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Top 20 Arlington Stories of 2019: No. 11-15

Yesterday we kicked off our annual retrospective of the most-read stories of the year.

Today the list is continuing with No. 11-15.

15. Officials Warn of Foodborne Illness Outbreak in Arlington and N. Va. (25,093 views)

An outbreak gastrointestinal illness called Cyclosporiasis sickened dozens in Northern Virginia, including in Arlington. The outbreak involved “two large businesses.”

14. ‘Best of Nextdoor’ Highlights Lee Highway Taco Bell Drama (27,819 views)

The terrific Twitter account Best of Nextdoor, which highlights funny and weird posts from the neighborhood social networking website, shined its spotlight on Arlington in November. The account posted a screenshot of a Nextdoor post complaining about the Taco Bell on Lee Highway and an incident in which a woman was reprimanded for taking “15-20 sauce packets.”

13. Boil Water Advisory In Effect After Large Water Main Break (29,128 views)

A massive water main break closed a portion of N. Glebe Road and prompted a large portion of the county to be placed under a boil water advisory for much of the day. A heroic effort by Arlington Dept. of Environmental Services crews resulted in water service being quickly restored and the road reopening by the weekend.

12. Arlington Man Causes a Stir As Max Scherzer Doppelganger (29,478 views)

Amid Nationals World Series elation, Arlington and the D.C. sports world was captivated by the tale of Arlington resident Kevin Kramer, who bears such an uncanny resemblance to pitcher Max Scherzer that he needed a police escort during the Nats World Series parade.

11. Arlington Man Survived on Coca-Cola for Five Days After Falling at Home (34,389 views)

ARLnow’s Vernon Miles broke the story, which subsequently received considerable national attention, of a local man who fell at home and survived only on Coca-Cola for five days until help arrived.

The top stories countdown continues Monday

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