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Burglaries and Destruction of Property at Two Black Churches

Not hate crimes but a cry for help.

Four crimes within days at two Black churches and a tripped alarm at a third Black church, all located on Fordson Road in Alexandria's Gum Spring Community, looked ominous.

‘You Can’t Imagine Living Without Your Daughter’ in Centreville

Remembering Reema and Erin, 15 years after VT tragedy.

Remembering Reema and Erin

Column: Gun Violence Still With Us

Gun Violence

UNDEFEATED!

Hayfield Hawks complete their season undefeated at 32-0 after a 67-47 win over Battlefield for the schools first state championship in basketball

Basketball champs

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‘A Full-Scale Genocide’

Ukraine appeals for worldwide aid.

Ukraine appeals

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Madison Three-Peat State Champions in Great Falls

Basketball

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Bald Eagles Are Thriving but Face Challenges

Bald eagles

Man Shot by Police in Lorton Identified, Charged

Officer not yet named.

Man shot is identified

Police Shoot Armed Man in Lorton

Suspect was out on a warrant and in a van parked on a Newington area street; police say he pointed a gun at them.

Shooting in Lorton

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Arlington County Police Respond to Threat at Yorktown High School

Lockdown lasted more than three hours

Yorktown HS Threat

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Our Winter Visitors – Waterfowl in Mount Vernon

Waterfowl

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No Online Shopping This Year? No Worries, the Shelves Are Stocked.

Mount Vernon Gift Guide Part II

Mount Vernon Gift Guide 2

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Red Flags, Confiscated Guns

Police across Virginia use new law to disarm people courts determine to be dangerous.

Since Virginia's new red-flag law was signed by the Gov. Ralph Northam last year, according to data from the Virginia State Police, law enforcement officials across Virginia have issued 170 emergency substantial risk orders to temporarily confiscate firearms from people courts have determined could be dangerous. That includes 32 in Fairfax County, six in Arlington and five in Alexandria. Police officers and sheriffs deputies have also used the law in so-called "Second Amendment sanctuaries," including 13 risk orders in Virginia Beach and seven in Hanover County.

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Teen Film Makes It to the Alexandria Film Festival

A story about friendship, schoolwork and assumptions was shot in Old Town.

Teen Film in Festival

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A Tale of Two Claras in the Nutcracker

Juggling the roles makes for a whirlwind weekend at Metropolitan Arts School.

Nutcracker at Metropolitan

Column: Racial Injustice Is Violence

Develop evidence-based actions to protect dignity and humanity of Black and brown lives.

Racial justice

Needed: Tasers and De-escalation in Fairfax County

Needed: Tasers and De-escalation