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ALXnow’s top stories this week in Alexandria

Alexandria Police outside the Exxon gas station at Mount Vernone and E. Monroe Avenues, where the suspect in a stabbing death was arrested, Nov. 12, 2022 (staff photo by James Cullum)

It’s been a busy week in Alexandria.

Alexandria’s Zoning for Housing/Housing for All discussion is coming to a head, with the policy proposal entering the home stretch before final review at a City Council meeting later this month.

The city also grappled with several crimes this week, most notably the city’s seventh homicide. Emmanuel Negatu, 38, of Centreville, was fatally stabbed in a Del Ray church on Sunday. One suspect, Bisrat Shaga, was arrested and will head to court on Dec. 19.

The most-read stories this week were:

  1. BREAKING: Man stabbed to death in Del Ray, suspect arrested (32571 views)
  2. BREAKING: Suspect identified in fatal Del Ray church stabbing on Sunday (10256 views)
  3. Police investigating robbery at the Bradlee Shopping Center (8797 views)
  4. Alexandria City Public Schools accidentally shares private student information in newsletter (7494 views)
  5. Royal Restaurant in Old Town North converting parking to outdoor seating (6524 views)
  6. New code change could allow Alexandria to crack down on crosswalk infractions (6118 views)
  7. Alexandria hosting community meeting tonight on plans to reshape the West End (4756 views)
  8. Alexandria School Board member Willie Bailey resigns (4200 views)
  9. Police: Suspects in stolen car elude police by driving into Maryland (4161 views)
  10. Man suffers life-threatening injuries in West End fistfight (4054 views)

On the ALXnow podcast this week, Jo DeVoe, James Cullum and Vernon Miles discussed some of the stories above. Subscribe on AppleAmazonSpotify or iHeart.

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