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Morning Notes

A bicyclist on Merrilee Drive near the Dunn Loring Metro station (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Board of Supervisors Contenders Diverge in Views of County — “Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Jeff McKay (D) and his Republican challenger, Arthur Purves, politely exchanged views — with the occasional sharp elbow — during a televised Oct. 2 forum.” [Gazette Leader]

Murder Charge Filed in Woman’s Fatal Shooting — Eric Antonio Rubio, 36, of Alexandria, has been charged with second degree murder and use of a firearm to commit a felony for the death of Brenda Ochoa Guerro, who was found unconscious in the Inova Mount Vernon Hospital parking lot on April 13. Rubio and three others were arrested in May for concealing a dead body. [FCPD]

Tysons Developer’s Data Center to Replace AOL HQ — “The former Ashburn home of America Online is being demolished to clear the way for a new data center campus from PowerHouse Data Centers, a subsidiary of Tysons-based American Real Estate Partners. The 43-acre site will be redeveloped with three data center buildings spanning 1.2 million square feet and a new power substation.” [Washington Business Journal]

Police Warn About “Bank Jugging” — The Fairfax County Police Department says there have been several incidents in recent months of people breaking into vehicles to steal large amounts of money that they saw victims withdraw from banks. Police advise community members to stay vigilant and take “appropriate safety measures.” [FCPD]

McLean Group Endorses Mixed-Use Development — “The McLean Citizens Association (MCA) on Oct. 4 lent its backing to the proposed Astoria mixed-use redevelopment in downtown McLean, but expressed reservations that additional students living at the site might exacerbate overcrowding at nearby schools.” [Gazette Leader]

Local Contractors See Stocks Rise After Israel-Hamas Violence — “Greater Washington’s defense giants posted some of their best days on Wall Street in years Monday following Hamas’ large-scale offensive against Israel over the weekend.” West Falls Church-based Northrop Grumman Corp. saw shares climb 11.4% to $471.61, while “shares in Reston weapons maker General Dynamics Corp. rose 8.43% to $238.48.” [WBJ]

FCPS Introduces Healthier, Global Meals — “It’s time for Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) students to say farewell to processed corn dogs and sugary breakfast items…Alongside incoming Executive Director Shaun Sawko, FCPS’ Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) team will be rolling out improvements to their menu that better reflect the diversity of our student body and focus on fresh, healthy food.” [FCPS]

Senators Call for Probe of Voter Roll Errors — “Democratic Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine of Virginia are urging Attorney General Merrick Garland to investigate whether the Youngkin administration violated the Voting Rights Act when it wiped at least 270 fully qualified Virginia voters off the state’s rolls.” [Washington Post]

Mount Vernon Bicycle Tour Coming Up — “Sign up for the first Tour de Mount Vernon Youth & Family Ride on Oct. 21, 8:15 a.m. at George Washington’s Mount Vernon! Every child must be accompanied by an adult. 1 adult may accompany up to 5 children. Limited to 50 youth riders!” [Dan Storck/Twitter]

It’s Wednesday — Expect increasing clouds and mild temperatures with a high near 70 and a light northwest wind at 3 to 6 mph. Wednesday night will be partly cloudy and cool, with a low around 49 and calm wind conditions. [Weather.gov]