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Child sex trafficker sentenced to 11 years

Child sex trafficker sentenced to 11 years

By Susan Hale Thomas (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) An Alexandria man was sentenced to 11 years in prison last week, after he pleaded guilty to child sex trafficking. “You might as well get paid for something most [...]

Changes afoot in grant funding process

Changes afoot in grant funding process

By Susan Hale Thomas (File photo) Organizations making funding requests from the Alexandria Fund for Human Services will notice a few changes next month when they prepare to write their grant proposals. Kate Garvey, director of [...]

Mark Jinks appointed acting city manager

Mark Jinks appointed acting city manager

By Erich Wagner (Photo/City of Alexandria) City councilors voted unanimously last weekend to appoint Mark Jinks as acting city manager following the news last week that City Manager Rashad Young would leave Alexandria at the end [...]

ODBC moves closer to new clubhouse

ODBC moves closer to new clubhouse

By Susan Hale Thomas (Image/City of Alexandria) Preliminary designs for the Old Dominion Boat Club were well received by the members of the city board of architectural review during a work session on the project earlier [...]

Severance to undergo competency evaluation

Severance to undergo competency evaluation

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Former fringe mayoral candidate Charles Severance made his first public statements since investigators connected him with the slayings of three Alexandrians earlier this year at a preliminary hearing in court last [...]

Incidents highlight local police accountability

Incidents highlight local police accountability

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Alfred Street Baptist Church Pastor Howard-John Wesley’s congregation was in the midst of a service geared toward young people earlier this month, when word that a New York police officer would [...]

Man indicted for murder of D.C. corrections officer

Man indicted for murder of D.C. corrections officer

By Chris Teale (File photo) A grand jury formally indicted Monday an Alexandria man on murder charges in connection with the death of D.C. Deputy Director of Corrections Carolyn Cross earlier this year. Dawit Seyoum is [...]

Attorney general, education secretary visit local juvenile offenders

Attorney general, education secretary visit local juvenile offenders

By Erich Wagner (Courtesy photo) Senior members of the Obama administration visited the Northern Virginia Juvenile Detention Center Monday to talk with students about the need for educational supports at facilities for young people in custody. [...]

City manager to resign for D.C. government position

City manager to resign for D.C. government position

By Erich Wagner (File photo) City Manager Rashad Young will resign at the end of 2014 to take a job as the D.C. city administrator under Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser, officials confirmed Tuesday. Young held Alexandria’s top [...]

Severance attorneys say detectives lied in warrant

Severance attorneys say detectives lied in warrant

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Attorneys for a former fringe Alexandria mayoral candidate accused in three high-profile killings have asked a judge to throw out the charges against him. Charles Severance, 54, stands accused of fatally [...]