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ALXnow’s top stories this week in Alexandria

The big story in Alexandria this week was the murder of Luis Mejia Hernandez on Tuesday.

Hernandez was stabbed and killed in a brawl outside of the Mcdonald’s in the Bradlee Shopping Center.

Alexandria City High School went to asynchronous learning for the rest of the week to give students space and time to grieve. The Alexandria Police Department were at the scene when the stabbing occurred and friends of Hernandez say police didn’t do enough to stop the stabbing.

Another important story out of the week was power outages on Monday following a storm Sunday evening.

Top stories

  1. BREAKING: Student killed after fight at Bradlee Shopping Center McDonald’s
  2. Wear masks, get tested and stay home, says Alexandria Health Department amid Covid surge
  3. Alexandria Police step up patrols in wake of homicide at Bradlee Shopping Center
  4. Police were at the Bradlee Shopping Center before teenager was fatally stabbed
  5. These Alexandrians just found a stash of baby formula and donated it to ALIVE!
  6. Police say they’re not at fault in response to fatal stabbing at Bradlee Shopping Center
  7. Dominion Energy warns power may not be restored in Alexandria until Tuesday morning
  8. Expanded King Street pedestrian zone to start this weekend
  9. Two Alexandria schools switch to remote learning due to ongoing power outages
  10. VDOT pitches I-495 express lanes expansion from Springfield to Maryland

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