Fredericksburg City Council approves Potomac Nationals’ move; Cooperative preschools could require more training for parents, teachers

Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Wednesday, July 11.

Tuesday, the Fredericksburg City Council approved 7-0 an agreement that will relocate the Potomac Nationals to the area, which would also bring a 5,000-seat stadium that the team hopes will open in April 2020.

The Virginia Department of Social Services is looking into proposed requirements that would force cooperative preschool parents to undergo at least 20 additional hours of training (they are currently required to complete four hours), plus approximately 10 more orientation hours. Tuition costs could also increase should the regulations go into effect.
(The Washington Post)

Tuesday afternoon, two teens were airlifted to the hospital with life-threatening injuries and another transported via ambulance following a car accident on Fairfax Station Road in Clifton. The teens were in a 2005 Jeep that drove off of the road and struck a tree.

Outside Bristow’s Youth For Tomorrow facility, a vigil for migrant families that have yet to be reunited was held.

President Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, was ordered by a federal judge to be transferred to an Alexandria jail ahead of his July 25 trial, but Manafort is asking to stay at Northern Neck Regional Jail and to have his trial moved to Roanoke.
(The Washington Post)

One Sterling and one Herndon man were arrested last week for using a West Nettle Tree Road, Sterling home to operate a prostitution ring.

Saturday, the Arlington County Board will consider approving a $685,000 renovation project to take place at Glencarlyn Park. One of the park’s picnic shelters would be replaced, and other picnic and parking spaces improved.
(ARL Now)

Sept. 22 will be a busy day for Reston as the Reston Farm Market is set to celebrate its first anniversary from 1-3 p.m. with face painting, a balloon artist and other activities. The Reston Multicultural Festival is expected to take place the same day at Lake Anne Plaza.
(Reston Now)

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