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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 [...]

Food trucks roar into Alexandria

Food trucks roar into Alexandria

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Erich Wagner) Throngs of epicureans got a taste of the future of food trucks in Alexandria last week. Throughout much of the day, hungry gourmands funneled into the parking lot of Southern Towers, [...]

Euille handed first election defeat

Euille handed first election defeat

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Erich Wagner) After two decades of going undefeated at the polls, Alexandria Mayor Bill Euille got a rude awakening Tuesday night. The popular mayor garnered just 8 percent of the vote in Tuesday’s [...]

School takeover law ruled unconstitutional

School takeover law ruled unconstitutional

By Erich Wagner (File photo) A Norfolk Circuit Court judge ruled Tuesday that the controversial state agency established to take control of struggling Virginia schools is unconstitutional. The Norfolk City School Board filed the lawsuit against [...]