Morning Notes

Winter decorations and a disco ball hang from the ceiling at Tysons Galleria (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Tysons Corner Center Sees Uptick in Arrests — “Arnest supervises the [Fairfax County Police] Tysons Urban Team. It’s a unit that launched in 2013. Data shared with WUSA9 shows the unit made 787 arrests in 2022. That’s compared to 377 in 2021 and 406 in 2020. They say…those number[s] were likely smaller because of the pandemic.” [WUSA9]

Nashville-Style Chicken Sandwich Chain Coming for Hybla Valley — “A rapidly expanding restaurant chain has plans to open a new location in the Hybla Valley section of Alexandria. Hangry Joe’s Hot Chicken recently signed a lease with KLNB to occupy an end space at 7508C Richmond Highway.” [On the MoVe]

McLean Mail Carrier Robbed — “Two men went up to the United States Postal Service letter carrier and demanded the worker’s ‘blue box’ keys just after 11:30 a.m. Wednesday on Greensboro Drive in McLean, police said. One of the men implied he had a weapon, and the postal worker gave them the keys, police said. The carrier was not hurt.” [NBC4]

District 35 Candidates Share Priorities — “Democrat Holly Seibold and Republican Monique Baroudi are vying in a Jan. 10 special election to succeed former Del. Mark Keam (D) in the 35th House of Delegates District.” The candidates share their top legislative priorities and views on subjects from education to whether town elections should be held in May or November. [Sun Gazette/Inside NoVA]

Pedestrian Safety Priority for Region — “When asked what were the most pressing transportation issues facing Fairfax County and the region at large, [Providence District Supervisor Dalia] Palchick said pedestrian safety…topped the list…Drivers in Fairfax County struck and killed at least 29 pedestrians in 2022, the most pedestrian deaths in a single year in the county since at least 2010, according to state data.” [Patch]

GMU to Launch Climate Change Center — “The Virginia Climate Center is expected to launch in late January…Initially, it will be focused on helping the communities in the northern part of the state, providing data to localities to make better decisions about public health, infrastructure, transportation, agriculture, and natural resources.” [Richmond Times-Dispatch]

Metro Police Add Naloxone to Toolkit — “Medication that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose will be issued to officers with the Metro Transit Police Department. The move comes following a rise in calls…reporting suspected overdoses, from 27 incidents in 2021 to 43 incidents in 2022, according to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.” [WTOP]

State Legislators to Hear Public Tomorrow — State senators and delegates representing Fairfax County in the Virginia General Assembly will hold a public hearing at 9 a.m. tomorrow (Saturday) ahead of the legislature’s 2023 session, which begins Wednesday (Jan. 11). The meeting will take place at the Fairfax County Government Center and is open to all county residents. [Fairfax County Government]

It’s Friday — Partly cloudy throughout the day. High of 53 and low of 41. Sunrise at 7:28 am and sunset at 5:02 pm. [Weather.gov]

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