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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 [...]

ACPS defers decision on athletic lights at T.C. Williams

ACPS defers decision on athletic lights at T.C. Williams

By Erich Wagner (File photo) The Alexandria School Board pushed off a proposal to light up T.C. Williams’ football stadium last week. With a feasibility study on the project not yet complete — it was expected [...]

Council approves food truck rules

Council approves food truck rules

By Erich Wagner (File photo) City councilors approved regulations for a food truck pilot program Tuesday, but methods to measure its success remain in the works. The controversial measure allows mobile eateries to sell their wares [...]

Upscale residential building nears completion

Upscale residential building nears completion

By Katie Callahan (File image) As redevelopment heats up along Alexandria’s waterfront, one riverside project is winding down. Residents will begin moving into Oronoco Waterfront Residences by the month’s end, which will mark the first addition [...]

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 [...]