Morning Notes

Stepping stones in Big Rocky Run at Chantilly’s Ellanor C. Lawrence Park (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Polls Open for Democratic Primary — “Tuesday, June 20 is primary election day, though early voting began in early May. While the general election is set for November, the county is overwhelmingly Democratic, so the candidates who win the primaries will be favored this fall.” [FFXnow]

Five People Attacked by Dogs in Oakton — “Two dogs are in Animal Protection Police custody after they bit & attacked five people to include 2 officers. Incident occurred in 3100 blk Elmendorf Dr, Oakton. Dog owner has been located. All parties being treated for injuries not believed to be life threatening. Preliminarily, dogs have been identified as pitbull mixes.” [FCPD/Twitter]

Three Displaced by Belle Haven House Fire — “On Friday, June 9, at 8:31 p.m., units from the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department were dispatched for a house fire in the 2300 blk of Windsor Road.” Investigators determined the fire was accidentally ignited in the basement by an overheated surge protector. It caused about $100,000 in damages. [FCFRD]

Lawsuit Over McLean Bible Church Election Revived — “The Court of Appeals of Virginia says members of a Tysons Corner megachurch can continue part of their lawsuit over a disputed 2021 leadership election…The suit was filed by five church members who alleged senior pastor David Platt and the board of elders violated the church’s constitution by wrongfully deeming members ‘inactive’ and therefore deprived of them of their right to vote in a regular election for three elder positions in June 2021.” [WUSA9]

Dead Body Subject of Fairfax Homicide Investigation — “City of Fairfax Police identified city resident Luis Barahona Reyes, 50, on Friday, as the deceased adult found [June 4] morning in a dumpster at a strip mall on Fairfax Boulevard. Reyes’ death is being investigated as a homicide.” [Patch]

FCPS Apologizes for Phishing Test Email to Staff — “The email was seemingly sent from the school district — complete with a Fairfax County Public Schools logo — thanking employees for their work and offering gift cards as a sign of appreciation…But teachers who clicked the link didn’t get a gift card. They had just been phished — sort of.” [The Washington Post]

Fairfax Kids Raise Money for Animal Rescue — “It’s time to get uplifted with 9-year-old Ashley and 8-year-old’s Caroline and Harper — three friends who have been hard at work raising money for Homeward Trails Animal Rescue by selling lemonade and pastries. This is the second year that they’ve set up shop, and business is booming.” [WUSA9]

Local Residents Share Owl Sightings — “Some people in Fairfax County, Virginia, are spotting more and more owls, right in their backyards. ‘Be happy you got the chance to see an owl, you don’t get to see them everyday,’ Fairfax County Ecologist David Lawlor said.” [WTOP]

It’s Tuesday — A slight chance of rain after 2pm. Cloudy, with a high near 80. East wind 8 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. []