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D.C. Residents Convicted in Local Armed Robbery — A federal jury convicted a D.C. man and woman Friday (Feb. 18) on charges of robbery, carjacking, and possession of a firearm during crimes of violence. Douglas Damon Whitley, 39, and Kendal Robinson, 35, allegedly robbed Peloton delivery van in a 7-11 parking lot in Fairfax on August 25, 2021.” [U.S. Attorney’s Office]

Police Civilian Review Panel Director Named — The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors appointed Steven Richardson as executive director of the panel charged with reviewing reports of police misconduct. The first person in the new position, Richardson previously served as operations captain for the George Washington University Police Department. [Fairfax County Government]

Springfield Artist’s Work Featured on “Inventing Anna” — “Katz is a sculptor and painter who lives in Springfield, Va., and has a studio at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria. Due to pandemic delays across show business, she wasn’t sure when the Netflix and Shondaland collaboration would be released, or if her artwork would make the final cut.” [DCist]

County Board Shows Support for ERA — “The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors passed a board matter Tuesday in support of the Equal Rights Amendment in response to Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares withdrawing the state from a legal effort to get it added to the U.S. Constitution.” [Patch]

Tysons TV Company Acquired — “Tysons media company Tegna Inc. has agreed to be acquired by hedge fund Standard General for $24 per share in cash, or approximately $5.4 billion…Tegna owns 64 television stations in 51 markets.” [Washington Business Journal]

Reston Association Sets Meeting on Comprehensive Plan — “There will be a special meeting of the Reston Association Board of Directors on March 2 to discuss draft amendments to the Reston section of the Fairfax County Comprehensive Plan.” [RA]

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