Morning Notes

Kids play in the fountains by Strawberry Park in the Mosaic District (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

National and Dulles Airport Noise Complaints on the Rise — “Airplane noise complaints have rebounded at Reagan National and Dulles International airports after a pandemic-era lull, a rise that mirrors a resurgence in air travel. Residents in the Washington region filed more than 205,000 complaints…in 2022, according to an annual aircraft noise report this summer from the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority.” [Washington Post]

Vienna Little League Team Finishes Tournament Run — “Game over, and VA’s Big Red Machine (Vienna American) is headed home. The team fought a tough battle against TN in extreme GA heat today falling short of reaching the semifinals, 7-2, in the Southeastern Region Little League Tournament. Congrats BRM, on a thrilling season!” [Town of Vienna/Twitter]

Carjacking Reported at Merrifield Dealership — “Police are still on the lookout for a suspect after a carjacking at a BMW dealership in Fairfax County on Saturday. Around 6:00 p.m., officers with the Fairfax County Police Department found the stolen car unoccupied after it was taken from a dealership located in the 8400 block of Lee Highway” [WUSA9]

FCPD Implements Policy on Foot Pursuits — A foot pursuit policy introduced after the fatal shooting of Timothy Johnson on Feb. 22 has been criticized as inadequate by Johnson’s mother and activists for focusing on “documentation of chases, rather than offering specific guidance about when and how they’re conducted.” An expansion based on an ongoing independent review could be announced in October. [Washington Post]

Tysons Office Building Could Be Redeveloped — “The low-rise, 1970s-era office at 7980 Quantum Drive…is up for sale, marketed as an opportunity for a buyer to rezone and redevelop it with new 237-unit multifamily building. The existing light industrial zoning would also allow for a variety of nonresidential uses, such as a catering or self-storage facility by-right” [Washington Business Journal]

Naval Warship Named After Reston Resident — “Marine 1st Lt. Harvey ‘Barney’ Barnum jumped to the ground when he came under fire during an ambush in Vietnam that killed his radio operator and commander…The Medal of Honor recipient, now 83, watched [July 29] as his wife smashed a bottle of sparkling wine against the bow to christen the future U.S. Navy destroyer that’ll bear the name Harvey C. Barnum Jr.” [WTNH]

McLean Restaurant Owner Warns of Scam — “The owner of popular fast-food chain Z-Burger says his company is out hundreds of dollars after falling prey to a scammer claiming to work for DoorDash. Z-Burger founder Peter Tabibian…said the McLean, Virginia, restaurant was bilked Wednesday evening.” [WTOP]

Fire Set on Vienna Basketball Courts — Vienna police are investigating a destruction of property incident that occurred at Glyndon Park (300 Glyndon Street NE) around 10 p.m. on July 28. “Officers and firefighters responded to Glyndon Park for a fire that was set on the basketball courts.” [Vienna Police]

It’s Monday — There is an 80% chance of showers and thunderstorms today, with possible rainfall amounts between a quarter and half an inch. Highs will be near 89°F. Tonight, expect showers and thunderstorms before 8pm, and a continued chance of precipitation between 8pm and 2am, with lows around 72°F. [Weather.gov]

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