The latest news in the city of Alexandria.

Freight train derails in Alexandria after apparent partial bridge collapse

A CSX freight train derailed Saturday morning in the Eisenhower corridor after what was initially reported as a partial railway bridge collapse. Thirty-one train cars...

How the city counts its homeless population

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com Carpenter’s Shelter volunteers found him living in his car in the parking lot of a West End condominium development. The man...

Defining ‘business before council’

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Both candidates vying for mayor have taken an ethical stand regarding donations to their campaigns. Mayor Allison Silberberg and Vice...

Alexandria Times to forego mayoral endorsement

By Alexandria Times Staff | Email staff The Alexandria Times learned when campaign finance reports were released in mid-April that a silent partner in its...

Meals tax, Dominion transmission line reroute approved at public hearing

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Although the battle against increasing Alexandria’s meals tax from 4 to 5 percent was all but lost, local restaurateurs attempted...

Truck uproots power pole on Duke Street

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Portions of Duke Street are closed this morning due to truck pulling a power pole out of the ground. Eyewitnesses reported...
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