Capitals and Wizards move to Virginia falls through

The potential move to Virginia for the Washington Capitals and Wizards along with the construction of an entertainment district have been scrapped.

Alexandria Mayor Justin Wilson released a video statement yesterday announcing they have ended all negotiations on the $2 billion complex.

A few hours later, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser and Ted Leonsis, owner of the Washington Capitals and Wizards through his organization Monumental Sports and Entertainment, announced a $500 million investment to modernize Capital One Arena and improve the surrounding areas.

Governor Glenn Youngkin, who advocated for the move, released a statement regarding his disappointment in the deal falling through.

Youngkin previously stated that the entertainment district could bring $12 billion and 30,000 jobs to the Commonwealth.

Opponents of the deal cited the $1.5 billion in bonds supported by Virginia tax payers and a recent announcement from DC’s Attorney General that found Monumental had previously agreed to stay in the city till 2047.

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Strasburg man returns home after week missing

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The Strasburg Police Department reports that Ray Franklin Peacemaker has safely returned home after nearly a week of being reported missing.

Family friends report that he originally left his apartment in Strasburg on May 26th to travel to the Bedford Speedway in Pennsylvania.

When returning home, he was rerouted due to construction and became lost near Alexandria.

The extra travel led to him running out of gas and he did not bring enough cash with him to fill up.

After running out of gas, he asked for help and was refused many times to the point he slept in his truck for six nights awaiting help.

He had only two bottles of water with no food or necessary medications.

On the seventh day, he attempted to seek help at a laundromat and a woman recognized him from the strong social media presence that grew surrounding his disappearance.

This good Samaritan offered him $20, a banana, and her phone number to call when he got home safely.

After a medical evaluation, he was released to his family.

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