News of particular interest to Loudoun and Fauquier counties that appeared in the daily Post Nov. 6-12.
Ashburn Man Killed in Wreck
An Ashburn man was killed in a one-vehicle accident in Warren County, Virginia State Police said. A truck driven by Russell Bernard Reese, 51, ran off the road, struck some trees and overturned.
Flyi Files for Bankruptcy
Flyi Inc., the parent company of Dulles-based low-fare airline Independence Air, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The move was expected by analysts since the low-cost carrier experienced serious financial trouble only a few months after being established. Although company officials vowed to continue normal flight operations, the announcement threatens more than 2,000 Flyi jobs, most at the company's headquarters and at the Dulles International Airport hub.
Student Pilot and Instructor Killed
A student pilot and his instructor were killed when their small plane crashed in a wooded area about 300 yards from Leesburg Executive Airport, police said. Peter C. Jesinsky, 43, of Purcellville and his instructor, Craig M. Schulz, 24, of Middleburg, had flown from Leesburg to Winchester and crashed on the return trip.
Kaine Captures Exurbs
By reaching out to new voters in the region's rapidly growing exurban areas, Virginia Gov.-elect Timothy M. Kaine (D) won Loudoun County by almost six percentage points and Prince William by two percentage points over Republican Jerry W. Kilgore.
A Well-Connected Robber
Police say a woman who robbed a bank in Ashburn on Nov. 4 also robbed banks in Fairfax and Prince William counties -- in each case while talking into a cell phone. Police aren't sure whether she was talking to a partner or using the phone as a prop. The robbery at a Wachovia Bank in Ashburn was the first to involve a weapon: A gun was shown.