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The sun sets in Vienna (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Capitol Police Push to Expand Presence After Assault — “The U.S. Capitol Police wants to increase the number of field offices it has around the country to investigate threats to members of Congress, as well as more funding to beef up cooperation with local police departments, the agency’s chief said Tuesday, a day after a man…attacked staff members of Rep. Gerald E. Connolly” [The Washington Post]

Sister of Man Killed by FCPD Speaks — Nechelle Lemagne, sister of the man shot and killed by police in Penn Daw on May 11, says her brother “was definitely murdered,” expressing bafflement at Fairfax County Police Chief Kevin Davis calling the officers heroes. “Nechelle said she isn’t defending her brother’s actions but questions the way police handled it.” [ABC7]

One Injured in Vienna Townhouse Fire — Around 8:30 p.m. yesterday (Wednesday), Fairfax County Fire and Rescue units responded to a townhouse fire in the 700 block of Hunter Court SW. All occupants were evacuated, but one person was taken to a hospital “with non life-threatening injuries. No reported firefighter injuries.” [FCFRD/Twitter]

Metro Got Hacked From Russia — “A former WMATA contractor using a personal computer in Russia breached Metro’s computer system earlier this year, according to a report from WMATA’s Office of the Inspector General, revealing ‘grave concerns’ for the system’s cyber vulnerabilities.” [DCist]

Inova Mount Vernon Opens Region’s First Post-Acute Care Unit — “Inova Health System held a ribbon cutting Tuesday for its new post-acute care specialty hospital in partnership with Select Medical. The specialty hospital serves critically ill patients who need extended care but no longer need the intensive care of an acute care hospital. The first patients will be welcomed on Tuesday, May 23.” [Patch]

Tree Trimmings May Affect Traffic Next Week — “Dominion Energy will trim and/or remove trees along Blenheim Boulevard between Great Oaks Drive and Ridge Avenue. This work will reduce hazards to overhead lines and reduce the potential for residential power loss during storms. Work is expected to last one day. Residents are advised to slow down when they see the orange cones.” [City of Fairfax]

GMU Swim Coach Announces Retirement — “George Mason University men’s and women’s swimming and diving coach Peter Ward has announced his retirement after starting the program 25 years ago. Hired in fall 1998, Ward built a Division I program and led the men’s and women’s teams to several team titles in two different conferences.” [Inside NoVA]

Scotts Run Fire Station Celebrates New Engine — “FS44 Scotts Run (A-Shift) held a push-in ceremony for their new Engine 444. Shout out to @SupvPalchik staff for stopping by! Thank you to the @fairfaxcounty residents and leadership for providing us with the latest cutting-edge equipment needed to serve the county.” [FCFRD/Twitter]

South Lakes HS Tops Local Theater Awards — “South Lakes High School received 18 nominations for the prestigious National Capital Area Cappies, which are considered the Tony Awards for high school theater in the DC region. It received the most nominations in 2023 of all DC area schools for its production of ‘Bright Star.'” [Patch]

It’s Thursday — Sunny, with a high near 69. Northeast wind 6 to 8 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon. Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 52. Southeast wind 5 to 9 mph. [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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