Morning Notes

A Windover Heights Historic District sign near the Vienna Market townhomes on Maple Avenue (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Fairfax County Population Continues to Fall — “The population declines that are doing the most to reshape the state are out of Fairfax County and many of the cities in Hampton Roads — and those population declines are driven by people moving out, not a declining birth rate…These figures for Fairfax County should be the brightest of red flags: Northern Virginia is the state’s economic engine.” [Cardinal News]

Bigger Mason District Police Station Approved — “The Fairfax County Planning Commission on Jan. 24 approved a project to renovate and expand the Mason Police Station. The police station shares a building with the Mason Government Center at 6507 Columbia Pike…A 4,567-square-foot addition to the police station will increase the size of the building to 34,596 square feet.” [Annandale Today]

Annandale Singer’s Tune for Son Takes Off Online — “They would goof around to that line frequently over the next few months, often while Janice drove. The words eventually became the basis for the latest — and possibly last — song from the D.C.-area alt-pop singer: At 31, Janice is in hospice with an aggressive form of cancer.” [Washington Post]

Man Arrested After Fight at Fairfax 7-Eleven — “Officers responded to the 7-Eleven located at 10955 Fairfax Blvd. for the report of a fight in progress. Police determined that during an argument between two acquaintances the suspect struck the victim in the face with a rock, causing several abrasions. The victim was taken to Fairfax Hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.” [Patch]

FCPD Launches New Class of Recruits — “Last week, Deputy Chief Eli Cory welcomed 33 new recruits at the Fairfax County Criminal Justice Academy, marking the start of their 25-week basic training and the initiation of their careers in law enforcement. FCPD has implemented a comprehensive revamp of our recruitment and retention initiatives.” [FCPD]

Woman Charged for Sending Kids into Extreme Cold — “A Vienna police officer on Jan. 20 at 8:46 p.m. observed two juveniles walking alone in the shopping-center parking lot in the 200 block of Cedar Lane, S.E., while wearing light clothing in frigid temperatures.” The children said they’d been sent to the grocery store by their mother, who was charged with child abuse and neglect. [Gazette Leader]

Business Owner Sought for Herndon Diversity Committee — “The Town of Herndon is seeking an energetic, results-oriented business owner to serve an unexpired term on the Herndon Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee (HDEIC), an advisory group that advocates for priority consideration of diversity, equity and inclusion in the development of town policies and programs.” [Town of Herndon]

GMU Reaches Five Years of Food Delivery Robots — “Mason Dining and Starship Technologies, the world’s leading provider of autonomous delivery services, are celebrating five years of autonomous robot deliveries at George Mason University.” Since launching in 2019, the fleet has grown from 25 to 60 robots, making 458,846 deliveries with Steak ‘n Shake’s Original Double ‘N Fries ranking as the most popular item. [GMU]

It’s Tuesday — Expect partly sunny skies with a high near 44, accompanied by light and variable wind. On Tuesday night, there’s potential for rain and snow between 1am and 4am, followed by a possibility of rain after 4am. Night will be cloudy with a low around 36 and a 30% chance of precipitation [Weather.gov]

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