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Kayakers on the Potomac River at Great Falls Park (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Skyline Towers Homicide Suspect Arrested — “Phil Asare Darkwah turned himself in at the warrant desk. He was transported to the Adult Detention Center, where warrants for 2nd Degree Murder, Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony, and Felon in Possession of a Firearm were served.  He was held without bond.” [FCPD]

Former County Detective Destroyed Rape Kits — “A former Fairfax County police detective improperly destroyed evidence in 10 unsolved sexual assault cases that date from the mid-90s, likely meaning the perpetrators in the crimes will never be brought to justice, an investigation by the department has found.” [The Washington Post]

Prince Edward Reportedly Visited Vienna Country Club — Prince Edward popped over to the Westwood Country Club in Vienna this past weekend for the official opening of the club’s new tennis court facility. The Earl of Wessex supposedly participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony, junior court tennis clinic, black-tie gala, and a “professional exhibition on Saturday before returning to England.” [Washingtonian]

Fairfax City Mayoral Race Gets Expensive — “The race in this community of 24,500 residents — between city council member Sang H. Yi and Catherine Read, a civic engagement strategist — has attracted attention from both major political parties, as Read, a Democratic Party activist, highlights social issues while Yi, a Republican, vies to become Virginia’s first Korean American mayor.” [The Washington Post]

County Shares Plan to Address Trash Service Issues — “In response to a significant drop-off in reliable trash collection service, the Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services (DPWES) and American Disposal Services, Inc., (ADS) have established a plan to resolve the significant volume of service-related complaints DPWES has received from ADS customers.” [DPWES]

Park Authority Turned to Retirees for Lifeguards — “Nationwide, lifeguards are in short supply. The Oak Marr Rec Center team had to start thinking outside the box to address the shortfall. With that in mind, they looked to retirees – a vast new pool of potential applicants looking for part-time work.” [Fairfax County Park Authority/Facebook]

Winning Powerball Ticket Bought in Reston — “Virginia Powerball players won more than $2.1 million in Wednesday night’s drawing with a total of 188,911 tickets winning prizes ranging from $2 to $1 million. One Virginia ticket won $1 million. It was bought at the 7-Eleven at 2303 Soapstone Drive in Reston, Virginia Lottery officials reported.” [Inside NoVA]

McLean Nonprofit Looking for Volunteer Drivers — “The Shepherd’s Center of McLean-Arlington-Falls Church is seeking additional volunteers to support its mission of providing free transportation to seniors for medical and dental appointments or running errands to grocery stores and pharmacies.” [Sun Gazette]

It’s Monday — Clear throughout the day. High of 72 and low of 59. Sunrise at 6:44 am and sunset at 5:03 pm. [Weather.gov]

Recent Stories

Good Friday evening, Fairfax County. Let’s take a look back at today’s stories and a look forward to tomorrow’s event calendar. 🕗 News recap The following articles were published earlier…

A new Burlington store is set to open in Mount Vernon Plaza this summer, according to a spokesperson for Federal Realty. The discount retailer, formerly known as Burlington Coat Factory,…

A home-based golf instruction facility is coming soon to a half-acre of land on 1051 Kelso Road in Great Falls. Next Level Golf — a local golf instruction company —…

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Ravel Dance Company presents The Sleeping Beauty at Capital One…

Be transported to the magical kingdom of Princess Aurora, where the wicked Carabosse casts a curse that dooms the Princess and her entire kingdom. Set to the spectacular Tchaikovsky score, this beloved classic will sweep you away with its beauty,

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