Billionaire Sentenced, 'Shark Tank,' Disappearing Dome, Teaching Drunk, Pay Cuts and a Slam-Dunk Suspension

Plus, officer bit and sign language Santa listens with his eyes.

The Microsoft Ice Palace in Fair Oaks Mall. (submitted by Fair Oaks Mall staff.)
The Microsoft Ice Palace in Fair Oaks Mall. (submitted by Fair Oaks Mall staff.)

By Todd Richissin

Billionaire Jacqueline Mars, of McLean-based Mars Candy company fame, admitted in court that she was responsible for an October car crash that killed an elderly woman visiting Virginia for a wedding. 

Mars was in court Thursday and pleaded guilty to reckless driving. See the sentence the judge handed her below along with our full daily digest of news from our Patches in Virginia and DC. 

Mars Candy Heiress Pleads Guilty to Reckless Driving in Fatal Loudoun Car Crash

GMU Athlete Suspended for 'Stepping On' Opposing Player

See It While You Can: Capitol Dome To Disappear

LaunchPad: Two Startups Win Cash, Office Space in Ballston Challenge

Hey, Foodies: Ballston to Launch 'Next Signature Restaurant' Search in January

Oops, I Have a Gun: Man Boarding Plane at Dulles Had Firearm

Teacher Charged with Possessing Alcohol at Cedar Lane ES in Ashburn

Cook, Residents Mingle at Annual Taste of Braddock

Gross Talks Seven Corners, State of Mason District at Holiday Town Hall

Witnesses Say Manassas Driver Was Racing Before Deadly Crash 

Nerdfighters of DC Raising Money for Yule Bal

Sign Language Santa Listen to Children With His Eyes

Hometown Singer/Songwriter Natalie York is Close to Funding Goal for Second Album

Tysons Corner Named Second Best 'City' in Virginia

Police Seek Help Finding Missing Hybla Valley Man

New Developments Released in Crash That Killed Reston Woman

Reps. Moran and Connolly Oppose Budget Cuts to Federal Pay and Benefits

Herndon Residents Offer Feedback on Proposed Traffic Fixes, Lament Toll Road 'Circumventers'

Beloved Community Member Mary Ann Cerick Has Died

Fairfax County Electoral Board: Recounts Begin Dec. 16 in Two Races

Notch 8, Giant Grocery Coming to Potomac Yard in 2015

Hank's Oyster Bar Undergoing Expansion Project

Death of Father Figure, D.C. Divas Coach Spurs Fundraising Effort for Arlington Family

Police: "Combative" Inmate Bites Officer's Thigh

What Old Town Boutique Has not 1, but 20 Christmas Trees?


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