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Passing the Preserve at Westfields apartments in Chantilly (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Brace for Emergency Alert Test Tomorrow — “The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) on Wednesday, Oct. 4, at 2:20 p.m.” The EAS will send an alert to all cellphones, while the WEA will be broadcast on radio and TVs. [Fairfax County Emergency Information]

Person of Interest in Burke Lake Park Death Arrested — “A man has been arrested in the death of a Virginia woman found inside a tent…Police had earlier called Rami El Sayed a ‘person of interest’ in the death of Cara Abbruscato, 40, of Fairfax. He was arrested Monday in New Jersey on a charge of second-degree murder, and will be extradited to Northern Virginia, police announced on social media.” [WTOP]

Teen Arrested for Stealing From Fairfax Home Depot — “City of Fairfax Police arrested a 18-year-old Fairfax man in connection with a conspiracy to take $1,200 worth of merchandise from the Home Depot located at 3201 Old Lee Highway. City police began their investigation when they were called to the store around 2:21 p.m., on Sept. 27, for the report of a larceny.” [Patch]

Piece of World Trade Center Delivered to County — “Last week, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department relocated a piece of steel that was once a part of the World Trade Center, from former IAFC HQ to the Fairfax County Public Safety Wellness Center. Thank you, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department for your service.” [IAFC/Twitter]

Metro Funding Tops Regional Transportation Challenges — “Northern Virginia’s transportation network is benefiting from significant investments and almost has recovered from the pandemic, but challenges remain — most prominently, bridging Metrorail’s funding gap, regional leaders said Sept. 29 at the Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance’s (NVTA) 19th annual ‘What You Need to Know About Transportation’ forum.” [Gazette Leader]

Reston Office Building Changes Hands — “CTO Realty Growth, Inc…today announced the closing of the sale of Reston Metro Center II, a 64,319 square foot single tenant office property located in Reston, Virginia leased to General Dynamics (the “Property”). The Property was sold for $18.5 million.” The buyer wasn’t identified. [CTO]

County Prosecutors Offer Grants to Nonprofits — “The Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney is pleased to invite Fairfax-based non-profit organizations to apply for Community Partnership Program grants of up to $10,000. The grants must be used to provide services and programs in support of child victims of crime, victims of sexual abuse, and victims of domestic violence.” [Commonwealth’s Attorney]

The Mystery of How Mantua Got Its Name — “Mantua is more present in ‘Romeo and Juliet’ than in ‘The Taming of the Shrew,’ though its main purpose in the teen tragedy is to be a great place to buy poison. But to paraphrase the Bard, ‘What’s Mantua to Virginia or Virginia to Mantua?'” [Washington Post]

It’s Tuesday — The weather forecast predicts a sunny day with a high temperature near 83 degrees and a calm wind. Tuesday night will be mostly clear with a low temperature around 59 degrees, and a southeast wind at 5 mph. []

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