Archive for 'Emergency'

Massive blaze injures four firefighters

Massive blaze injures four firefighters

A six-alarm fire on Alexandria’s West End on Labor Day left four firefighters with minor injuries, authorities say. The fire, which began in a 800 block S. Pickett St. warehouse this morning, was contained about 4:25 [...]

Updated: Wounded officer remains in critical condition.

Updated: Wounded officer remains in critical condition.

Updated 4:18 p.m. Friday By Derrick Perkins and Melissa Quinn The Alexandria police officer wounded in a shooting Wednesday remains in critical condition, Alexandria Police Department officials say. Peter Laboy sustained one gun shot to the [...]

Stemming the flood in Old Town

Stemming the flood in Old Town

By Melissa Quinn  As communities in New Jersey and New York pick up the pieces following Hurricane Sandy, towns up and down the East Coast face the realization that it could’ve been them — and Alexandria’s [...]

Alexandria weathers Hurricane Sandy’s arrival

Alexandria weathers Hurricane Sandy’s arrival

By Derrick Perkins and Melissa Quinn Updated 12:16 p.m. Tuesday Though the superstorm has come and gone, Alexandria residents may still be feeling her effects. An apartment building on the 4800 block of Kenmore Avenue underwent [...]

Updated: Alexandria paramedic succumbs to wounds

Updated: Alexandria paramedic succumbs to wounds

Updated 6:20 p.m.: Paramedic Joshua Weissman, a seven year veteran of the city fire department, has succumbed to injuries he sustained after falling from a highway overpass in Shirlington while responding to a report of a [...]

Armed robber targets United Bank

Armed robber targets United Bank

Police are on the look out for the man who walked into an Old Town United Bank location Tuesday morning, flashed a handgun and made off with cash. The suspect, described as a 25- to 30-year-old, [...]

Updated: Driver who killed 8-year-old was intoxicated

Updated: Driver who killed 8-year-old was intoxicated

Alexandria police say the Fairfax County man behind the wheel of a car that struck and killed an 8-year-old Lincolnia boy near Duke Street Sunday afternoon was intoxicated. Authorities charged Victor M. Aldana, 22, with DUI [...]

Alexandria woman struck by Metro train committed suicide

Alexandria woman struck by Metro train committed suicide

The 56-year-old woman struck by a Metro train at Van Dorn Street Station last Friday morning deliberately jumped onto the tracks, a Metro spokesman said. The suicide victim was an Alexandria resident, said Dan Stessel of [...]

Duke Street bank robber remains at large

Duke Street bank robber remains at large

Alexandria police say an unidentified man strode into the 5140 Duke St. Virginia Commerce Bank Wednesday afternoon and held up a teller for an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect, described as a black man about [...]

Lightening strikes chimney, causes two-alarm fire

Lightening struck the chimney of a three-story home on Park Road, setting the gas fireplace ablaze and causing an estimated $300,000 in damages Thursday evening. [...]