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Water main break closes one lane WB on King St


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- One westbound lane of King Street is still closed Monday from 30th Street South to Park Center Drive due to an eight-inch water main break.

Officials say the break occurred between 30th and Park Center on King. At this time, the cause of the break in unknown, but officials say it was likely due to age.

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METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS PERFORMS and DIRECTS Jonathon Larson’s “RENT”

METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS PERFORMS and DIRECTS Jonathon Larson’s “RENT”

Metropolitan Youth Theatre students of the Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) of Alexandria and Lorton, Va. will present its student-directed and produced performance of Jonathon Larson’ RENT on Fri., July 31 at 7:30 p.m., Sat., Aug. 1 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sun., Aug. 2 at 2 p.m. at the1st Stage Theatre in Tysons Corner at 1524 Spring Hill Road, McLean, Va. Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased online at www.metropolitanarts.org.   


Jonathan Larson’s rock opera, which ran for 12 years on Broadway and won both the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize, is loosely based on Giacomo Puccini's opera La Bohème. It tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists struggling to survive and create a life in New York City's East Village in the thriving days of Bohemian Alphabet City, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS.

17-year-old shot in Alexandria


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- A 17-year-old male suffered a non-life threatening gunshot wound Friday in Alexandria, Va., police said.

The shooting occurred in the 1200 block of North Quaker Lane around 9:50 p.m. Police say officers responded to an apartment complex for a report of a shooting.

Once officers arrived, police say they located a 17-year-old victim suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact Detective Sean Casey at 703-746-6853.

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Person assaulted near Episcopal High School


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- A person was shot Friday evening near Episcopal High School in Alexandria.

According to Alexandria police, the shooting happened in the 1200 block of Quaker Lane. The victim was taken to the hospital with a non-life threatening injury to the upper body.

Police have not released any other details at this time.

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Witness in Charles Severance case testifies at hearing

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Witness in Charles Severance case testifies at hearing


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- A witness to one of three murders gave an emotional testimony in the Charles Severance case Thursday. The murders happened in Alexandria over a ten-year period, but it was moved to Fairfax. The hearing focused on the final murder, that of Ruthanne Lodato in February of 2014.

The witness was the caretaker of Lodato's elderly mother. In court Thursday, she broke down and sobbed recalling Lodato's murder. She also said she saw the man with the gun, felt a terrible pain, fell to the floor and started screaming.

"The family is deeply indebted to her...she was heroic and courageous," said John Kelly, family friend of the Lodatos.

Jeanette Dorcas Franco gave police the sketch of the gunman who killed Lodato. Police say he knocked on Lodato's door, and shot her, and then wounded Franco.

Alexandria ranked 5th most romantic city in U.S.


WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- One of the nation's most romantic cities is in our area, according to ProFlowers.com. Alexandria, Va., noted particularly for the downtown area known as "Old Town," was number five on its list.

"...the downtown area has a high concentration of shops and restaurants lining the enchanting cobblestone streets. The classic vibe of Alexandria certainly sets the stage for a romantic day-to-evening date," according to ProFlowers.

The business ranked cities used the following criteria for the top 200 most populous cities to come up with the top 10.

Suspect in custody after assault in Alexandria


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- A suspect is in custody after an assault that happened in the 800 block of West Glebe Road, according to Alexandria Police.

Police say residents should expect police activity in the area.

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