A coal-fired power plant in Alexandria that has drawn the scorn of environmentalists for decades is about to be shut down.
One of the regions biggest polluters will close for good on Monday after a decade long fight over air pollution.
Police have taken a man into custody after a standoff at the Belle Haven Marina in Alexandria.
A man who robbed two trucks delivering Apple products has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Officials say Army Secretary John McHugh is being treated in a hospital for injuries he received in a bicycle accident but is expected to return to work soon.
United Way Worldwide has appointed Stacey Stewart as its new president of U.S. operations.
The Capital Bikeshare program has expanded to Alexandria.
A judge said Wednesday that he did not need to hear any evidence before concluding that lethal injection in Virginia does not amount to practicing medicine without a license.
A woman who paid $7 for a box of trinkets at a West Virginia flea market two years ago apparently acquired an original painting by French impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir without knowing it.
An archaeological dig at Fort Ward Park in Alexandria has uncovered 43 unidentified graves and traces of a historic post-Civil War community.
This Iraqi dog has come a long way since his Baghdad days.
The new owner of Alexandria's Old Town Theater says the historic space is being renovated to restore its 1914 appearance and become a Vaudeville showplace.
Hurricane Isaac did a number on the Gulf Coast region. And as the rebuilding begins, one local agency is in Louisiana helping displaced children.
A Waldorf man charged in connection with the murder of community activist Lenny Harris has reportedly struck a plea deal.
A 17-year-old high school senior from Mount Vernon is making an impression at the Republican National Convention. Evan Draim makes Paul Ryan, the youthful Republican vice presidential contender, look like a late bloomer — less Doogie Howser, M.D., and more Grandma Moses.
The popular Capital Bikeshare program continues to expand.
One man is dead and three people are injured after a crash in Alexandria Thursday morning that left the car they were riding in split in half.
Fairfax County police Officer Don Gotthardt tells WTOP the driver of a 2006 Infinity was headed westbound when he "veered dramatically to the left" and into the path of an oncoming, marked police car at about 3 a.m..
The first of 13 men and women convicted of smuggling millions of dollars' worth of the illegal African drug khat (COT) are facing possible prison sentences.
A northern Virginia woman who became known as the "blond bandit" following a string of bank robberies and carjackings last year could be facing 10 years or more in prison.