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Police Seek Public’s Assistance Locating Homicide Suspect

February 19, 2017

The Arlington County Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Jason Allen Johnson, 37, of Washington, DC. Johnson is wanted for Murder for his role in the early morning homicide in the Williamsburg neighborhood. Johnson is described as a black male, approximately 5’5” and weighing 145 pounds. He was last known to be heading towards Maryland.

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Burke Man Sentenced For Attempting To Provide Material Support To ISIL

February 17, 2017

Haris Qamar, 26, of Burke, VA, was sentenced today to 8 1/2 years in prison for attempting to provide material support and resources to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a designated foreign terrorist organization. Qamar was also sentenced to 20 years of supervised release to be completed after he is released from prison.

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Kaine Calls For Answers About ICE Raid Near Church

February 17, 2017

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) sent a letter today requesting that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials provide details on the operation that may have targeted a church shelter in the Alexandria area of Fairfax County, which reports indicate led to the arrest of six Latino men.

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Region’s Congressional Delegation Introduces Joint Resolution To Establish Washington Metrorail Safety Commission

February 17, 2017

The National Capital Region Congressional delegation yesterday introduced a joint resolution to establish the Washington Metrorail Safety Commission. Once Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia take action on this legislation, the Congressional resolution serves as the final piece of creating the Commission.

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Northern Virginia Community College Students Visit U.S. Capitol For Private Viewing Of Film, Hidden Figures

February 17, 2017

Northern Virginia Community College student mentoring and leadership programs, Women in Search of Excellence and MAN UP attended a private screening of the film, Hidden Figures on Feb. 15, hosted by United States Senators Mark Warner, Tim Kaine, Sherrod Brown and Representative Bobby Scott at the United States Capitol.

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OTHER NEWS

Lady Titans Crowned Conference Champions

February 18, 2017

The T. C. Williams High School girls’ basketball team captured the Patriot Conference Championship title last night with a 62-32 victory win over West Potomac, successfully defending their 2016 championship title. The Lady Titans extended their winning streak to 18 games and remain undefeated in the conference this season. The regional championship tournament starts on Tuesday with a home game against South Lakes.

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APD Officer Bennie Evans Recognized By National Law Enforcement Organization

February 17, 2017

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund selected Officer Bennie Evans, of the Alexandria Police Department, as the recipient of its Officer of the Month Award for February, 2017. Evans was recognized for his work with homeless individuals in the City of Alexandria. He is also a lead Crisis Intervention Team instructor for APD.

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Alexandria’s George Washington Birthday Parade On February 20

February 16, 2017

The George Washington Birthday Parade takes place in Alexandria on Monday, Feb. 20, starting at 1 p.m. The annual parade – the largest and oldest in the country celebrating this Founding Father – winds its way through a one-mile route along the historic streets of Old Town.

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Airports Authority Enters Partnership With 1776

February 16, 2017

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority has entered into a strategic alliance with 1776, an international firm that enables the growth of startup companies, to explore and encourage technologies for enhancing the passenger experience in airports and related businesses.

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2017 Best Cities For Cybersecurity Professionals

February 16, 2017

By GoodCall

It's a good time to be working in cybersecurity. GoodCall ranks Alexandria, VA as 37th in the nation. As hackers continue their onslaught, stealing information in sectors ranging from health care to retail sales, businesses will need experts in digital security to fight back.

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