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Crows circle above Gold’s Gym and the Rosslyn Metro station (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

Woman Detains Alleged Groper — “A woman detained a man on an electric bike who she says groped her while she was jogging. The woman says the man slapped her backside as he passed by at 14th and North Rolfe streets in the Courthouse area of Arlington, Virginia, Thursday afternoon… She finally caught up with him in Rosslyn and physically subdued him with a chokehold at Wilson Boulevard and North Lynn Street until police arrived.” [NBC 4, WJLA, Twitter]

Stolen Van Flees Traffic Stop — From Dave Statter: “A stolen Penske truck had @ArlingtonVaPD’s attention around 9:30 tonight. Spotted at Glebe & Columbia Pike an officer tried to stop it near George Mason & 50. They followed the truck into Fairfax County as it got onto the service roadway at 7 Corners where it was last seen.” [Twitter]

Murder Conviction for Pentagon Officer — “After a mistrial in February due to a deadlocked jury, an off-duty Pentagon police officer was convicted Thursday for fatally shooting two Takoma Park men on April 7, 2021, the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office said… According to video surveillance footage of the parking lot, Dixon fired at the Lexus from behind, while it was leaving the parking lot. The charging documents said that Dixon fired his gun several times after the car passed him.” [MoCo360]

ACPD Scam Reminder — “SCAM ALERT: ACPD is sharing information on the Jury Duty Scam and ways to spot and avoid it. Scammers pose as local law enforcement and contact victims accusing them of failing to appear for jury duty and state a warrant for their arrest will be issued unless a fine is paid.” [Twitter]

More on Ballston Building Sale — “D.C.-based real estate firm Penzance has acquired Ballston One, a 1980s-era office tower in Arlington, for $25 million, which appears to represent a bargain. A Penance affiliate bought the 12-story, roughly 253,000-square-foot building at 4601 N. Fairfax Drive, a little less than half a mile west of the Ballston-Marymount University Metro station, on Aug. 30, per county property records… The $25 million sale price — roughly $100 a square foot — is notably less than the building’s current assessment and what it last sold for.” [Washington Business Journal]

Coming Soon: Coffee With a Cop — “In honor of National Coffee with a Cop Day on Wednesday, October 4, the Arlington County Police Department’s Community Engagement Division is inviting the public to two events to celebrate community/police relations. These morning and afternoon events are welcome to all and are a great informal engagement opportunity to ask questions, voice concerns, get to know neighbors, interact with the Community Engagement Division and meet officers from different sections of the department.” [Arlington County]

It’s Monday — Partly sunny with a high temperature around 75°F and a north wind ranging from 7 to 11 mph, gusting up to 18 mph. Monday night will be mostly clear with a low of approximately 58°F and a northwest wind around 8 mph. []

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ARLnow Daily Debrief for Sep 27, 2023

Good Wednesday evening, Arlington. Let’s take a look back at today’s stories and a look forward to tomorrow’s event calendar. 🕗 News recap The following articles were published earlier today…

(Updated at 6:35 p.m.) Black and Hispanic students remain more likely to be suspended from Arlington Public Schools than their peers, according to new data. Specifically, Black students make up…

Whether it’s T. Swift tickets, cash money, or a prime parking spot, most DMV-area residents agree that time is actually their most valuable currency. A universal experience of car owners…

A large, $18 million stormwater vault underneath Cardinal Elementary School in the flood-prone Westover neighborhood is now complete. The vault responds to community concerns that arose after significant flooding washed over…

At Generation Hope, we’re dedicated to supporting teen parents in college as they work toward earning their degrees. We are in need of caring child care volunteers for upcoming events on Saturday, October 21st (in Washington, DC), and Saturday, November 4th (in Arlington, VA). Join our growing volunteer community and support us at an event this fall!

At all of our events, we provide free onsite child care for the children of the teen parents we serve, creating a nurturing environment for the kiddos while their parents learn valuable life skills and build community.

If you enjoy working with children and are looking to make an immediate impact in your community, please visit to learn more.

Submit your own Announcement here.

Join us for Arlington’s biggest civil rights & social justice event of the year. The banquet is back in person at the Arlington Campus of George Mason University.

Our keynote speaker this year is Symone Sanders from MSNBC and former Chief of Staff for Vice-President Kamala Harris.

The Master of Ceremonies is Joshua Cole, former state delegate, NAACP President, and local pastor.

Tickets/seating are limited. Purchase your ticket today! Sponsorship opportunities available.

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Submit your own Announcement here.

Standup Comedy Showcase Starring John F. O’Donnell (Comedy Central)

Live standup comedy starring John F. O’Donnell (Comedy Central)
Friday, October 20

Headliner: John F. O’Donnell

John was a correspondent on the radical comedy news TV show, “Redacted Tonight,” for 5 years. Recently, he released his debut one-hour standup special,

Arlington Metaphysical Chapel Presents METAPHEST, October 14-15, 2023

Workshops on: ~ Meditation ~ Intro to Tarot: The Aces and Major Arcana

~ Ageless Aging ~ Past Life Regression ~ Animal Communication and Healing

~ Psychometry ~ Spiritual Healing ~ Self Soul Love ~ Consciously Clearing Clutter ~ Awareness/Mindfulness/Consciousness.


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