How one Alexandria neighborhood weathered the outage

Six days after the storm, Virginia Dominion Power crews were working Thursday afternoon to restore electricity to a half block of homes in Del Ray Alexandria. The company is working home-by- home to restore power to its customers.

Thursday - 07/05/2012, 04:30pm EDT

Chestnut wins 6th straight title, downs 68 dogs

Joey Chestnut won his sixth straight Fourth of July hot dog-eating contest at Coney Island, downing 68 dogs and buns on Wednesday to tie his personal best in a sweaty, gag-inducing spectacle.

Wednesday - 07/04/2012, 09:39pm EDT

Area camp, facilities and pool closings

Power outages and storm cleanup are forcing some camps and pools to close.

Tuesday - 07/03/2012, 07:35am EDT

Va. expands emerald ash borer quarantine

Six localities have been added to Virginia's emerald ash borer quarantine.

Saturday - 06/23/2012, 08:14am EDT

Man sentenced for online 'South Park' threat

A Muslim convert from Brooklyn was sentenced Friday to nearly 12 years in prison for posting online threats against the creators of South Park.

Friday - 06/22/2012, 06:59pm EDT

Searing temps prompt early pool openings in Alexandria

The triple digit temperatures prompted some area pools to open days before their scheduled summer start.

Friday - 06/22/2012, 07:49am EDT

Alexandria art opening features D.C. drag queens

The idea for Louise Noakes' latest art exhibit was born two years at a drag queen show she attended with her 17-year-old daughter.

Friday - 06/22/2012, 04:05am EDT

Va. woman sentenced for role in contract scheme

An Alexandria woman will spend more than a year in prison for her role in a scheme involving Coast Guard contracts.

Wednesday - 06/20/2012, 02:59pm EDT

Woman severely burned in backyard fire

A bizarre backyard accident has left an Alexandria woman with severe burns.

Sunday - 06/17/2012, 12:08pm EDT

Alexandria and Arlington reach compromise on streetcar line

WTOP's Kristi King reports from Alexandria.

Friday - 06/15/2012, 10:31am EDT

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John Walsh's summer safety tips for kids and parents

The host of "America's Most Wanted" offers parents some straight-forward advice to help keep their children safe.

Thursday - 06/14/2012, 06:07am EDT
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Construction of major HOV ramp to Mark Center possible in spring

The ramp near the Mark Center in Alexandria would have "no significant" environmental impact on the area around Interstate 395.

Wednesday - 06/13/2012, 11:09am EDT

Alexandria primary winners include incumbents, former councilmembers

Two former members of the Alexandria City Council and two incumbents are among the six winners of the Democratic primary for spots on the council, according to unofficial election results.

Wednesday - 06/13/2012, 05:48am EDT

Alexandria man guilty of killing 8-year-old boy

The man charged with driving under the influence before hitting and killing an 8-year-old boy and severely injuring his mother was found guilty on all counts by a Virginia Circuit Court judge Wednesday.

Wednesday - 06/06/2012, 04:16pm EDT

BLOG: One step at a time - A journey to the Marine Corps Marathon

To mark one of those big "0" birthdays, WTOP's Paula Wolfson has decided to run the Marine Corps Marathon. She will be sharing her journey along the way in a series of blog posts.

Tuesday - 06/05/2012, 10:03pm EDT

Fire breaks out at commercial bldg. in Alexandria

Firefighters in Alexandria are at the scene of a two-alarm blaze that broke out a commercial building near the Van Dorn Street Metro station.

Tuesday - 05/29/2012, 12:23pm EDT

Loudoun County, D.C. see jump in median income

New U.S. Census data suggest some areas in the D.C. region are doing better than others.

Monday - 05/28/2012, 04:52am EDT

Alexandria homes without water for hours after main break

Some residents in the Groveton neighborhood of Alexandria are still without water after 12 hours.

Sunday - 05/27/2012, 06:22pm EDT

Fla. man gets 8 years for $8 million Ponzi scheme

A Florida man was sentenced Friday to eight years in prison for running a Ponzi scheme that swindled hundreds of victims out of $8 million.

Friday - 05/25/2012, 04:39pm EDT

Alexandria traffic cams reveal thousands of red light runners

During the first three months of this year, more than 3,200 red-light fines have been handed out at the city's three red-light intersections.

Tuesday - 05/22/2012, 06:40am EDT
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