Alexandria, Va., tops Amazon best-read cities list

Alexandria, Va., is having a love affair with books.

Tuesday - 05/15/2012, 10:57am EDT

Alexandria Council approves redevelopment plan

The Alexandria City Council has approved a far-reaching plan to redevelop the Beauregard area.

Monday - 05/14/2012, 07:58am EDT

Alexandria Planning Commision OKs controversial plan for West End

Alexandria's Planning Commission approved Wednesday what's known as the Beauregard Small Area Plan, after a public hearing where many residents begged them to reconsider.

Sunday - 05/06/2012, 09:50am EDT
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4 Va. cities recognized for promoting play

Four Virginia cities have been recognized for encouraging children to play.

Wednesday - 05/02/2012, 06:15am EDT

Grants awarded to 8 Va. community health centers

More than $16 million in federal funding has been awarded to eight Virginia community health centers to help pay for capital improvements.

Tuesday - 05/01/2012, 10:20am EDT

Man accused in Va. activist's death charged in 2 others

Prince George's County police say a man accused in the fatal shooting of a northern Virginia activist is responsible for two other killings.

Tuesday - 04/24/2012, 10:16am EDT
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Former Marriot employee gets year in prison

A former employee of Marriott International has been sentenced to a year and a day in prison for embezzling money from the hotel chain.

Saturday - 04/21/2012, 12:36pm EDT

Former Rep. Jefferson to serve sentence in 2 weeks

A former Louisiana congressman who infamously was caught with $90,000 in cash hidden in his freezer will have to begin serving a 13-year bribery sentence within the next two weeks, a judge ruled Friday.

Friday - 04/20/2012, 02:24pm EDT

Va. man gets 12 years for aiding terrorists

A northern Virginia electrician was sentenced 12 years in prison Friday for producing an online propaganda video at the behest of a militant Pakistani group designated a terrorist organization by the U.S. government.

Friday - 04/13/2012, 03:34pm EDT

Man arrested in Alexandria apartment hunt assault

Police have arrested a 23-year-old man suspected in the abduction and assault of two women who were on an apartment hunt in Alexandria Tuesday evening.

Thursday - 04/12/2012, 06:52am EDT

Alexandria restaurant 'greenest' in the state

From the carpet and walls to the chairs and tables, almost every aspect of Walker's Grille restaurant was designed with an eye to efficiency and sustainability.

Thursday - 04/12/2012, 06:41am EDT

Va. man pleads to fraud in mortgage rescues

A Virginia Beach man has admitted to running a scheme in which he took thousands of dollars from homeowners and promised to modify their mortgages, but pocketed the money instead.

Wednesday - 04/11/2012, 03:17am EDT

Alexandria home destroyed in fire

A large fire broke out at a home in Alexandria just before 10 p.m. Sunday.

Monday - 04/09/2012, 07:23am EDT
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ACT College closes campuses in Northern Va.

A college that provides medical and healthcare training has closed all of its campuses in northern Virginia.

Wednesday - 04/04/2012, 09:28am EDT

Va. Delegate David Englin retiring from office

Englin made the announcement at an Alexandria City Democratic Committee meeting Monday night. He has recently admitted to an extramarital affair.

Monday - 04/02/2012, 10:29pm EDT

T.C. Williams High School to offer free SAT prep courses

Students at T.C. Williams High School will be able to get free SAT and ACT prep programs this spring.

Monday - 04/02/2012, 03:46am EDT

Falls Church homeowners top remodeling spenders in South

Four of the five top areas for estimated annual remodeling spending in the South are in the D.C. metro region, with Falls Church and Arlington County ranking No. 1 and No. 2 respectively, according to the National Association of Home Builders.

Friday - 03/30/2012, 06:50am EDT

Former CFO at Taylor Bean pleads guilty

The chief financial officer of what had been one of the nation's largest private mortgage companies has pleaded guilty to his role in a $3 billion fraud scheme.

Tuesday - 03/20/2012, 01:38pm EDT

Metro workers to plead guilty to stealing hundreds of thousands

Two former Metro workers accused of stealing potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars in coins from fare card machines are scheduled to enter guilty pleas in federal court.

Monday - 03/19/2012, 09:05am EDT

Leaving a pet in a hot car now comes with a fine in Alexandria

The Alexandria City Council passed an ordinance in November that bans animals from being left in vehicles when the outside temperature reaches 70 degrees or above.

Sunday - 03/18/2012, 01:42pm EDT
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