Small displays of patriotism have profound impact since Sept. 11

In the decade since the Sept. 11 attacks, two simple acts have given Americans the power to express their patriotism in a quiet yet profound manner.

Sunday - 09/11/2011, 12:55pm EDT

Alexandria chooses 42-year-old as new town crier

Hear ye, hear ye! The city of Alexandria has chosen a new town crier.

Sunday - 09/11/2011, 09:52am EDT

Dog's shooting death upsets Fairfax Co. neighbors

The shooting of a dog by an animal control officer has neighbors in one Northern Virginia neighborhood questioning the move.

Monday - 09/05/2011, 01:59pm EDT

Black Widow eats 183 chicken wings in NY contest

The Black Widow of eating contests has scarfed down 183 chicken wings in 12 minutes to break her own world record set last year in Buffalo, N.Y.

Monday - 09/05/2011, 08:51am EDT

Controversial Va. power plant will close in 2012

A power plant that has irritated an Alexandria neighborhood for decades is going to close October 2012.

Tuesday - 08/30/2011, 03:07pm EDT

Alexandria endures only 'nuisance flooding'

Old Town Alexandria has escaped significant flooding in the wake of Hurricane Irene.

Sunday - 08/28/2011, 10:45am EDT

Gadsby's in Alexandria closed for quake damage

One of the historic buildings in Old Town Alexandria will remain closed through the weekend following damage from Tuesday's earthquake.<

Thursday - 08/25/2011, 06:11am EDT

Photo helps solve one Arlington Cemetery mystery

A photo of a girl in an ice skating outfit left at grave has helped identify the remains one a woman.

Friday - 08/19/2011, 05:43pm EDT

Woman who attacked art at D.C. museum strikes again

A woman who attacked a painting at Washington's National Gallery of Art earlier this year has struck again, police say, this time lashing out against a Henri Matisse painting at the museum.

Monday - 08/15/2011, 02:48pm EDT

Cyclist grateful for unexpected help during race

Alex Wurm, a radiologist by profession, felt his hip pop when he wiped out. What he didn't expect was that the cyclist leading the race -- an emergency medical technician -- would double back and help.

Wednesday - 08/10/2011, 05:15am EDT

Va. reports 1st human West Nile case of 2011

Virginia's first human case of West Nile virus this year has been reported in Richmond.

Tuesday - 08/09/2011, 11:49am EDT

First responders take to their bikes for world games

Alexandria firefighters Dennis Short and Jason Wehmeyer will be compete in the World Police and Fire Games in New York City later this month.

Tuesday - 08/09/2011, 06:02am EDT

Va. task force to monitor traffic during BRAC changes

Traffic patterns across the region will begin changing this week as thousands of military-related workers move job locations as part of the military base realignment.

Monday - 08/08/2011, 02:52pm EDT

Jury rules in favor of Blackwater in lawsuit

A jury ruled Friday in favor of the security firm once known as Blackwater, rejecting two former employees' claims that the company overbilled the State Department for its work in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Friday - 08/05/2011, 09:48pm EDT

More adults support kid-free zones

What do you think? Are kid-free restaurants and airlines a good idea? On Twitter use #WTOPKidFree.

Friday - 08/05/2011, 05:12am EDT

Outer Loop reopens at Eisenhower Ave.

A tractor trailer accident complicated the commute from Springfield to Alexandria Wednesday.

Wednesday - 08/03/2011, 10:53am EDT

Alex. mayor: Debt default means 'millions' in local costs

The mayor discussed the impact of the lowering of Alexandria's AAA bond rating, which could occur if Congress cannot reach an agreement on the debt ceiling.

Friday - 07/29/2011, 11:31am EDT

New $50 fines from Alexandria red light cameras

Want to keep $50 in your pocket? Don't run the red light at three intersections in Alexandria starting Monday morning.

Friday - 07/29/2011, 06:12am EDT

Old school Alexandria post office on chopping block

It's a little like stepping back in time when you open the bright red door to the Theological Seminary Post Office in Alexandria. Residents are upset that the post office is on a list for possible closures.

Wednesday - 07/27/2011, 04:42pm EDT

Metro starts new bus service to Mark Center in August

Metro adds a new bus line in Alexandria to ease BRAC gridlock, and bus schedules in Fairfax County will be modified to accommodate the upcoming growth at Fort Belvoir.

Wednesday - 07/27/2011, 05:23am EDT
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