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BREAKING NEWS

Michael L. Brown Named Alexandria Police Chief

January 16, 2017

City Manager Mark B. Jinks today announced the appointment of Michael L. Brown as Chief of Police for the City of Alexandria, effective Jan. 23. Brown succeeds David Huchler, who has served as Acting Chief since Chief Earl L. Cook’s retirement on Oct. 1, 2016. The public is invited to meet Brown at a welcome reception on Tuesday, Jan. 24 (6-7 p.m.) in the lobby of City Hall.

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TOP STORIES

Shawnda H. Howard Named Alexandria’s Chief Human Resources Officer

January 16, 2017

City Manager Mark B. Jinks today announced the appointment of Shawnda H. Howard as Chief Human Resources Officer for the City of Alexandria, effective Feb. 6. Howard brings more than 15 years of experience in human resources management, organizational development and employee relations.

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Armed D.C. Heroin Dealer Sentenced To Ten Years For Drug Crimes

January 13, 2017

Allen Christopher Morton, 53, of Washington, DC, was sentenced today to 120 months in prison for distributing heroin and for possessing a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking activity.

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Graduate Student Pleads Guilty To Attempting To Entice A Minor

January 13, 2017

Julio Perez-Torres, 26, of Rome, New York, pleaded guilty today to charges of attempted coercion and enticement of a minor to engage in criminal sexual activity.

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JMU Student Pleads Guilty To Developing Malicious Software

January 13, 2017

Zachary Shames, 21, of Great Falls, Virginia, pleaded guilty today to charges of aiding and abetting computer intrusions.

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Herring Proposes New Tools, Provides Additional Community Resources To Protect Virginians From Hate Crimes

January 13, 2017

Attorney General Mark R. Herring today announced a new package of legislation to protect racial, ethnic and religious minorities and other vulnerable communities in Virginia from hate crimes. A new website (www.NoHateVA.com) now provides resources for vulnerable individuals and communities.

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OTHER NEWS

Cardinals Repeat As City Wrestling Champions

January 16, 2017

The Bishop Ireton Cardinals retained their title as the Alexandria City Wrestling Champions. In the annual showdown with the four area high schools – Bishop Ireton, Episcopal, St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes and T. C. Williams – the Cardinals came out on top in all three head-to-head competitions to win the 2017 Alexandria City Championship on Jan. 10.

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Saints Defend Alexandria Swim-Dive Championship Title

January 16, 2017

St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes defended their title in the annual Alexandria City Swim and Dive Championship that took place earlier in the season. This time last year, the Saints edged out Bishop Ireton by one point to win the coveted Mayor’s trophy, ending a 13-year run by the Cardinals.

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Transportation Plan For 2017 Inauguration Announced

January 16, 2017

The 2017 Presidential Inaugural Subcommittees released the Joint Transportation Plan for the 58th Presidential Inauguration, including information on street closures, pedestrian routes, Metro schedule and more. Events and activities celebrating the Inauguration will take place from Thursday, Jan. 19 to Saturday, Jan. 21.

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2017 Inductees Announced For Athletic Hall of Fame

January 14, 2017

On Feb. 10, Alexandria City Public Schools will induct five outstanding athletes into the Hall of Fame, including a basketball player from the all-black Parker Gray High School who went on to coach for the Olympics, a star player in the 1971 State Championship football team and a highly successful track / cross country coach and former Athletic Director of T. C. Williams High School.

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Inclement Weather Adjustments For Recreation Facilities, Sports Programs On Saturday, January 14

January 13, 2017

All City of Alexandria recreation facilities, including the Chinquapin Park Recreation Center, the Torpedo Factory Art Center and Jerome Buddie Ford Recreation Center, will open at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 14. In addition, all recreation classes and sport programs are canceled for Saturday, Jan. 14, due to expected inclement weather.

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