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Turtles on a log at Royal Lake Park (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

ICYMI: Man Killed in Crash on Capital Beltway — A tractor-trailer driver exited his vehicle after colliding with a sedan that ended up on the Beltway’s left shoulder near Braddock Road. While running over to the sedan, the man got hit by an SUV in the I-495 Express Lanes and succumbed to his injuries at a hospital. [FFXnow]

Reward Offered for Suspect in Mount Vernon Murder — “The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Victims’ Rights Foundation have partnered to offer $5,000 each to be used as a combined reward with Crime Solvers for information that leads to the arrest of the Kyjuan Omar Braxton Trott-McLean,” who is wanted for allegedly shooting and killing Maryland resident Brandon Wims on Oct. 2. [FCPD]

Hypothermia Program Launches Today — “Since 2005, the Hypothermia Prevention Program has prevented death and serious injuries among Fairfax County’s most vulnerable residents by ensuring that no one must sleep outside during the winter months. The program is available to any adult in need of immediate shelter.” [Hunter Mill District News]

Last Chance to Weigh in on Sex Ed Changes — The deadline to comment on proposed changes to Fairfax County Public Schools’ Family Life Education curriculum is 4:30 p.m. today. Possible revisions include co-ed classes and language that’s more inclusive of different genders and sexual orientations, suggestions that were raised last year but delayed by the school board. [FCPS]

Grant of $20K Approved for Fort Belvoir Park Project — “The Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) Board approved a Mastenbrook Volunteer Matching Funds Grant to help fund a project to construct a concession/restroom building at McNaughton Fields Park…It is anticipated that this new building will enhance the experience of hundreds of players and spectators participating in baseball games and practices.” [FCPA]

Fairfax City to Assess Stream Water Quality — “Fairfax City Stormwater Management Division staff will assess the main stem of Accotink Creek and all of its tributaries starting in December. Residents may observe staff wearing fluorescent safety vests as they document and rate conditions in the stream corridors. The stream condition assessment is expected to conclude in April 2023.” [City of Fairfax]

Local Police Collect Toy Donations for Santa — “Before the annual Santa’s Ride delivers toys to local charities and area hospitals, donations can be made through the Vienna Police Department and other locations. During Santa’s Run, police officers on motorcycles pick up donated toys from local government buildings and schools and deliver them to Inova Fairfax Hospital, Georgetown Lombardi Cancer Center and local children in need.” [Patch]

Madison and Fairfax Football Teams Advance to States — “The James Madison High School football team defeated Centreville, 22-7, on Nov. 26 to become the 2022 6D North Region football champion and move on to state competition against Fairfax High School.” [Sun Gazette]

It’s Thursday — Clear throughout the day. High of 45 and low of 33. Sunrise at 7:10 am and sunset at 4:48 pm. [Weather.gov]

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