For our Afternoon Links, we scanned the local papers, blogs, and news websites for a roundup of news and opinion from Alexandria, Virginia and around the area. Here are five (5) news items that caught our eye.
In the News
Below normal temps continue through the week Below normal weather continues through Saturday before rain and a cold front moves through. (DMV Weather)
Fairfax County Police release video of Fort Hunt Road Shooting The Fairfax County Police Department has released video of Park Police officers shooting Bijan Ghaisar after a police chase that ended on Fort Hunt Road last November 17. (Covering the Corridor)
Cheestique opening it’s 4th location in Northern Virginia It’s been almost 15 years since Cheesetique debuted in Del Ray. Since then, the retail and restaurant operation opened in Shirlington and Ballston, and this April another location will surface in Mosaic. (NoVA Magazine)
Homeless dogs & cats find new life in Alexandria Alexandrian Raza Alam and his family had been searching for a year and a half for the perfect dog — one that was small and calm and could ease into daily life with a toddler and an energetic puppy. The search ended at the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria (AWLA) when they met Muppie, a dark-chocolate-colored Shih Tzu who had been transferred in from southern Virginia. (Alexandria Gazette)
This Flu season is hitting the DMV area hard With the number of cases across the country still rising, health officials in the District, Maryland and Virginia are reporting a surge in patients showing up at doctor’s offices and emergency rooms suffering from fever, severe headaches, muscle aches and nausea. (WaPo)
Photo of the Day
The Chesapeake Bay Bridge was fogged in yesterday.