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Lookng up at the office building at 1900 Reston Metro Plaza (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

FCPD Uses Tech to Track Guns Used in Crimes — “A computer technology that can match the unique marks a gun makes on cartridge casings is helping detectives in Fairfax County, Virginia, to track down people suspected of violent crimes more quickly…Fairfax County is the only local department in the region with the system.” [NBC4]

County Highlights Women’s Stories — “In honor and recognition of Women’s History Month, we are sharing a few stories of amazing women leaders throughout Fairfax County, as well as events in March that highlight compelling stories about women’s contributions to society.” [Fairfax County]

McLean Woman to Plead Insanity in Murder Trial — “Potential jurors were told Monday that a Fairfax County, Virginia, woman charged with killing her 5- and 15-year-old daughters in their McLean apartment in 2018 will use an insanity defense…Youngblood is accused of shooting her daughters, 5-year-old Brooklynn Youngblood and 15-year-old Sharon Castro, in their home in August 2018.” [WTOP]

Independent Joins School Board Race — “Saundra Davis…announced her candidacy Monday for one of the three at-large seats on the Fairfax County School Board. Davis, who lives in Burke with her family, said she is running for the school board partly in response to the county school system’s policy of remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.” [Patch]

Dunn Loring Fire Caused by Smoking Materials — “On Saturday, March 4, at 6:02 p.m., units from the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department and the Arlington County Fire Department were dispatched for a house fire in the 2100 block of Tysons Executive Court.” There were no injuries, but three people have been displaced, and the fire caused approximately $100,000 in damages. [FCFRD]

Open Strollers Now Allowed on Metrobus — “Effective immediately, open strollers are welcome on Metrobus, replacing a policy that required strollers to be folded before boarding. The public is invited to learn more about the policy and enjoy kid-friendly giveaways…March 7, from 8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m. near Eastern Market Station” [WMATA]

Former Herndon Delegate Will Seek Senate Seat — “[Ibraheem] Samirah originally planned to run for the 26th House District this year but decided to run for the 32nd Senate District after its incumbent, John Bell, announced last week that he would not run for reelection while he seeks treatment for prostrate cancer.” [Washingtonian]

Overnight Lane Closures on Maple Avenue — “Commuter Alert! Due to utility work, lane closures on Maple Avenue, between Glyndon Street and Branch Road, will begin at 9 p.m. [Monday]. The utility work and lane closures will occur from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. through Thursday, March 9. Please use caution when driving in the area.” [Town of Vienna/Twitter]

Route 1 Widening Requires Bank to Relocate — “The Wells Fargo branch located in the Colonial Revival-style building at 8770 Richmond Highway in Woodlawn will relocate to the opposite side of the highway later this spring as part of the Virginia Department of Transportation’s (VDOT) Richmond Highway Corridor Improvements project.” [On the MoVe]

It’s Tuesday — Partly cloudy throughout the day. High of 51 and low of 37. Sunrise at 6:33 am and sunset at 6:08 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…

Friday night’s performance by comedian Nate Bargatze is expected to draw the largest crowd ever to EagleBank Arena on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University, according to Monumental Sports…

Reston Association has adopted a new strategic plan that aims to continue the vision of Reston’s founder Bob Simon over the next three years.

A 93-year-old woman died earlier this week from injuries she sustained in a car crash on Leesburg Pike (Route 7) in Bailey’s Crossroads, police say. Gladys Bilbao, a Falls Church…

Great Clips at South Lakes Village Center (Reston, Virginia) is seeking hair donors to participate in the Wigs for Kids program this Valentines Week. If you meet the minimum requirements and would like to donate your hair for children fighting cancer, we would love to host you in our salon this Valentine’s Week for a free haircut.

Minimum Requirements

  • Hair donations must be a minimum of 12 inches

  • Hair donations must be clean and stored/packaged completely dry.

  • Hair donations cannot be permed, color-treated, or highlighted.

  • Temporary coloring or highlights that wash out are acceptable but must be completely washed out before cutting. Gray hair is accepted.

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Peace in Gaza: Prayer Liturgy and Community Discussion for Peace in Arlington VA, Sunday, Feb. 11, 10:15 AM

Prayer, liturgy, and community discussion for peace in Gaza, an immediate cease fire and resumption of humanitarian aid will be hosted by Nova Catholic Community. The focus will be Pope Francis’ call for an immediate ceasefire, the release of all hostages, resumption of humanitarian aid for Palestinians in Gaza, and peace talks for a lasting and just peace for all people in the region.

Discussion will follow at Noon on US military role in the conflict and appropriate steps the US should take to foster peace and rebuilding. Light lunch served.

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Active Bystander: Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) Training

The Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) Active Bystander Certification course, also known as Active Bystander, is the premier training program to prepare civilians for how to respond during an intentional violent event and to address life-threatening emergencies.

Similar to FEMA’s

Festival Ballet Virginia Presents Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Festival Ballet Virginia, Reston’s premier ballet company, is performing a fun, family friendly production of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland at the Richard J. Ernst Cultural Center Theatre on Friday & Saturday, March 1 & 2. Take an adventure with Alice

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