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CAKEBREAD WINE DINNER at CARMELLO’s – FEB. 12

CAKEBREAD WINE DINNER at CARMELLO’s – FEB. 12

Carmello’s of Old Town Manassas, Va. is kicking off Valentine’s Day early with a four-course Cakebread Winery Wine dinner, featuring wines like Sauvignon Blanc 2013, Pinot Noir 2013, Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, and Merlot 2011 on Thurs., Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. for $110 inclusive per person. For reservations, go to www.carmellos.com

The Cakebread wine dinner menu includes: Sauvignon Blanc 2013 served with pan-seared jumbo sea scallops, red quinoa, Maitake mushrooms and pomegranate gastrique; lamb meatballs with homemade fettuccine, feta, sundried tomatoes, mint and pistachio, pesto Alfredo with Pinot Noir 2013; Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 served with Lombo De Vaca À Porto, which is a grilled four-ounce filet mignon, with espresso and port wine sauce, fingerling potatoes and asparagus; and finally, for dessert, a ruby-port poached pear, ruby port-sauce, candied walnuts, crème fraiche, and mint served with Merlot 2011.

84-year-old man stabbed during burglary in Alexandria


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA 9) -- Alexandria Police have arrested Horace White, 52, of D.C. Tuesday in connection with the stabbing of an 84-year-old Alexandria man that occurred on Jan 9th.

White is charged with two counts of abduction, two counts of robbery, burglary, malicious wounding and carjacking, Alexandria Police said.

At approximately 4 p.m.on Jan. 9th, police responded to the 400 block of Jackson Place for a report on a stabbing. Police say an elderly couple interrupted a burglary at their home. The 84-year-old victim was stabbed, police said.

The victim was transported to the hospital and is in serious condition, according to the police.

Anyone with additional information about this incident is asked to call Detective Sean Casey at 703-746-6853.​


Alexandria water main break repaired, service restored


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- Park Central Drive will reopen Friday evening after a 12-inch water main break in the morning.

Repairs on the break were completed around 3 p.m., Virginia American Water officials, and service has been restored to 15 commercial customers.

Earlier Friday, Alexandria police tweeted out a photo of the water main break in the middle of King Street early this morning with the a warning: "The road will not be open anytime soon, please be patient."

Eastbound King Street at Park Center Drive was closed and the ramp from northbound I-395 was affected as well. At approximately 8:40 a.m., police announced that King Street was opened.

Mother, child struck by car in Alexandria


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- A mother and child were not seriously injured after being struck by a slow-moving vehicle Friday morning in Alexandria.

It happened around 7:22 a.m. at the intersection of King Street at Callahan Street, where police said the mom and child dashed across the crosswalk and were hit.

The two victims were transported to INOVA Fairfax Hospital with minor injuries, according to a police spokesperson. The driver of the vehicle was taken to INOVA Alexandria Hospital with minor injuries as well.


Metro tragedy victim was federal contractor


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA 9) -- Carol Glover, the woman who died after smoke filled the L'Enfant Plaza station on Monday, lived in Alexandria, Va., was a federal contractor, mother of two sons and a grandmother.

"She loved them and was a dedicated mom and just a really good person," said neighbor Deanna Rodriguez. "I'm just horrified that this happened to her. She was so young and vibrant."

Rodriguez lived across the street from Glover for nearly two decades. They were raising their sons together.

Rodriguez cannot grasp how Glover died Monday on a smoke filled Metro car stuck near L'Enfant Plaza.

"I don't understand that someone her age and her great health. How could that actually happen," Rodriguez asked.

Alexandria police canvass neighborhood where man was stabbed


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- Alexandria police are asking for neighbors to help find the suspect who attacked an elderly man at his own home.

The incident happened in the 400 block of Jackson Place on Jan. 9.

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84-year-old man stabbed during burglary in Alexandria

It was around 4 p.m. Friday when Alexandria Police responded to a report of an 84-year-old man stabbed at his Jackson Place home.

Neighbors tell WUSA9 the man and his wife had just returned home, and according to police, they interrupted a burglary. The suspect stabbed the man before fleeing, police said.

Ringing in 2015 at First Night Alexandria


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA 9) -- A new year, a fresh start.

Against the historic well-lit backdrop of Old Town Alexandria Wednesday night, there were plenty of new beginnings.

One of those new beginnings? A new marriage! Matt and Erin Smyre chose New Year's Eve as their wedding date.

When asked why they chose to get married on December 31st Smyre replied: "we like to party."

For Brittany Fallon, the new year is a new party.

"It's great. It's a party every year," Fallon said.

Fallon's birthday falls on New Year's Eve and this year happens to be her 21st.

"We're having a great time, loving it," Fallon said.

First Night Alexandria had many entertainment options for all ages.

With more than 100 live bands, people danced, cut loose and rung in the new year.

It seems 2015 will be a Happy New Year indeed.