ALXnow’s top stories this week in Alexandria

Busy week in Alexandria. The city’s budget process is moving forward, with a maximum tax rate set last week, and details emerging like how the budget will handle the long-awaited body camera program for the Alexandria Police Department. There was also some fun local oddities, like plans to re-sink a couple of the historic ships.

Police also made a pair of relatively high profile arrests: like a man arrested for a shooting in February and another arrested in Texas after allegedly striking Alexandria police officers with his car in an escape attempt last December.

As a side note, yours truly is leaving for a week in Puerto Rico, so James Cullum and new-ish LNN editorial team leader Brandi Bottalico will have the run of the place in the meantime.

Top stories

  1. Alexandria man arrested after woman shot in face in Landmark area
  2. Interstates backed up near Alexandria due to trucker convoy
  3. JUST IN: Call Your Mother Deli pulls out of Old Town
  4. Superintendent advises Alexandria School Board to not talk to the media
  5. School Board meeting gets heated over formation of school law enforcement advisory group
  6. Adoption fees have been covered for Oshkosh, says Animal Welfare League of Alexandria
  7. Numerous charges after Alexandria man backs car into police cruiser in Old Town
  8. JUST IN: ACHS lockdown lifted after police investigate nearby car crash
  9. Plans unveiled for parking lot redevelopment in the heart of Old Town
  10. Larry and Christine Ponzi opening third St. Elmo’s Coffee Pub in May

Recent Stories

A last-minute disagreement between city staff and developers of a new development in Carlyle raised concerns about fairness in the city’s development process. There was little indication before the City…

Alexandria Hyundai has been taking up space on three blocks of Mount Vernon Avenue for 21 years, and owner Kevin Reilly is submitting a plan to be able to stay…

Bonaventure has released its second concept design for its mixed use shopping center proposal for 2525 Mount Vernon Avenue in the middle of Del Ray. Bonaventure made a few big…

(Updated 11:30 a.m.) Three arrests have been made in an attempting carjacking in Potomac Yard on Friday that left one dead and another injured. Police said that Jordan Poteat, an…


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