2 Nats Opt Out Of MLB Season, Pro-Police Rallies: Patch PM

Emily Leayman

Here are the share-worthy stories from Washington, D.C., and northern Virginia Patches to talk about tonight:

Nationals: Zimmerman, Ross Sit Out 2020 MLB Season

Ryan Zimmerman, a franchise player with the Washington Nationals, and pitcher Joe Ross announced they would not be playing the 2020 Major League Baseball season.

Virginia Winery Loses Challenge To Face Mask Requirement

A winery's challenge against Gov. Ralph Northam and State Health Commissioner Norm Oliver's face mask requirement has not succeeded in court.

Hundreds Back Blue At Rally In Support Of Police In Manassas

Hundreds of people marched in the streets of Manassas Saturday afternoon to show their support for law enforcement officers as police departments across the country come under unprecedented scrutiny in the wake of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Participants in the event, sponsored by the organization We Back Blue, gathered at Nelson Park and then marched down Grant Avenue to the Old Manassas Courthouse holding signs that read "We Support Our Law Enforcement," "No Police, No Peace," and "Law & Order."

Washington DC To See Military Flyover On July 4

The Pentagon said Washington, D.C., Baltimore and other East Coast cities will get military flyovers on July 4 as part of a salute to the Great Cities of the American Revolution.

Coronavirus Hospitalizations Below 800 In Virginia, Phase 3 Nears

Two days before phase three of reopening is expected to start across Virginia, 453 additional coronavirus cases have been reported. According to the Virginia Department of Health, the cumulative totals on Monday are 62,189 cases, 6,164 hospitalizations and 1,740 deaths.

What Fireworks Are Legal, Status Of NoVA Shows: July 4, 2020

No traditional proms or graduation ceremonies, and canceled or scaled-down weddings: 2020 has been a year of loss and stress thanks to the coronavirus pandemic in Virginia. Safety concerns led to school and business closures, and the cancellation of ritual gatherings like funerals.

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This article originally appeared on the Greater Alexandria Patch