Top news and notes from across Northern Virginia.

5. Outbreak investigation at assisted living facility

Two residents have died and 18 others have been hospitalized at a Springfield assisted living facility in the last 11 days, according to the Fairfax County Health Department. 

The department is conducting an outbreak investigation at Greenspring at 7410 Spring Village Drive after 54 out of 263 residents reported becoming ill with respiratory symptoms ranging from a cough to pneumonia.

4. Rabid bat in Manassas raises alarm

An injured bat found outside Calico Jack’s in Manassas on Saturday afternoon has tested positive for rabies. 

It’s believed one or more people physically handled the bat. Anyone who came in contact with the bat is at high-risk for contracting rabies and high-risk for serious health issues.

3. Mix of sun and storm chances this weekend

There’s a slight chance for storms Friday afternoon, but we should see sunny skies Saturday with a high near 90 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures climb into the 90s Sunday, with another chance for afternoon storms.

Search your zip code on our weather page for the latest local forecast.

2. Lil Wayne cuts set short at Bristow concert

Lil Wayne surprised fans at a Bristow concert Thursday when he abruptly ended his set, reportedly complaining that the crowd was “not my swag.” He is touring with blink-182.

Fan Josh Sefcik tweeted, “We just drove an hour and a half to Jiffy Lube Live and Lil Wayne played for 15 minutes. What is this!”

1. Home sales down as prices climb

Year-over-year existing-home sales across the Washington inner core were down in June, while the median sales price was up as homes were bringing almost 100 percent of listing price, according to new data.

A total of 5,401 properties went to closing across the Washington region last month, a decrease of 8.3 percent from a year before and the lowest total for any June since 2014. With the exception of April 2019, year-over-year sales have been in negative territory since last July.


Rippon Lodge will be hosting a free World War II Weekend event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 


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Who is Lil Wayne? Is he a country singer?

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