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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.

  1. Landmark redevelopment plans win City Council approval (1263 views)
  2. Police investigating ‘suspicious death’ this morning in West End (1123 views)
  3. VDOT: Consider holiday travel today, storms inbound on Thursday and Friday (462 views)
  4. Hung jury for California man accused of 2020 West End murder (241 views)

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Time flies when you’re having fun! The T.C. Williams High School Class of 1973 will hold its 50th reunion July 21-23, 2023 in Alexandria. All graduates and their adult nears and dears are welcome. Events include a Friday evening icebreaker, Saturday dinner dance, and a Sunday brunch. For more information:, 770.789.3534.

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