Look Back, Look Ahead: Fairfax County News to Know

Kits mistaken for kittens, SUV assault, Super Moon and more.

Here’s a look at some of the top Patch stories of the past week from across southern Fairfax County and a look at what’s coming up:

Those Aren’t Kittens…

A Fort Hunt family rescued from under their backyard shed. When they brought them to a local park on a nice spring day a few weeks later, a park ranger spotted them—and said they weren’t kittens.


This past week had a lot of police-related news across southern Fairfax County:

Monday, a passenger in a taxi from Prince William County overtook the driver, stole the vehicle and .

On Friday, in what police believe may have been an assault during an argument following a car accident in the Groveton area. Police are looking for the driver of a dark SUV with temporary tags.

Shooting at Target

A woman store in the Burke area Tuesday. If you or someone you know is in crisis, Burke Patch published .

Missing Girl

from the Mount Vernon area on April 27, and police put out a public call for information this week. The girl was found safe with relatives on Friday, and police noted there is a complex set of custodial issues involved in the case.

County Budget, Local Elections

The Fairfax County on Tuesday. The budget raises taxes and fees to support funding for human services and other programs. Supervisors Pat Herrity (Springfield) and John Cook (Braddock) voted against the budget, maintaining their opposition from .

Also on Tuesday, , , and elected town officials.

Farmers Markets are Open

Farmers Markets throughout the county, including in Kingstowne, Lorton and Mount Vernon, opened.

She Said ‘Yes!’

A Lake Braddock High School senior . Happily, his date .

Super Moon

Did you see the ? There were intermittent clouds in the D.C. metro area, but if you were lucky enough to spot it and take a photo, you can .

Coming Up This Week

Sunday, a in Chicago to raise funds and awareness for lung diseases. Tom Classick will participate in an event dubbed Skyline Plunge! Chicago, hosted by Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago.

You have until Friday to enter the Patch . You (or your mother) could win a $50 gift certificate.


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