Sunday, February 10, 2013
The race is Sunday morning.
Streets in Pentagon City will be closed Sunday morning for the Love the Run You’re With 5K. The Arlington County Police Department will shut down the following roads to traffic: Race attendees are encouraged to use Metro, but those driving can use the parking garage at the Pentagon City Mall. Find out more about the race.
Monday, October 1, 2012
Tommy Edwards got into Muay Thai to lose weight but has gained a desire to become a professional MMA fighter.
Tommy Edwards picked up Muay Thai about seven years ago to shed some extra pounds. What he didn't expect was finding another career in the process. Somewhere between dropping nearly half of his body weight — going from a hefty 310 pounds to a trim 170 pounds — Edwards, 27, developed a passion for the mixed martial art. With a 2-4 amateur record, the former Yorktown High School football player is looking at his professional debut in Thailand next April. Wearing his lucky shorts Thursday and drenched in sweat, Edwards sparred for several rounds with Seth Batbayar inside the Alexandria MMA gym. The two went back and forth exchanging hits, kicks and the occasional headlock. Friends for three months, the former offensive and defensive lineman …
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
White male cashed counterfeit check at United Bank in Old Town.
Alexandria Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect involved in the uttering of a counterfeit check. An unidentified suspect walked into the United Bank, located at 301 S. Washington St. on June 7 at 2:13 p.m., and cashed a counterfeit check from a Washington, D.C.-based company. At approximately 3:17 p.m. the same day, the suspect went to a United Bank located at 2300 S. Ninth St. in Arlington County and attempted to cash a second check, but was denied by the teller. The suspect left the bank before police arrived. In both cases, the suspect used a fake Maryland driver’s license. The suspect is described as a white male, in his 40s, approximately 5-foot-8 with a medium to heavy build. He was wearing a flannel shirt …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
High Court ruled 5-4 today to uphold what some call 'Obamacare.'
Area leaders were quick to react today to the news that the Supreme Court upheld President Barack Obama's health reform law. Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R): "Today's Supreme Court ruling is extremely disappointing for Virginia and for America. The PPACA will create a costly and cumbersome system that will impair our country's ability to recover from these challenging economic times, infringes on our citizen's liberties, will harm small businesses, and will impose dramatic unfunded mandates on Virginia and all states. Simply put, this is a blow to freedom. America needs market-based solutions that give patients more choice, not less." (For the governor's full statement, visit his Web site.) On his Twitter feed, the governor wrote: "Simply …
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Governing bodies to consider proposal on Saturday.
Alexandria and Arlington County are nearing an agreement for a streetcar in the Route 1 corridor, according to ARLnow. Alexandria City Council and the Arlington County Board are both scheduled to vote on the agreement on Saturday at respective meetings. According to the proposal, Arlington would work to complete an environmental assessment for the streetcar by late 2013. Alexandria would work toward completing environmental and alternative studies required to secure federal funding for the conversion of its segement of the Crystal City-Potomac Yard BRT by early 2014. This would come after the final location of the Potomac Yard Metro station is determined or the no-build option is adopted. In April, Alexandria Mayor Bill Euille and …
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Projects officials to discuss Route 1 BRT on Wednesday night at Cora Kelly Recreation Center.
The City of Alexandria will hold a public meeting to discuss the implementation of a Bus Rapid Transitway along Route 1 at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Cora Kelly Recreation Center. The BRT will consist of exclusive bus transit lanes in the median of Route 1 between Potomac Avenue and E. Glebe Road. The transitway is being done in partnership with Arlington County, with the line eventually ending at Pentagon City. The northbound lanes of Route 1 are currently being expanded. To create the BRT, the existing northbound lanes will be repurposed. Within the Alexandria segment, the transitway will have seven stops—three on the northbound side and four on the southbound side. The MetroBus 9S route will utilize the transitway, as will a new 9X route. …
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Approximately 6,000 gallons of untreated sewage reportedly went into the stream in Arlington County.
The City of Alexandria is advising residents to avoid direct contact with the water in Four Mile Run after a sewage spill was reported upstream in Arlington County. The spill occurred in the area of Columbia Pike and S. Dinwiddie Street and is currently contained. However, Alexandria cautions residents to keep pets and children away from adjacent areas until there is further notice. The city also advises against fishing, wading or swimming in Four Mile Run until the discharge is flushed away. Approximately 6,000 gallons of untreated sewage overflowed from a pipe and into the stream beginning around 11 a.m., according to an ARLnow.com report. It will take about a week for the sewage to work its way out of the stream to the point where it …
Thursday, August 18, 2011
State senate candidate says creating local-state partnerships will be critical to future of Northern Virginia.
Rob Krupicka argues he’s the only candidate in the Democratic primary for the 30th District state senate seat with a clear, focused agenda for the office. In a race against two other similarly-aligned party members—Del. Adam Ebbin (D-49th) and Arlington School Board member Libby Garvey—Krupicka believes it is this agenda, one he says has specific plans to boost education in the state and to create state-local partnerships to build mass transit and environmental solutions for Northern Virginia, that sets him apart. “We’re asking people to hire us for a job that we could be in for a very long time,” Krupicka said. “I think people need to not just understand what your experience is or what your values are. I think they need to understand what…