Local Digest: D.C.-area news briefs

THE DISTRICT
Case dropped in White House incident

Charges against the man arrested for driving into the secure area around the White House have been dropped.

Prosecutors dismissed a misdemeanor charge of unlawful entry June 20 against Mathew Goldstein of Mitchellville.

On May 6, he followed a motorcade past metal security posts and into the secure perimeter, the Secret Service said. His lawyer, Thomas Hartnett, said it was a mistake made by a man unfamiliar with the road.

— Keith L. Alexander

MARYLAND
Girl, 13, is fatally struck by SUV

A 13-year-old girl was killed Tuesday night when she was struck by an SUV in a field adjacent to a school in the Silver Spring area of Montgomery County, authorities said.

The vehicle was driven by another teenage girl, who held a learner’s permit, said Capt. Paul Starks, a spokesman for the county police.

A woman was also struck and injured in the incident, which occurred around 8:30 p.m. on East University Boulevard, where Eastern Middle School is located.

Starks said the girl who was killed and the woman who was injured were struck after the vehicle left the parking lot of the school and entered the field. The driver was accompanied in the vehicle, but details about the second person were not available. It was unclear why the vehicle was in the school parking lot and why it entered the field.

— Martin Weil

VIRGINIA
School Board member in Arlington resigns

Arlington County School Board member Noah Simon on Tuesday announced that he will resign, effective Aug. 1, to spend more time with his young children.

Simon, a former Capitol Hill staffer and Red Cross employee, joined the board in January 2013, but a year into his term, his wife died of cancer. “My kids need and deserve my full attention during this difficult time, particularly on school nights,” Simon wrote in a statement. His successor will be chosen in a special election.

— T. Rees Shapiro

Marsh announces Senate resignation

Longtime state Sen. Henry L. Marsh III (D) on Tuesday announced his resignation, effective Thursday, ending a 50-year public-service career that has been lauded for its concern for civil rights and equality.

He has represented a reliably Democratic district, including Hopewell, Petersburg and parts of Richmond, since 1992. He had been the first African American mayor of Richmond. Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) called him a rights pioneer committed to “ making Virginia stronger through his relentless passion for equality.”

— Jenna Portnoy

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