It’s been quite a year in Arlington County, filled with local stories both serious and not-so-serious.
This week we’re counting down the top 20 most-read articles of 2017.
Kicking off the list today is #16-20.
- Arlington Man Charged With Murdering Roommate (13,440 views)
Police charged Heber Amaya-Gallo, 28, with murder after a death investigation in late January on 7th Road S. in the Arlington Mill neighborhood. It was Arlington’s first reported homicide of 2017. Police said Amaya-Gallo killed 55-year-old Michael Wiggins after a “verbal altercation between roommates became physical” in an apartment.
A Rosslyn resident called police in early August to report that someone broke into their apartment and cleaned it. The resident had been on a trip when the alleged break-in occurred. There was nothing reported missing from the apartment.
- Couple Searches For Answers After Dog Disappears in Arlington Under Mysterious Circumstances (14,035 views)
A Falls Church couple searched frantically for their missing dog, Sookie, which went missing in Waycroft-Woodlawn after they left her with a dog-sitter. Someone allegedly put the dog into his car and drove away, and owners Solange and Craig Bone put up fliers to try and find Sookie. Days later, Sookie was reported as returned.
- Police Investigating Stabbing in Courthouse (14,262 views)
Police investigated a double stabbing in Courthouse in mid-August that left both victims in a critical but stable condition. The suspect was later identified as 37-year-old Sharon E. Uwandu of no fixed address, who was charged with two counts of Aggravated Malicious Wounding and was held in the Arlington County jail without bond.
- Williamsburg Middle School Principal Gordon Laurie Resigns (14,349 views)
After his whereabouts became a source of gossip among parents, Arlington Public Schools announced in early March that Gordon Laurie, principal of Williamsburg Middle School, has resigned. Tipsters reported that Laurie had not been seen in school since February 24, and rumors were swirling about the reason for his departure. Superintendent Patrick Murphy said Laurie has resigned for personal reasons after 15 years with APS. Bryan Boykin succeeded Laurie in July.
Look out for #11-15 on the countdown tomorrow.
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The Arlington Sports Hall of Fame is extremely pleased to announce that our 2023 Annual Induction Dinner, again in partnership with the Better Sports Club of Arlington, will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 11, at the Knights of Columbus, located at 5115 Little Falls Road, Arlington, Va.
Our dinner will pay tribute to all the honored members of the Hall of Fame and will induct the following six new Class of 2023 inductees, joining the 62 athletes, coaches and contributors who have been inducted into ASHOF since its founding in 1958:
Noel Deskins (Yorktown Class of ’79): Track & Field record-holder & Athlete of the Year at YHS and JMU
Eric Metcalf (O’Connell Class of ’85): Star NFL running back, football and track & field record-holder and Hall of Famer at both O’Connell and the University of Texas
Our 9th Annual Jennifer Bush-Lawson 5K & Family Fun Day is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023, from 9:00am-1pm at the Knights of Columbus, 5115 Little Falls Rd, Arlington.
During a morning of celebration and health-focused activities — emceed by