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BREAKING NEWS

Police Conduct Death Investigation

December 10, 2016

The ‪Alexandria Police Department is investigating a sudden death in the 500 block of Four Mile Road in the Arlandria area. It is not considered a suspicious incident. A person died from a fall. Police reported the incident around 6:20 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10.

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TOP STORIES

FTA Releases WMATA Traction Power Electrification System Report; Issues Special Directive To Correct Systemic Safety Problems

December 9, 2016

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration today issued Special Directive 17-1 to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority requiring the transit agency to complete 47 actions to correct deficiencies in its traction power electrification system, which is used to electrify Metrorail trains.

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Police Investigate Pedestrian Accident In Old Town

December 7, 2016

The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a pedestrian struck traffic crash that occurred this evening at the intersection N. Fairfax Street and Pendleton Street in Old Town. The pedestrian was transported to a hospital with serious injuries.

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Police Seek Additional Victims Of Suspect Charged In Fraud Case

December 6, 2016

The Arlington County Police Department is investigating a suspect charged in a fraud case and is seeking additional victims. Willbrod Frank Lukamilwa, also known as Frank Wilbert Ramaphosa, 42, of an unknown address, has been arrested and charged with unlawful entry, credit card larceny and credit card fraud.

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NRG Dickerson Plant Found To Be Source Of Potomac River Sheen

December 6, 2016

The Unified Command, led by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, has identified the NRG Dickerson Power Plant in Maryland as the source of the sheen that showed up on the Potomac River more than a week ago. The company agreed to join the Unified Command working to remedy the situation and protect public health.

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Police Charge Driver In Fatal Pedestrian Accident

December 5, 2016

The driver involved in the Dec. 1, 2016 fatal pedestrian crash at the intersection of Mt. Vernon Avenue and W. Glebe Road was arrested and released on summons the evening of the crash. Karin Sheire, 77, of Montana, was charged with Failed to Yield to Pedestrians.

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OTHER NEWS

New Sheriff’s Deputies Sworn In

December 9, 2016

The Alexandria Sheriff’s Office recently welcomed seven new deputies to its ranks. Kelly Allen, Joshua Barnes, Michael Boyd, Lamar Gayle, Sean Scalsky, Sahar Sherzai-Harding and Jirawat Tantiyangkul were sworn in during a ceremony at the Alexandria courthouse on Dec. 5.

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Corinthian Colleges Students Eligible For Loan Forgiveness

December 9, 2016

Qualified students of programs at Corinthian Colleges' schools can now apply for debt forgiveness after federal finding that Corinthian misled students about job placement rates. Corinthian operated several branches of its Everest facilities in Virginia including Everest Arlington and Everest Tyson's Corner. Corinthian Colleges filed for bankruptcy and ceased operations in 2015.

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VHI Releases 2016 Industry Report: Which Hospitals Top The List?

December 9, 2016

Virginia Health Information has published its 2016 report on the efficiency and productivity of hospitals and nursing homes.

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Counting On Luck And On Traffic: The Opening Of The MGM Grand Casino At National Harbor Will Increase Traffic Volumes On The Capital Beltway And In The Immediate Area

December 7, 2016

You can almost bet on it. Traffic will be extremely heavy during the long-anticipated grand opening of the MGM Grand National Harbor Resort and Casino and in the weeks that follow. Nearly 30,000 guests are expected to be on hand when the resort officially opens at 11 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8.

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Del Ray Businesses To Host December 13 Fundraiser For Market2Market’s Rose Cruz

December 6, 2016

As the Del Ray community mourns the loss of a beloved restaurant employee, friend, neighbor and mother of four, the Del Ray Business Association announced that it will host a major fundraiser for the family of Rosemarie Cruz on Tuesday, Dec. 13.

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