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Morning Notes

An eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly spotted in Vienna (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Man Pulled From Burning Car, Gets DWI — “Police say around 2:30 am on June 15, officers responded to Annandale Rd & Gallows Rd for a single vehicle crash. The driver struck a curb, hit a telephone pole then a tree and came to a rest on its side, according to FCPD. Officers found the car engulfed in flames and rushed to safely remove the driver. The 27-year-old driver was arrested for DWI.” [ABC7]

Metro Introduces Nighttime “Courtesy Stops” — “Metrobus customers who travel at night will have the option to get off between bus stops along the route, closer to their destination to provide a safer, better bus experience…Beginning, Sunday, June 25, customers may request a courtesy stop between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m.” [WMATA]

Man Charged With Attempted Abduction in Annandale — “A man who Fairfax County police say attempted to kidnap a 4-year-old girl while she was sleeping inside an apartment in Annandale, Virginia, earlier this month, has been charged…The girl’s mother woke up to the sound of shaking window blinds and her daughter crying at around 4 a.m. The living room window was open, she told police, and the girl was on the floor.” [WTOP]

County Sees Uptick in U-Haul Thefts — “On June 15, during a routine patrol, Auto Crime Enforcement detectives located a stolen U-Haul in the Huntington area…During a search of the recovered vehicle, officers located a gun, three extended magazines, and more than 200 rounds of ammunition.” Police say 32 U-Hauls have been reported stolen or not returned in the county since January. [WUSA9]

New Coworking Site Open in Mosaic District — “SevaSpaces, a coworking space in Fairfax County’s Mosaic District, officially opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 7. Featuring eclectic art and furnishings, a gym and parking, SevaSpaces was designed to inspire creativity and collaboration, according to the company…A second SevaSpaces location is set to open in Tysons in August 2023.” [Fairfax County EDA]

Annandale Barbershop Relocates After Fire — “JJ Salon & Barber has relocated to a temporary location since its building on Columbia Pike in Annandale was heavily damaged in a huge fire in March. The owners, Jenny and Joey Lee, are renting a few chairs at the 7 Hair Line salon across the street at 7116 Columbia Pike in the shopping center with Subway and Pizza Hut.” [Annandale Today]

Renovation Planned for George Washington Rec Center — “The George Washington Rec Center…plans to close from July 24 to August 18, according to the Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA). Among the improvements slated for the facility are new pool filters; new and more secure doors at the front entrance; retiled showers; an updated party room; and a deep cleaning of the pool deck.” [On the MoVe]

Madison Student Wins Tennis Championship — “Winning a second straight state championship was at the least as equally fun and satisfying as the first, according to Simone Bergeron, but the Madison Warhawks senior admitted there were added expectations being the defending champion.” [Gazette Leader]

It’s Monday — A slight chance of showers between 8am and 2pm, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 2pm. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. High near 90. Low around 66. [Weather.gov]