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DECK THE HALLS in OLD TOWN MANASSAS, Dec. 2 - 4

DECK THE HALLS in OLD TOWN MANASSAS, Dec. 2 - 4

DECK THE HALLS in OLD TOWN MANASSAS
Merry Old Town Celebration Begins Dec. 2

Merry Old Town, sponsored by the Manassas Christian School, spreads holiday cheer in Old Town Manassas, Va. with a series of festivities from Fri, Dec. 2 through Sun., Dec. 4. Visitors can enjoy listening to Christmas carolers, greet Santa when he arrives from the train, check-out the tree lighting ceremony with Manassas Mayor Hal Parrish, visit the Manassas museum, see the Greater Manassas Christmas Parade and window shop during the Merchant’s Open House. For a full list of activities, visit www.visitmanassas.org or call 703-361-6599.

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Woman Acquitted In Va. Pooper-Scooper Trial

FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. (WUSA) -- In an odd trial about neighbors arguing about un-scooped poop, a woman was acquitted from the charges of not picking up after her pooch.

The trial went to jury early Tuesday afternoon after a slew of witnesses took the stand to testify about the mess in question.

Kimberly Zakrzewski, 46, was out walking Baxter, her friend's dog, back in April. 

Virginia Cornell, a neighbor, said she saw Zakrzewski walk away after Baxter relieved himself at the Penderbrook complex nearby. 

Zakrzewski said she carries plastic bags on each walk and never leaves any poop behind.

So after thousands of dollars invested in the case, Zakrzewski was found to not be a number-2-neglecting neighbor. 

Watch the video and full coverage of this trial on 9NEWS NOW at 5 p.m and 6 p.m.

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Alexandria Cake Shop Supports Inova Mount Vernon’s Breast Cancer Institute

Occasionally Cake of Alexandria, Va. donated a $500, breast-cancer-awareness cake, decked in pink, decorated with the renowned pink ribbon in support of the 2nd Annual Toast to a Cure, Breast Cancer Fundraising event. Hosted by Inova Mount Vernon Hospital’s Breast Care Institute to raise monies for its Breast Cancer Community Education Fund, the event raised approximately $9,000. For more information on Occasionally Cake, call 703-780-CAKE or visit www.occasionallycake.com for more information.

T.C. Williams Students, Community to Celebrate Homecoming This Week

From Alexandria City Public Schools:

T.C. Williams High School invites the entire Alexandria community to celebrate Homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 29. Festivities will start at 12:15 p.m. with a parade that marches around the football field track. The big game, featuring the T.C. Williams Titans versus the Lee Lancers, will start at 1 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $4 until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday in the T.C. Williams Athletic Office. Admission at the gate will cost $5.

The Homecoming Parade will feature the Homecoming Court, class floats, the T.C. Williams Marching Titans, cheerleaders and banners from T.C. Williams clubs. As part of a T.C. Williams initiative to build community among its feeder schools, Alexandria City Public Schools elementary school students wearing "Building Titan Pride K-12" T-shirts also will march in the parade.

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NOVA-Alexandria presents an academic conference about the Civil War

NOVA-Alexandria presents an academic conference about the Civil War

The Alexandria Campus of Northern Virginia Community College will present “At the Crossroads of History: Bailey’s Through the Century” on Friday, Nov. 11 at 8:15 a.m. in the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center.

The conference will focus on the history of the Bailey’s Crossroads area with a particular emphasis on the Civil War period. The catalyst for this conference is a celebration of the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s review of the Union troops that took place on Nov. 20, 1861, near the present-day Alexandria Campus.

Alexandria To Welcome First African American City Manager

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - Alexandria officials are welcoming a new city manager who they say will begin working in December.

The City Council announced Monday that it has formally signed a contract with 35-year-old Rashad Young, who was the city manager for Greensboro, N.C. Young will begin work on Dec. 12 at an annual salary of $245,000.

Young succeeds James Hartmann, who left the post in May to work for Seminole County, Fla. The city's chief budget officer, Bruce Johnson, has been serving as acting city manager and will return to his old job.

Young is Alexandria's first African-American city manager.

Suspect Sought In Kidnapping-Car Theft; Child Found OK

SPRINGFIELD, Va. (WUSA) -- Police need your help finding a suspect in a kidnapping and car theft case in Fairfax County Sunday. 

It happened at around 4 p.m. on the 7500 block for Murillo Street, when a 2006 Honda Pilot SUV was stolen with a 4-year-old boy still sitting in the back seat, police said in a news release.

"(The Mother) left with its engine running and a sleeping two-year-old boy in the back seat was stolen while his mother briefly stepped inside a home. As she returned to the car, she saw it being driven down the street," police said. 

Police say there is no evidence of child neglect in the case.

A local bail bondsman, Kevin Coumes, began a search and found the car and the unharmed child abandoned nearby at the intersection of Backlick Road and Leesville Boulevard within minutes of being alerted to the incident by his neighbor.

Police said the suspect is a white male wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt.