Good Monday morning, Alexandria!
🌥️ Today’s weather: Expect clouds to increase and reach a high temperature near 50 with a 7 mph north wind shifting east in the afternoon. The night will be mostly cloudy, maintaining a low temperature around 37 and a 6 mph east wind.
🚨 You need to know
A 16-year-old Alexandria resident has pleaded guilty to the 2016 murder of a 14-year-old in Holmes Run Stream Valley Park.
Edwin Orellana Caballero pleaded guilty in connection with the kidnapping and murder of a 14-year-old victim. The boy was lured to the park, just west of Alexandria, and murdered in a wooded area with knives, machetes and a pickaxe. The U.S. Attorney’s Office release said Caballero struck the victim multiple times with a pickaxe.
Caballero faces a minimum of 20 years in prison and a maximum of 25 years, to be determined at a sentencing next February.
The release said 17 defendants have been charged in the case. Five have gone to trial and were convicted of all charges. Ten total defendants have pleaded guilty prior to the trial.
📈 Friday’s most read
The following are the most-read ALXnow articles for Nov 17, 2023.
- Alexandria elementary school briefly on ‘secure the building’ status due to stolen vehicle arrest (2042 views)
- Alexandria gets perfect score in equity index and reaffirmed AAA bond rating (1025 views)
🗞 Other local coverage
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- NoVA, DC Weekend Events: Holiday Market, Turkey Trot, Tree Lighting
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- City Council Public Hearing
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- City Council Public Hearing
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- “TREES: A New Musical”
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- MS-13 Killing Leads To Guilty Plea By Former Alexandria Resident
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- Alexandria Film Festival winners and reviews
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- AFF 2023: A battle over feral cats in ‘Cat City’
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- AFF 2023: ‘By My Side’ illustrates impact of service dogs
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- AFF 2023: ‘No Matter What’ shows addiction’s impact on families
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- AFF 2023: ‘Soldier’ captivates with a veteran’s harrowing story
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- AFF 2023: Small transgressions lead to major crimes in ‘Art Thief’
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- AFF 2023: ‘The Hoof Trimmer’ shows the power of a good pedicure
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- City to Renovate Freedom House Museum to More Accurately Reflect Original Design
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- Old Town Office Building May Become 48 Residences
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📅 Upcoming events
Here is what’s going on today in Alexandria, from our event calendar.
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French and Italian tableware and home goods boutique Crème de la Crème will open at 907 King Street in March. The Middleburg-based retailer recently signed a five-year lease with building…
Alexandrians who have been trying to flood-proof their homes should find it a little easier to get city funding. Alexandria’s Flood Mitigation Grant Program received an update in October that…
Good Tuesday morning, Alexandria! ☀️ Today’s weather: Expect a mostly sunny day, with temperatures reaching a high of around 38 degrees. The northwest wind will be ranging from 6 to…
Santa Claus will don a kilt and bagpipes this weekend for the Scottish Christmas Walk in Old Town. Here’s what you need to know about the annual event. Congressman Don…
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