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Morning Roundup: 5 Things Around Alexandria

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For our Morning Roundup, we scanned the local papers, blogs, and news websites to find the most interesting stories in them you might have missed.

Damp, gray start to the week – when will sunshine return? Although we may have some showers today, they’re unlikely to amount to much. Then, on Tuesday, we start drying out again. (Capital Weather Gang)

Alexandria Man and White House Staffer Dies during Charity Bike Ride Accident Sunday, on the otherwise barren asphalt surrounding Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, a noisy welcoming party for cyclists participating in the Ride to Conquer Cancer sprung up in Lot 6, with an announcer offering enthusiastic words of support as participants took their final pedal strokes to the finish line. (WaPo)

No charges for Sheriff’s Deputy’s in Natasha McKenna case Fairfax County’s top prosecutor announced last week he will not pursue charges in the February death of Alexandria woman Natasha McKenna, who died after a county sheriff’s deputy used a Taser on her while trying to remove her from her cell. (Alexandria Times)

Alexandria’s Historic Preservation Manager gets in touch with his spiritual side In the never-ending cycle of community meetings, public hearings and legislative sessions that accompany each newly proposed development, city staffers work hard to prepare presentations, briefings and other information to help city councilors and planning commissioners make decisions. (Alexandria Times)

Rookie running back and revamped D lead Redskins past St Louis Rams at FedEx Field Jones ran for 123 yards and two touchdowns, an efficient Kirk Cousins avoided any turnovers and the Washington Redskins dominated for a half, then held on to beat the St. Louis Rams 24-10 on Sunday. (WTOP)

(Flickr Pool photo via Bill, on Flickr)

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