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Operation Tin Panda Takedown Results In 36 Convictions

May 25, 2018

Beginning in the early morning hours of Dec. 6, 2017, over 300 law enforcement agents and officers executed a coordinated takedown codenamed Operation Tin Panda. To date, this major operation has resulted in the conviction of 36 individuals on federal firearms and drug charges.

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TOP STORIES

MScott Berkowitz Named Jefferson-Houston Principal

May 24, 2018

Alexandria City Public Schools Interim Superintendent Lois F. Berlin has appointed MScott Berkowitz, a former instructional coach at George Washington Middle School and current resident principal in DC Public Schools, as principal of Jefferson-Houston PreK-8 School. Berkowitz will start in the role on July 1.

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Alexandria Police Department Announces Decrease In Reported Part I Crimes In 2017

May 24, 2018

The Alexandria Police Department today announced that the total of reported Part I crime decreased 13% in Alexandria for calendar year 2017 versus 2016. All but one type of reported Part I crimes in Alexandria dropped in 2017, including homicide, rape, robbery, larceny, and auto theft. The only increase was seen in aggravated assaults.

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Attorney General Appoints Zachary Terwilliger Interim U.S. Attorney

May 24, 2018

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced today the appointment of G. Zachary Terwilliger as Interim United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 546, effective May 25.

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Former Medical Assistant Pleads Guilty To Distributing Oxycodone

May 22, 2018

A Woodbridge woman pleaded guilty today in federal court in Alexandria, VA, to conspiring with others to distribute oxycodone. Tatiana Bailey, 31, was employed as a medical assistant at INOVA Bariatric Surgery Medical Practice from at least February 2015 to October 2015, where she had access to blank prescriptions. 

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Colombian Cocaine Trafficker Pleads Guilty For Role In 490-Kilogram Seizure

May 22, 2018

A Colombian national, Marco Antonio Robayo Barbosa, 64, pleaded guilty today in federal court in Alexandria, VA, to his involvement in trafficking 490 kilograms of cocaine bound for the United States from Colombia.

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OTHER NEWS

City Of Alexandria Hosts U.S. Department Of Housing And Urban Development Region III Administrator

May 23, 2018

On Monday, May 21, the Alexandria Office of Housing hosted U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Region III Administrator, Joseph J. DeFelice, and Marvin W. Turner, Director of HUD’s National Capital Area Field Office.

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Alexandria’s 18th Century Ship Awarded Second Conservation Grant

May 23, 2018

The City of Alexandria has received a Maritime Heritage Preservation Grant of $97,117 from the National Park Service, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration, for the conservation of the 18th century ship discovered by archaeologists in 2015 during the construction of Hotel Indigo on the City’s waterfront.

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The Worst Time And Best Time To Travel During The Memorial Day Holiday Weekend

May 23, 2018

Get this through your head! Tomorrow, May 24, from 4:30 p.m.. to 7:00 p.m., is absolutely the worst day and time to be on the road in the Washington metro area during the busy Memorial Day holiday period, according to INRIX, in collaboration with AAA.

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Warner, Kaine Announce More Than $43 Million For Housing & Infrastructure Projects Across Virginia

May 22, 2018

U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) today announced $43,246,753 in federal funding to support affordable housing development across Virginia. The funding has been awarded through the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Public Housing Capital Fund. The Alexandria Redevelopment & Housing Authority will receive $1,957,491 in grant funds.

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Virginia Tourism Revenues Reached $25 Billion In 2017

May 22, 2018

Governor Ralph Northam announced today that Virginia’s tourism revenues reached $25 billion in 2017, a 4.4 percent increase over 2016. In 2017, tourism in Virginia supported 232,000 jobs—an increase of 1.1 percent compared to 2016. The tourism industry also provided $1.73 billion in state and local revenue, an increase of 2.8 percent compared to 2016.

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