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COMMUNITY ALERT: Share this Sketch to find the Alexandria killer

COMMUNITY ALERT: Share this Sketch to find the Alexandria killer

ALEXANDRIA (WUSA9) -- Alexandria Police and WUSA9 are teaming up to share this sketch as many times as possible throughout the city and the surrounding areas.

The man in the sketch is possibly responsible for three different murders in the City of Alexandria. 

Click the Facebook button on this article or the Tweet button to send this to all of your friends, family and your community. 

Text the word ALEXANDRIA to 25543 for text alerts (standard text message rates apply) about the case and any developments in the investigation. 

METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS’ STUDENTS AWARDED for ALL-STAR CAST

METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS’ STUDENTS AWARDED for ALL-STAR CAST

Ben Cherington and Kylie Levy of Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) Performing Arts Academy of Lorton, Va. and Alexandria, Va. were recently recognized for All-Star Cast by the Virginia Theatre Association Conference for their performances in I Never Saw Another Butterfly. This was the first time Metropolitan School of the Arts had participated in the conference. Cherington, an 11th grader from Burke, Va., and Levy, a 10th grader from Fairfax, Va. are students at Metropolitan School of the Arts. For more information, go to www.metropolitanarts.org.

Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) also earned the 2014 Virginia Theatre Association Conference award for Best Costume Design and was recognized for Staging, as well as received an honorable mention for Best Play, I Never Saw Another Butterfly.

Man charged with attempted rape of 16-year-old girl


ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA) -- A Maryland man has been charged after police say he tried to rape a 16-year-old girl in Arlington this weekend.

Twenty-year-old David Cabrera of Hyattsville, Md. is being held without bond at the Arlington County Detention Facility, according to Arlington County Police Department officials.

Police say the victim was working in the Buckingham neighborhood on Saturday when she saw a man watching her. She left work at approximately 11 p.m. and was walking home when police say she was grabbed from behind. The man pulled her by her hair and covered her mouth with his hand in the 4200 block of 2nd Road N. Police say the man pulled his pants down and tried to pull her pants down but she bit him and was able to flee.

Her screams were heard by an officer nearby as well as neighbors, according to police.

DOGFISH HEAD BREWERY BEER DINNER at MONZA, Wed., Dec. 17

DOGFISH HEAD BREWERY BEER DINNER at MONZA, Wed., Dec. 17

Monza is hosting a Dogfish Head Brewery Beer Dinner on Wed., Dec. 17 at 6:30 p.m. for $75 inclusive, per person. The four-course dinner will feature Dogfish Head beers that complement new fall menu items. For reservations, go to eatmonza.com.                                         

The four-course dinner includes the 90 Min IPA with Meat and Cheese Platter; Namaste with Namaste Drunken Smoked Bacon Mussels, includes garlic, shallots, scallions, dijon crème fraiche and crostini; Punkin Ale with Four-Cheese Ravioli, served with wilted spinach, diced tomatoes, parmesan, creamy alfredo and pumpkin seeds; Indian Brown Ale with All Natural Braised Beef Ragu and Butternut Squash Gnocchi, served with carrots, celery, arugula, parmesan and olive oil ; and Aged-World Wide Stout with Homemade Bread Pudding, includes chocolate, cherries and crème anglaise.

Arlington Board ends Columbia Pike Streetcar project



ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA9) --

The Arlington Board has decided to end the Columbia Pike Streetcar project.

Chairman Jay Fisette made the announcement at a public meeting on Tuesday, saying the board heard voters on Nov. 4 who voted for the candidate who rejected the streetcar project, John Vihstadt.

The board voted four to one to cancel the project. Board member J. Walter Tejada voted not to end it.

Dunkin' Donuts giving away free cronuts in Arlington


ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA9) -- Dunkin' Donuts is giving away free croissant donuts in Arlington Thursday morning.

You have to find the "special sampling vehicle" on the corner or Wilson Street and Fort Meyer Driver between 7 and 9 a.m. to get one of the cronuts and free coffee.

People who post a photo in front of the vehicle to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using special hashtag #CroissantDDonut have a chance to win a year's supply of donuts.


Arlington rape victim gets justice after 2 decades


ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA9) -- We report often about the potential 400,000-strong backlog of untested rape kits that sit on shelves at police departments and labs around the country. In one Virginia police department, no such backlog exists, but 20 older, unsolved cases do – and, thanks to a grant, new advances in DNA technology and the hard work of two detectives, justice may finally be served to several victims.