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Shot fired during Alexandria road rage incident


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- A road rage incident is under investigation after a shot was fired during an Alexandria road rage incident Thursday.

The incident happened in the 4000 block W. Braddock Road, Alexandria police said. The road rage incident started on 395.

Nobody was hurt.

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Pack Light, Pack Right While Traveling by Air This Fall

Pack Light, Pack Right While Traveling by Air This Fall

Fall is a time when millions of people around the country begin to make their travel plans. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation, the busiest travel times of the year are just around the corner, which include Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s. There are some great reasons why packing light will help make your trip easier and more enjoyable. And the good news is that it’s not difficult to do, either.

“If you want to pack right when you travel then you really need to focus on packing light,” explains Tina Aldatz, chief executive officer of Savvy Travelers. “There’s much less hassle and stress when you pack light and stick to the basics. You can put your focus on your travel, rather than having all of your attention go to dragging around way too much luggage.”

Here are some Savvy Travelers tips for packing light and right for fall and holiday air travel:

Community holds vigil for man found dead in Alexandria park


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- The Fairfax County community is still trying to figure out why a 42-year-old man had to die. Police say Khalil Aboumalik was killed over a few dollars in a robbery last month.

Dozens of people, many of whom didn't even know Aboumalik, turned out for a vigil Wednesday night at the park where his body was found.

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Twelve years ago, Aboumalik immigrated from Morocco, looking for the American dream.

He worked as a cook in restaurants, always sending money back to his family in Morocco.

Car goes into building in Alexandria


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- A car crashed into a building Tuesday night at Route 1 and Potomac Avenue in Alexandria. 

Fortunately, the building was an empty retail space and no one was inside.

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DEVIL’S BACKBONE BREWERY BEER DINNER at MONZA

DEVIL’S BACKBONE BREWERY BEER DINNER at MONZA

Monza is hosting a Devils Backbone Brewery Beer Dinner on Thurs., Sept. 24 at 6:30 p.m. for $70 inclusive, per person. The four-course dinner will feature Devils Backbone beers that complement new fall menu items. For reservations, go to eatmonza.com.

Monza is presenting a four-course dinner that includes: Greeter Beer, Vienna Lager with a meat and cheese platter; Pilot Brau Czech Pilsener with calamari fritti, lightly battered squid with spicy marinara; Cranberry Gose, roasted butternut squash, curried pears, candied walnuts, Crème Fraiche, sage; Aged 16 Point Imperial IPA with all natural braised beef ragu and butternut squash gnocchi, arugula, Parmesan, olive oil; and Cocoa Danzig Porter with Cocoa Danzig Porter Ice Cream with chocolate-covered bacon, homemade ice cream, bacon, and chocolate.

Man arrested in 2 attempted Alexandria abductions


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- A 34-year-old man was arrested in connection with two attempted abduction incidents that happened Thursday in the Alexandria area, Alexandria police said.

The first attempted abduction happened around 9:04 p.m. in the 900 block of N. Patrick Street when a man followed a woman into her apartment building and into the elevator. The man tried to push her inside when she unlocked her door. The woman screamed and the suspect fled.

The second incident happened shortly after around 9:54 p.m. in the 700 block of N. Fayette Street when a man approached a woman while she was opening her front door and tried to push her inside of the apartment. The victim screamed and the man fled.

Marquette Johnson,34, was arrested and charged with two counts of attempted abduction and two counts of attempted burglary. He was held without bond.

Alexandria community prays for missing teen


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- If you have children, you can only imagine what the parents of 16-year-old Zainesha Hawkins of Alexandria in Fairfax County, are going through. Wednesday night marked the 29th night they'll try to sleep, knowing their daughter is missing. And on Wednesday, more than 100 people in the community came out to pray for her safe return. 

They came to the Harvest Assembly Baptist Church to hear songs, prayer and listen to Zaneisha's mom, Tammi Daniels.

"It has been a nightmare. I don't know where my baby is, I haven't heard her voice since August 11th," Daniels said.  

But Wednesday was about holding up her parents, both Daniels and Zaneisha's dad Cecil Hawkins. It was also about keeping Zaneisha's spirit alive. Daniels says it gets tougher to deal with every day.