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UPDATED: Police investigate Arlandria homicide

UPDATED: Police investigate Arlandria homicide

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Updated 10:35 a.m. June 23 The victim of a Thursday night shooting near St. Rita Catholic School in Arlandria died over the weekend, city police say. Julio Caesar Urrutia-Erazo, 27, of [...]

City ramps up repaving efforts

City ramps up repaving efforts

By Erich Wagner (File photo) After years of putting off roadway repairs, Alexandria officials are gearing up to repave its most ailing streets. In the fiscal 2015 capital improvement budget, city council allocated $4.3 million to [...]

Ireland’s Own files for bankruptcy

Ireland’s Own files for bankruptcy

By Katie Callahan (File photo) One of Old Town’s most storied watering holes is no more. And you can bet Pat Troy is among the mourners. After building Ireland’s Own into an Old Town institution over [...]

Officials move forward with waterfront flood mitigation project

Officials move forward with waterfront flood mitigation project

By Derrick Perkins (Image/City of Alexandria) Would a six-foot bulwark along the city’s waterfront end Old Town’s embarrassing tradition of flooding with every major storm? City officials say yes, but not all residents are sold. Part [...]

Suspected explosive device leads to discovery of body in woods

Suspected explosive device leads to discovery of body in woods

By Derrick Perkins (File photo) A possible explosive device left in a bag in a Hanson Lane homeowner’s backyard led police to discover what officials are describing as an “apparent suicide” Monday night. Authorities descended on [...]

UPDATED: Severance named ‘primary focus’ of investigation into unsolved homicides

UPDATED: Severance named ‘primary focus’ of investigation into unsolved homicides

By Derrick Perkins and Erich Wagner (File Photo) Updated at 11:40 a.m. June 19 Former mayoral candidate Charles Severance has become the “primary focus” of Alexandria authorities investigating three high-profile slayings over the past decade, police [...]

T.C. students allegedly took ‘upskirt’ photos of teachers

T.C. students allegedly took ‘upskirt’ photos of teachers

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Alexandria police are investigating four T.C. Williams students accused of taking nonconsensual “upskirt” photos of two teachers in class. According to search warrant affidavits filed by detectives in Alexandria Circuit Court, [...]

Report of suspicious package leads to discovery of a body

Report of suspicious package leads to discovery of a body

By Derrick Perkins (File Photo) A possible explosive device left in a bag in a Hanson Lane homeowner’s backyard led police to discover what officials are describing as an “apparent suicide” Monday night. Authorities descended on [...]

T.C. outlasts Washington-Lee for state championship title

T.C. outlasts Washington-Lee for state championship title

By Jim McElhatton (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) The biggest play in the history of T.C. Williams boys soccer began with 28 minutes and 59 seconds to go in the second half against Washington-Lee on Sunday. The two [...]

Driving Uber, Lyft out of the market

Driving Uber, Lyft out of the market

By Kathryn Watson (File photo) Just when you thought the Department of Motor Vehicles could not get any less popular, Virginia’s DMV officials sent cease-and-desist letters to passenger carrier companies Uber and Lyft, urging them to [...]