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Do indeed thank you for taking us along for your early 2 a .m. hour ride topping the local stories we're following for you as we roll into this morning together here at TOP. A passenger riding in a car this week locally on I 66 in Fairfax County was shot and wounded with the driver of another car open fire. The two cars were traveling eastbound on I 66 near mile marker 50 when Virginia State Police say the driver of a Honda shot at a second Honda around one o 'clock in the afternoon. One of the passengers was struck by the gunfire and taken to the hospital with non life threatening injuries. Police say both drivers then pulled to the side of the road and the driver that police fired believe the shots was taken into custody without incident. Any witnesses to what preceded the shooting are asked to call or e -mail Virginia State Police. Dick Ioliano, WTOP News. Your is help wanted this Wednesday morning to bring in a murder suspect locally and the victim says they're looking for 20 year old Lawrence Marshall the fourth in connection with the shooting death of 40 year old Cedric Warner. The killing happened July 5th this summer. A warrant is out for Marshall's arrest this morning charging him with first -degree murder a reward of up to ten thousand dollars we're told is being offered for information that leads to an arrest arrest in the case. Students in Maryland are excelling in English these days but are still apparently struggling with addition and subtraction in the math venue. That is according to the annual release of Maryland's public school test scores. The Baltimore Banner reports students posted record high pass rates on English language arts but math scores only increased slightly and are still far below 2019 levels. 75 % of public school students in the state in fact failed math tests in grades 3 through 8 this spring. Baltimore Banner education reporter Liz Bowie joined WTOP earlier with some of the reasons why she students are falling behind specifically in math. It's very hard to learn math over zoom It's apparently much harder than it is to learn to read and because math is very sequential, you have to learn things in order. If you don't, if you skip a year or two, you're having a really rough time. I think parents also have a more difficult time filling in on teaching math than they do reading. Nearly 50 % of students passed English in Maryland. WTOP now at 206. Major projects in Virginia getting underway to build tens of thousands of solar panels at Dulles International. People look will out of the airport window when they land and see this amazing project. Phyllis Randall chairs the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors. She was at Dulles for the groundbreaking ceremony. One, two, three, jump! As work begins on the largest renewable energy project ever developed at S a U Airport, Jack Potter heads the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. This solar energy lets us use land between the runways to produce clean electricity for the region. It'll feed Dominion Energy's Northern Virginia power grid producing enough energy to power more than 30 ,000 homes. At Dulles Airport, Nick Ionelli, WTOP News. WTOP news time now 207. A little taste of this, a little taste of that. A flavor here, a flavor there you never try. Now listen up everybody, how about free food, music, and good vibes? Ben's Chili Bowl, celebrating 65 years strong in the DC community with a block party at the original location this Wednesday. For Ben's Chili Bowl co -founder, Virginia Ali, it's been a labor of love for 65 years running. This little place has given me

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