Archives: ‘Top Stories’

ACPS Education Foundation Facts Remain Fuzzy

December 31st, 2012 | [From: Schools, Top Stories]

Alexandrianews.org first uncovered the creation of the Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) Educational Foundation in early December and most of our questions about this organization remain unanswered.

Donley Says Farewell To Elected Office

December 31st, 2012 | [From: City Hall, Top Stories]

When Kerry Donley was elected Alexandria vice mayor in 2009, most of the electorate lauded his return to public office. His decision not to run for re-election in 2012 came as a surprise and was a disappointment to many.

Feel Good With FeelFree

December 28th, 2012 | [From: Arts & Style, Top Stories]

FeelFree opens for Virginia Coalition (VACO). (Photo: Wayne Hulehan)

T. C. Williams High School alums Evan Hulehan, Andrew Pfeiffer, Bryan Frank, Garrett Clausen, and Colin Cantfil are FeelFree and if you love reggae and are looking for something to do on New Year's Eve, you can catch FeelFree and other local bands at Jammin' Java in Vienna.

Alexandria Police Charge U.S. Senator with DUI

December 24th, 2012 | [From: Courts & Crime, Top Stories]

Alexandria Police arrested Michael Dean Crapo, 61, and charged him with driving under the influence on Sunday, December 23 at 12:45 a.m. An officer was on routine patrol when he noticed a vehicle go through a red traffic signal.  The officer initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle at Hume Avenue and Mount Vernon Avenue. […]

T.C. Williams Entrepreneurship Students Win $10,000 In National Competition

December 21st, 2012 | [From: Schools, Top Stories]

T.C. Williams High School Entrepreneurship Students won $10,000 from a Business Challenge Competition through Price Waterhouse Coopers LLP last week. The class worked in teams of five for three months on a role-play competition which involved a written proposal and a video presentation. Employees of Price Waterhouse Coopers also mentored the students by visiting the class four times and working with the student teams over a two-month period.

First Major Snowstorm Of The Season Could Strand Holiday Travelers In Airports And On The Road

December 21st, 2012 | [From: Top Stories, Traffic & Transportation]

It will be a white-out Christmas in some parts of the nation, and it could throw a monkey wrench in some holiday travel plans. A major winter storm churning in the nation’s midsection is already becoming the Grinch who steals Christmas for millions of Christmas travelers on the ground and in the air. Airlines are cancelling, delaying or suspending flights for frequent and infrequent holiday fliers, which will ricochet across the country. The first major snowstorm of the season is rendering already slippery roads treacherous and the trip home perilous.

Moran Introduces “NRA Members’ Gun Safety Act”

December 20th, 2012 | [From: From Congress, Top Stories]

Congressman Jim Moran, Northern Virginia Democrat, today introduced the “NRA Members’ Gun Safety Act” to strengthen vulnerabilities in our gun safety laws. The bill would implement five commonsense gun safety reforms that polling shows are supported by at least 63 percent of NRA members.

UPDATE: Serial Assault Suspect In Fairfax County

December 19th, 2012 | [From: Courts & Crime, Top Stories]

Johnny D. Guillen Pimentel, 41, was arrested in Lima Peru. The United States Marshal Service took custody on Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, and transported him to Fairfax County on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012. He has been charged with six counts of malicious wounding, two counts of attempted malicious wounding, and one count of forging a public document. He is currently in the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.

T. C. Titans Win Parker-Gray Memorial Game

December 19th, 2012 | [From: Sports, Top Stories]

The T. C. Williams High School girls and boys basketball teams defeated Wakefield High School on Dec. 15 in the annual Parker-Gray memorial game. The T. C. girls won 31-27 in the first game, followed by the boys who won 56-48 to cap off the doubleheader.

T. C. Williams Student Charged With Possession Of A Firearm On School Property

December 18th, 2012 | [From: Courts & Crime, Top Stories]

Alexandria police arrested a 15-year-old T. C. Williams High School student yesterday and charged him with possession of a firearm on school property. He had a BB gun and ammunition in his backpack.