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Morning Notes

An airplane flies above Chantilly (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Tysons Contractor Will Settle Fraud Lawsuit — “Defense contractor Booz Allen Hamilton has agreed to pay $377 million to settle a long-standing Justice Department lawsuit alleging that the Northern Virginia-based company overcharged the U.S. government to help cover losses in other areas of its business, federal authorities announced Friday.” [The Washington Post]

Burke Residents Call for Traffic Light After Fatal Crash — “A petition garners over 1,100 signatures for Fairfax County to install a stoplight at the site of Tuesday’s fatal crash along Burke Centre Parkway. Police said that speeding was likely a factor, as man driving a car, collided with four teens. The driver, Rebekah Zarco, 17, was killed immediately.” [DC News Now]

Cyclist Injured in Fairfax Station Area Crash — “A cyclist has life-threatening injuries after a crash in Fairfax County Saturday afternoon. Fairfax County Police responded to the serious crash at Route 123 and Canterberry Road in Fairfax Station” [ABC7]

Land for New Sewer Pipe Needed in Merrifield — “The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors on July 25 is slated to set a public hearing for Sept. 12 discuss the use of eminent-domain powers to acquire land rights needed for construction of about 563 linear feet new gravity-sewer pipe…The project aims to alleviate the risk and add capacity to accommodate the growing population upstream of the pipes in Merrifield, officials said.” [Gazette Leader]

Feral Cat Colony Reported to Vienna Police — “A resident reported she has been trying to “Trap-Neuter-Return,” the feral cat colony in her neighborhood. TNR, is a program where feral cats are humanely trapped, sterilized, vaccinated, and given necessary veterinary care, then returned to their outdoor homes. The resident reported her neighbors are feeding the cats, making it difficult for her to trap them.” [Vienna Police]

Osprey Rescued at Lorton Park — “Grateful to Animal Protection Police officers, @ffxfirerescue and @FairfaxCountyPD for their work to safely rescue an osprey stuck in a tree at Laurel Hill Park. After an attempted first flight, the bird could not fly and is being treated by a nearby veterinarian.” [Fairfax County Park Authority/Twitter]

Fairfax County Public Library Catalog Down for Today — “FCPL’s catalog system will be undergoing maintenance Monday, July 24. Because of this maintenance, the public catalog including Libby and Overdrive will be unavailable to the public from 8 a.m. to approximately 5 p.m.” [FCPL/Twitter]

Nearby: Dulles Greenway Fare Hike Proposed — “For drivers who stick with the Greenway, a smooth commute through the heart of one of the nation’s fastest-growing counties could soon cost more: The road’s owner is seeking the approval of state regulators to increase rates up to 40 percent. The request has angered drivers, county leaders and some state lawmakers” [The Washington Post]

It’s Monday — There is a 60% chance of showers and thunderstorms throughout the day, with patchy fog clearing by 10am. Expect mostly sunny skies and a high of around 84°F, with low will around 69°F at night. [Weather.gov]