Archives: ‘Top Stories’

Alexandria Police Investigate Car Crash On Commonwealth Avenue

December 31st, 2011 | [From: Courts & Crime, Top Stories]

Shortly after 3:00 p.m. today, a woman crashed her late model Nissan pickup into a tree at the intersection of West Uhler and Commonwealth Avenues. The driver, who was the only occupant of the vehicle, was transported to the hospital. The extent of her injuries is not known.

2011 Top Fives

December 30th, 2011 | [From: 2011 In Review, Top Stories]

Each year, alexandrianews.org publishes lists of Top Five from the points of view of various Alexandria officials. Here are the 2011 submissions:

Former T. C. Football Star Facing Federal Drug Charges Again

December 30th, 2011 | [From: Courts & Crime, Top Stories]

Tracey Fells, a former T. C. Williams High School football star, has been charged with conspiracy to distribute greater than 280 grams of cocaine base “crack” and greater than 500 grams of cocaine in federal court in Alexandria.

Obama Administration Awards $26,729,489 To Virginia For Enrolling Eligible Children In Health Coverage

December 29th, 2011 | [From: Health & Fitness, Top Stories]

New Data Show 1.2 Million More Children Nationwide Have Health Insurance since the Reauthorization of CHIP in 2009

Today, $26,729,489 was awarded to Virginia for ensuring more children have health coverage, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced.

Alexandria Police Investigate Bank Robbery

December 29th, 2011 | [From: Courts & Crime, Top Stories]

Alexandria Police are investigating a bank robbery that occurred at the Virginia Commerce Bank, located at 5140 Duke Street. Around 2:27 P.M. on Wednesday December 28, a man entered the bank, implied he had a weapon and demanded money.

Hanukkah At INOVA Alexandria Hospital

December 24th, 2011 | [From: Holiday Happenings, Top Stories]

Patients, their families and friends, staff and community volunteers celebrated Hanukkah last Thursday night at INOVA Alexandria Hospital.
For the past 35 years lighting the menorah, eating traditional Hanukkah food, and singing Hanukkah songs has been a tradition at the hospital

ACPS Internal CIP Financial Procedures Audit Delayed

December 22nd, 2011 | [From: Schools, Top Stories]

The results of a review of Capital Improvement Program budget transfers, vouchers and invoices in the Alexandria City School System's Education Facilities Department will not be announced until January. So far, two members of the Education Facilities staff have resigned.

ARHA Children Visit Santa’s Winter Wonderland

December 22nd, 2011 | [From: Holiday Happenings, Top Stories]

More than 2500 of Alexandria’s children live in public and subsidized housing. As they waited at the Charles Houston Recreation Center, Santa arrived in an Alexandria fire truck with lights and sirens going.

COPS For Christmas

December 21st, 2011 | [From: Holiday Happenings, Top Stories]

On Saturday, Dec. 17, Community-Oriented Policing Officers from the Alexandria Police Department delivered toys and food to children and families within their communities.

Tennessee Man Pleads Guilty To Making Threatening Calls To Virginia Congressman

December 21st, 2011 | [From: Courts & Crime, Top Stories]

Glendon Swift, 62, of Lenoir City, Tenn., pleaded guilty today to making threats against Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., and his family.

Neil H. MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and Michael F. A. Morehart, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Richmond Field Office, made the announcement.