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Most-read Fairfax County stories of the week: June 6-10

Flowers and a balloon left on Blake Lane, site of a car crash on Tuesday that killed two Oakton High School students (photo by Amy Woolsey)

The weekend is almost here. Before you dig into your summer reading list or head to bed for some much-needed sleep, let’s revisit the past week of news in Fairfax County.

Here are the 10 most-read stories on FFXnow this week:

  1. Silver Line Phase 2 contractor eyes potential completion date
  2. One injured in Herndon shooting on Sunday
  3. UPDATED: Two women, man found dead barricaded inside apartment room in Fair Lakes, police say
  4. UPDATED: Two Oakton High students die after teen driver crashes into SUV, pedestrians and utility pole
  5. County seeks to acquire land for new road near Capital One site in Tysons
  6. Community rallies for fundraisers to help families of Oakton High students killed in crash
  7. Community center, skyparks planned for all-affordable housing high-rises in Tysons
  8. Campus Commons developer could give county $1.7M to fix dangerous pedestrian crossing at Wiehle Avenue
  9. Silver Line extension opening date pushed once again to summer 2022
  10. Big changes, building shuffle proposed for final piece of Herndon’s Arrowbrook Centre

Ideas for potential stories can be sent to or submitted as an anonymous tip. Photos of scenes from around the county are welcome too, with credit always given to the photographer.

Feel free to discuss these topics, your weekend plans, or anything else that’s happening locally in the comments below. Have a great weekend, Fairfax County!

Recent Stories

A dog was chained up and shot this morning in the residential neighborhood behind the Woodlawn Shopping Center in Mount Vernon, police say. Officers responded to the area of Bedford…

The Rotary Club of McLean will peer back into the colonial era this weekend for its 11th annual chocolate festival. Set to return this Sunday (Jan. 29), the McLean Chocolate…

The Herndon Festival will return this year in the summer, bringing back a tradition that was scaled back to a carnival last year. The festival is set to take place…

Fairfax County is again asking the state for money to offset anticipated reductions in resident vehicle tax payments. At a meeting on Tuesday (Jan. 24), the Board of Supervisors unanimously…

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To read my story, please see the attached letter.

To contact me directly, please email me at or call at 571-428-5065. My living donor coordinator at INOVA Hospital, Amileen Cruz can be reached at (703) 776-8370 , or via email at

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