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Vienna residents mingle for the town’s “Chillin’ on Church” block party last Friday (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Police Make Arrest in Reston Sexual Assault — “A man is in custody in connection to last night’s sexual assault in Reston. Charges are forthcoming. More information to follow at a press conference planned for [Tuesday] at PSHQ.” [FCPD/Twitter]

Students Return for First Day of School — “There were celebrations across Fairfax County this morning as students greeted their classmates and teachers and administrators welcomed them back to the classroom. Students arrived at Fairfax County schools this morning, excited and ready to learn!” [FCPS, The Washington Post]

Teen Found Not Guilty of Murder in Springfield Killings — “A teenager was found guilty of manslaughter Monday in the shooting deaths of two high school students at a Springfield, Virginia, home last year, and ambulances responded to the courthouse when a victim’s mother and another relative collapsed in apparent shock over the verdict.” [NBC4]

Email Issues Delayed Notice of Counselor’s Arrest — “Emails from the Chesterfield County, Virginia, police department aimed at informing Fairfax County Public Schools that a middle school counselor had been arrested and charged with soliciting prostitution from a minor were sent to faulty email addresses, police said Monday.” [WTOP]

Police Co-Responder Program Expands — “The Fairfax County Police Department just expanded its co-response unit to better respond to mental health calls in the county. The program first began in September 2021 to provide an alternative approach to mental health emergencies. With the help of grant funding, police were able to add a second team on Monday as part of a multi-phase plan.” [WUSA9]

South Alex Workers Rescued by Fire Department — “On Saturday, August 20, at 4:46 p.m., Station 11, Penn Daw, B-Shift were dispatched for a rescue in the 2800 block of Poag Street in Groveton area. Two workers were assisted from the bucket of a stalled boom lift after an equipment malfunction. No injuries.” [FCFRD/Twitter]

Herndon Theater Returns Sunday for New Season — “NextStop Theatre Company is kicking off its 2022-23 season with a musical production of Louisa May Alcott’s beloved classic ‘Little Women.’ While the story of the March family…may be familiar to many, the musical production takes the story into another realm, according to the show’s director Charlotte La Nasa.” [Patch]

Tysons’ Perch Putt Part of Golf Bar Trend — “Boozy golf bars are now par for the course for D.C. area adults, with ‘happy hour @ swingers?’ Slack messages and golfer-emoji reactions being flung left and right…Sip and swing experiences may abound, but to paint them all with a broad brush would be a mistake. They say different folks need different strokes; DCist is here to help you find yours.” [DCist]

GMU’s Fall for the Book Draws Notable Names — “After two years of offering the festival virtually, Fall for the Book is thrilled to be back with both in-person and online events for the 24th year. From October 11-15, the festival will be headlined by bestselling novelist Emily St. John Mandel, graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang, comic book heavy-weight Alan Moore, and champion goalkeeper Briana Scurry.” [GMU/Patch]

It’s Tuesday — Clear throughout the day. High of 83 and low of 68. Sunrise at 6:31 am and sunset at 7:54 pm. [Weather.gov]

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