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COMMUNITY ALERT: Share this Sketch to find the Alexandria killer

COMMUNITY ALERT: Share this Sketch to find the Alexandria killer

ALEXANDRIA (WUSA9) -- Alexandria Police and WUSA9 are teaming up to share this sketch as many times as possible throughout the city and the surrounding areas.

The man in the sketch is possibly responsible for three different murders in the City of Alexandria. 

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Arlington, Va. Mall to undergo transformation


ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA9) -- Simon Property Group announced Wednesday that the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City will undergo renovation and expansion, which will include a new mall entrance, a new office lobby, two new levels of shops and restaurants with outdoor seating.

The mall was built in 1989 and currently has more than 170 shops. Construction will start soon on 50,000 square foot expansion to the property along Hayes Street.

"On the inside of the mall we are planning a number of improvements to enhance our customers' overall experience and improve the ambience of The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City whether they are here to shop, to dine or just to enjoy a welcoming and comfortable environment," said Laurie VanDalen, general manager of The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City. "This project will completely transform the look and feel of our center."

Va. hospital employee charged for rape of patient


ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA9) -- Arlington County police have charged a Virginia Hospital Center employee for the rape of a patient.

Police say 30-year-old Roy Anthony Jones of D.C., a CT Scan Technician at Virginia Hospital Center, raped a 37-year-old victim the morning of January 13, 2014.

The victim was at the hospital as a patient when the incident occurred and reported the crime to police following the attack, according to officials.

Jones was denied bond and is currently being held in the Arlington County Detention Facility.


Guardians of Rescue Begins Sting Investigations into Hazardous Internet Pet Sales

Guardians of Rescue Begins Sting Investigations into Hazardous Internet Pet Sales

As the world embraces the age of technology, everything is available online----including the sale of pets. Guardians of Rescue, a nationwide animal rescue organization, has stepped up to protect these poor animals from the cruelty of being bought and sold via the Internet. Guardians of Rescue is working with law enforcement in various states to try to reduce the amount of harm inflicted on these innocent dogs.

“Getting a new pet is always a big decision, and buying a dog you haven’t met in person is not smart,” says Dori Scofield, vice-president of Guardians of Rescue, an organization whose mission is to protect the well-being of all animals. “If you buy a dog through the Internet, you risk supporting puppy mill cruelty and being scammed out of your money. The Internet is also used by criminals to buy and sell fighting dogs, using certain understood language.”

If you looking to adopt a new dog, here are five tips to think about before you decide where to buy:

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PW COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL/HYLTON PERFORMING ARTS CENTER TO PRESENT FREE ARTS ALIVE FESTIVAL, MAY 3

PW COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL/HYLTON PERFORMING ARTS CENTER TO PRESENT FREE ARTS ALIVE FESTIVAL, MAY 3

Prince William County Arts Council and the Hylton Performing Arts Center of Manassas, Va. are hosting their fourth annual ARTS ALIVE Festival, a free, family-fun event that features local, Prince William County dancers, singers, artists, and performances, on Sat., May 3 from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Hylton Performing Arts Center, at 10960 George Mason Circle Manassas, Va. Admission and parking are free. For a schedule of events, call 703-221-2150 or go to www.pwcartscouncil.org.

Arlington Special Election Tuesday


ARLINGTON, Va (WUSA9)--Yes Arlington, you have a special election Tuesday, April 8. Residents will be going to the polls to elect someone for a County Board seat. This is the seat currently held by Chris Zimmerman who resigned. The winner of Tuesday's special election will fill the remainder of Zimmerman's term which ends at the end of the year.

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The polls will be open 6am-7pm on Tuesday.

Manassas City UTILITES DEPT. AWARDED PLATINUM LEVEL-RELIABLE PUBLIC POWER DESIGNATION

Manassas City UTILITES DEPT. AWARDED PLATINUM LEVEL-RELIABLE PUBLIC POWER DESIGNATION

City of Manassas, Va.  is one of 184 of the nation’s more than 2,000 public power utilities to earn the Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3®)1 designation from the American Public Power Association (APPA) for providing consumers with the highest degree of reliable and safe electric service. This is the fifth year that the City of Manassas Public Works/Utilities department has received this designation. The City of Manassas was one of two public utilities in Virginia to be awarded the RP3 in 2013, out of 16 Virginia public power providers. For more information, go to www.manassascity.org or call 703-257-8276.

The chair of APPA’s RP3 Review Panel presented the designees on April 7 during the association’s annual Engineering & Operations Technical Conference held in Oklahoma City, Okla.