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Morning Notes

Picnic tables in Great Falls Park (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Driver Injured in Chantilly Crash — “Officers are investigating a single-vehicle crash at Walney Rd and Poplar Tree Rd in Chantilly.” The driver was taken to a hospital with injuries initially considered life-threatening. Their condition was later upgraded, but they remain hospitalized. [FCPD/Twitter]

Antisemitic Flyers Reported in Wolf Trap — “Fairfax County police are trying to find out who left anti-Semitic flyers in a neighborhood near Wolf Trap. Police said at least four or five of the flyers were left in and around driveways, and there may be more they are not aware of yet.” The area was previously targeted by dozens of flyers last year. [WJLA]

Fairfax Man Pleads Guilty to Cyberstalking — “A man pleaded guilty Thursday to a federal cyberstalking charge in relation to sexually explicit and threatening messages and emails he sent to two victims. The incidents started in June 2020, when Michael Ghali…sent the first victim a series of sexually explicit and threatening text messages.” [DC News Now]

UPS to Fill Space Vacated by Huntington Bakery — “Huntington Station is fully leased once again with the recent signing of the UPS Store to the space formerly occupied by Voila Pastry & Cafe. According to Kayla Carter of A.J. Dwoskin & Associates, the property management firm signed a lease with the UPS Store in September, and the shop’s projected opening date is spring 2024.” [On the MoVe]

Route 123 Intersection in Fairfax Begins Operating — “A new intersection on Route 123/Chain Bridge Road north of Eaton Place has been activated — and is expected to be operational on or after Oct. 17. This new intersection will provide vehicular access to and from Willow Crescent Drive at Chain Bridge Road, and a crosswalk that spans Chain Bridge Road” [City of Fairfax]

Virginia Launches Permanent Fund for Mass Shooting Victims — “Legislators in the General Assembly approved a $10 million, one-time appropriation to create the Virginia Mass Violence Care Fund, which experts said is the first of its kind in the nation, designed to provide prompt assistance to victims, survivors and their families when other sources of financial help dry up.” [Washington Post]

Northrop Grumman No Longer Developing Space Station — “Falls Church-area based Northrop Grumman will drop plans to develop its own commercial space station and instead assist a competing effort led by Denver, Colorado-based Voyager Space…Under the new partnership, the companies will cooperate on the development of fully autonomous docking systems for Northrop’s Cygnus cargo spacecraft.” [Fairfax County EDA]

Vienna Kids Help Sell Pumpkins for Charity — “You’re never too young to start giving back, and two Vienna, Virginia, brothers are proof of that. Isaac Kubista, 9, and his brother Anton Kubista, 8, have spent hours on the weekends and after school keeping their church’s pumpkin patch running.” [WTOP]

It’s Monday — The forecast indicates sunny skies in the morning, which will transition to mostly cloudy conditions during the afternoon. The high temperature is expected to be near 60°F. Monday night will remain mostly cloudy, with a low temperature hovering around 47°F. [Weather.gov]