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Reports of a man with a gun chasing someone else at a shopping center along Duke Street led to two nearby schools being put into “secure the building” status, though it later turned out to be a false alarm.

According to the scanner, around 8 a.m. a man rushed into a store at 4349 Duke Street and said he was being chased by someone with a gun.


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First Baptist Church of Alexandria (2932 King Street) faces expulsion from the Southern Baptist denomination because of its female pastors.

The Southern Baptist Convention only allows men to occupy the office of pastor/elder/overseer, but the Washington Times reported that Kim Eskridge has held the position of pastor at the church in Alexandria for nearly 20 years.


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Elderly Alexandrians could find it a little easier to get tax relief this year.

A new amendment being considered at a City Council meeting on Saturday, May 18, would increase the allowable gross household income in the city’s Real Estate Tax Relief program for the Elderly and Disabled.


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Incumbent Mayor Justin Wilson has weighed in on the competitive race to replace him as the Alexandria’s mayor.

Wilson endorsed City Council member Alyia Gaskins, who is currently running against Vice Mayor Amy Jackson and Steven Peterson, a real estate developer.


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Plans to build a new residential condominium building at the east end of Eisenhower Avenue are headed to the city review process this month.

The Paradigm Development Company is planning on building a 12-story, 150,300 square-foot multi-unit residential building, tentatively called Block 20 East Condominiums.


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William Ramsay Elementary School was briefly placed on “secure the building” status earlier today after a person not permitted to be at the school showed up at the front door and then refused to leave.

The school went into secure status around 10:54 a.m. for approximately 15 minutes, the school said in a release.


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Alexandria is looking to gather more public feedback on an issue that’s impacted Old Town since the popularization of the jet engine: noise from Washington National Airport (DCA).

Alexandria, Fairfax County and Prince George’s County have hired Vianair Consulting to spearhead a collaborative effort with members of the community and staff from various airport agencies to recommend changes to DCA airspace and flight procedures.


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(Updated 7:50 p.m.) An anticipated new development in Old Town North could be kicking off in the next few months.

Austin Flajser, President and CEO of The Carr Companies, said development is getting started on preparing to start development on 901 N. Pitt Street, with the project construction starting later this year.


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Drivers traveling on N. Quaker Lane or I-395 near the Shirlington/North Ridge border this weekend should expect some delays.

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) said double-lane closures are planned near the Shirlington interchange on Saturday, May 11, and Sunday, May 12.


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