Good Wednesday morning, Alexandria!
☔ Today’s weather: Rain throughout the day. High of 57 and low of 43.
☔ Tomorrow: Light rain and windy in the morning. High of 55 and low of 16. Sunrise at 7:26 am and sunset at 4:51 pm.
🚨 You need to know
Police are investigating a suspicious death in the West End yesterday morning.
The Alexandria Police Department said it responded to a call for service in the 5500 block of Ascot Court at approximately 5:35 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 21. A release said officers located a man inside the building with trauma to the upper body.
“Responding EMS attempted life-saving efforts, however, the male was pronounced dead at the scene,” the release said.
Police say the cause of the incident is still under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Stephen Riley at 703 746 6225 or email [email protected]. Tips can also be submitted on the non-emergency line at 703 746 4444 and can be made anonymously.
📈 Wednesday’s most read
The following are the most-read ALXnow articles for Dec 21, 2022.
- Landmark redevelopment plans win City Council approval (1263 views)
- Police investigating ‘suspicious death’ this morning in West End (1123 views)
- VDOT: Consider holiday travel today, storms inbound on Thursday and Friday (462 views)
- Hung jury for California man accused of 2020 West End murder (241 views)
🗞 Other local coverage
- Happy Chanukah! The Story of Del Ray’s Menorah
Zebra (Wednesday @ 5:37 pm)
- Announcing the Contest Results for Annual Holiday Decorating Contest
Zebra (Wednesday @ 3:55 pm)
- Commanders’ Dotson Visits Alexandria Health Clinic To Encourage Cancer Screening
Zebra (Wednesday @ 1:59 pm)
- Alexandria Nutritionist Shares Recipes, More
Alexandria Living (Wednesday @ 1:59 pm)
- Fatal Shooting In West End Alexandria Under Investigation
Patch (Wednesday @ 1:14 pm)
- Waterskiing Santa Returns To Alexandria Waterfront In 2022
Patch (Wednesday @ 12:56 pm)
- New Coffee and Chocolate Shop Coming to Old Town Alexandria
Alexandria Living (Wednesday @ 12:51 pm)
- Where To Find Best Gas Prices In Alexandria For Christmas 2022
Patch (Wednesday @ 11:05 am)
🐦 Tweets of note
DASH elves were hard at work last night decorating one of our trolleys to celebrate the winter holiday season. If you ride the holiday trolley, drop the bus number in the replies! pic.twitter.com/gVKID9ogfq
— DASH Bus (@DASHBus) December 21, 2022
GM Friends! Brrr! 🥶 Pls avoid travel this morning while crews are working to treat the roads. TIA, @VaDOTNOVA. ❤️
— VDOT Northern VA (@VaDOTNOVA) December 22, 2022
Wonderful time at tonight's Yalda Night Celebration at William Ramsay. Thanks to the @AlexCityTitans Heart of Asia Afghan club for putting together an awesome program and event! pic.twitter.com/mxmcXkFffk
— Canek Aguirre (@CanekForCouncil) December 22, 2022
📅 Upcoming events
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Get ready to Shake, Rattle and Roll with this one-of-a-kind, high-octane rockabilly concert experience! Rockabilly Rumble is the all-new, musical experience celebrating the southern rock music that exploded on the scene in the 1950s. Organized by Alexandria City High School Alum and pro-musician Sam C. Jones, this band of world-class performers will have you dancing in your Blue Suede Shoes all night long with songs made famous by Bo Ridley, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley and more. Relive their most popular hits, along with some forgotten gems. “Rockabilly Rumble” is a dance-worthy, foot stomping evening you’ll never forget!
This show is 21+ only.
YOU MUST HAVE A VALID PHYSICAL ID. A PICTURE OF YOUR ID IS NOT ACCEPTABLE.