St. Patrick's Day comes early with Alex. parade (VIDEO)

Donna Gray, who rode a float at the parade, says she thought it was a good idea to hold the parade almost two weeks before the official holiday.

Sunday - 03/04/2012, 12:38pm EST

Heart disease survivors form 'sisterhood'

The women with "broken" hearts could not be a more diverse bunch. And yet their common illness binds them together.

Wednesday - 02/29/2012, 06:43am EST

Suspect in murder of Alexandria activist held without bond

Lenny Harris might have lived if he hadn't recognized one of the men robbing him, according to one of the three men arrested in his murder.

Tuesday - 02/28/2012, 02:23pm EST

Prospects not good for rescued eagle

Prospects are not good for the injured bald eagle rescued from Metro's Blue Line tracks near the Van Dorn Metro station.

Tuesday - 02/28/2012, 07:26am EST

Man breaks into Va. 82-year-old's bedroom, steals phone, Firebird

The woman, who has not been identified by police, was sitting in her bedroom in the 8000 block of Russell Road near Huntley Meadows Park in Alexandria last Sunday evening. She got up from her bed where she was watching TV after she heard one of her windows smash out.

Thursday - 02/23/2012, 10:55am EST

18 Va. localities get school route grants

More than a dozen Virginia localities are receiving state grants to encourage students to walk or ride bicycles to schools.

Wednesday - 02/22/2012, 12:37pm EST

Alexandria police searching for assault suspect

Police in Alexandria, Va. say the man assaulted a 16-year-old girl Monday, Feb. 20 just after 8 p.m.

Tuesday - 02/21/2012, 02:56pm EST

The original Ben & Jerry's courtesy of George Washington

President Washington used to cut the ice for his recipe from the frozen Potomac River.

Monday - 02/20/2012, 11:19am EST

Mount Vernon hoecakes cookout celebrates Washington's birthday

Three days of festivities kicked off at Mount Vernon with a hoecake cookoff on Saturday -- all in honor of George Washington's 280th birthday.

Saturday - 02/18/2012, 03:16pm EST

Mistaken mow job costs Va city nearly $1 million

Responding to a complaint of high weeds, the city sent inmates on work detail to mow property in Denbigh in the summer of 2010. Then the city found out that the land was protected wetlands.

Friday - 02/17/2012, 11:00am EST

Thousands attend Alexandria paramedic's funeral

Emergency responders from around the country are in Alexandria for the funeral of Joshua Weissman who died a day after falling from Interstate 395 into Four Mile Run Creek. Schools in Alexandria dismissed early Thursday because of the traffic impact.

Friday - 02/17/2012, 03:19am EST

And the top 10 boat names are...

Naming a boat brings out an owner's creativity.

Thursday - 02/16/2012, 07:45am EST

Alexandria drunken driving case sent to grand jury

The case against a man accused of a drunken driving crash in Alexandria last month which killed a little boy and seriously injured the boy's mother has been referred to the grand jury.

Monday - 02/13/2012, 02:45pm EST

Fire departments pay respect to fallen paramedic

Fire departments staged a salute to fallen firefighter Joshua Weissman Sunday morning, as his body was taken to the funeral home.

Sunday - 02/12/2012, 01:41pm EST

Police investigating accident that killed Alexandria paramedic

An Alexandria paramedic died Thursday after falling 30 feet into Four Mile Run Creek. The paramedic fell as he climbed over concrete barriers separating the main lanes of Interstate 395 from the HOV lanes.

Friday - 02/10/2012, 12:27pm EST

Alexandria activist shot to death

Lenwood "Lenny" Harris, the Alexandria activist whose body was found in a Fort Washington well, died of a gunshot wound, Prince George's County Police said during a news conference Monday.

Monday - 01/30/2012, 02:56pm EST

New bus connects Tysons and Alexandria's Mark Center

The Route 28X will run every half hour between Tysons Corner and the Mark Center, making stops at the West Falls Church Metro Station and the Seven Corners Shopping Center.

Monday - 01/30/2012, 06:10am EST

Vet: 'This wasn't a one time incident for this dog'

Dr. Ashley Hughes, Friendship Hospital for Animals

Wednesday - 01/25/2012, 04:35pm EST


School lunches to have more veggies, whole grains

The first major nutritional overhaul of school meals in more than 15 years means most offerings _ including the always popular pizza _ will come with less sodium, more whole grains and a wider selection of fruits and vegetables on the side.

Wednesday - 01/25/2012, 04:04pm EST

Alex. woman shoots, kills own dog after it attacked her boyfriend

The Alexandria Times says a woman and an unidentified man were in their home on Eisenhower Avenue with their Doberman/pit-bull mix.

Wednesday - 01/25/2012, 03:23pm EST
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