Close Call at DCA — From Dave Statter on Saturday: “#caughtoncamera : Urgency in the voice of an air traffic controller after an @AmericanAir jet crossed Runway 15 at Reagan National as @RepublicAirways 4676 tried to land at 5:30 p.m. today.” [Twitter, Twitter]
Video of Carjacking Suspect? — Also from Dave Statter: “Here’s a view from a different camera. This occurred at 12:18 a.m. @ArlingtonVaPD say the carjacker couldn’t drive the first car he took & tried to get another one when he was hit. The driver called police after he left the scene & got away from the man his car struck.” [Twitter]
New Childcare Centers Approved — “In one fell swoop – technically speaking, three – Arlington County Board members on Sept. 17 voted to increase the number of available child-care spaces in Arlington by about 8 percent. Three different projects totaling 472 new seats were approved as part of the board’s consent agenda.” [Sun Gazette]
Blue Ribbon School in Arlington — “The new list of National Blue Ribbon Schools was released on Friday, and one school in Arlington was on the list… Saint Agnes Catholic School on N. Randolph Street. Part of the Arlington Diocese, Saint Agnes School was the only non-public school in Virginia to make the list.” [Patch]
County Rethinking Retail Policy — “Arlington County Board members continue to drive the final stakes into the heart of a one-time local-government policy to force retail uses onto the ground floors of residential and commercial buildings. Board members on Sept. 17 approved a switch from requiring retail uses to accepting ‘retail-equivalent’ in a number of buildings across the county.” [Sun Gazette]
ACPD K-9 Retires — “An Arlington County Police K-9 named Duke just wrapped up his final day on the job after eight years. Authorities said Duke worked in the patrol and narcotics detection division. He will now spend retirement with his handler and his family.” [WJLA]
Yorktown Dominates Oakton — “What a difference a year makes for the Yorktown Patriots. This season, the high-school football team won back-to-back non-district games against the Madison Warhawks at home then the host Oakton Cougars. Last fall Yorktown lost to each of those Vienna teams at reversed sites on consecutive Friday nights. The Patriots’ most recent win against one of those squads was Sept. 16 with a 49-7 rout over Oakton for their third win in a row and to improve to 3-1.” [Sun Gazette]
Guilty Plea in ABC Scheme — “A former Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority employee pleaded guilty to a felony computer trespassing charge after he was implicated in an unusual scheme to sell agency inventory data to buyers looking for early intel on which stores would have hard-to-find bottles of bourbon, ABC officials announced Monday. Edgar Smith Garcia, 28, of Manassas, received a suspended sentence of two years in prison after entering the guilty plea in Hanover County Circuit Court.” [Virginia Mercury]
It’s Tuesday — Clear throughout the day. High of 81 and low of 67. Sunrise at 6:56 am and sunset at 7:10 pm. [Weather.gov]
After a driver collided with a child on a bicycle on S. Carlin Springs Road this week, neighbors and advocates are calling for street safety upgrades. For its part, Arlington…
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A suspect fired gunshots at police in Arlington, sparking a high-speed chase down Route 50 that ended in the West Falls Church area of Fairfax County.
Join Us on Monday, October 17, 2022, for our General Membership Meeting & Arlington County Candidate Forum led by the NAACP Arlington Branch Political Action Committee
Time: 7:00-9:00 pm
Location: Virtual on Zoom
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