thursday, March 1.
(The Washington Post)

Tuesday, a Charlottesville judge ordered that the Confederate monuments currently covered by black shrouds be unveiled until an official decision on their removal is made.
(The Washington Post)

At a public hearing on Tuesday, the Stafford County Board of Zoning Appeals refused to hear public opinion on the removal of the controversial Confederate flag flying over I-95, saying that the board didn’t have the power to make any decisions.

Robert Wood, the Reston Association’s Chief Financial Advisor, has been named the association’s acting CEO following former CEO Cate Fulkerson’s recent resignation.
(Reston Now)

Claiming that the cocaine found in her wallet on a plane that landed at Dulles International Airport was planted, actress Rose McGowan has asked that her felony drug possession charge be dropped.

Monday, the public was not allowed access to the hearing for the 17-year-old Lorton teen accused of killing Reston’s Scott Fricker, 48, and Buckley Kuhn-Fricker, 43.
(Reston Now)