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ALXnow’s top stories this week in Alexandria

Fire on Wheeler Avenue (staff photo by James Cullum)

It was a busy week in Alexandria, but this week had a particularly busy Tuesday night for first responders.

First was a standoff on the Woodrow Wilson Bridge around 7 p.m. when police from other regional jurisdictions chased an armed assault suspect onto the bridge.

Traffic on the bridge was temporarily shut down, but reopened after the man was subdued and arrested.

But just a few hours later, a large fire broke out in a series of warehouses on Wheeler Avenue. One of the businesses affected was Jeffrey’s Catering, which provides food for Meals on Wheels, but the organization was able to get the supplies needed to provide meals for local seniors.

The most-read stories this week were:

  1. Alexandria realtor saves ‘Del Ray Hardware’ store from closing (11299 views)
  2. Experts warn of severe winter storms inbound next weekend (8784 views)
  3. BREAKING: Large fire reported on Wheeler Avenue (7999 views)
  4. Alexandrians and Washingtonians rally against Potomac Yard arena development (5237 views)
  5. Woodrow Wilson Bridge reopened after police chase and possible standoff (4240 views)
  6. Mayor: City seeing ‘anemic growth’ in real estate tax while expenditures loom large (2781 views)
  7. Coalition opposing Potomac Yard arena development to host rally on Thursday (2577 views)
  8. Notes: State leaders remain undecided on Potomac Yard arena project (2549 views)

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