Archives: ‘Top Stories’

Alexandria Police Investigate Robbery Series

December 30th, 2016 | [From: Courts & Crime, Top Stories]

The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a series of commercial robberies that occurred during November and December of this year. Two suspects have robbed four 7-Eleven convenience stores in Alexandria and appear to be connected to several additional robberies in Fairfax County, Prince George’s County and Bladensburg, MD.

2016 In Alexandria

December 30th, 2016 | [From: Top Stories]

2016 saw many changes in Alexandria.  Here’s a look back. Stories From 2016  

OCA Declines To Files Charges Against Elderly Man

December 28th, 2016 | [From: 2016 Year In Review, Courts & Crime, Top Stories]

Commonwealth’s Attorney Bryan Porter announced that he will not seek a grand jury indictment against an elderly man in relation to an unintended death investigation. The incident that resulted in the death occurred on Oct. 24, 2016, at the Sunrise of Alexandria Senior Living facility located on Duke Street in the City.

Greater Washington SoberRide Program Gears-Up For New Year’s

December 28th, 2016 | [From: Public Safety, Top Stories]

The nonprofit Washington Regional Alcohol Program is offering free cab rides to would-be drunk drivers throughout the holidays. During the evening hours, between Dec. 16 and Jan. 1, Washington-metropolitan area residents celebrating with alcohol may call the toll-free SoberRide phone number 1–800–200–TAXI and be afforded a no-cost (up to $ 30 fare), safe way home.

Happy Chanukah Alexandria

December 24th, 2016 | [From: Top Stories]

Chanukah or Ḥanukah is a Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple (the Second Temple) in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt against the Seleucid Empire. Hanukkah is observed for eight nights and days, starting on the 25th day of Kislev according to the Hebrew calendar, which may occur at any time from late November to late December in the Gregorian calendar. It is also known […]

The Alexandria Children Visit Santa’s Winter Wonderland

December 22nd, 2016 | [From: Holiday Happenings, Top Stories]

Santa’s Winter Wonderland is a magical event that was founded in 2009 by the CEO of ARHA, Roy Priest, Charles Houston Director Shelia Whiting, and primarily funded by then ARHA Board Commissioner, Leslie Hagan.

Suffolk Man Charged With Attempting To Provide Material Support To ISIL

December 22nd, 2016 | [From: Courts & Crime, Top Stories]

Lionel Nelson Williams, 26, of Suffolk, was charged today with attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, a designated foreign terrorist organization. Williams was arrested yesterday in Suffolk and will have his detention and preliminary hearings on Tuesday morning at the federal courthouse in Norfolk.

Arlington Woman Sentenced For Counterfeit Handbag Scheme

December 22nd, 2016 | [From: Courts & Crime, Top Stories]

Praepitcha Smatsorabudh, 41, of Arlington, was sentenced today to 30 months in prison for running a multiyear scheme to defraud department stores across the country

Alexandria City Council Approves New preK-8 Patrick Henry School And New Recreation Center

December 21st, 2016 | [From: 2016 Year In Review, Schools, Top Stories]

The Alexandria City Council on Saturday unanimously approved a new preK-8 school and new City recreation center on the site of Patrick Henry Elementary School and Patrick Henry Recreation Center.

Beyer’s Science Prize Competitions Act Passes, Set To Become Law

December 21st, 2016 | [From: From Congress, Top Stories]

As the 114th Congress drew to a close last week, the House and Senate passed the America COMPETES reauthorization which included text from Rep. Don Beyer’s Science Prize Competitions Act.