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$11.5 million grant approved to keep DEA in Pentagon City; Arlington releases plan for managing mass casualties

Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Monday, April 29.

The Arlington County Board agreed unanimously to give an $11.5 million grant over the next 15 years to the landlord that houses the Drug Enforcement Administration to keep the federal agency in Pentagon City. (The Washington Post)

The Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington has released the nation’s first response plan in dealing with mass casualty incidents and protecting the hospital from threats. The Hospital Response Task Force is a new partnership between Arlington County’s fire and police departments and the Virginia Hospital Center. It’s designed to save more lives during terrorist attacks and mass shootings. (WTOP)

Hylton High School graduate Travon McMillian signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers Saturday as an undrafted rookie free agent. He is one of 10 rookie free agents singed by Pittsburgh. (Inside NoVA)

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