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Morning Notes

A pedestrian walkway to the McLean Metro station over Route 123 (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

ICYMI: Herndon Mayor Wins Reelection — “Mayor Sheila Olem will get a second term as mayor of the Town of Herndon after securing a narrow win against council members Sean Regan and Jasbinder Singh in today’s primary election.” [FFXnow]

Georgia Election Investigation Comes to Fairfax County — “Former House speaker Newt Gingrich, a Republican who represented Georgia, is scheduled to appear in a Fairfax County courtroom Wednesday morning to fight a demand that he testify before a Georgia special grand jury investigating possible attempts in that state to manipulate the 2020 presidential election.” [The Washington Post]

Doctor Pleads Guilty to Felony Drug Distribution Charges — “A doctor who was licensed to practice medicine in both D.C. and Virginia pled guilty Tuesday after giving a man in Fairfax County drugs despite neither examining him nor having an established doctor-patient relationship. The man then died days later of an overdose.” [WUSA9]

Fairfax Man Arrested for Reported Machete Assault — City of Fairfax Police responded at 1:35 p.m. on Oct. 29 to Patient First Urgent Care after two individuals allegedly assaulted two acquaintances with machetes, injuring their heads and hands. A 39-year-old man was arrested last week and faces multiple malicious wounding charges. [Fairfax City Police/Twitter]

Dunn Loring Man Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Seniors — “A man who lives in Dunn Loring and Florida pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud Monday in an elder fraud scam, according to federal prosecutors in Maryland…Prosecutors say Anderson and co-conspirators took at least $842,670 from 49 victims in the scheme.” [Patch]

See Election Day Blood Moon — Photographers captured an “ominous blood moon” over the D.C. area yesterday morning, a first for Election Day. “Photos from around the world showed the moon turning rusty shades of red — a phenomenon that occurs when the moon is in a total eclipse.” [The Washington Post]

Virginia Seeing Exodus of Teachers — “Virginia has more teachers leaving the workforce than newly licensed teachers entering it, according to a report from the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission. Data show that 10,900 teachers left the workforce ahead of the current school year, while only 7,208 teachers with first-time licenses were hired.” [Virginia Mercury/Inside NoVA]

Tysons Library to Host Talk About Domestic Violence — “The first step in fighting domestic violence is getting educated. Visit our Tysons-Pimmit Regional branch on Monday, Nov. 14 to learn about the dynamics of domestic violence and how to support someone in a violent relationship.” [Fairfax County Public Library/Twitter]

Local Holiday Markets Incoming — “The holidays are fast approaching, which also means it’s time to embark on your search for gifts. Luckily, Fairfax County has no shortage of holiday markets this year, from Christmas villages to traditional markets to craft shows. Here’s where to find unique items for those you love — even if they’re the person who already has everything.” [Visit Fairfax]

It’s Wednesday — Clear throughout the day. High of 56 and low of 40. Sunrise at 6:46 am and sunset at 5:01 pm. [Weather.gov]