Top news and notes from around Northern Virginia and beyond.

5. Mask guidance

The Virginia departments of health and education are recommending that public schools require all elementary school students, teachers and staff to wear masks in schools this fall. 

4. Baby names

The National Zoo is calling for the public’s help to name their three new black-footed ferrets.

3. Sunny and cooler

After overnight lows in the 60s, today will be a sunny day with a high near 84 degrees. Click here for a detailed forecast by ZIP code.

2. Sentencing

An MS-13 gang member from Northern Virginia has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for his part in the March 2019 stabbing death of a 16-year-old boy, who was a fellow gang member.

1. Mental health help

The Prince William Board of County Supervisors on Tuesday signaled its intention to create a 24-hour crisis receiving center in the county during its meeting.


It's comedy. It's magic. It's the Magic Duel Comedy Show ... and after five successful years in D.C., it's coming to Arlington's Synetic Theater at National Landing. Tickets on sale now for three shows only in July and August. Get tickets at


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