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Alexandria Woman Dies After Being Assaulted; Man Arrested

July 21, 2017

The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred in the 4900 block of Seminary Road on Monday, July 10, 2017. Robert Coleman, 26, City resident, was arrested on July 11, and charged with Malicious Wounding. The victim, Fedelia Montiel Benitiez, 39, of Alexandria, succumbed to her injuries and died at the hospital on July 20,

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TOP STORIES

Alexandria Man Sentenced For Solicitation Of Sex With A Minor

July 21, 2017

Scott Casoni, 47, of Alexandria, VA, was sentenced today to 66 months in prison for traveling from Virginia into the District of Columbia to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor and tampering with documents or proceeding. Following his prison term, Casoni will be placed on 10 years of supervised release. He also will be required to register as a sex offender for a period of 15 years.

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Child Predator Arrested

July 20, 2017

Fairfax County police arrested 43-year-old Jerberth Adallir Palma of Springfield on July 13. Palma, a handyman in Fairfax County, was charged with three counts of sodomy of a child under the age of 13, one count of indecent liberties with a child under the age of 15, and one count of aggravated sexual battery of a child under the age of 13. Police seek information on other possible victims.

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AlphaBay, The Largest Online Dark Market, Shut Down

July 20, 2017

The Justice Department today announced the seizure of the largest criminal marketplace on the internet, AlphaBay, which operated for over two years on the dark web. The 'dark net' site was a major source of heroin and fentanyl, stolen and fraudulent identification documents and access devices, counterfeit goods, malware and other computer hacking tools, firearms, and toxic chemicals throughout the world.

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U.S. Supreme Court Clarifies “Close Familial Relationship”

July 19, 2017

The United States Supreme Court today confirmed the expanded definition of “close familial relationship” related to the Trump travel ban, as specified by Hawaii federal district Judge Derrick K. Watson last week. The High Court, however, blocked Watson’s order with respect to refugees, pending resolution of the government’s appeal to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

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Police Arrest Man After Road Rage Incident, Shooting On Eisenhower Connector

July 19, 2017

The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred on the Eisenhower Connector near the 495 off-ramp around 8 a.m. today. A road rage incident occurred between the occupants of two vehicles. The driver of one vehicle was shot in the upper body and transported to an area hospital where she is in stable condition. Ernest Stickell, 58, Mechanicsville, MD, has been charged with Malicious Wounding and Use of a  Firearm in the Commission of a Felony. Stickell was taken into custody by the Maryland State Police this afternoon.

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OTHER NEWS

Alexandria Library receives Inclusive Internship Initiative Grant From Public Library Association

July 21, 2017

The Youth Services Department at the Beatley Central Library received an “Inclusive Internship Initiative” grant from the Public Library Association. The initiative is a Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Grant sponsored by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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In An Evil Internet Minute, $858,153 Is Lost To Cybercrime, Reveals RiskIQ

July 19, 2017

With cybercriminals costing the global economy $454 billion last year alone1, digital threat management leader RiskIQ has examined the growing volume of malicious activity on the internet to reveal the inaugural ‘Evil Internet Minute.’

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Lucinda Maine Of Alexandria, VA Inducted Into The Alabama Pharmacy Hall Of Fame

July 19, 2017

On June 19, 2017, Lucinda Maine, Ph.D., R.Ph. of Alexandria, VA, was inducted into the Alabama Pharmacy Hall of Fame at the Alabama Pharmacy Association 136th Annual Convention, held at the Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort in Destin, FL.

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McAuliffe Officially Opens New State Veterans Office In Manassas

July 18, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe today cut the ribbon for the official grand opening of the new Virginia Department of Veterans Services office in Manassas. The new office will serve thousands of military veterans and their families in the Northern Virginia region.

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American Legion Honors Alexandria Deputy And Firefighter With State Awards

July 17, 2017

On July 15, the American Legion Department of Virginia honored two Alexandria public safety employees for their outstanding service. At the annual American Legion state convention, Deputy Deon Eaddy received the Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award and Battalion Chief Jack Hoffman received the Firefighter of the Year Award.

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