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Cranes are working on the West Falls development in Falls Church (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

(Updated at 5:15 p.m.) Vienna Area Voters Elect New Delegate Today — “The special election to fill the Virginia House of Delegates 35th District seat is set for Tuesday. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m… The special election’s candidates are Democrat Holly Seibold and Republican Monique Baroudi.” [Patch]

Stolen Tractor-Trailer Holds up I-495 — “Officers from our Auto Crimes Enforcement Unit conducted a traffic stop on a stolen tractor trailer on I495 SB just past Braddock Rd. The driver is in custody and tow truck [en route]. Lanes temporarily blocked as detectives investigate.” The vehicle was stolen in Florida, police told FFXnow. [FCPD/Twitter]

Superintendent on Virginia Teacher Shooting — “The news of another school shooting in Virginia is unsettling, even more so knowing the suspect is a six year-old child. Our wishes for a full recovery are with Abby Zwerner, the first grade teacher who was injured. Our thoughts are with the entire Richneck Elementary School community as they grapple with this senseless tragedy.” [FCPS]

FCPS Revives Salad Bar Push — “In coming months, Fairfax County Public Schools…will gradually restore salad bars at elementary schools that offered them prior to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and then begin adding salad bars at the remaining elementary schools, according to an FCPS spokesperson.” [On the MoVe]

Vienna-Based, Reston-Trained Ice Skater on Historic Feat — “If you don’t know the name Ilia Malinin already, take note. The 18-year-old champion figure skater from Vienna has jumped and spun his way into sports history, and eyes all around the world are watching to see what he will do next.” [Northern Virginia Magazine]

Fairfax County Gets New Deputy Police Chiefs — “Fairfax County Police Department Chief Kevin Davis announced the promotion of two deputy chiefs on Friday. Brooke D. Wright and Eli Cory have a combined 50 years of public safety experience in Fairfax County.” [FCPD]

Tech Hiring Fair Coming This Month — “Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) is leading a free, two-day networking and hiring event Jan. 31- Feb. 1, 2023, welcoming talent to build a purpose-driven career in Fairfax County…Candidates will have the opportunity to network with dozens of hiring organizations from Fortune 500s to government agencies and rising start-ups.” [FCEDA]

Former Vienna Mayor Relocates to Japan — “As an empty-nester who recently had stepped down after six years as Vienna’s mayor, Laurie DiRocco last spring began a new adventure: living in Japan…DiRocco’s husband, Rob, was assigned a stint as CEO of Japan operations for technical-support firm Asurion. His time there originally was to begin in October 2021, but was delayed to last April because of the pandemic.” [Sun Gazette]

It’s Tuesday — Overcast throughout the day. High of 45 and low of 33. Sunrise at 7:28 am and sunset at 5:06 pm. [Weather.gov]