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Lee Street residents worry Halloween tradition has gotten out of hand

Lee Street residents worry Halloween tradition has gotten out of hand

By Derrick Perkins (Photo/Erich Wagner) Lee Street is the place to be on Halloween, but Old Town residents and city officials fear the annual tradition is spiraling out of control. The fall community ritual dates back [...]

UPDATED: Police investigate West End homicide

UPDATED: Police investigate West End homicide

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Updated 5:12 p.m. July 7 Detectives are investigating the killing of a woman in her home last week on the West End, Alexandria police said. Around 11:30 a.m. July 4, police [...]

Edmond focuses on results, not ideology

Edmond focuses on results, not ideology

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Republican congressional nominee Micah Edmond said the combination of his unique upbringing and an emphasis on results rather than rhetoric means he will give Democrat Don Beyer a run for his [...]

Two local men bear witness to catastrophic Everest avalanche

Two local men bear witness to catastrophic Everest avalanche

By Katie Callahan (Courtesy photo) Breathe, step. Breathe, step. Breathe, step. It sounds natural enough, but for local businessman John Carney, sucking in thin mountain air before every lumbering step upwards took incredible concentration. “When you [...]

West End residents sour after Norfolk Southern meeting

West End residents sour after Norfolk Southern meeting

By Katie Callahan (File photo) A community meeting with Norfolk Southern’s representatives last month to discuss the future of its West End ethanol facility did little to defrost Alexandria’s chilly relationship with the shipping giant. City [...]

Councilors skeptical of Dominion Power expansion plans

Councilors skeptical of Dominion Power expansion plans

By Erich Wagner (File photo) City councilors lit up Dominion Virginia Power representatives last month over the utility company’s plans for running a 230-kilovolt transmission line through Alexandria. At issue is the fact that the company [...]

Police identify ‘upskirt’ suspect, arrest three more teens

Police identify ‘upskirt’ suspect, arrest three more teens

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Alexandria police released the identity of a T.C. Williams student charged earlier this month and arrested three others in connection with two separate incidents where the students allegedly took nonconsensual “upskirt” [...]

Torpedo Factory celebrates 40 years of creativity

Torpedo Factory celebrates 40 years of creativity

By Katie Callahan (Photo/Katie Callahan) Four decades after local artists converted a run-down munitions plant into a creative hub, the Torpedo Factory Art Center is still going strong. Built near the end of World War I, [...]

City police investigate NOVA sexual assault

City police investigate NOVA sexual assault

Erich Wagner (File photo) City police are investigating a report of a sexual assault Monday against a student at Northern Virginia Community College. Around 2 p.m. police responded to the 5000 block of Dawes Ave., said [...]

City weighs Olympic pool at Chinquapin

City weighs Olympic pool at Chinquapin

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Local swimmers could soon hone their freestyle or breaststroke in an Olympic-sized pool without needing to venture beyond the city limits. Officials are considering adding a 50-meter pool at Chinquapin Park [...]