Coal-fired power plant in Alexandria to close

A coal-fired power plant in Alexandria that has drawn the scorn of environmentalists for decades is about to be shut down.

Sunday - 09/30/2012, 03:13pm EDT

Alexandria power plant to close for good Monday

One of the regions biggest polluters will close for good on Monday after a decade long fight over air pollution.

Sunday - 09/30/2012, 12:29pm EDT

Standoff at Va. marina resolved without incident

Police have taken a man into custody after a standoff at the Belle Haven Marina in Alexandria.

Saturday - 09/29/2012, 10:32am EDT

Man sentenced for robbing Apple trucks

A man who robbed two trucks delivering Apple products has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Friday - 09/28/2012, 05:09pm EDT

Army secretary injured in bike accident

Officials say Army Secretary John McHugh is being treated in a hospital for injuries he received in a bicycle accident but is expected to return to work soon.

Wednesday - 09/26/2012, 01:47am EDT

United Way names Stacey Stewart new president

United Way Worldwide has appointed Stacey Stewart as its new president of U.S. operations.

Tuesday - 09/25/2012, 01:22pm EDT

Capital Bikeshare expands to Alexandria

The Capital Bikeshare program has expanded to Alexandria.

Thursday - 09/20/2012, 06:26am EDT

Judge rejects suit challenging Va. lethal injection

A judge said Wednesday that he did not need to hear any evidence before concluding that lethal injection in Virginia does not amount to practicing medicine without a license.

Wednesday - 09/19/2012, 07:15pm EDT

Renoir painting found at W.Va flea market

A woman who paid $7 for a box of trinkets at a West Virginia flea market two years ago apparently acquired an original painting by French impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir without knowing it.

Thursday - 09/13/2012, 03:41am EDT

Alexandria dig uncovers graves, traces of African-American community

An archaeological dig at Fort Ward Park in Alexandria has uncovered 43 unidentified graves and traces of a historic post-Civil War community.

Monday - 09/10/2012, 10:59am EDT

Landmine detection dog finds new home in Alexandria

This Iraqi dog has come a long way since his Baghdad days.

Monday - 09/10/2012, 10:50am EDT

Old Town Theater to get new life with Vaudeville

The new owner of Alexandria's Old Town Theater says the historic space is being renovated to restore its 1914 appearance and become a Vaudeville showplace.

Tuesday - 09/04/2012, 12:48pm EDT

Local group helps La. children displaced by Hurricane Isaac

Hurricane Isaac did a number on the Gulf Coast region. And as the rebuilding begins, one local agency is in Louisiana helping displaced children.

Monday - 09/03/2012, 09:51am EDT

Suspect in death of Alexandria activist gets plea deal

A Waldorf man charged in connection with the murder of community activist Lenny Harris has reportedly struck a plea deal.

Sunday - 09/02/2012, 12:23pm EDT

Northern Va. teen youngest delegate at RNC

A 17-year-old high school senior from Mount Vernon is making an impression at the Republican National Convention. Evan Draim makes Paul Ryan, the youthful Republican vice presidential contender, look like a late bloomer less Doogie Howser, M.D., and more Grandma Moses.

Tuesday - 08/28/2012, 07:01am EDT

Capital Bikeshare widens reach

The popular Capital Bikeshare program continues to expand.

Monday - 08/27/2012, 08:33am EDT

Va. driver charged after car splits in half, passenger killed

One man is dead and three people are injured after a crash in Alexandria Thursday morning that left the car they were riding in split in half.

Thursday - 08/16/2012, 12:19pm EDT

Driver identified in fatal crash with police cruiser

Fairfax County police Officer Don Gotthardt tells WTOP the driver of a 2006 Infinity was headed westbound when he "veered dramatically to the left" and into the path of an oncoming, marked police car at about 3 a.m..

Monday - 08/13/2012, 09:46am EDT

5 convicted in khat smuggling case face sentencing

The first of 13 men and women convicted of smuggling millions of dollars' worth of the illegal African drug khat (COT) are facing possible prison sentences.

Friday - 08/10/2012, 02:29am EDT

Sentencing for 'blond bandit' in bank robberies

A northern Virginia woman who became known as the "blond bandit" following a string of bank robberies and carjackings last year could be facing 10 years or more in prison.

Thursday - 08/09/2012, 01:58pm EDT
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