Crime Scene: Alexandria


Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 01/20/2012

Prison for Alexandria man after child pornography plea

Patrick Buckley, 64, pleaded guilty Oct. 3.

By Stefanie Dazio  |  04:09 PM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, From the Courthouse

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 01/19/2012

Fund established for family of boy killed in Va. crash

Brian Hernandez-Chavez, 8, was killed Sunday.

By Allison Klein  |  11:18 AM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, Allison Klein

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 01/18/2012

Donations for family of child killed in Va. crash

Many of you have contacted The Post asking how you can donate money to help the family of an 8-year-old who was killed by a drunk driver Sunday.

By Allison Klein  |  11:01 AM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, Allison Klein

Posted at 05:53 PM ET, 01/17/2012

Alexandria police seek man in bank robbery

The man entered the United Bank at 301 S. Washington St. on Tuesday morning, police said, displayed a gun and demanded money.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  05:53 PM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, David P. Marino-Nachison

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 01/17/2012

Man charged in deadly Alexandria crash held without bail

Victor Aldana’s blood alcohol level was about twice the legal limit at the time of the accident, authorities said.

By Allison Klein  |  11:50 AM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, Alexandria

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 12/09/2011

Alexandria police investigate Thursday evening attack on woman

They’re unsure whether it’s connected to a similar incident from late November.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  11:38 AM ET, 12/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, David P. Marino-Nachison

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 11/21/2011

Del Ray jogger grabbed in Alexandria

Alexandria police seeking witnesses to Monday morning assault on jogger on East Del Ray Avenue

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  03:02 PM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Mary Pat Flaherty, Alexandria

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 11/09/2011

New headquarters for Alexandria police

The new headquarters is a 124,000 square foot four-story building that will house 441 police employees, among others.

By Allison Klein  |  12:00 PM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, Allison Klein

Posted at 07:47 AM ET, 10/21/2011

Alexandria homicide is first of year

Bob Cory McNeely, 40, of the city of Alexandria was shot to death Thursday in the first homicide in Alexandria this year.

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  07:47 AM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, Homicide

Posted at 06:21 PM ET, 10/11/2011

Alexandria man guilty of voluntary manslaughter in killing

A Fairfax County jury has found an Alexandria man guilty of voluntary manslaughter and sentenced him to two-and-a-half years in prison for killing an acquaintance in January.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  06:21 PM ET, 10/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, Fairfax, Homicide

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 10/05/2011

Man flashes jogger near Glen Echo, then crashes car and is caught, police say

Police charged man for indecent exposure after he has car crash after allegedly approaching jogger near Glen Echo then fleeing.

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  03:35 PM ET, 10/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime Scene, Mary Pat Flaherty, Crime Scene, Crime Scene, Crime Scene, Montgomery, Crime Scene, Alexandria

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 09/29/2011

Police: Missing man’s credit card used in Prince George’s

Alexandria Police have released another piece of information in the mysterious disappearance of Lenwood “Lenny” Harris: Someone tried to use his credit card in Prince George’s County at midnight Sept. 22, three hours after Harris was last seen.

By Allison Klein  |  04:09 PM ET, 09/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, Alexandria

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 09/29/2011

Biden touts jobs bill in visit to Alexandria Police Department

Vice President Joe Biden visited the Alexandria Police Department’s headquarters Thursday to discuss the effects Presdident Obama’s proposed $447 billion jobs bill would have on public safety personnel.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  03:17 PM ET, 09/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, Politics

Posted at 04:26 PM ET, 09/26/2011

Police: Alexandria activist missing, in ‘danger’

Alexandria police are asking for help in locating a local activist they say has been missing since last week, and who they believe is in danger.

By Allison Klein  |  04:26 PM ET, 09/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, Alexandria

Posted at 07:16 AM ET, 08/01/2011

Alexandria begins ticketing with red light cameras

The start of ticketing ends a 30-day period when only warnings were issued to violators.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  07:16 AM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Traffic Accidents, Alexandria

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 07/06/2011

Motorcyclist hit by trash truck identified

Alexandria police have identified a man who was killed last week when his motorcycle was hit by a trash truck as Rakesh Bhatt.

By Allison Klein  |  12:48 PM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, Allison Klein, Traffic Accidents

Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 06/06/2011

Guilty plea in three-year theft scheme from advocacy group

A 56-year-old woman pleaded guilty Monday to federal charges of embezzling more than $120,000 over a three-year span from her employer, the American Conservative Union.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  04:02 PM ET, 06/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, Del Quentin Wilber

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 04/01/2011

Jury recommends two life sentences in Va. killings

An Alexandria jury on Friday recommended the maximum sentence of a life term for each of two first-degree murder convictions for a man who slit the throats of his 3-year-old daughter and her mother at an Alexandria apartment in April.

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  10:48 AM ET, 04/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, From the Courthouse, Mary Pat Flaherty, Updates

Posted at 05:19 PM ET, 03/30/2011

Alexandria testing digital 911 system

The Alexandria Police Department Communications Center is running an internal pilot project to test the ability of its 911 center to accept text messages, video and photos, said Deputy Chief Eddie Reyes.

By Theola Labbé-DeBose  |  05:19 PM ET, 03/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, Theola Labbé-DeBose, Technology

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 03/16/2011

Md. woman charged in fraud scheme

A woman arrested in connection with stealing a credit card from a woman’s purse at a popular Old Town Alexandria eatery is being investigated for possible connection to other cases, officials said Wednesday.

By Allison Klein  |  11:22 AM ET, 03/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, Allison Klein

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 01/31/2011

Photo of hit-and-run suspect released

Alexandria Police have released a photo of the suspect of a January 21 fatal hit and run. Photos of the man and vehicle were captured on surveillance video from a nearby gas station.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:35 PM ET, 01/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, Alexandria

Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 01/21/2011

Police seek Old Town bank robber

Alexandria police are looking for a suspect who robbed an Old Town bank this morning. A man walked into a Bank of America in the 600 block of North Washington Street, at 10:41 a.m. The suspect displayed a handgun and...

By Christy Goodman  |  04:46 PM ET, 01/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria

Posted at 03:44 PM ET, 01/19/2011

Home, car break-ins reported in Alexandria

Residential burglaries and larcenies from autos have gone up in Alexandria over the last month, especially in the Del Ray section of the City. Residential burglaries have occurred during the daytime hours, usually between 12:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., with laptops, jewelry, televisions and cash the items most often targeted. The suspect(s) have used force to gain entry into rear or side doors.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:44 PM ET, 01/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, Alexandria

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 12/28/2010

Inmate suit can proceed: Judge

A lawsuit claiming a Kansas-based inmate health care provider failed to provide adequate treatment to a mentally ill Virginia jail inmate who died of dehydration can move forward, a judge has ruled. Farah Saleh Farah, 24, died Jan. 23, 2008,...

By The Associated Press  |  03:20 PM ET, 12/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, Alexandria

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 12/01/2010

Man convicted of selling pain pills

A District man was convicted Tuesday in Virginia federal court for using fraudulent prescriptions to get Oxycontin pills, then selling them at a large profit to drug dealers. Arthur Bernard Taper, 46, was caught in part of a wide-ranging law...

By Allison Klein  |  11:30 AM ET, 12/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, Alexandria, Alexandria, Alexandria

Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 10/28/2010

Va. seminary fire ruled accidental

The fire that caused $2.5 million in estimated damages to the Immanuel Chapel at the Virginia Theological Seminary last week was ruled accidental. The National Response Team from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, completed an investigation of...

By Washington Post Editors  |  03:07 PM ET, 10/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, Alexandria, Alexandria

Posted at 04:56 PM ET, 10/25/2010

Authorities seek cause of chapel fire

Authorities on Monday combed the wreckage of a burned historic chapel on the grounds of the Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria. They hope to determine the cause of the fire in coming days, authorities said. Agents from the Bureau of...

By Maria Glod  |  04:56 PM ET, 10/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, Alexandria, Alexandria, Alexandria

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 10/20/2010

Alexandria bank robbery suspect sought

Alexandria Police are looking for a man who robbed the Capital One Bank at 500 S. Washington Street in Old Town on Wednesday morning. The man entered the bank around 9:45 a.m., implied he had a weapon and demanded money,...

By Washington Post Editors  |  12:33 PM ET, 10/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, Alexandria

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 08/20/2010

Va. man charged with texting girl for sex

The owner of an Old Town Alexandria oriental rug shop has been indicted by a federal grand jury for trying to set up a sexual encounter with a 13-year-old girl through a series of text messages. Joshua B. Nabatkhorian, 52, who lives in the Fairfax area of Fairfax County, is also the owner of J&J Oriental Rug Gallery on King Street. He was arrested by Fairfax police on state charges in November, but federal prosecutors took over the case in June.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:45 PM ET, 08/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, Alexandria, Alexandria, Alexandria, Alexandria

Posted at 05:27 PM ET, 07/06/2010

Power worker severely burned in Va.

A man working on an electric transformer in Alexandria City late Monday night was severely burned when the transformer exploded and shot hot oil on to the man's face and upper body, Alexandria fire officials said Tuesday. The man's injuries were not life-threatening, Battalion Chief John North said. His name was not released.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:27 PM ET, 07/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, Alexandria, Alexandria

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 06/18/2010

Jail for Va. man's judge threats

An Alexandria man has been sentenced in federal court to 5 years in prison after he threatened the life of a South Carolina judge, authorities said. Stephen Rosenberg, 61, was angered when a case he brought alleging he had been...

By Washington Post Editors  |  08:02 AM ET, 06/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, Alexandria

Posted at 08:42 AM ET, 06/15/2010

Va. indecent exposure investigated

Several women have reported that a man has exposed himself to them as they walked along bike paths in the west end of Alexandria in recent weeks, and police are investigating whether the incidents are linked. It started March 16...

By Maria Glod  |  08:42 AM ET, 06/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, Alexandria

Posted at 08:05 AM ET, 06/15/2010

Paid leave for charged Metro worker

Metro has placed a track worker on paid administrative leave after he was arrested Thursday by Metro Transit Police and charged with being drunk in public and impeding a police officer with force. Robert Moss, an employee of Metro's Track...

By Washington Post Editors  |  08:05 AM ET, 06/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 06/08/2010

Va. man charged in sex extortion plot

An Alexandria man has been charged with extortion after allegedly threatening to destroy a married man's life with photos of him involved in homosexual acts, according to an FBI affidavit filed in a federal court in Michigan. The victim was...

By Washington Post editors  |  02:01 PM ET, 06/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, Alexandria

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 06/05/2010

MS-13 member gets 20 years in Alexandria slaying

A member of the street gang Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, was sentenced in federal court in Alexandria Friday to 20 years in prison for murdering a pimp in Alexandria last year.

By Tom Jackman  |  10:13 AM ET, 06/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, Alexandria, Alexandria, Alexandria, Alexandria

Posted at 08:38 AM ET, 05/14/2010

Police investigating Friday morning shooting in Alexandria

Alexandria Police are investigating a shooting that occurred around 4 a.m. Friday morning in the 1200 block of Wythe Street. Officer were initially called about shots fired. When they arrived, they couldn't find a victim....

By Dan Morse  |  08:38 AM ET, 05/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, Alexandria

Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 05/12/2010

Truck, trailer, lawn equipment stolen from Alexandria facility

Someone broke into an Alexandria govenment facility over the weekend, stealing a city truck, trailer and lawn equipment worth about $82,000, city police said Wednesday. The theft also resulted in another $10,000 in damage, according to a press release....

By Washington Post Editors  |  11:08 AM ET, 05/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, Alexandria

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 04/30/2010

Suspect in killing of woman and toddler arrested in New York

A 34-year-old man suspected in the slayings of his 3-year-old daughter and her mother in Alexandria was arrested Thursday night in New York, police said. Simon Bahta Asfeha of Alexandria is accused of slitting the throats of Seble G. Tessema,...

By Maria Glod  |  03:17 PM ET, 04/30/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, Alexandria

Posted at 05:09 PM ET, 04/23/2010

12 years in prison for dealing OxyContin and pain pills

A Fredericksburg woman who sold at least 40,000 addictive pain pills including OxyContin during years of drug dealing was sentenced Friday to more than 12 years in federal prison for a conspiracy in which she sold outside of department stores,...

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  05:09 PM ET, 04/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, Alexandria, Alexandria, Alexandria, Alexandria

Posted at 08:34 AM ET, 04/14/2010

Woman attacked near King Street Metro station

A 22-year-old woman was sexually assaulted just after midnight Tuesday morning a few blocks east of the King Street metro station in Alexandria, city police said.

By Washington Post Editors  |  08:34 AM ET, 04/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, Alexandria, Alexandria

Posted at 08:25 AM ET, 04/14/2010

3 years for Alexandria man in biker gang extortion case

A Virginia businessman will spend more than three years in prison for an extortion conviction involving the Pagan's Motorcycle Club.

By Washington Post Editors  |  08:25 AM ET, 04/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, Alexandria

Posted at 07:59 AM ET, 04/12/2010

Woman, daughter found dead in Alexandria

A 27-year-old woman and her 3-year-old daughter were found dead Sunday in an Alexandria apartment house, police said. Alexandria officers said they were seeking the girl's father in connection with the deaths....

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:59 AM ET, 04/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, Alexandria, Alexandria

Posted at 08:24 AM ET, 04/08/2010

Man charged after alleged 'road rage' knife attack

An Alexandria man has been charged with malicious wounding after what Fairfax police called a "road rage incident." Around 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Fairfax police said in a Wednesday news release, two drivers pulled to the side of a ramp...

By Washington Post Editors  |  08:24 AM ET, 04/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, Alexandria, Alexandria

Posted at 07:59 AM ET, 04/06/2010

Bank expert discusses ATM skimming -- and how to detect it

The ATM skimming scam has resurfaced. A customer spotted a skimming device on Saturday night at a Wachovia bank in the 1600 block of Rockville Pike at Congressional Lane and alerted a manager. Rockville police said the device is “identical”...

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  07:59 AM ET, 04/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, Alexandria, Alexandria, Alexandria

Posted at 10:35 PM ET, 04/02/2010

Man found dead after standoff in Alexandria

Updated, 10:34 p.m. An all-day barricade at an Alexandria apartment house ended late Tuesday when a man who apparently fired shots earlier in the day was found dead, Alexandria police said. A police spokeswoman said officers entered the apartment house...

By Washington Post Editors  |  10:35 PM ET, 04/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, Alexandria

Posted at 07:57 AM ET, 03/23/2010

ATM thievery in Alexandria

Thieves were keeping a watchful eye on the skimming device surreptitiously installed to capture account information from bank cards inserted by customers Feb. 28 at an ATM at the Wachovia Bank at 3694 King Street. An ATM technician working on...

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  07:57 AM ET, 03/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, Alexandria, Alexandria, Alexandria

Posted at 06:06 PM ET, 03/22/2010

Ex-DASH worker charged with embezzlement

A former Alexandria DASH employee was charged with stealing $30,000 from the transit company over the weekend. Jean Stokes, 50, a six-year employee of Transit Management of Alexandria, was charged with one felony count of embezzling funds from the...

By Washington Post Editors  |  06:06 PM ET, 03/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, Alexandria

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 03/22/2010

Alexandria man's sentencing in biker gang racketeering case delayed

A federal judge has delayed sentencing a Virginia businessman who pleaded guilty to extortion in a federal racketeering case targeting the Pagan's Motorcycle Club. John N. Maggio, an electrical contractor from Alexandria, Va., has admitted asking former Pagans national vice...

By Washington Post Editors  |  02:26 PM ET, 03/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, Alexandria, Alexandria

Posted at 08:27 AM ET, 03/17/2010

N.Va. men in Pakistan charged with six counts in terror case

Five Northern Virginia men arrested in Pakistan in December were charged Wednesday with six counts of violating state and anti-terror laws, two of which carry potential sentences of life in prison. The men, ages 18 to 24, pleaded not guilty....

By Washington Post Editors  |  08:27 AM ET, 03/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, Alexandria, Alexandria, Alexandria

Posted at 07:55 AM ET, 03/11/2010

Alexandria man's death in Va. hospital being investigated as homicide

The death of an Alexandria man who was a patient at Central State Hospital in Petersburg is being investigated as a homicide. A hospital spokesman said the state medical examiner's office determined that Justin L. Davis, 22, died of asphyxia...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:55 AM ET, 03/11/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, Alexandria

Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 02/10/2010

Feds in Va. to crack down on financial fraud and public corruption

The U.S. attorney's office in Alexandria, known for prosecuting high-profile terrorism and national security cases, has a new target: financial fraud and public corruption. The office, which handles cases from throughout Northern Virginia, is expanding its ability to fight financial...

By Washington Post editors  |  10:33 AM ET, 02/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, Alexandria, Alexandria, Alexandria, Alexandria, Alexandria | Tags:  Assistant U.S. Attorney Charles Connolly, Assistant U.S. Attorney Mark Lytle, Charles Connolly, Eastern District of Virginia, Mark Lytle, Neil H. MacBride, U.S. Attorney Neil H. MacBride, U.S.Rep. William Jefferson, William J. Jefferson, William Jefferson, financial fraud, public corruption

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 02/02/2010

The 'runners' in Virginia's identity theft ring

Police are still trying to crack the case of the identity theft ring that has targeted Northern and Central Virginia -- and reached as far as Spain. The savvy thieves recently stole about $8,500 in checks from three women after...

By Allison Klein  |  03:00 PM ET, 02/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, Alexandria

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 01/29/2010

Former SEC lawyer convicted in stock scheme

A former lawyer for the Securities and Exchange Commission, which regulates the nation’s stock markets, was convicted of participating in a multimillion-dollar stock manipulation scheme, prosecutors said. Phillip W. Offill Jr., 51, was found guilty Thursday by a jury in...

By Washington Post editors  |  10:37 AM ET, 01/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, Alexandria, Alexandria | Tags:  Ofill, Phillip Windom Ofill Jr., SEC, stock fraud, stock scheme

Posted at 03:23 PM ET, 01/07/2010

Contractors for Blackwater subsidiary indicted on murder charges

Two defense contractors working for a subsidiary of the former Blackwater Worldwide have been charged in the killings of two Afghan citizens in Kabul and the wounding a third, prosecutors said Thursday. Justin Cannon, 27, of Corpus Christi, Tex., and...

By Washington Post Editors  |  03:23 PM ET, 01/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, Alexandria, Alexandria

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 01/07/2010

Teen sexually assaulted in Alexandria

A 16-year-old was walking on an Alexandria sidewalk listening to music when a man grabbed her, pulled her away from the road and and sexually assualted her, police said. It happened at 4 p.m. Saturday in the 3900 block of...

By Allison Klein  |  02:01 PM ET, 01/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, Alexandria

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 01/06/2010

Man pleads guilty to string of regional robberies

Sometimes, he wore a business suit, wig and sunglass. Other times, it was a flowing white robe and headdress. A fake goatee -- and even a fake nose -- rounded out the ensemble. But Andualem Tesema Kusa made one critical...

By Washington Post editors  |  02:50 PM ET, 01/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, Alexandria, Alexandria, Alexandria, Alexandria, Alexandria, Alexandria, Alexandria

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 12/22/2009

Alexandria gives residents more time to shovel sidewalks

Since plenty of Alexandria residents are still working to shovel out after the weekend's historic snowfall, city officials decided to delay enforcement of its sidewalk snow clearance ordinance until noon Wednesday, Dec. 23. The city Web site's snow section explains...

By Maria Glod  |  11:33 AM ET, 12/22/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, Alexandria

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 12/18/2009

Chihuahua owners charged with cruelty

A Franconia couple has been charged with animal cruelty after its 1-year-old tan-and-white chihuahua named "Justice" was found to have many broken bones and other injuries so painful that veterinarians euthanized the dog. According to police, Crystal Stanislaus, 26,...

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  11:38 AM ET, 12/18/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, Alexandria, Alexandria

Posted at 04:37 PM ET, 11/20/2009

Nation's top cop helps swear in a friend

It's not every day that the top law enforcement officer in the United States personally attends the swearing-in ceremony for one of the nation's 93 U.S. attorneys. Not until Eric H. Holder Jr. became attorney general, that is. On Friday...

By Washington Post editors  |  04:37 PM ET, 11/20/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, Alexandria, Alexandria, Alexandria