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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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Text the word ALEXANDRIA to 25543 for text alerts (standard text message rates apply) about the case and any developments in the investigation. 

Arlington officials OK $2 million in park upgrades


ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) - Officials in Arlington County have approved approximately $2 million for renovations at one of the county's biggest and most popular parks.

The Arlington County Board voted Saturday to approve the improvements to Virginia Highlands Park, which is near the Pentagon City Metro station. The money will be used to replace six tennis courts, two tennis practice courts and two basketball courts. A new basketball junior half-court will also be built.

Other improvements include installing new fencing, replacing court lighting and adding shade structures.

Construction is expected to begin at the end of this summer and run until the fall of 2015.


4 injured in accident on I-495 near Bethesda

4 injured in accident on I-495 near Bethesda


BETHESDA, Md. (WUSA 9) -- Two Metrobus passengers are claiming injuries after the bus was involved in an accident on the Beltway Friday afternoon.

Authorities say that the Metrobus was involved in an accident with a passenger vehicle near the Old Georgetown Road exit on I-495.

Authorities report that two of the passengers in the involved vehicle are also claiming injuries.


Va. fire department encourages girls to become firefighters


ARLINGTON (WUSA9) -- Firefighting can be a great career for girls. That's what the Arlington County Fire Department is showing a few dozen teenage girls this weekend in a hands-on, experience-driven Fire Camp for girls.

It's an introduction to firefighting only for teenage girls between the ages of 13- and 18-years-old. This weekends' participants come mostly from Arlington, but also Charles County, Maryland and Pennsylvania. It starts with the same, tough workout real firefighters do.

Kaitlyn Matthews from Charles County calls the morning workout "Challenging. That pretty much sums it up."

Climbing up and down the watch tower stairs looks easy, but it's a killer.

Annie Lowery from Arlington's Yorktown High School said, "I just climbed six stories. It was brilliant. Stellar. "

FREE CUPCAKES AT OCCASIONALLY CAKE on SUN. JULY 20; DONATES 50% to METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS

FREE CUPCAKES AT OCCASIONALLY CAKE on SUN. JULY 20;  DONATES 50% to METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS

 

Occasionally Cake of Alexandria, Va. and Mount Vernon, Va. is celebrating its five-year anniversary on Sun., July 20 and handing out one free cupcake per person to all their patrons with no purchase necessary at their Old Town Alexandria shop at 207 King Street and Mount Vernon at 8859 Richmond Highway from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.  Occasionally Cake will donate 50 percent of all their sales that day to Metropolitan School of the Arts youth scholarships of Lorton, Va. For more information, call (703) 647-9638 or visit www.occasionallycake.com.

The free cupcakes will be available in Chocolate Marshmallow, Red Velvet, Snickerdoodle, Funfetti and Strawberry Key Lime flavors with other flavors available for purchase. A variety of other flavors will be available for purchase.  Occasionally Cake will offer an anniversary special of four cupcakes for $8.

Cab driver robbed in Arlington


ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA9) -- A cab driver was robbed at knife-point on Wednesday night in Crystal City, police said.

It happened near 26th Street and Fern Street at around 11:06 p.m., police said.

The driver picked up two men at Union Station in DC and drove them to Crystal City, police said.

The two men held a knife to the driver and took his money, police said.

They ran away and the driver called for help. He suffered a neck injury when one of the robbers grabbed him, police said.

The driver was taken to the hospital and treated for his injuries, police said.

The suspects are described as two black males in their 20's. If you have any information call Arlington Police Department.


Naked man who led police on chase in Va. granted bond


ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA9) -- The man who police say stripped naked and led police on a chase in Clarendon before crashing and fleeing on foot has been granted bond.

Twenty-two-year-old Charles Mack appeared in an Arlington courtroom Wednesday, where a judge granted him $7,500 bond.

The incident happened during the All American Bar Crawl on Saturday when Mack took off his clothes inside Goody's pizza and drove the wrong way on Wilson Boulevard before crashing. Police had to Taser Mack, who they say ran from the car on foot. Officials say Mack was also on ecstasy during the incident.