Good Thursday morning, Alexandria!
☀️ Today’s weather: Expect sunny skies and a high of around 51, as light south winds shift to southwest at 5 to 10 mph during the morning. For Thursday night, the sky will remain mostly clear, with temperatures dropping to a low of about 32. The west winds at 6 mph will become calm as the evening progresses.
🚨 You need to know
An Alexandria police officer sustained minor injuries after a pursuit following a carjacking ended with a crash on Quaker Lane.
The Alexandria Police Department (APD) said in a tweet that APD was assisting the Arlington County Police Department in the pursuit of a carjacked vehicle around 4 a.m. this morning (Thursday).
The pursuit ended at N. Quaker Lane and Preston Road between the Fairlington and North Ridge neighborhoods.
The suspect was uninjured in the crash and was apprehended. An APD officer sustained minor injuries and was transported to the hospital.
APD is on scene at N. Quaker Ln & Preston Rd. APD assisted Arlington County PD in a vehicle pursuit of a carjacked vehicle. Suspect crashed into an Alexandria PD cruiser at this local. Uninjured suspect apprehended. APD officer sustained minor injuries & is being transported. pic.twitter.com/7cdpoQZQV2
— Alexandria Police (@AlexandriaVAPD) January 11, 2024
📈 Wednesday’s most read
The following are the most-read ALXnow articles for Jan 10, 2024.
- Alexandria leaders talk trains, cars and ‘Gondola 2.0’ options for Potomac Yard arena transportation plans (6930 views)
- Alexandria police were targeted with a swatting call on Sunday night (3492 views)
- Alexandria announces three-month Potomac Yard arena community engagement campaign (2632 views)
🗞 Other local coverage
- Louis Kokonis, beloved math teacher, dies at 91
Alexandria Times (Wednesday @ 6:16 pm)
- ‘Uncomfortable and unsafe’: Alexandria City High School teacher alleges harassment
Alexandria Times (Wednesday @ 5:46 pm)
- Charlene’s Kitchen owner, Charlene Henry, dies at 61
Alexandria Times (Wednesday @ 5:24 pm)
- Alexandria Native Lt. Laila Schless Serves With Pacific Partnership
Zebra (Wednesday @ 5:21 pm)
- First Night Alexandria a Sell Out! The Magical Night Lingers With Marilyn Patterson
Zebra (Wednesday @ 3:43 pm)
- Community Engagement Events Planned Around Potomac Yard Arena Development
Zebra (Wednesday @ 11:05 am)
📅 Upcoming events
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A bit of a slower news week in Alexandria. The fight over the Potomac Yard arena was still ongoing and Metro funding got tied up into the mix. Over the…
A new pilot program to step up parking enforcement in Old Town netted 4,000 citations in its first month. A staff memo (page 8) to the Traffic and Parking Board…
The Alexandria School Board approved its fiscal year 2025 $384.4 million combined funds budget on Thursday night and it is asking City Council for $21 million more than the previous…
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Peace in Gaza: Prayer Liturgy and Community Discussion for Peace in Arlington VA, Sunday, Feb. 11, 10:15 AM
Prayer, liturgy, and community discussion for peace in Gaza, an immediate cease fire and resumption of humanitarian aid will be hosted by Nova Catholic Community. The focus will be Pope Francis’ call for an immediate ceasefire, the release of all hostages, resumption of humanitarian aid for Palestinians in Gaza, and peace talks for a lasting and just peace for all people in the region.
Discussion will follow at Noon on US military role in the conflict and appropriate steps the US should take to foster peace and rebuilding. Light lunch served.
Again this year, The Critical Mass, LLC, the Made in ALX store and local Ukrainian-American artists are throwing a Pysanky Party — and partnering on a fundraiser for the nonprofit organization Razom for Ukraine.
The free event, from 5 –