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  1. Alexandria walk honors pedestrian, cycling crash victims newRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | WTOP-FM Washington

    Dozens took to the streets Sunday afternoon to honor and call attention to the people whose lives have been lost or otherwise turned upside down in pedestrian or cycling crashes. Alexandria Families for Safe Streets aims to change infrastructure and policies in Alexandria based on data, engineering, enforcement and education.

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  2. Weekend track work: Expect Metro slowdowns as Thanksgiving getaway begins trafficRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 24, 2018 | WTOP-FM Washington

    Metro track work slows all but the Green Line this weekend, as events and holiday travel have impacts on the roads. The Orange, Silver, Blue and Yellow lines are scheduled every 24 minutes each Saturday and Sunday through various single-tracking zones.

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  3. DC's painted doors send a messageRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 14 | WTOP-FM Washington

    For the last three years, artist Tim Davis has been transforming drawers, cabinets and other three-dimensional found objects into works of art to tell stories of immigration, mass incarceration and life in America. So when the opportunity came knocking to illustrate another social justice issue on a 7-foot door, Davis didn't hesitate.

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  4. What Alexandria Metro riders need to know as major work kicks off at King StreetRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 24, 2018 | WTOP-FM Washington

    Major construction that begins this weekend at the King Street Metro station has Alexandria warning riders to avoid being dropped off or picked up at the station in a car for the next two years. The construction will not impact train service at the station, but will have significant impacts on riders who get on or off there.

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  5. Billy Elliot' tap dances into Signature TheatreRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 13 | WTOP-FM Washington

    "Even Stephen Daldry and the original creators of the film say they prefer the musical because they were able to tell the story they always wanted," director Matthew Gardiner told WTOP. "The film really focuses just on Billy; the musical focuses on the community around him."

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  6. Va. coat and blanket drive aims to provide warmth to Syrian refugees newRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 12 | WTOP-FM Washington

    For the sixth straight year, Northern Virginia residents are providing warmth to Syrian refugees facing a cold winter in refugee camps. The region's annual, month-long blanket and coat drive is underway.

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  7. Alexandria teen sentenced to 40 years in MS-13-related killing of Md. girl, 15Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 10 | WTOP-FM Washington

    The teenager who disappeared for a month last year, only to be charged with a brutal gang-related murder on her return, was sentenced to 40 years in prison Friday. Venus Iraheta, 18, of Alexandria, pleaded guilty in January to charges of first-degree murder, abduction and gang participation in the death of Damaris Reyes Rivas, 15, last year.

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  8. Get ready for the Yellow Line shutdown from Nov. 26 to Dec. 9 newRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 24, 2018 | WTOP-FM Washington

    Metro's Yellow Line falls off the map for two weeks starting the Monday after Thanksgiving as the transit agency shuts down the bridge over the Potomac River for repairs. The work is scheduled to cut rush-hour rail service in half at all Blue and Yellow Line stations in Virginia from Pentagon to Franconia-Springfield and Huntington, and in the District at Yellow and Green Line stations between L'Enfant Plaza and Mt.

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  9. Northern Virginia's housing market is showing signs of fatigueRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 26 | WTOP-FM Washington

    There was a pronounced drop in the number of homes for sale in Northern Virginia in September, and prices may be showing signs of topping out. The number of sales across the Northern Virginia region almost universally fell in September, with sales in Arlington County down 12 percent from a year ago, sales in Fairfax County down 15 percent and sales in Loudoun County down 23 percent, according to Long & Foster Real Estate .

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  10. PHOTOS: Alexandria students aim to curb underage drinking with 'Sticker Shock'Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 20 | WTOP-FM Washington

    A group of students, many involved with the ROTC program at T.C. Williams High School, are teaming up with a number of Alexandria agencies working to curb underage drinking. With the consent of more than 50 stores around the city that sell beer, the students are heading to the beer aisles and placing big, bright orange and yellow stickers along six-packs and cases of beer.

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  11. Twelfth person sentenced in DC area heroin trafficking investigationRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 18, 2018 | WTOP-FM Washington

    An exhaustive police effort to dismantle two Alexandria, Va.-area heroin and fentanyl trafficking rings ended on Thursday, with the sentencing of its 12th and final defendant. Gregory Taylor, 44, of Fort Washington, Maryland has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.

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  12. Alexandria to offer a mercya for criminals with drug addictions newRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 18, 2018 | WTOP-FM Washington

    In this Nov. 8, 2017 photo, Steph Gaspar, a volunteer outreach worker with The Hand Up Project, an addiction and homeless advocacy group, holds a used and blood-filled needle used for drug injection that she found while cleaning up a homeless encampment in Everett, Wash. Gaspar said used needles like the one shown are the most dangerous to addicts who may find and them re-use them in their desperation, exposing them to additional health risks and diseases.

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  13. 2019 housing market forecast: Arlington up, Alexandria down newRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 15, 2018 | WTOP-FM Washington

    The number of homes sold in Northern Virginia in September was down almost 12 percent from a year earlier, and active listings throughout the Northern Virginia region are down 9.3 percent from September 2017, according to the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors . The Association's data includes Fairfax and Arlington counties, the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax and Falls Church and the towns of Vienna, Herndon and Clifton.

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  14. Friday night lights may return to Alexandria high school after 53 years newRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2018 | WTOP-FM Washington

    T.C. Williams in Alexandria will have well over 5,000 students within the next decade, according to a schools spokesperson. A decades-old agreement between the City of Alexandria and residents who live near T.C. Williams High School to never build stadium lights is being tossed away as the school works to modernize its athletic facility.

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  15. Man wanted for active warrants still at large after Fairfax Co. barricadeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 29, 2018 | WTOP-FM Washington

    Fairfax County police are searching for a man who evaded arrest Saturday by climbing into the ceiling of an Alexandria motel and escaping through an attic. Alton Thodos, 32, is wanted on charges of grand larceny, credit card theft, credit card fraud and a probation violation.

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  16. Alexandria man sentenced to 10 years for sexual assault of woman in her homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 24, 2018 | WTOP-FM Washington

    An Alexandria, Virginia, man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for sexually assaulting a woman in her home, where he was working as a contractor. Melvin Eliazar Moreno Rodriguez, 39, of Alexandria, was sentenced Monday on one count of aggravated sexual battery by force, threat or intimidation with serious injury.

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  17. Alexandria native is first full-time D1 female coachRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 14, 2018 | WTOP-FM Washington

    Callie Brownson, an Alexandria, Virginia, native who coached football at Mount Vernon High School, is the first woman hired as a full-time Division 1 coach. Brownson was hired by Dartmouth College as the team's offensive quality control coach.

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  18. Dealer pleads guilty to helping cheat casino out of $1MRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 11, 2018 | WTOP-FM Washington

    A man who worked as a baccarat dealer at a Maryland casino pleaded guilty on Tuesday to helping players cheat the casino out of just over $1 million in exchange for a share of the proceeds. Ming Zhang of Alexandria, Virginia, faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison following his guilty plea in federal court to one count of conspiring to transport stolen funds.

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  19. Area closures, postponed events announced ahead of Florencea s landfall newRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 11, 2018 | WTOP-FM Washington

    With Hurricane Florence expected to make landfall Thursday, a number of D.C.-area events and sites are making changes to their planned schedules ahead of expected severe weather. In Virginia, Shenandoah National Park will close at noon Thursday.

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  20. Flooding in Alexandria, other areas during weekend washout weatherRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 10, 2018 | WTOP-FM Washington

    Heavy rain that poured over the region Sunday and throughout the weekend is causing flooding in the area, most prominently in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. The waters receded by 3 a.m. Monday and all roads reopened, but then King Street and the roads near the Alexandria waterfront again flooded after 6 a.m. Monday.

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