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Unknown Killer May Have Struck Again

AP | MATTHEW BARAKAT | Posted 03.07.2014 | Crime

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — The slaying last month of an Alexandria woman who was shot when she opened her front door appears to be linked to two other un...

Virginia City May Repeal Law Requiring Streets To Be Named For Confederate Generals

AP | Posted 03.16.2014 | Politics

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Steeped in Civil War history, the northern Virginia city of Alexandria is considering repeal of an old law requiring certain ...

When Downsizing Your Home Could Be an Upgrade to Your Life

Hulya Aksu | Posted 10.14.2013 | DC
Hulya Aksu

I don't want more. We don't need it. In fact, I want less. Less is so much lighter. Less is so much easier. Less is so much more affordable. Less is more elegant, more fun. Less is just so much more.

Artist MG Stout Paints a Bridge Between Home and Combat Zone

John Gascot | Posted 09.25.2013 | Arts
John Gascot

After the Parade illustrates a soldier's transition back into civilian life: a long, hard road that has been traveled for generations. This exhibit opens the door for hope and healing.

GOP Senator Arrested For Drunk Driving

Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics

Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) was arrested on Sunday morning in Alexandria, Virginia for driving under the influence. According to Del Ray, VA Patch, C...

Ghost And Graveyard Walk Tour In Alexandria, Va.

Marlene Hall | Posted 11.25.2012 | DC
Marlene Hall

Friday night, on the last night of summer, I grabbed six friends to walk the northern loop of the Ghost and Graveyard Walk Tour in Alexandria, Va. I've lived in Northern Virginia most of my life and had never done this tour, so I was giddy with excitement!

Top U.S. High School Hit With Civil Rights, Discrimination Suit

Posted 07.25.2012 | Education

The Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, a prestigious Alexandria, Va. high school, has been hit with a federal civil rights lawsu...

D.C. Celebrates 222-Year Milestone

Posted 07.16.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Happy Residence Act Day! Celebrate the creation of our nation's capital (and our hometown) with a visit to the newly reopened Jones Poin...

PHOTOS: Virginia's Shrinking Dyke Marsh

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 06.22.2012 | DC

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- On a recent Sunday morning, Christine Hoskins and George Vargas were among the many people going for a walk along the nature trail ...

Man Who Threatened 'South Park' Creators Is Sentenced

AP | MATTHEW BARAKAT | Posted 08.22.2012 | DC

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- A Muslim convert from Brooklyn was sentenced Friday to nearly 12 years in prison for posting online threats against the creators of...

LOOK: Where Are Alexandria's Female Ducks?

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 05.16.2012 | DC

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- If you're down on the Old Town waterfront these days, you may wonder why there are so many ducks hanging out. Specifically, male du...

Goodbye, Old Town Theater (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 01.06.2012 | DC

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- While the news that the Old Town Theater is closing this weekend took many by surprise, the surprising thing might be that this old...

Bo Joins Obama For Pet Store Shopping Trip (PHOTOS)

AP | By ERICA WERNER | Posted 02.20.2012 | DC

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Home alone at the White House, President Barack Obama headed on an impromptu Christmas shopping trip Wednesday with first dog Bo, s...

Old Town Alexandria, VA: Recession Drives Women To Direct Sales

oldtownalexandria.patch.com | Posted 12.13.2011 | Home

"Now I really don't have that fear of losing my job, because I control what I do."...

First Lady's Potomac Yard Target Trip Sparks Conspiracy Theories

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.03.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Thursday's incognito shopping trip by first lady Michelle Obama to the Potomac Yard Target across the river in Alexandria has attracted ...

Next Dock Stop For Capital Bikeshare: Alexandria?

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 11.30.2011 | DC

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- The shiny red bikes that are now so common on the streets of the District of Columbia could be coming to King Street as soon as 201...

PHOTOS: Alexandria During the Civil War

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 11.26.2011 | DC

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- On Oct. 5, Lyceum will host "A Visual Tour of Civil War Alexandria," a lecture by Wally Owen, assistant director of Fort Ward Museu...

Defense Dept's $600k Fairy Sculpture

The Huffington Post | Travis Korte | Posted 06.02.2011 | Arts

Department of Defense (DOD) employees moving into a new building this fall may start their days walking past a sculpture of a toad with a ten-foot fai...

Judge tosses verdicts against infomercial pair

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A federal judge has tossed out guilty verdicts against two salespeople who used late-night infomercials to tout their stock-trading abilities.

A jury had convicted Utah residents Linda Woolf and David Gengler on fraud charges in May. The two were among the top earners at a company called Teach Me to Trade, which uses infomercials and hotel seminars across the country to hawk courses and software on making money in the stock market.

In a 51-page ruling issued Friday, U.S. District Judge Anthony Trenga set aside the jury's guilty verdicts and ordered an acquittal. He said prosecutors failed to show the two had been part of any fraud scheme.

A spokesman for the prosecutors' office says the government is reviewing its options on whether to appeal the ruling.

Watching the Inauguration from a Former Slave Market

Peter J. Ognibene | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter J. Ognibene

This afternoon, the descendants of slaves bore witness to an event their forebears could not have imagined: the inauguration of an African American as President of the United States.

John "McNasty" McCain Revisits His Former High School

ABC News | ED O'KEEFE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John McCain is a punk. At least that's what the editors of his high school yearbook thought. "It was a fateful three years ago that the "Punk" first ...