Probe Of Bullying Teacher, $1M Winner, Flu Spreads: News Nearby

There was plenty of news across Virginia and Washington, DC, on Friday. 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.

Huge Lines At DC Bookstores For Wolff’s ‘Fire And Fury’ Release

A massive line wound through Kramerbooks in Northwest at midnight Thursday night/Friday morning for the release of Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury,” a book that has sent shockwaves through the White House and the country with the release of excerpts from the book in recent days.

How To Protect Pets In Maddening Cold: Fredericksburg SPCA

Here are some reminders and tips from the Fredericksburg SPCA about keeping pets warm during the ongoing spate of sub-freezing temperatures. The city’s cruelty to animals ordinance could be used in extreme or obvious cases.

Northern Virginia Weather: When Will It Warm Up?

Northern Virginia’s weekend weather forecast offers no respite from the bitter cold. In fact, it’s expected to get worse. That’s the word from the National Weather Service’s satellite center in Sterling, which has issued a wind chill advisory from 6 p.m. today through noon Saturday.

6 Virginia Firefighters Accused Of Gang-Raping Teen Posted Online

Six volunteer firefighters in Strasburg, Virginia, have been arrested and charged in connection with the gang rape of a 17-year-old that was videotaped and then posted on social media, the Virginia State Police said this week. Those charged in the investigation include the fire chief.

$1M Virginia Lottery Ticket Surprises Ashburn Man

Ashburn resident Tom Supp misread his ticket in the Dec. 9 Powerball drawing. He knew he was a winner, but he thought his booty was “only” $600. Later he found out it actually was worth $1 million.

Widespread Flu Cases Send More Patients To Virginia, DC

If someone in your house has body aches, a high fever, sore throat and stomach issues then your family, like many across northern Virginia and DC, has been hit by the flu. Flu cases soared and remain widespread in Virginia as of Dec. 30 tallies.

Feds Look Into Sexual Harassment Case At Lake Braddock

Federal officials are investigating Lake Braddock Secondary School’s response sexual harassment claims against the former girl’s varsity basketball coach. Bill Park, a parent of a former player, accuses the school and district leadership of doing nothing to protect female players from Coach John Giannelli’s harassment and abuse, WUSA reported.

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