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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

A step closer to a Potomac Yard Metro Station?

A step closer to a Potomac Yard Metro Station?

By Chris Teale (File photo) The proposed Metrorail station at Potomac Yard took another step towards becoming reality last week with the release of a federal Environmental Impact Study, in what city officials hailed as a [...]

Waterfront plan reaffirmed by state supreme court

Waterfront plan reaffirmed by state supreme court

By Erich Wagner (File photo) The Virginia Supreme Court again sided with attorneys for the city last month, ruling against the so-called Iron Ladies’ petition to force a Board of Zoning Appeals hearing on the controversial [...]

Judge: Severance competent to stand trial

Judge: Severance competent to stand trial

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Specially appointed Alexandria Circuit Court Judge Jane Roush ruled Monday that the man accused in the murder of three prominent Alexandrians over the last decade is competent to stand trial. Charles [...]

Council debates future of City Hall

Council debates future of City Hall

By Susan Hale Thomas and Erich Wagner (File photo) Vice Mayor Allison Silberberg accused Mayor Bill Euille of advocating for the sale of historic City Hall during a routine work session on the city’s proposed capital [...]