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Updated: Judge declares mistrial in Seyoum murder case

Updated: Judge declares mistrial in Seyoum murder case

4:44 p.m. update: Alexandria Circuit Court Judge Nolan B. Dawkins declared a mistrial Thursday in the Dawit Seyoum murder trial, after jurors reported that they could not reach a verdict. After more than two and a half [...]

West End station officially opens without firefighters

West End station officially opens without firefighters

By Chris Teale (Photo/Erich Wagner) At 8:30 a.m. last Saturday, the city officials were scheduled to cut the ribbon to mark the opening of Fire Station 210 on the West End, near the Van Dorn Metro [...]

Word on the Street

Word on the Street

By Abigail Jurk (File Photo) Everyone’s schedule is full at this time of year, but don’t forget about your social life. Here are a few ideas to get you out on the town: WHAT’S THE DEAL: The [...]

Saints girls lacrosse team profits from Spring Fling competition

Saints girls lacrosse team profits from Spring Fling competition

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) Even after a strong start to the season, the girls lacrosse team of St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes know plenty of tough challenges lie ahead, especially as they continue league play [...]

Spring2ACTion looks to reach new donors in fifth year

Spring2ACTion looks to reach new donors in fifth year

By Susan Hale Thomas (Courtesy image) What one-day event can stir up a rivalry in Alexandria every spring, pitting PTA against PTA, shopkeeper against shopkeeper and restaurant against restaurant? The city’s 24-hour virtual online fundraising event, [...]

Planning commission OKs Robinson Terminal South project

Planning commission OKs Robinson Terminal South project

By Susan Hale Thomas (Image/City of Alexandria) Members of the city planning commission voted unanimously to approve plans to redevelop Robinson Terminal South into a mix of residential units, a hotel and commercial retail space last [...]

Plan to clean up North Old Town power plant moves forward

Plan to clean up North Old Town power plant moves forward

By Chris Teale (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) The planned cleanup of two leaking underground oil storage tanks at the former GenOn coal-fired power plant in North Old Town reached a vital stage last month as the proposed [...]

Editorial: Pave the redevelopment path with common ground

Editorial: Pave the redevelopment path with common ground

(File photo) “You’re either part of the solution or you’re part of the problem.” That saying by Eldridge Cleaver can be applied to a great many things in life. It’s applicable to issues surrounding development in [...]

T.C. boys soccer team remains focused despite unbeaten run

T.C. boys soccer team remains focused despite unbeaten run

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) They are defending state champions with a 5-0-1 record this season, and have not lost since May of last year when they went down 2-0 to Washington-Lee. However, the boys soccer [...]

Alexandria native, gun control advocate Sarah Brady dead at 73

Alexandria native, gun control advocate Sarah Brady dead at 73

By Chris Teale (Courtesy photo) She spent her life battling for greater control on the sale and distribution of firearms after her husband was shot and left partially paralyzed. Susan Brady died of pneumonia in the [...]