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Most-read Arlington stories of the week: July 18-22

Storm clouds over Ballston on Thursday afternoon (staff photo)

It’s going to be a hot end to the week.

We hope everyone plans to stay hydrated, as the temperatures this weekend are expected to reach the upper 90s. It’s going to be sunny and hot tomorrow (Saturday), with a high near 97 and a heat index value into the triple digits. And Sunday will be mostly sunny with a high near 99.

Now, as you contemplate ways to beat the heat, here are the most-read Arlington articles of the past week.

  1. Alexandria double murder suspect was released from jail in Arlington earlier this year
  2. Possible abduction attempt near Ballston
  3. Retired Marine Corps general facing brandishing charge in Arlington
  4. Ground stop at National Airport after report of drone in the area
  5. Longtime Greek restaurant Athena Pallas is planning to close in Crystal City
  6. The Arlington County Fair is returning next month
  7. Only fireworks found after shots fired call at Washington-Liberty HS leads to lockdown
  8. Arlington’s top prosecutor sticks to reforms despite crime concerns
  9. Officials say new pickleball courts are coming as players rally for more county support
  10. Man arrested after alleged shopping spree with credit cards swiped from building lobby

Feel free to discuss these stories or anything else of local interest in the comments. Enjoy the weekend!

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