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Fall at Reston lake (photo by Ray Copson)

Student, 15, Stabbed at Mount Vernon HS — A student “is in custody after allegedly stabbing another student inside a school bathroom, Fairfax County police Chief Kevin Davis said Wednesday…The victim has non-life threatening injuries, Davis said.” [WTOP]

Metro Shows Off Upcoming Dulles Station — Two days before its 60th birthday, Dulles International Airport will welcome a shiny new Metro station as part of the Silver Line extension, giving Loudoun County its first rail connection to D.C. Officials hope travel will be “more seamless” compared to the 5a bus and shuttle from the Wiehle-Reston station that Metro riders currently need. [DCist]

Footage Shows West Falls Church Police Shooting — Fairfax County police shared video yesterday of an officer exchanging gunfire last month with a man who led police on a chase from Arlington to the Bestway Supermarket in West Falls Church. Police Chief Kevin Davis said the man was “obviously in some state of crisis” when he fired five shots at police, prompting one officer to fire five shots back. [The Washington Post]

Lorton Man Found Guilty in 2021 Murders — “Ronnie Marshall, 21, was convicted by a jury of killing Edward McDaniel Jr., 55, an Army colonel and doctor, and his wife, Brenda McDaniel, 63, a retired Army colonel and a nurse, at their home in Springfield, Va. Prosecutors had alleged Marshall came to the home in search of the couple’s son but ended up shooting and killing the pair.” [The Washington Post]

Workers for Tysons Contractor Go on Strike — “Employees at Maximus, a Tysons Corner-based company contracting with the federal government to handle calls about Medicare and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, are calling for better working conditions and pay at its Chester call center and others across the country” [VPM News]

FCPS Seeks Student Input on Vision for Future — “We are excited to begin the process of developing FCPS’ new Strategic Plan! Starting today through Friday, November 18, students in grades 3-12 will have an opportunity to be a part of this work by taking the Strategic Plan Student Survey. The survey will allow students to share their thoughts about school and what’s important to them.” [FCPS]

Fairfax Station Nonprofit Rescues Cats From Ukraine — “Homeward Trails Animal Rescue has taken in 24 cats from war-torn Ukraine. The felines arrived Oct. 26 and Oct. 27 on two KLM Royal Dutch Airlines flights at Dulles International Airport…The cats were rescued from bombed-out buildings or given up by loving owners who had to flee the country, unsure if they would return.” [Inside NoVA]

Vienna Gets Update on I-66 Toll Lanes Project — “Motorists driving on Interstate 66 between the Capital Beltway and Gainesville soon will have access to two Express Lanes in both directions for the whole stretch, Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) officials told the Vienna Town Council during an Oct. 24 briefing.” [Sun Gazette]

It’s Thursday — Partly cloudy throughout the day. High of 66 and low of 51. Sunrise at 7:39 am and sunset at 6:07 pm. [Weather.gov]

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