Morning Notes

Tulips in front of the Netherlands Carillon, with the Rosslyn skyline behind (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

Business Awards Finalists — “The Arlington Chamber of Commerce has announced the finalists in its 38th annual Arlington Best Business Awards, with the honors to be bestowed next month.” [Gazette Leader]

Gun and Drug Bust — From ACPD: “On Sunday evening, officers investigating the report of a dispute between known individuals recovered narcotics and a firearm. Interdicting dangerous drugs and illegally possessed firearms is a cornerstone of the ACPD’s crime prevention and control efforts.” [Twitter]

Soon: Drug Take-Back Day — “The Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) spring National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day will be held on Saturday, April 27. The Arlington County Police Department (ACPD) is encouraging the community to take advantage of this designated day to clean out your medicine cabinets.” [ACPD]

Armed ATM Robbery — “3600 block of Columbia Pike. At approximately 3:50 a.m. on April 18, police were dispatched to the report of an armed robbery. Upon arrival, it was determined two male suspects entered the open business during which Suspect One forced entry into an ATM while Suspect Two displayed what appeared to be a firearm. Suspect One then stole an undisclosed amount of cash from the ATM before both suspects exited the business, entered a black sedan and fled the scene.” [ACPD]

Fellowship for Marymount Student — “The story of Elene Japaridze, a junior political science and international relations major at Marymount University, is a narrative woven from the threads of her personal experiences with conflict and occupation in her homeland of Georgia… Japaridze’s journey took a significant step forward when she was selected for The Public Policy & International Affairs Program (PPIA)’s summer fellowship, joining a cohort of 148 students.” [Marymount University]

Mothers Day Ideas — “Mother’s Day is May 12. That means you’ve got less than a month to package a perfect present for the mother and mother figures in your life. Don’t stress, though. This area makes it easy to shop small and deliver big.” [Arlington Magazine]

It’s Friday — Expect showers after 2pm, with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 65 degrees. The southeast wind will blow at 6 to 8 mph, and there’s a 30% chance of precipitation. For Friday night, showers are likely in a mostly cloudy setting and with a low temperature of around 54 degrees. There is a 50% chance of precipitation. [NWS]