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Glowing sunset over North Arlington (staff photo)

Police Ask for Help Finding Suspect — “The Arlington County Police Department’s Homicide/Robbery Unit is seeking the public’s assistance identifying and locating a malicious wounding suspect who was captured in surveillance images… The investigation determined the victim and an unknown male suspect had been involved in a verbal dispute, during which the suspect assaulted the victim, stole his jewelry and broke his phone.” [ACPD]

Large Water Main Break Causes Sinkhole — “A water main break in Arlington created a sinkhole Thursday evening, diverting traffic as water flooded the roadway. Long Bridge Drive between 6th Street South and Boundary Channel Drive is blocked and officials are telling drivers to prepare for a possible prolonged closure.” [WJLA, Twitter]

Aquatics Center Expects to Reopen Today — “Long Bridge Park Aquatics & Fitness Center is closed due to a water main break. We expect the facility will open on time on tomorrow.” [Twitter]

Alamo Drafthouse Sign Arrives — “Marquee going up at the new [Alamo Drafthouse Cinema] in Crystal City today!” [Twitter]

Arlington GOP Opposes Bonds — “The Arlington County Republican Committee on Sept. 27 voted to oppose the six county bond referendums, totaling approximately a half-billion-with-a-b dollars, on the Nov. 8 ballot… Arlington voters have not turned down a county bond since 1979, and the last time there was a blanket rejection of the majority of a bond package was in 1975.” [Sun Gazette]

Rescue Org Prepares for Hurricane Pups — “While Southern states brace for the impact of Hurricane Ian, Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation (LDCRF), a pet rescue organization, has been preparing their Rescue Care Center for an emergency intake. In partnership with BISSELL Pet Foundation, LDCRF has committed to taking in 60 dogs and cats from southern partners to allow for the critical sheltering of homeless pets from the storm.” [Press Release]

Research Company Relocates in Ballston — “Apogee has signed a lease to move its Arlington, Virginia, office three buildings down Wilson Boulevard to Ballston Exchange I.” [Costar]

WMATA Manager Pleads to Scheme — “A former senior manager for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) pleaded guilty today to carrying out a scheme in which he and others manipulated the agency’s procurement process in favor of a company that was paid more than $1.3 million for items and services over a period of more than nine years. Scottie Borders, 61, of Arlington, Virginia, pleaded guilty in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to conspiracy to commit wire fraud.” [Dept. of Justice]

It’s Friday — Rain in the evening and overnight. High of 62 and low of 54. Sunrise at 7:05 am and sunset at 6:54 pm. []

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