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Suspect in custody after Alexandria armed robbery


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- A suspect is in custody after an armed robbery that happened at a convenience store in Alexandria Sunday, police said.

The robbery happened in the 6000 block of Lincolnia Road, according to Alexandria police. Authorities took the suspect into custody while he was fleeing.

Residents should expect police activity in the area.

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Former vice principal pleads to buying student booze


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - A former vice principal at West Potomac High School has pleaded guilty to buying alcohol for one of his students after last year's homecoming dance.

Forty-two-year-old Aaron Engley of Corolla, North Carolina, received a 12-month suspended jail sentence Wednesday after pleading guilty in Alexandria to a misdemeanor count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The suspended sentence requires him to remain on good behavior and avoid contact with the victim.

Prosecutors say Engley drove a 17-year-old female student to an Alexandria bar after the school's 2014 homecoming dance and bought her a drink.

Engley's lawyer, Patrick Anderson, declined to comment Thursday. Fairfax County Public Schools spokesman John Torre said Engley resigned in August and had been on administrative leave before that.

CHRISTMAS EVE and NYE’s DINNER at CARMELLOS; Kids Under 10 Eat FREE

CHRISTMAS EVE and NYE’s DINNER at CARMELLOS; Kids Under 10 Eat FREE

Carmello’s of Historic Manassas, Va. is offering a Christmas Eve dinner, Thurs., Dec. 24 from 3 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and New Year’s Eve a la carte dinner on Thurs., Dec. 31 with seatings from 4:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. (Two-hour seatings are booked for parties of two to six people; larger parties have two and a half hour seatings). Complimentary Portuguese sparkling wine is served with all seatings. Late seatings receive party favorites if they stay until midnight. Children 10 and younger can eat free from the kids’ menu. Menu prices vary. For reservations, go to www.carmellos.com.

XMAS EVE MENU:
Appetizers – Family-Style House Appetizer, Brick-Oven Oysters Rockefeller, Spitada De Camarao, Mini Beef Wellingtons, Risotto Fritters, Calamari Fritti, Lobster Bisque, Roasted Butternut Squash

Salads - Autumn Mesclun Salad, Chopped House Salad, Caesar Salad

Lock-in at Alexandria schools lifted after bank robbery


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- The lock-in at five Alexandria schools has been lifted after an armed bank robbery Tuesday morning.

The robbery happened at the bank located in the 800 block of N. Washington Street. The two suspects pulled out a weapon and stole money.

Nobody was injured in the incident. Residents should expect police activity in the area. The following schools were placed on lock-in: George Washington Middle School, Cora Kelly School for Math, Science and Technology, Maury Elementary, Charles Barrett Elementary School, Mount Vernon Community School are currently in a lock-in due to police activity.

Two suspects were taken into custody in the 2400 block of Mainline Blvd., police said. 

The investigation remains ongoing. 

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Man arrested after 10 mile chase in Fairfax County


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- Two Fairfax County police cars and a Virginia State Police car were hit Friday during a pursuit in Alexandria, according to the Alexandria police.

Man accidentally shoots himself in Alexandria


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- A man accidentally shot himself in the side of his body in Alexandria Friday afternoon, police said.

The incident happened at King and Pitt Street. The man does not have life-threatening injuries, according to Alexandria police. Nobody else was hurt.

Residents should expect police activity in the area.

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Alexandria armed robbery under investigation


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- Two suspects with a firearm stole cash from a victim in Alexandria on Thursday, Alexandria police said.

The robbery happened in the 100 block of N. Ripley Street. Nobody was injured, according to authorities.

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