Inova Health System CEO to retire in July; #DCPublicSchools trends on Twitter after Emmy Awards joke

Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Monday, Sept. 18.

Knox Singleton, CEO of the $3.5 billion Inova Health System (formerly Fairfax Hospital Association), will retire in July. Singleton has been CEO since 1984.
(Washington Business Journal)

At last night’s Emmy Awards, Dave Chappelle shouted out D.C. Public Schools (of which he is an alumnus) when making a joke about having to read the teleprompter. Comedian John Oliver later asked that Emmy viewers tweet using the hashtag #DCPublicSchools while accepting an Emmy for Last Week Tonight for the Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series category.
(The Washington Post)

Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an interference attempt during the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the U.S. intelligence community has concluded. WTOP began investigating this claim in November 2016 and shares their findings via interviews with cyber security experts, members of Congress, government officials and more.

A venomous copperhead snake was spotted along the Washington & Old Dominion Trail west of Belmont Ridge Road, near the Luck Stone overlook.
(The Burn)

At Dogwood Elementary School last week, Fairfax residents met to share their concerns about pedestrian safety in the area of Dulles Toll Road with the Fairfax County Department of Transportation. FCDOT has proposed building either a pedestrian/bicycle bridge over the eastbound Dulles Toll Road ramp or adding a signalized crosswalk and other smaller improvements.

The National Weather Service in Sterling predicts that although Hurricane Jose is not expected to make landfall, Northern Virginia could see minor tidal flooding, showers, and wind gusts from 20-30 mph through Tuesday this week.