There was plenty of news across Washington, D.C., and northern Virginia on Wednesday. If you missed any of it on your local Patch, here’s a roundup of some of the top stories from the past 24 hours.
Sexual Assault Suspect Turns Himself In At Quantico Marine Base
A suspect in a March sexual assault in Woodbridge turned himself in Tuesday at Marine Corps Base Quantico without incident, according to the Prince William County Police Department.
Dog Park Study Underway In Fairfax, Survey Open
The Fairfax County Park Authority has launched a study on dog parks in the county to help plan where more off-leash parks are needed and sponsorship.
Parking Reduction For Fairfax County Malls Approved
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to reduce parking requirements at malls, opening opportunities for empty parking space to be repurposed for redevelopment.
Puppy Nativity Planned For Fourth Year At Church
Puppies posing in costumes in a nativity scene? Count us in. The fourth annual Puppy Nativity is returning to Vienna’s Church of the Good Shepherd (United Methodist).
Upscale Clothing Stores Closing In NoVA: Report
An upscale department store chain is closing two stores in Northern Virginia, the Washington Business Journal reported Wednesday. One store will lay off 117 employees effective Jan. 31, while the other will lay off 79 employees when it closes Christmas Eve, according to the report.
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