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A walkway at Lake Anne Plaza in Reston (photo by Marjorie Copson)

Teen Arrested for Hybla Valley Shooting — “Preliminarily, Major Crimes Bureau detectives determined the victim was walking to a nearby apartment. He was approached by the 14-year-old suspect who displayed a firearm and shot the victim. A nearby home was also struck by one round, where no one was injured.” The teen was taken into custody Saturday (Nov. 11) evening after his mother brought him to the Mount Vernon District Station. [FCPD]

Occoquan Dam Siren Will Go Off Tomorrow — “Fairfax Water has scheduled its annual siren system test for the Occoquan Dam on Tuesday, Nov.14, at 10 a.m. This is a routine test to ensure the siren system is functioning properly in the unlikely event of a dam failure.” [Fairfax County Emergency Information]

First Responders Rescue Trapped Driver in Tysons — “#FCPD officers assisted as @ffxfirerescue cut the roof off an overturned vehicle to get the trapped driver out after a crash near Anderson Rd & Chain Bridge Rd. The driver went to the hospital w/ injuries not considered to be life-threatening. Remember to drive safely.” [FCPD/Twitter, FCFRD/Twitter]

Neighbors Oppose Two New Oakton Houses — “The Fairfax County Planning Commission on Nov. 1 unanimously recommended that the Board of Supervisors approve a rezoning and special-exception request that would result in two new houses in Oakton and preserve an existing historic structure…Several neighboring residents testified against the application,” fearing it will set a bad precedent. [Gazette Leader]

Affordable Housing Waitlists Open for Seniors — “Older adults interested in applying to affordable housing waitlists will have the opportunity to do so November 13-19, 2023 for select properties in the county.” Options include one-bedroom apartments at The Fallstead in McLean and The Belmont currently under construction near George Mason University’s Fairfax campus as part of the One University development. [FCRHA]

Fairfax Man Wins $5 Million in Lottery — “A man in Fairfax, Virginia, decided on a whim to buy a few scratch-off tickets from the lottery machine after doing some grocery shopping. And that decision paid off. Alexandr Pichshev recently won $5 million on the ‘$326,000,000 Fortune ticket’ scratch-off game at the Safeway at 3043 Nutley Street.” [WTOP]

Reston Tech Startup Raises $5 Million — “After nabbing a $5 million seed round, NoVa’s Tidal Cyber is planning to make waves in the local industry. Tidal Cyber, a 20-person startup based in Reston, was founded by CEO Rick Gordon, CTO Richard Struse and CIO Frank Duff — all MITRE veterans.” []

More Art Decorates Richmond Highway — “Murals, sculptures and other forms of public art are on the increase around Richmond Highway as Fairfax County officials and placemaking experts attempt to create a greater sense of community and identity around the corridor. This past week, artist Nico Cathcart…started work on the long-awaited mural at ZIPS Cleaners on North Kings Highway near South Alex.” [On the MoVe]

It’s Monday — Expect a sunny day with temperatures reaching a high of around 57 degrees. Monday night remains clear, with lows around 41 degrees. The southwest wind of 7 to 9 mph will shift to a northwest direction after midnight. []

Recent Stories

Good Friday evening, Fairfax County. Let’s take a look back at today’s stories and a look forward to tomorrow’s event calendar. 🕗 News recap The following articles were published earlier…

A new Burlington store is set to open in Mount Vernon Plaza this summer, according to a spokesperson for Federal Realty. The discount retailer, formerly known as Burlington Coat Factory,…

A home-based golf instruction facility is coming soon to a half-acre of land on 1051 Kelso Road in Great Falls. Next Level Golf — a local golf instruction company —…

Spring is a magical time and Live Fairfax has a list of exciting things to experience around the area this spring!

There’s a reason Well-Paid Maids has hundreds of positive reviews from happy clients in the D.C. area.

The home cleaning company pays cleaners — who are W-2 employees — a living wage starting at $24 an hour. Plus, cleaners are offered benefits, including insurance, 24 paid days off a year, 100% employer-paid commuting costs and more.

Lexi Grant, an operations manager at Well-Paid Maids, said it best: “People deserve their work to be respected and recognized. When that happens, you love what you do, and you create the best results.”

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Ravel Dance Company presents The Sleeping Beauty at Capital One…

Be transported to the magical kingdom of Princess Aurora, where the wicked Carabosse casts a curse that dooms the Princess and her entire kingdom. Set to the spectacular Tchaikovsky score, this beloved classic will sweep you away with its beauty,

Active Bystander: Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) Training

The Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) Active Bystander Certification course, also known as Active Bystander, is the premier training program to prepare civilians for how to respond during an intentional violent event and to address life-threatening emergencies.

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