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  • New prices, features come to area school meals

    WASHINGTON — Three area school systems are raising prices for meals. Price jumps in Prince William County, Prince George’s County and Alexandria City public schools range between five and 20 cents for students not eligible for free or reduced-price lunches.…

  • Woman dies in Alexandria hit-and-run

    WASHINGTON — The Alexandria, Virginia police are investigating a hit-and-run that left a woman dead on Thursday morning. She was struck on Commonwealth Avenue and Braddock Road at about 9:20 a.m., police spokeswoman Crystal Nosal…

  • Alexandria police investigate child’s death

    WASHINGTON — Police are investigating the death of an infant in Alexandria Tuesday. At about 6 a.m. Tuesday, Alexandria police responded to the unit block of Bragg Street to help medics respond to an infant…

  • Giant preps new store in Alexandria

    Landover-based Giant Food will open one a new store this week in Alexandria. The 57,716-square-foot grocery, located in The JBG Cos.’ Notch 8 luxury apartment building at 2900 Main Line Blvd. in Potomac Yard, will…

  • Blue Angels to fly over the Pentagon and DC area

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Blue Angels will be flying over the Pentagon and the Washington area this weekend as part of a team photo shoot. U.S. Navy flight demonstration squadron will be in the region…

  • A chef’s ‘long romance’ — with a garden

    Chef Cathal Armstrong of Restaurant Eve didn’t always love gardening. But over the years, it’s become a major part of his personal life and his restaurant’s kitchen.

  • These local towns are the best places for women to start a business

    More than 11 years ago, Susan Mondi Bowen left a career in corporate marketing and sales to build her own yoga business from the ground up. She decided to establish Thrive Yoga in Rockville because…

  • Fairfax Co. high school tops nationwide rankings again

    WASHINGTON — Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, in Fairfax County, took the top spot in a nationwide ranking of high schools for the second year in a row. The school topped Newsweek’s…

  • Arlington and Alexandria could share an aquatics center

    WASHINGTON — It’s been on the wish-list for Arlington and Alexandria residents for years — a new aquatics center with a 50-meter pool.  But it’s such a pricey proposition that they’ve had to go without. Now…

  • Girls outperform boys on most Va. tests

    WASHINGTON — Girls passed Virginia’s Standards of Learning tests at a higher rate than boys did in 2015 for the third straight year. State data released this week shows a higher proportion of female students…

  • Alexandria police hit the streets to build community relations

    WASHINGTON — On a warm summer’s night, Alexandria, Virginia police officers along with their chief went door to door on West Glebe Road. The officers entered each business asking for managers and owners, but they…

  • Man, 19, charged in slaying in Alexandria park

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A 19-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder in the slaying of another man in an Alexandria park. Fairfax County police say 19-year-old Michael Powell was charged Thursday in the…

  • Judge: Jurors can hear about Severance’s mental health at trial

    FAIRFAX, Va. — The man accused of killing three Alexandria residents over a 10-year span will be able to raise the issue of his mental health at trial even though he is not pursuing an…

  • Jurors can hear mental illness testimony at Alexandria trial

    FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Lawyers for a man charged with killing three Alexandria residents over a 10-year span said Thursday their client is innocent and that his mental illness and paranoia made him the target…

  • Victory Center in Alexandria lands a major federal tenant

    The owners of Victory Center have bested some of the D.C. region’s most successful developers in luring the Transportation Security Administration to their long-vacant building near the Van Dorn Metro station. The General Services Administration…