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Alexandria man found guilty in 2017 murder

By Alexa Epitropoulos | [email protected] A jury found a 27-year-old Alexandria man guilty of murder in the second degree on Tuesday, the Alexandria Office of...

Justice Matters with Bryan Porter: What Alexandria can and can’t do...

Last month, Parkland, Florida, became the most recent city to experience the horror of a mass school shooting. Seventeen people were gunned down, with as...

Town hall meeting held on local opioid crisis

By Denise Dunbar | [email protected] A town hall titled “A community conversation: Heroin & other opioids” took place Feb. 28 at the Minnie Howard Campus...

City rolls out new mental health initiative

By Denise Dunbar | [email protected] The city’s Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney announced a new mental health initiative on Tuesday that aims to help people...

Opioids in Alexandria Part 6: Justice in the midst of crisis

By Alexa Epitropoulos and Missy Schrott | [email protected] Before the opioid epidemic reached a fever pitch in 2015, the Alexandria Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney...

City Democrats celebrate statewide wins

By Alexa Epitropoulos and Missy Schrott The mood was visibly  tense as a watch party organized by the Alexandria Democratic Committee began at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at...

Man pleads guilty in gang-motivated murder

A man has pleaded guilty to a November 2015 murder in Alexandria. Johnathan Gomez Sorto, a 22-year-old who formerly resided in Fairfax County, pleaded guilty...

Justice Matters with Bryan Porter: What goes into a use-of-force review

This past June, Alexandria joined the unfortunately growing list of cities that have suffered the psychological trauma of an active shooter incident. A lone gunman, angry over...

Commonwealth’s attorney report details harrowing June 14 shooting at Simpson Field

By Alexa Epitropoulos | [email protected] The use of deadly force against shooter James T. Hodgkinson at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park was justified, according to a report...

Justice Matters: What is a Commonwealth’s Attorney?

My name is Bryan Porter, and I have the privilege of serving as Alexandria’s elected commonwealth’s attorney. “Great,” the average resident might say. “But what’s the...