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

Video details NY effort to conserve Civil War flag

The New York State Military Museum has created a video that shows some of the meticulous work conducted to conserve a flag at the center of a deadly encounter in the opening weeks of the Civil War.

Wednesday - 01/25/2012, 11:37am EST

Former CIA officer accused of terror leaks

A former CIA officer who told reporters he participated in the interrogation of terrorist Abu Zubaydah has been charged with leaking classified secrets about CIA operatives and other information to reporters.

Monday - 01/23/2012, 01:58pm EST

Costco expands efforts in region

Monday - 01/23/2012, 03:41am EST

Controversial Alexandria waterfront plan approved

It's been a long and contentious road, but after more than two years a controversial waterfront plan in Alexandria was approved Saturday night.

Sunday - 01/22/2012, 07:58am EST

Road changes near Mark Center not helping some

WTOP's Neal Augenstein reports

Friday - 01/20/2012, 01:12pm EST


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