Morning Notes

A pedestrian bridge over Route 50 in Seven Corners (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Abortion Rights at Center of Key Election Day Races — “The most-watched races in Tuesday’s off-year general election have all been dominated by the ongoing debate over abortion rights. From a reelection bid for governor in Kentucky to a statewide ballot measure in Ohio to state legislative elections in Virginia, access to abortion has been a frequent topic in campaign debates and advertising.” [Associated Press/WTOP]

Police Investigate Shooting in Bailey’s Crossroads — “Saturday at 4:50 p.m., officers responded to the 3300 block of Glen Carlyn Drive in Bailey’s Crossroads for the report of a shot person. Officers responded and found the victim, an adult man, with two gunshot wounds to his upper body. The man was transported to the hospital for injuries not considered to be life-threatening.” [FCPD]

Scheduling Changes for Wiehle, Route 1 Meetings — Next Monday’s workshop launching a study of Wiehle Avenue in Reston will be in the cafeteria of Langston Hughes Middle School, not at Reston Station as previously announced. In addition, a community meeting on the Richmond Highway Bus Rapid Transit project “has been rescheduled from Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2023, to Jan. 31, 2024, due to unforeseen scheduling conflicts.” [FCDOT]

Woman Reunites With People Who Saved Her Life — “What should have been a normal day for a 65-year-old woman in Fairfax County became life or death. But with the help of eight people, Linda Carr survived. Now, she got to reunite with them during a life-saving reunion event. On Sept. 13, Carr was participating in a Zumba class at South Run Recreation Center when she went into cardiac arrest.” [WUSA9]

Tysons Consultant Bought by Private Equity Firm — Guidehouse “announced Monday it is being acquired by an affiliate of Boston-based Bain Capital Private Equity for $5.3 billion. Guidehouse CEO Scott McIntyre said the sale to a larger private equity sponsor should accelerate the company’s growth both in the U.S. and overseas.” [Washington Business Journal]

FCPD Uses Drones to Investigate Crashes — “The Crash Reconstruction Unit now has its own drone and its own two-person team of trained drone pilots…The unit has been borrowing a drone from crime scene detectives, and they’ve already seen how it helps them investigate and figure out exactly what happened after a fatal accident.” [WJLA]

Burke School Recognizes Veteran Staff and Volunteers — A “smiling kindergarten teacher” who recently wore “a superhero cape for a themed dress-up day” at White Oaks Elementary School “doesn’t need to wear a cape: she’s a real-life hero who served her country before joining Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS). She’s not alone: three other staff members and volunteers within the school’s walls have their own stories to share.” [FCPS]

Fort Hunt School Brings Garden Back to Life — “The school garden is thriving again at Stratford Landing Elementary School, thanks to a new garden coordinator, Get2Green lead, parent volunteers and students. About five years ago, the school had a robust garden program led by outdoor learning teacher Mary Charlton, but after her departure in 2021, the garden fell into disuse.” [On the MoVe]

It’s Tuesday — Expect a mostly cloudy day with a high temperature close to 76 and a southwest wind at about 10 mph. At night, the sky will clear up with the low temperature around 48, accompanied by a north wind at approximately 7 mph. []

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