The Alexandria Police Department is investigating an incident in which a vehicle struck a pedestrian on Thursday, Dec. 1, around 5:10 p.m. at the intersection of Mt. Vernon Avenue and W. Glebe Road. A 49-year-old woman was crossing the street when a 77-year-old woman struck her with her vehicle. The driver remained on the scene. The victim was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
The woman whose boyfriend set her on fire and fled on Nov. 19, has died from her injuries. Delores Williams, 64, of Alexandria (Fairfax County) passed away overnight in the hospital.
UPDATE: Lewis E. Reeder has been captured. He was picked up near Richmond, VA tonight thanks to a citizen’s tip.
Marking his first anniversary since taking the helm of Metro, General Manager/CEO Paul J. Wiedefeld today laid out next steps for WMATA that move beyond track work to get trains running safely and reliably. The “Back2Good” plan announced today includes a train reliability program that cuts rail car delays by first retiring the oldest and least reliable cars in the fleet by the end of 2017.
Rep. Don Beyer yesterday presented U.S. Park Police Officer Carl Hiott the Congressional Badge of Bravery, an award recognizing law enforcement officers for exceptional acts of bravery in the face of great personal risk.
The Attorney General's Consumer Protection Section has reached a settlement with Donorworx, Inc., a professional fundraiser, to resolve alleged violations of the Virginia Solicitation of Contributions Law, which governs the solicitation of contributions by, or on behalf of, charitable organizations and includes certain registration, reporting, and disclosure requirements.
State and regional officials reported a sheen on the surface of the Potomac River on Sunday, Nov. 27. Officials are monitoring water quality and the time it takes the plume to reach drinking water intakes. Potential changes to downstream water quality are being evaluated and preparations are in place to protect the region’s drinking water. There is no need for Virginia American Water customers to take any action or precautions at this time.
The Alexandria Chamber of Commerce, Visit Alexandria and SBDC welcomed Small Business Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet to Alexandria for Small Business Saturday. As in past years, the Chamber of Commerce handed out over 250 shopping bags containing maps, coupons, prizes, and special treats for small business Saturday shoppers.
During WMATA’s SafeTrack Surge #11, Orange and Silver line trains will experience severe service reductions due to continuous single tracking between West Falls Church and East Falls Church from Nov. 28 through Dec. 21. All Orange and Silver line riders will be impacted, regardless of their origin and destination.
The 41st annual Alexandria Turkey Trot took place on Thanksgiving morning, winding through the streets of Rosemont and Del Ray. This year’s five-mile road race drew around 5,000 participants. Both the male and female winners crushed the previous course records.