Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Friday, Aug. 23.
Loudoun South has been eliminated from the Little League World Series after a 10-0 loss to Louisiana. Louisiana pitched a no-hitter and took the 10-0 lead early in the game, leading to the tournament’s mercy rule to be enforced, ending the matchup after the fifth inning. The team, although disappointed, has expressed gratitude for the community’s support. (WTOP)
Drivers are urged not to take northbound I-395 this weekend due to lane closures for bridge repairs, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation. The road work will run from Friday to Sunday between King Street and South Washington Boulevard. All drivers should expect delays. (Inside NoVA)
Independence High School had its first official day of school on the property on Thursday, Aug. 22. It’s the 16th high school in Loudoun County and the 280,000-square-foot facility is set to accommodate 1,300 students at full capacity. The student body of the 2019-2020 school year totals 1,087. (Loudoun Times-Mirror)
The Coast Guard has suspended the search and rescue for the missing Fairfax firefighter, Justin Walker, off the Florida coast. U.S. Coast Guard Capt. Mark Vlaun said during a news conference that the agency is no longer able to find and search a specific location with any successful outcomes. (WTOP)