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Morning Notes

Construction site in the Reston Station area (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Deal Would Allow More Long-Distance Flights at National Airport — “Leaders of a Senate committee reached a tentative deal Thursday to add four long-distance flights at Reagan National Airport, dealing a setback to D.C.-area lawmakers and the airport’s management, which have campaigned to leave current restrictions in place.” [The Washington Post]

Free Lunches Available for Kids This Summer — “School systems in Fairfax, Prince William, Loudoun, Stafford and Manassas are providing free breakfast and lunch to children under 18 through the summer…In Fairfax County, most summer meal programs begin June 20, offering breakfast and lunch at [select] schools and community centers” [Inside NoVA]

Police Investigate Sexual Assaults — Fairfax County police are searching for a man who allegedly dragged a woman in a wooded area near Seminary Road and raped her on June 11. Then, in a separate incident on Tuesday (June 13), a man was charged after allegedly trying to rape and abduct a woman near a bus stop in Hybla Valley. [FCPD, WUSA9]

Spree of Pharmacy Robberies Under Investigation — “Since March of this year, detectives have been investigating four pharmacy burglaries in the Mason Police District. Through their investigation, detectives believe all these incidents are related.” The most recent burglary occurred at Hann’s Pharmacy in Annandale on June 10. [FCPD, FOX5]

Vienna Council Member Won’t Seek Reelection — “Vienna Town Council member Ed Somers announced on Facebook June 11 that he would not be seeking another term in November. According to Somers’ statement, he needed to focus on ongoing health matters, both for himself and his family.” Steve Potter and Nisha Patel have also stated that they won’t run again this fall. [Gazette Leader]

County Shelter Wants You to Adopt a Dog — Nearing capacity, the Fairfax County Animal Shelter “is putting out an urgent plea for potential adopters to help clear the kennels” before it undergoes HVAC maintenance this summer. It will waive adoption fees for the nearly 100 dogs in its care and halve fees for other animals from June 22-25. [FCAS]

Fairfax Kid Adds to TV Resume — “It’s not every day that a kid from Fairfax, Virginia, gets to hang out with Spider-Man, but 8-year-old Thomas Parobek joins Tom Holland in the Apple TV+ series ‘The Crowded Room,'” where he plays the son of Emmy winner Amanda Seyfried. Now on his last day of third grade at Mantua Elementary School, he previously appeared in the popular “Karate Kid” spinoff show “Cobra Kai.” [WTOP]

Reston Cybersecurity Firm Seeks to Grow — “Silent Push Inc. is coming out of stealth mode with a $10 million seed round to bring its proactive cybersecurity software to a wider market by ramping up hiring for sales and marketing. The company was founded three years ago by CEO Ken Bagnall and CTO John Jensen to research a way to detect cyberattackers building malicious cyberinfrastructure…and then stop breaches before they happen.” [DC Inno]

It’s Friday — A chance of showers before 11 am, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 11am and 5pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 5 pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 82. Chance of precipitation is 60%. [Weather.gov]