Morning Notes

Traffic in downtown Herndon (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

Hybla Valley Murder Case Dismissed — Fairfax County General District Court Judge Vanessa Jordan dismissed a second-degree murder case yesterday (Tuesday). Court records don’t explain the dismissal, but the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office says it plans to ask a grand jury to indict Francisco Joel Juares, who was arrested in August for the fatal shooting of D’Mari Norris. [The Washington Post]

Six New Markers Recognizing Black History Planned — “Six Historical Markers were chosen from a field of 53 submissions to honor the Black/African American Experience in the county…The next step in the process will be working with staff and members of the History Commission to refine the language of the markers, work with a vendor to create the marker and plan installations” [Fairfax County]

Vienna Man Charged for Disrupting Tobacco Store — “A Vienna man is facing multiple charges, including one for carrying a concealed weapon, after refusing to leave a business on Fairfax Boulevard last Thursday afternoon, according to the weekly crime report. Officers responded around 12:03 p.m., to the Tobacco King at 9607 Fairfax Blvd. for the report of a man…disrupting the business.” [Patch]

General Assembly Session Reaches Midpoint — “Lawmakers in the House of Delegates have reached bipartisan consensus on one major issue, gun safety: a bill to provide a tax credit for buying a gun safe…Other topics such as abortion, criminal justice and education have also produced little cooperation during a politically charged year when all 140 seats in the legislature are on the November ballot.” [The Washington Post]

County Businesses Added Over 12,000 Jobs Last Year — “Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) continued to successfully support businesses from start-ups to global companies growing in and relocating to Fairfax County. FCEDA worked with 148 businesses that announced the addition of 12,767 jobs to the Fairfax County economy in 2022.” [FCEDA]

Fridge Delays Slow Local Restaurant Openings — “Before the pandemic, it took a brisk four weeks to get [a refrigerator]. Now the wait can stretch to six months.” Affected businesses include Ellie Bird, a cafe that hoped to open in Falls Church last November but now has its fingers crossed for this month. [Washingtonian]

McLean Medical Startup Lands New Funding — “McLean’s ShiftMed LLC has raised a colossal $200 million in new funding to continue a massive expansion of its staffing platform, which connects health care provider organizations with clinical workers, to meet unrelenting demand for its services amid an industrywide labor crisis.” [Washington Business Journal]

Vienna Economic Development Director Honored — “Economic Development Director Natalie Monkou is among those named [Tuesday] as one of Northern Virginia’s 40 Under 40 honorees. The annual recognition is presented by the Leadership Center for Excellence and Leadership Fairfax, and it recognizes young professionals who have demonstrated exceptional accomplishments in their profession.” [Town of Vienna]

It’s Wednesday — Mostly cloudy throughout the day. High of 57 and low of 44. Sunrise at 7:09 am and sunset at 5:39 pm. [Weather.gov]

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