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Sunday Worship Devoted To Loss Of Historic Chapel

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA) -- ATF special agents started the investigation late Sunday afternoon after firefighters deemed it safe to enter the devastated chapel.

Despite the incredible loss of the historic Immanuel Chapel at the Virginia Theological Seminary worshipers came together for Sunday service.

Darrell Green Supports Wife at NoVA Fashion Week, Eco-Gowns Rule

ALEXANDRIA, VA (WUSA)-- Oh My GOFF! Angie Goff reports POSH Couture kicks off NoVA Fashion Week and eco-friendly wedding gowns by Elizabeth St. John rule the runway. 

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Woman Sues Georgetown Hospital Over Transplant That Never Happened

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA) A woman who was waiting for liver transplant at Georgetown Hospital never got the chance because the hospital apparently couldn't reach her.

Even though the women was a patient at Georgetown at that time.

This is all according to her sister, Dorothy Roy, who is now suing Georgetown University Hospital for medical negligence.

"This is one year from the day she died," Dorothy Roy said as she held a picture of her beloved sister Donna Roy who died Thanksgiving day 2008. She was 59. She had non-alcoholic cirrhosis of the liver and had been on the transplant list at Georgetown University Hospital.

"She was desperate for a liver," said Roy.

In November of 2008, a liver match was apparently found, and a Georgetown employee tried to reach Donna at her Alexandria home... twice.

Virginia History Textbook Said To Contain Big Lie

ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA) - It's well known, thanks to the movie Glory, that black soldiers fought for the Union. In the Confederate Army, historians say thousands of slaves worked as laborers, not as soldiers, but a new fourth grade textbook, "Our Virginia: Past and Present," has a different take.

"The people in Richmond who approved this book should be fired," said Jeremy Mayer, George Mason University Public Policy Associate Professor. "What do you have a credentialling board for textbooks for if not to catch howling errors?"

He and many historians are outraged about this line in the book, "Thousands of Southern blacks fought in the Confederate ranks, including two black battalions under the command of Stonewall Jackson."

Man Behind South Park Threats Pleads Guilty

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA) -- Zachary Chesser, 20, pleaded guilty Wednesday morning in Federal Court in Alexandria to three counts as part of a plea agreement.

His attorney describes him as deeply remorseful, renouncing violent jihad. But court documents portray a man who wanted to joins a terrorist group.

He admitted to supplying material and trying to join Al Shabaab, a terrorist group linked to Al Qaida.

He also pleaded guilty for soliciting crimes of violence by recruiting people to put fake bombs and suspicious packages in various locations. He said he wanted first responders to be desensitized and then eventually put out a real bomb.

And finally he is guilty for threatening the creators of South Park for mocking the prophet Muhammad.

DC Restaurants To Grow Produce At Historic VA Farm

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) -- A restaurant group is partnering with the National Trust for Historic Preservation to create a nonprofit farm on part of George Washington's estate that will distribute local produce to restaurants and schools around Washington.

Neighborhood Restaurant Group announced plans Wednesday for the Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture. It will be based at the historic Woodlawn Plantation in Alexandria.

The site was originally part of the first president's Mount Vernon estate but was given to one of his nephews in 1799. Later, it was sold to abolitionists.

Homeowner Says Solution To Fix Sinkhole Will Not Work

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA) -- Clifford and Barbara James's 2.1 acre backyard has a sinkhole.  Next to the couple's property, Stanley Martin Homes developers are building single family homes near the Rose Hill neighborhood.

Clifford James says he signed a 2004 legal agreement to let a developer dig temporarily on half an acre of his land. He would get paid $6,000 for it.

But when Stanley Martin Homes started work this summer, James says the developer went too far. After heavy rains three weeks ago, his land has a growing sinkhole.

Now the developers have proposed to fix the sinkhole by digging out the soggy marine clay and filling the hole with another type of soil. They would also add drain pipes. 

James says the solution will not work. He wants compensation for damage to his property.