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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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Va. man pleads guilty to sex trafficking girl


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- A 24-year-old Alexandria man pleaded guilty Thursday to sex trafficking a 14-year-old girl, the US Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia announced Friday.

Tayron Tyree Weeks, 24, of Alexandria, Va. pleaded guilty to engaging in the sex trafficking of a 14-year-old girl, authorities said.

Facts in the plea agreement showed that the man met the victim at the Braddock Road Metro Station and then took the girl to a friend's place in Alexandria, authorities said. Weeks had sexual contact with the girl, authorities stated. In addition to the sexual acts with the girl, Weeks asked the girl if she wanted to make money by selling her body.

MANASSAS UTILITIES NOW OFFERS E-BILLING TO ITS CUSTOMERS

MANASSAS UTILITIES NOW OFFERS E-BILLING TO ITS CUSTOMERS

City of Manassas residents can now use a more convenient way of receiving and paying their utility bill online. They have the option to pay by electronic check for free or pay a nominal fee to use their credit card. As of Sept. 1, the City of Manassas had more than 800 customers that have paid bills online, and almost 500 are using e-billing, enabling electronic notifications of due dates. For more information, go to www.manassascity.org or call 703-257-8219.

Customers choosing to pay their bills by mail or in-person, can continue to do so.

For those customers who register for e-billing now through Nov. 30, they will be automatically entered for a raffle to win an Ipod Nano.

Alexandria City schools locked down, no immediate threat


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- Alexandria City Public Schools are locked down Tuesday after a report of a person brandishing a weapon.

Dismissal will occur at normal school hours, with the exception of Maury Elementary School, school officials said.

There is no immediate threat to schools.

Police are circulating the area near the 300 block of Russell Road. Alexandria police are looking for a suspect in a brandishing that occurred outside Maury Elementary School.

The suspect is described as a black male with a medium complexion, 5'6" to 5'8", medium build with a "belly", with a short black mohawk style haircut.

He was wearing a black shirt, blue pants, black boots, and carrying what appeared to be a "long gun", according to police.

If you see someone matching this description call 9-1-1.

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Charles Severance due in court for Alexandria murders


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- Triple Alexandria murder suspect Charles Severance is due in court Tuesday morning to face his charges.

Severance is now being held at one of the most secure jails in our region, the Alexandria William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center, where suspected terrorists are sometimes held.

On September 8, Severance was charged with three Alexandria murders: Ruthanne Lodato, killed in February; Ron Kirby, killed last November, and Nancy Dunning, killed 11 years ago.

All three victims were shot in their homes within just two miles of each other.

John Kelly, a neighbor of Lodato, says the family is grateful for the progress in the case.

"The reality is that it's a long legal process for the families. It serves as a painful reminder of the loss of Ruthanne and we also know it's a painful reminder for two other families," said Kelly.

Possible Cougar sightings in Fairfax


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- Two potential cougar sightings have Fairfax County Police urging citizens to take precautions.

In both cases the reports described a large cat, possibly a cougar near Riverside Elementary School on Old Mount Vernon Road in Alexandria.

Animal Control officers have searched the area but have found no evidence confirming the presence of the animal, police said.

The cat was described as sand or orange color and was estimated to be the size of a large dog with a tail equal to the length of its body, police said.

Authorities are working to set up wildlife cameras around the area and animal patrol will be patrolling.

Teachers and parents have been notified to take the necessary precautions to keep children safe, police said.

NYC’s BROADWAY DANCER CENTER’s ELITE COMES TO METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS

NYC’s BROADWAY DANCER CENTER’s ELITE COMES TO METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS

Broadway Dance Center of New York City is the epicenter of elite dance training; some of their veteran dance staff are visiting Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) along with international dance teachers from New Zealand, Japan and Brazil. Classes are taught at the MSA Alexandria studio at 5775 Barclay Drive, and include master dance classes in street jazz, Broadway jazz, hip-hop, contemporary, rhythm tap, ballet, and Broadway tap on Sat., Sept. 20, from 3:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. and Sun., Sept. 21 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. For registration and class fees, go to www.metrpolitanarts.org.

“We’re honored to have such well-trained instructors from all over the world visit our studio, each with their own dance expertise, they share their skill and experience with our students from a real-world perspective,” said Melissa Dobbs, president of Metropolitan School of the Arts in Lorton and Alexandria, Va.