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A Mt. Vernon man's charges have been upgraded to murder in connection with the death of Micale Kebede, 31, of the City of Alexandria. Kebede’s body was found on Dec. 18 near a bridge at Old Mill Road and Gateshead Road in Mt. Vernon. Malik Salam, 41, was originally charged on Dec. 22 with un…

As Christmas nears, you see them outside your local supermarket. More likely, you hear them first. They are the folks who ring the Salvation Army bell and encourage passers-by to contribute. But who are they? Why are they devoting their time in this way? Each story is different. Here are two.

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Volunteers portray Jesus, Mary and Joseph at Parkwood Baptist Church’s annual “Walk through Bethlehem” live nativity event in Annandale on Dec. 14 and 15. The 19th annual interactive spectacle featured a period recreation of a Bethlehem marketplace, as well as a live nativity including barny…

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Thirty families who live in private housing at Fort Belvoir are still unable to return to their homes despite promises by military leaders and members of Congress to address systemic issues that left many service members and their families dealing with mold, rodent infestations, and other ha…