Good Thursday morning, Alexandria!
🌥 Today’s weather: Cloudy. Mild. High of 71 and low of 51.
⛅ Tomorrow: Breaks of sun late. Mild. High of 71 and low of 50. Sunrise at 5:52 am and sunset at 8:16 pm.
🚨 You need to know
Discussion panel series Agenda Alexandria is hosting a program on Monday to discuss the rise in gun-related crime in Alexandria.
Over the last year, both serious crimes like homicide and auto theft — called Part I crimes by the FBI — and nuisance crimes like DUI and vandalism — called Part II crimes — have been on the rise.
According to an email from Agenda Alexandria:
The May program of Agenda Alexandria will examine the causes of the uptick in violent crimes, property crimes, and crimes against society, such as drug violations and weapon violations. The program will also explore what public officials and citizens can do to address the causes and make Alexandria a safer city in which to live and work.
Agenda Alexandria Chair Rod Kuckro will moderate a panel of speakers including Alexandria Police Department Chief Don Hayes, former Alexandria Sheriff Dana Lawhorne, Jennifer Rohrbach, whose daughter attends Alexandria City High School and Robert Strange is a Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Alexandria where he supervises the Special Victims Unit, amongst others.
The program is scheduled for Monday, May 22, at 6:30 p.m. in The Lyceum (201 S. Washington Street) and is live-streamed.
📈 Wednesday’s most read
The following are the most-read ALXnow articles for May 17, 2023.
- Alexandria teen robbed of his Nike Air Jordans finds alleged suspect wearing them on Instagram (4231 views)
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- Listing of the Day: 210 Duke Street (276 views)
- Stormwater advisory group says Alexandria’s making progress on flooding, but the real test is ahead (258 views)
🗞 Other local coverage
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📅 Upcoming events
Here is what’s going on today in Alexandria, from our event calendar.
- 6:00 pm: Brazilian Art Opening at Nepenthe Gallery
- 7:00 pm: Solo Lights
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Westbound drivers may want to avoid Duke Street near Landmark next week as construction will shut down part of the road. The closures will affect the westbound lanes on Duke…
Parents and teachers at a School Board meeting last night said the rollout of a new plan to split specialist teachers across schools has been an unmitigated disaster. The change…
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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: tcwilliams73.com, 770.789.3534.
Spring Fling at Rising Sol Yoga School
Join us for a day of FREE hot yoga. Experience our class styles and meet our teachers. Buy a bite at the Bake Sale to benefit The Carpenter’s Shelter, peruse some special vendors, take advantage of in-person only discounts on