Our network

News

MISSING: Milton Mills, 65, Alexandria


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- The Alexandria Police Department says it has found 65-year-old Milton Mills.

A Senior Alert was issued for Mills after he was reportedly last seen Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the 900 block of Virginia Avenue, authorities said.

Police now say that Mills was found unharmed "in a neighboring jurisdiction." No other details were released on Wednesday morning.


Police investigate infant death in Alexandria


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- Alexandria Police are investigating the death of a female infant, who taken to the hospital Monday, according to authorities.

Officers responded to the 300 block of Pendleton Street, along with the Fire Department and medics for the report of an unresponsive infant. The infant was taken to the hospital.

She died Saturday, authorities said. The infant was under 6-months-old, police said. An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause and manner of her death. The infant did not appear to suffer any traumatic injuries, police said.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Sergeant Michael Kochis at 703.746.6285.


Hannah Graham: Celebration of Life to be held at West Potomac


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- West Potomac High School will celebrate the life of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham on Saturday.

The Celebration of Life will take place Saturday, November 15 at 11 a.m. in the Springbank Auditorium at the high school, with a reception following in the cafeteria.

Hannah Graham's remains were found on an abandoned farm in Albemarle County, ten miles from the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville where the 18-year-old was last seen alive on Sept. 13.

2 teens arrested in series of Alexandria burglaries


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- Two DC teenagers were arrested on Monday for a series of burglaries in the City of Alexandria, Alexandria Police said.

Police arrested a 16-year-old male and a 17-year-old male originally for a burglary that happened in the 300 block of S. Lee Street. Authorities learned later the the two teenagers were responsible for at least four other residential burglaries in Alexandria dating back to September, police said.

Both teenagers were charged with larceny with the intent to distribute, possession of burglarious tools, and conspiracy to commit burglary. One teenager was charged with four counts of burglary and the other was charged with five counts, according to authorities. Other charges may be pending as the investigation continues, police said.

The teenagers entered all of the homes through unlocked doors and windows, authorities said.

Alexandria crossing guard retires after nearly 50 years


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- An Alexandria elementary school crossing guard is hanging up her vest after nearly 50 years.

James Polk Elementary School gave a huge send off as Charlotte Ross retired at 89-years-old. Ross thought she was coming to the school to say goodbye to just the principal.

When she arrived Thursday, the entire student body stood guard as Ms. Ross walked the hallways. Everyone cheered as she went by.

"Oh my goodness. Hello everybody. I'm having a hard time not to cry," she said.

Ross had been a crossing guard for as long as the school has been around.

The children wrote cards and said thank you.

Ross said she never even had a close call and in five decades, she only recalls one student who didn't listen.

Alexandria sheriff's deputy sentenced for sex with inmate


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- An Alexandria sheriff's deputy was sentenced to two and a half years in prison Thursday for sexually assaulting an inmate at the detention center where he was working.

Bryant Duane Pegues, 53, of Oxon Hill, Md., pleaded guilty to one felony count of carnal knowledge of an inmate by a corrections officer for the May 27 assault.

Pegues was supervising the mental health unit at the Alexandria Adult Detention Center, which housed female inmates, when it happened. An inmate reported that Pegues entered her cell, touched her private parts and had sex with her in the cell, officials said.

Police: Man tried robbing kids of candy at gunpoint


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- Alexandria police are searching for a suspect who they say tried to steal Halloween candy from a group of children at gunpoint.

The incident occurred on October 31 at about 8:30 p.m. on a school playground in the 2600 block of Commonwealth Avenue, police said. The suspect approached a group of 12 juveniles playing tag, displayed a handgun and demanded Halloween candy, police said.

The children fled the scene unharmed, police said.

The suspect is described as a black male in his late teens or early twenties, about 5'10" tall, police said. He was wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt, jeans and a black ski-mask and carrying a red and black backpack, according to police.

Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to contact Sergeant Michael Kochis at 703.746.6285.