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Teacher Killing Mystery, Snow Saturday, Manhunt Hostages and Petition to Stop School's Move

Plus, a body is found in case of missing police officer.

Alexandria Chief of Police Earl Cook and Alexandria Mayor Bill Euille, in a news conference Friday, attempted to reassure the community that police are doing everything they can to solve Thursday's homicide. Photo by Mary Ann Barton
Alexandria Chief of Police Earl Cook and Alexandria Mayor Bill Euille, in a news conference Friday, attempted to reassure the community that police are doing everything they can to solve Thursday's homicide. Photo by Mary Ann Barton
Alexandria Chief of Police Earl Cook and Alexandria Mayor Bill Euille attempted to reassure the community Friday that police are doing everything they can to solve Thursday's homicide and to protect the citizens of Alexandria.

Alexandria music teacher Ruthanne Lodato died at the hospital Thursday after she was shot at about 11:30 a.m. answering the door of her home on Ridge Road Drive in Alexandria; a caretaker was wounded and is in the hospital. Read more about Friday's news conference and the victim in our daily digest of top stories from our Virginia and D.C. Patch sites.


Ruthanne Lodato Homicide: Alexandria Police Chief, Mayor Attempt to Reassure Community

Shooting Victim Ruthanne Lodato was Mother of 3, Music Teacher in Alexandria

Snow in Saturday Forecast: Timeline, Snow Estimates

Police: Armed Suspect Held Residents Hostage During Manhunt

Catholic School Controversy: Paul VI Parents Petition to Halt Move to Loudoun

Family Diner Closes - A Look Back at Favorite Eats

Virginia House Votes 95-0 on Proposal to Freeze Credit of Minors

Body Found May Be Missing Officer, According to Reports

U.S. Rep Gerry Connolly Calls for Investigatation of IRS Inspector General

Fire Detector Alerts Passerby to Blaze in Vacant Home

Fraud Alert: Sheriff's Office, IRS Not Calling to Collect Back Taxes

Bishop Ireton Student Will Play Football for Naval Academy

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Restaurant Inspections: Starbucks, Lansdowne Tavern, Panera Bread, Ironwood Tavern, Winwood Children's Center and More

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Restaurant Inspections: American Bistro & Coffeehouse, Dolce Vita

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