Tag: Alexandria, VA News

Winter weather likely to cause headache during Tuesday evening commute

WASHINGTON — If you’re coming into D.C. from the northwestern part of the WTOP listening area this morning, be sure to add some extra time to your commute. A blast of winter weather is on its way. Inside the Beltway, expect early morning conditions to be typical for this time of the year. But outside the […]

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Fairfax Co. police arrest 2 men for 2016 shooting of school aide

WASHINGTON — Two D.C. men are in custody Thursday after being linked to the 2016 murder of a Fairfax County elementary school aide. Tarreece Sampson worked at Fort Hunt Elementary School. He was shot and killed early in the morning of May 23, 2016. He was 24. Thomas Fitzpatrick was Sampson’s principal at the time […]

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After Thanksgiving traffic jams, Dulles and DCA hope Amazon arrival could help widen roads

ARLINGTON — Airport leaders are outlining potential responses to the long Thanksgiving weekend traffic jams at Reagan National and Dulles International airports, and deflecting blame away from ongoing construction for the particularly bad backup at Reagan. Big crowds came for flights from early afternoon through early evening, and similar, if somewhat smaller, crowds are expected […]

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1 year after Bijan Ghaisar death, family says facts not enough: ‘We want to know why’

WASHINGTON — For the family of a man who was shot by two U.S. Park Police officers, the wait for answers and accountability has stretched past the anniversary of his last breath. “My brother died a year ago today,” said Negeen Ghaisar, as she stood outside the U.S. Justice Department with family members Tuesday morning, […]

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Alexandria leaders say Amazon won’t quash affordable housing

WASHINGTON — Alexandria officials are confident housing prices and rental rates won’t become unbearable when Amazon sets up shop in Crystal City — even with skyrocketing rent in Seattle, where the online retailer has deep roots. “People have looked at Seattle and said that’s what’s going to happen in Northern Virginia, but we’re a different […]

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Thanksgiving weekend Metro work precedes Yellow Line shutdown

WASHINGTON — Metro will reduce its hours Thanksgiving Day and have regular weekend track work Saturday and Sunday. But the biggest change riders need to plan for starts Monday, when the Yellow Line shuts down for two weeks. Service at all stations on the Blue and Yellow lines will be half the usual scheduled level […]

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Alexandria leaders see Amazon HQ2 as economic boom, not traffic nightmare

WASHINGTON — Alexandria city leaders are promising that Amazon’s move to Crystal City and Virginia Tech’s plan to build a high-tech campus in Alexandria will produce an economic boom, not a traffic nightmare. “We are focusing on ways to keep people moving in lots of different ways to get people around and we know we’re […]

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Va. man arrested, charged in 4 DC sexual assault cases

WASHINGTON — D.C. police arrested an Alexandria, Virginia, man Thursday and charged him in connection to four sexual assaults in D.C. Santiago Rodriguez Campos, 34, was arrested Aug. 9 and charged with three sexual abuse misdemeanors and one first-degree sexual abuse. Two incidents were in the fall of 2016, and the other two were in […]

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