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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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Motorcyclist loses control on I-495, hit by car in Va.


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- Virginia State Police say a motorcyclist lost his life when he was thrown from his bike and then struck by a car on Interstate 495 in Fairfax County on Wednesday night.

The incident happened before 11:30 p.m. in the eastbound lanes of I-495, just before Exit 173/Van Dorn Street, according to state police. The area is a work zone. Police said in a press release, "Three right lanes were closed to through traffic for the work zone; the three left lanes were open to through traffic. The lanes leading up to the work zone were milled and then there was a 2 -3 inch lip at the start of new pavement."

Man claiming immunity from US law convicted


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - A man who claimed he had immunity from U.S. law has been convicted of producing and distributing false diplomatic credentials.

A federal jury in Alexandria, Virginia, on Wednesday convicted 60-year-old James T. McBride of Columbus, Ohio, one count of conspiracy, one count of causing the impersonation of a diplomat and four counts of producing false identification documents.

Prosecutors say McBride was the leader of a group called Divine Province and promised people they could avoid taxes and debts if they pay to enroll in his society.

Authorities say McBride produced and distributed false diplomatic identification cards to the group's members, and encouraged them to make claims of diplomatic immunity to avoid arrest, debts or taxes.

A sentencing date has not been set.


Va. police warn citizens of "spoofing" fraud


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA) -- The Alexandria Police Department is warning residents of one or more suspects who have been "spoofing" the City of Alexandria Non-Emergency Line phone number to get money from citizens and make threats if the payments are not made.

Authorities are telling residents to disregard phone calls or messages from the number 703-746-4444 that claim an individual has to pay money for traffic fines and outstanding court fines.

Residents should not respond to the calls or messages, Alexandria Police Department said. The calls are not coming from the police department, according to authorities.

A man, pretending to be a police officer contacted over 20 people Monday from the number 703-746-4444 demanding money and claiming residents had outstanding fees to pay, authorities said.

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FLYING DOG BREWERY BEER DINNER at MONZA, Th., Aug. 14

FLYING DOG BREWERY BEER DINNER at MONZA, Th., Aug. 14

Monza of Old Town Manassas, Va. is hosting a four-course Flying Dog Brewery beer dinner, featuring beers like Bloodline IPA, Dead Rise Old Bay Summer Ale, Hefeweizen and Easy IPA on Thurs., Aug. 14 at 6:30 p.m. for $70 inclusive. For reservations, go to www.eatmonza.com.

Monza’s four-course beer dinner includes: Greeter Beer Bloodline IPA with meat and cheese platter;  Dead Rise Old Bay Summer Ale with Old Bay Crab Cakes, pan-seared crab cake, with roasted red pepper coulis, frisee, lemon olive oil and sriracha aioli; Hefeweizen with  Strawberry Mache Salad with radicchio, hydro-bibb lettuce, toasted hazelnuts, vanilla-bean vinaigrette; Easy IPA paired with Penne Roasted Tomato Sausage Ragu, includes roasted red peppers, leeks, oregano, basil and parmesan; and for dessert a Gonzo Porter Beer Float, includes Gonzo porter, vanilla ice cream, caramel and a homemade chocolate chip cookie.

Police investigate house burglary in Northern Va.


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a burglary that happened at a home in the 900 block of Franklin Street in Alexandria, Va. early Saturday morning.

The burglary happened around 1:20 a.m., police said. An arrest has been made in this burglary, police said.

More details to come.


Elderly couple fights to stay married


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- When Eddie Harrison, 95, and Edith Hill, 96 got married in June, after ten years of friendship, it seemed like it was happily ever after for the young-at-heart couple.

But Edith Hill's two daughters share custody of their mother, and now one of her daughters, Patricia, is suing for sole custody of her mom.

If Patricia is awarded sole custody, Hill may need to move to Florida, which would separate her from Harrison.

In court on Thursday the judge heard arguments regarding the validity of the marriage. Questions were raised about whether Edith Hill had the mental capacity to commit to the marriage.

The hearing lasted for five hours, mainly because Rebecca Wright, the daughter currently caring for Hill in Virginia, chose to represent herself.

A ruling has not yet been made in the case.