Morning Notes

Scout on the Circle in Fairfax from Pickett Road intersection (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Tax Rate Decrease on Table for County Budget — “The Board of Supervisors will vote Tuesday on a budget mark-up that provides a lower real estate tax rate but doesn’t fully cancel out the impact of increased assessment values. Pay increases for county employees are also provided in the budget.” [Patch]

Local Man Gets 10 Years for Fatal Crash — “A 45-year-old Fairfax County man was sentenced to 10 years in prison last Thursday for a 2022 crash on Duke Street that killed a Fairfax County man and injured four others…[Carlos] McKethan, who drove a silver SUV, was high on Phencyclidine (PCP) when he attempted to pass a bus at 110 miles per hour.” [ALXnow]

Rally Today for Man Shot by Police in Tysons — The family of Timothy Johnson, the Fairfax County NAACP, and others will gather at 3 p.m. today outside the Fairfax County Courthouse “to fight for justice and demand action in memory of Timothy.” State legislators were slated to attend but stepped out after Fairfax County Commonwealth’s Attorney Steve Descano announced plans to convene a special grand jury for the case. [Holly Seibold/Twitter]

Three Injured in Apparent DWI Crash — A 22-year-old man from Alexandria was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated and not having a driver’s license after crashing into another vehicle on Maple Avenue. Per Vienna police, a woman said the man’s vehicle rear-ended her vehicle “at a high rate of speed” at 3:44 a.m. on April 23, sending the vehicle spinning into a median. [Gazette Leader]

MLB Tests Home Run Derby Changes at Fairfax Park — “This weekend, the MLB rented Patriot Park North to test a new Home Run Derby format, Home Run Derby X. This will feature some fun twists to the usual event, featuring defensive catch zones and points, festival-like activities and more swings!” [Pat Herrity/Twitter]

Pot Smoking Among Concerns Raised by Metro Riders — “Mike Lebowitz, the Riders’ Advisory Council’s new chair, told the board about a Silver Line ride where a man rolled a joint and started smoking it, blowing smoke in the direction of morning commuters…Riders said that smoking makes them want to drive instead of taking transit.” [DCist]

Jiwa Singapura in Tysons Praised by WaPo — “My first visit had me focused on signatures. Subsequent reservations found me grazing on dishes I thought I knew, but fell for anew. Take sweet-and-sour pork, which starts with a cure of aromatics and cooks to tenderness overnight. The balancing act between sugar and vinegar rates a 10.” [The Washington Post]

Fairfax Filmmaker to Premiere Movie This Week — “Fairfax City native [Chris Schrack] will debut his third feature film, ‘For Sale,’ on May 3 at Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse. The horror-comedy tells the story of a shady salesman entrusted with selling a haunted house.” [Inside NoVA]

It’s Tuesday — Passing showers. Overcast. Cool. High of 54 and low of 43. Sunrise at 6:09 am and sunset at 8:01 pm. [Weather.gov]

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