Morning Notes

Pedestrian walkway on Gallows Road bridge over I-66 (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Officer Who Shot Timothy Johnson Appears in Court — “A former Fairfax County, Virginia, police officer who shot and killed an unarmed man suspected of shoplifting from the Tysons Corner Center mall has made his first court appearance on charges of involuntary manslaughter and reckless discharge of a firearm.” [WTOP]

McLean Road Reopens After Water Main Break — “Kirby Rd has been repaired and is now open.” Often used by commuters in McLean, the road closed between Sugarstone Court and Claiborne Drive on Friday (Oct. 20) after a water main break resulted in flooding and extensive damage. [VDOT/Twitter]

Police Investigate Armed Carjacking — “Officers are investigating a carjacking in the 2400 blk of Midtown Ave, Huntington. 3 men displayed a firearm and stole a 2023 White Chevy Malibu. The victims were not injured and the suspects left the area.” [FCPD/Twitter]

Reston Community Center Adds Mobile Services — “The Reston Community Center has long been known as a hub for cultural and recreational activities in Reston. Now, it’s taking its programming on the road with the launch of a new department focused on offsite and collaboration initiatives.” [Fairfax County Government]

Fairfax County Developments Among Biggest in N. Va. — “Gigantic mixed-use projects around Metro — not least along the expanding Silver Line — continue to dominate Northern Virginia’s development scene.” The biggest ones in the works include The Boro in Tysons, Halley Rise in Reston, Reston Station and the planned Converge development at the West Falls Church Metro station. [Washington Business Journal]

Young Athletes Awarded by County — “Youth sports athletes, coaches and parents were honored on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2023 at the annual Stephen A. McLaughlin Champions of Character Awards at the Fairfax County Government Center. The annual awards…honor county youth, coaches and parents in each magisterial district for extraordinary service in pursuing victory with honor on and off the field of competition.” [Neighborhood and Community Services]

Funding Approved to Support Dulles Snow Removal — “Authority board members on Oct. 18 awarded Eastern Salt Co. the contract to provide sodium chloride — known to its close friends as salt — for use in future snow-and-ice-removal efforts on roadways at Washington Dulles International Airport and on the Dulles Toll Road.” [Gazette Leader]

New 5K Race Planned at Lake Accotink — “Lace up your running shoes and join the Friends of Lake Accotink Park (FLAP) for a wild, fun-filled adventure at the first-annual Beaver Boogie 5K Fun Run/Walk! This fantastic event is set to take place on Sunday, Nov. 26, at scenic Lake Accotink Park. The race will begin at 10 a.m.” [Fairfax County Park Authority]

It’s Monday — Expect sunny skies and a high of around 63 degrees, accompanied by a northwest wind at 8 to 13 mph, gusting up to 18 mph. Night will be mostly clear, with the temperature dropping to around 40 degrees. A 6 mph north wind will calm as the evening progresses. []