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Metro’s rail yard seen from the West Falls Church station (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Man in Custody After Shots Fired Call — “Officers responded to the 13600 blk of Lee Jackson Mem Hwy in Chantilly for a shots fired call. Preliminary, there are no injuries, and all parties are accounted for. There is no apparent threat to the public at this time…Officers have one adult male in custody.” [FCPD/Twitter]

Eggs Rescued From Dumpster Result in Chicks — “More than 20 chicks have found homes with veterinary staff after being rescued from a dumpster in Fairfax County, Virginia. Late last week, Fairfax County Animal Protection Police were called to a shopping center in West Falls Church, where over 1,000 eggs had been abandoned in a dumpster.” [WTOP]

Ceiling Collapses on Springfield Family — “A few members of the Porter family watched part of their ceiling collapse from inside their Springfield home. The moment, captured on video, was posted on TikTok and viewed more than 65 million times. Nobody was hurt, and the family is still able to occupy the home and have a plastic sheet blocking off the impacted room.” [DC News Now]

Marijuana Sales in Virginia Unlikely Under Youngkin — The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services commissioner said not to expect “any further moves towards legalization of adult recreational-use marijuana” during Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s term. While Maryland launched a recreational cannabis market just days earlier, the possibility of sales in Virginia has “been in political limbo for years to detrimental effects.” [The Washington Post]

Police Share Tips for Ride-Share Safety — “Every year, major rideshare companies document the number of sexual assault incidents reported to their company. Although Fairfax County does not have as many reported incidents as other major metropolitan areas, since the beginning of 2023 FCPD has had three separate ride-share incidents reported in our communities.” [FCPD]

Tysons Venture Capital Firm Launches With $50 Million — “Tysons-based Flintlock Capital was founded by Seda Goff and Joe Shamess, general partners who are planning to invest in early-stage companies across the country within financial technology, what they refer to as ‘frontier’ technologies — artificial intelligence, robotics and space — and in companies that are looking to bring tech into aging industries.” [Washington Business Journal]

Herndon Tech Company Relocates HQ to Reston — “Seerist Inc., which works in threat and risk intelligence, has signed a lease for 8,395 square feet at 11440 Commerce Park Drive, landlord Comstock Holding Companies Inc. (Nasdaq: CHCI) announced. Seerist is moving from 13221 Woodland Park Road in Herndon.” [WBJ]

Gardens at Former Nike Site Get Grand Opening — “The Fairfax County Park Authority is pleased to announce the official ribbon-cutting for the Laurel Hill Community Garden Plots. Join Supervisor Dan Storck, Park Authority Board Member Linwood Gorham and others at the official opening of the new facility located in Lorton.” [FCPA]

It’s Monday — During the day, it’ll be sunny with a high temperature around 92. In the evening, expect a slight possibility of showers and thunderstorms before 2am, with about a 20% chance of rainfall. The night will be partly cloudy and temperatures will drop to approximately 72. []

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FFXnow Daily Debrief for Sep 29, 2023

Good Friday evening! Today we published 8 articles that were read a total of 10957 times on FFXnow alone, so far. 📈 Top stories The following are the most-read articles…

A 17-year veteran of the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department has been arrested for allegedly stealing drugs stored at two stations for her personal use, police announced today (Friday)….

A total of six new Capital Bikeshare stations may soon arrive around the Innovation Center Metro station. The Fairfax County Department of Transportation will host a meeting this coming Wednesday…

Tysons Corner Center can move forward with new plans for its next phase of development. After a public hearing on Tuesday (Sept. 26), the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved…

Public invited: “Fur-th Birthday” brunch celebration for Woofie’s of South Riding-Aldie, Sunday, October 8 at The Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar

Woofie’s of South Riding-Aldie, providing premium mobile pet services throughout Aldie, Middleburg, South Riding is celebrating its fourth anniversary with expansion to Centreville and Chantilly and its fourth Woofie’s pet grooming van. The franchise, owned and operated by Loudoun County residents, husband/wife team Sebaot Gebre and Teferi Dejene, has grown by 900% since its first full year in business.

Services include:
• Mobile pet spa grooming
• Dog walking
• Pet sitting
• In-home or overnight pet sitting
• Customizable services

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If you have been thinking about buying your first home or haven’t owned one in the last three years, THIS IS FOR YOU!

In the DMV area, it can be difficult to save the downpayment necessary for you to get into your own home. We have a solution. The Funder’s Summit!

We have assembled a summit with different municipalities to tell you how to access their funds for your home purchase.

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We invite you to join us at STEAMOLOGY’s annual FREE STEM Fest for elementary and middle school students, taking place on Saturday, October 14th at South County High School, 8501 Silverbrook Rd, Lorton, VA 22079.

STEM Fest is an exciting

Arlington Metaphysical Chapel Presents Metaphest, October 14-15, 2023

Workshops on: ~ Meditation ~ Intro to Tarot: The Aces and Major Arcana

~ Ageless Aging ~ Past Life Regression ~ Animal Communication and Healing

~ Psychometry ~ Spiritual Healing ~ Self Soul Love ~ Consciously Clearing Clutter ~ Awareness/Mindfulness/Consciousness.


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