Morning Notes

A car in the I-66 Express Lanes approaches the Dunn Loring Metro station (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

McLean Woman Sentenced for Fatally Shooting Daughters — “Prosecutors said [Veronica] Youngblood methodically killed her daughters at her apartment at 1519 Lincoln Circle as an act of revenge toward her former husband, Ron Youngblood.” A jury convicted Youngblood of first-degree murder earlier this year and recommended a prison sentence of 78 years. [Washington Post]

Child Partially Paralyzed After Richmond Highway Crash — “Next month Trenton Gatlin-Ketter will turn 6 years old. Instead of playing outside and enjoying his special day, he’ll be in his wheelchair. The child was partially paralyzed after police say a drunk driver crashed into him and his mom.” [WUSA9]

Vienna Company Ordered to Pay for False Medicare Claims — “AZ Diabetic Supply, Inc. (AZD), a durable medical equipment (DME) provider located in Vienna, was ordered to pay $12 million for its submission of nearly 1,000 false and fraudulent claims to Medicare for reimbursement.” The owner also agreed to pay $10,000 and accept a ban from using federally funded health care programs as part of a settlement that dismissed claims against him. [U.S. Attorney’s Office]

Work Begins on South GW Parkway Improvements — “Motorists who commute along the southern section of the George Washington Memorial Parkway will notice some significant changes at key intersections in the coming days. The National Park Service (NPS) has begun reconfiguring the intersection of the Parkway and Belle Haven Road to improve safety, and NPS plans to make similar changes at Belle View Boulevard immediately thereafter.” [On the MoVe]

Vienna Diner Expected to Open in January — “The owners of the celebrated Tysons-area Greek restaurant Nostos say they plan to open the Yellow Diner by January 2024. The Pagonis family will open the 94-seat modern American diner at the site of the former SunTrust Bank at 501 Maple Ave. W.” [Northern Virginia Magazine]

Lake Accotink Playground Installation Underway — “Several pieces of equipment have been installed and more pieces will be finished. The playground will include, among other things, a tower play structure with a winding slide, a swing set, a teeter-totter, and musical panels to provide children with a wide range of options for play.” [The Walkinshaw Advisory]

Middle School Students Now Have Sports in FCPS — “Our students are setting the pace as middle school sports begin for the first time in FCPS! Across the county, middle school students have started cross-country without any cost to the student…This marks the first time FCPS has offered this age group a chance to participate in extracurricular sports.” [FCPS/Facebook]

Program for ArtsFairfax Awards Announced — “The ArtsFairfax Awards announces Peggy Fox as the luncheon emcee and Jean Sausele-Knodt as the 2023 Awards Artist and will include a musical performance by the Workhouse Arts Center cast of The Who’s Tommy and a violin solo by Inova Artist in Residence Anthony Hyatt. The annual event [will take] place on Thursday, October 26, at Capital One Hall.” [ArtsFairfax]

It’s Monday — There is a slight chance of showers in the afternoon after 2pm and patchy fog between 7-10am, with overall mostly cloudy skies and a high of 67°F. The chance of precipitation is at 20%. At night, expect a higher chance of showers, primarily after 8pm, along with cloudy skies and a low of 58°F. [Weather.gov]

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