#teacher | Teacher Arrested, Lunar New Year, Diverse Employers: News Nearby

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.

Fairfax Employers Among Best For Diversity: Forbes

Forbes. The magazine put out its third annual Best Employers for Diversity list, and several companies in and around Fairfax City made the cut.

Justice High Teacher Accused Of Sexual Contact With Student

A teacher at Justice High School is facing charges for an alleged inappropriate sexual relationship with a student. He was charged Wednesday with four felony counts of indecent liberties by a custodian.

Animal Welfare League Plans Birthday Party For 21-Year-Old Cat

Scarlett is celebrating her 21st birthday on Saturday. Rather than buying her an alcoholic beverage or taking her out for dinner, how about getting her some catnip, or maybe helping her find a forever home.

Kennedy Center Kicks Off Lunar New Year Celebration

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts kicks off its fifth annual Lunar New Year Celebration Wednesday evening with festivities that highlight the way communities in China, Asia and around the world observe the holiday.

12 Virginia Pier 1 Stores Slated For Closure

Twelve Virginia Pier 1 Imports stores are targeted for closure in the coming months, according to Business Insider and reporting by Patch.

What Does The Fox Say? Bark, Bark, Bark At The Cat

A red fox made its weekly appearance at a Richmond house in late December, according to the homeowners. This time, the fox was eyeing a cat that it had chased under a pickup truck, and letting out a chilling bark or screech.

VDOT Warns Drivers To Prepare For I-95 Lane Closures

Drivers should expect overnight lane closures and delays on Interstate 95 in Stafford County through early this weekend, the Virginia Department of Transportation said.

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