An alleged carjacking that turned fatal last Friday derailed that week’s Top Stories post, but the weekly roundup returns.
That carjacking, unsurprisingly, was the top story of this past week. Jordan Poteat, an 18-year old from Maryland, was killed by the driver of the vehicle. Another alleged carjacker, 18-year-old Mikell Morris, was injured and arrested, and two juvenile males, both 15 years of age, were also arrested and charged with carjacking. Poteat’s mother told local news stations that her son didn’t deserve to die, regardless of his alleged crime.
There weren’t many other happy stories in the roundup of top stories. The city is planning around a Metro shutdown — again — and two people were killed in a crash on the Beltway early Friday morning. Both the city and local advocacy groups are scrambling to prepare for a wave of evictions that could take place as protections expire in June.
- UPDATED: One killed at Potomac Yard gas station shooting
- Two killed in Beltway crash in Alexandria
- Police: Three teenagers arrested after fatal Potomac Yard carjacking
- Virginia State Police identify two men killed in I-495 crash near Telegraph Road
- City of Alexandria lays out Metro replacement plans for fall shutdown
- Police: D.C. man pointed gun at woman after getting locked out of West End apartment
- Alexandria Hyundai owner says special use permit puts dealership’s future on the line
- Resident advocacy group racing against time to prevent wave of Southern Towers evictions
- Juvenile assaulted and robbed by four males near Seminary Plaza Shopping Center
- Man arrested for allegedly threatening to kill West End woman over lost money and jewelry
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This week, we are thrilled to welcome Jane Lowery to our women’s therapy practice. Jane specializes in grief+loss therapy and she’s forming a support group for young adults who have lost a parent.
Grief work is personal for Jane. She’s a host with The Dinner Party, a national non-profit reducing the isolation & stigma for grieving 20 & 30-something’s with live and virtual sit-down dinners.
Jane is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. Prior to becoming a therapist, she worked for over 10 years in technology philanthropy. Jane obtained her bachelor’s in American Studies from George Washington University.
The Made in ALX Fall Makers’ Market at Port City Brewing Co. in Alexandria is set for Sunday, Sept. 24!
This is the fall’s most fun sip-and-shop, featuring craft beer from the award-winning Port City Brewing Co. along with food,