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Medical examiner: D.C. official beaten, strangled

Medical examiner: D.C. official beaten, strangled

By Erich Wagner (File Photo) The state Office of the Chief Medical Examiner on Friday ruled the high-ranking D.C. Department of Corrections official found dead in Alexandria was beaten and strangled to death. Agency spokesman Arkuie [...]

ACLU: Police activity lacks oversight

ACLU: Police activity lacks oversight

By Kathryn Watson (File photo) There aren’t too many requirements local law enforcement agencies in Virginia must meet to acquire excess military equipment. And once they do, they don’t always let the public know what they [...]

New council meeting schedule brings work sessions into the light

New council meeting schedule brings work sessions into the light

By Erich Wagner (File photo) If you watched city council’s first legislative meeting since June on Tuesday night, you may have noticed that things worked a little differently than in the past. That’s because councilors adopted [...]

Local policymakers, experts analyze turmoil in Ferguson

Local policymakers, experts analyze turmoil in Ferguson

By Derrick Perkins (File photo) Even before tensions began finally easing in Ferguson, Mo., local officials and experts began drawing what lessons they could from the unrest that captured the national spotlight. Ferguson became a household [...]

Transportation, redevelopment top city councilors’ priorities this session

Transportation, redevelopment top city councilors’ priorities this session

By Erich Wagner (File photo) As city councilors return to City Hall this week for the first council sessions of the new legislative year, one word is on everybody’s lips: transportation. That is not without good [...]

ACPS: Lights feasible at T.C.

ACPS: Lights feasible at T.C.

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Lighting up T.C. Williams’ football field is doable, Alexandria City Public Schools officals announced last week. At a September 4 school board meeting, district director of educational facilities William Holley said [...]

Severance charged in three murders

Severance charged in three murders

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Erich Wagner) Police Chief Earl Cook believes his department has finally solved a string of high profile murders, one of which dated back more than a decade. Police announced Monday that they secured [...]

BREAKING: Charles Severance charged in Dunning, Kirby, Lodato murders

BREAKING: Charles Severance charged in Dunning, Kirby, Lodato murders

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Alexandria police announced Monday that they have secured murder indictments against former fringe mayoral candidate Charles Severance in connection with three high-profile homicides over the last decade. A grand jury charged [...]

UPDATED: D.C. corrections official killed in Seminary Hill

UPDATED: D.C. corrections official killed in Seminary Hill

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Updated 1:06 p.m. September 8 A high-ranking D.C. corrections official was found slain in her Seminary Hill home Sunday morning. Around 8:12 a.m. Sunday, officers responded to the 4800 block of [...]

Private school celebrates largest ever donation

Private school celebrates largest ever donation

By Erich Wagner (Courtesy photo) Alexandria Country Day School officials announced Tuesday that an anonymous donor has presented the school with a $3 million gift, the largest in the school’s 31-year history. The financial windfall will [...]