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Family, friends, say Severance isn't man in Target video


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- Family members and friends of Charles Severance say he isn't the man in the surveillance video from an Alexandria Target that's crucial do the prosecution's murder case.

Both Severance's brother and sister and several of his friends from when he lived in Haggerstown, Md. said he's not the person apparently following murder victim Nancy Dunning is not Charles Severance. Severance's parents also said the man in that video wasn't Severance, saying the man's face, hair, profile, weight and height are wrong.

Severance is accused of killing Dunning, Ruthanne Lodato and Ron Kirby over the course of a 10 year period in Alexandria. 

George McKinley, a friend of Severance from when he lived in Cumberland, Md, flat out denied it.

NATURE VISIONS PHOTO EXPO COMES to HYLTON ARTS CENTER, NOV. 14, 15:

NATURE VISIONS PHOTO EXPO COMES to HYLTON ARTS CENTER, NOV. 14, 15:

Nature Visions Photo Expo (NVPE) will showcase nature photography at its best at the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas, Va. Sat., Nov. 14 and Sun., Nov. 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day.

Man injured after being shot in Alexandria


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- A 32-year-old man was shot in Alexandria Tuesday night, police said.

The shooting happened in the 3700 block of Edison Street around 8:56 p.m., according to Alexandria police.

When officers got to the scene they found a man suffering from a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. He was taken to the hospital.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact Detective Ryan Clinch at 703.746.6673.

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Carmello’s Presents Wines of Spain Wine Dinner, Nov.6 in Historic Manassas

Carmello’s Presents Wines of Spain Wine Dinner, Nov.6 in Historic Manassas

Carmello’s Presents Wines of Spain Wine Dinner, November 6th, 2015 @  6:30pm

Menu includes: Greeter Wine, Basa Lore Txakoli 2014; 1st CourseAcon Ribera Del Duero 2013, Beef Wellingtons, Fluffy Pastry, Filet Mignon Tips, Mushrooms; Ventoso Vines Bobal 2012, Paela Valenciana, Pork Loin, Chicken, Chourico, Saffron Rice Casserole, Chicken Broth, Peas, Roasted Red Bell Peppers; Priorat Lo Mon 2011, Lamb Stew, Carrots, Potatoes, Mushrooms, Celery, Red Wine; Bodegas Riojanas Vina Albina Gran Reserva Rioja 2001, Spanish Flan, Egg Custard, Vanilla, Sugar

Alexandria woman uses Twitter to find friends for her mom


(WUSA9) -- It can be hard making friends sometimes in the digital age.

That was (emphasis was) the case for 67-year-old Diane Hoit of Albany. Ten years ago, her husband moved to a nursing home because of his Alzheimer's disease. Suddenly, Diane was without her best friend. Getting coffee, going dancing and watching Bills games together became a thing of the past.

Congratulations Kate on cementing best daughter ever status. 

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Alexandria HS on lockdown after armed robbery in area


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- T.C. Williams High School Minnie Howard Campus in Alexandria is currently on lockdown after an armed robbery that happened in the vicinity of the school.

The robbery happened in the 3500 block of King Street, Alexandria police said. Two suspects, one with a firearm stole a cell phone from a store clerk. Nobody was hurt.

Alexandria police are investigating another robbery that happened at a gas station in the 700 block of S. Patrick Street. Two suspects were involved, one had a gun. Nobody was injured in this incident either.

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Severance's ex-girlfriend: guns missing after he left house


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- Charles Severance's former girlfriend testified about her relationship with the man accused of killing three Alexandria residents over the course of a decade.

Prosecutors say Linda Robra, Severance's former girlfriend, unknowingly bought him the .22 caliber weapons in 2012 that were used in the murders of Ron Kirby and Ruthann Lodato. Robra said "Charlie" moved into her Ashburn townhouse in March 2011 and had a key. He left in March 2014.

Robra also identified him in court saying that his beard is little longer now. He always groomed it while he lived with her, she testified. He never had a job then but paid $400 in rent. He told her that he used money from the sale of a house in Cumberland to pay the rent.