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One injured in Sunday evening shooting

One injured in Sunday evening shooting

A Sunday evening shooting near the intersection of North Payne and Wythe streets has left one man hospitalized, police say. Officers descended on the scene after receiving reports of multiple shots fired about 6:30 p.m. They [...]

Alexandria School Board consolidates city middle schools

Alexandria School Board consolidates city middle schools

By Erich Wagner (File Photo) Students at the George Washington middle schools will soon be studying and eating lunch with their peers across the hallway. The Alexandria City School Board voted unanimously February 20 to consolidate [...]

Protecting our kids, one at a time

Protecting our kids, one at a time

By Erich Wagner (File photo) When the Center for Alexandria’s Children opened in 2006, the memory of the severe beating and eventual death of 3-year-old Katelyn Frazier in 2000 remained fresh in the minds of city [...]

Local attorney dies helping neighbor

Local attorney dies helping neighbor

By Derrick Perkins (Courtesy photo) Mourners turned out in droves Tuesday to remember attorney Peter Williams, who died helping a neighbor clear a driveway of snow after last week’s storm. Though a Fairfax County resident, Williams, [...]

A serial killer in Alexandria?

A serial killer in Alexandria?

By Derrick Perkins (File photo) The theories sprung up as quickly as the news cameras started following the brazen daylight shooting of North Ridge resident and beloved music teacher Ruthanne Lodato. Could her killing be connected [...]

North Ridge residents remain on edge

North Ridge residents remain on edge

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Erich Wagner) North Ridge residents still feel unnerved following the February 6 slaying of renowned piano teacher Ruthanne Lodato. Even with an increased police presence, residents say they remain alert, locking their doors [...]

Vowing to marry

Vowing to marry

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Erich Wagner) Several same-sex couples celebrated Valentine’s Day by attempting what remains forbidden fruit for them in Virginia: obtaining a marriage license. Couples, along with supporters and local religious leaders, rallied for marriage [...]

City Hall extends an olive branch

City Hall extends an olive branch

By Derrick Perkins (File photo) Rocked by seemingly endless controversy — as well as accusations that officials knowingly keep residents in the dark on major issues — in recent years, city councilors took a step toward [...]

Daytime homicide shakes North Ridge community

Daytime homicide shakes North Ridge community

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Erich Wagner) City Councilor and North Ridge resident Tim Lovain said that until recently, his neighborhood was renowned for peace and quiet. “I remember a civic activist who used to call it ‘Happy [...]

Roads closed as police search for evidence in homicide case

Roads closed as police search for evidence in homicide case

(Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) Officials shut down several streets near the scene of last week’s homicide as police swept the area for more evidence in the fatal shooting of 59-year-old Ruthanne Lodato. As of 8 a.m. Tuesday, [...]