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Robertson Indicted For Murder

August 17, 2017

On Aug. 10, Demarcus Robertson, a 19-year old Alexandria resident, was indicted by a Grand Jury on six felony charges related to the May 13, 2017, shooting death of Desmond Roseboro. The offenses occurred at a hotel located on Bluestone Road in the City. Robertson’s whereabouts are unknown and a warrant for his arrest is currently active. He is believed to be armed and dangerous.

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Former Bank Vice President Guilty Of Identity Theft And Fraud

August 17, 2017

A former banking executive pleaded guilty today to a fraud and identity theft scheme that caused over $3 million in losses. Kirk Russel Marsh, 39, of Oakton, was a former vice president at Virginia Commerce Bank and later at Fulton Bank.

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Police Investigate Stranger Abduction/Sexual Assault Of Young Girl

August 16, 2017

An investigation is underway after a five-year-old girl was abducted and sexually assaulted by a stranger in the 6700 block of Tower Drive in the Fairfax County section of Alexandria around 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13. Fairfax County police have released the composite sketch and description of the man they believe is responsible.

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ACPS Students Remain Behind Statewide Counterparts On SOL Tests

August 15, 2017

Student achievement on Standards of Learning tests during 2016-2017 was relatively unchanged statewide compared with performance during the previous school year, although black students made gains on five of the six elementary and middle school reading tests, the Virginia Department of Education reported today. Alexandria student pass rates remained generally lower than state averages with Hispanic students and students with disabilities showing poorest performances.

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Police Investigate Fatal Traffic Crash On Stevenson Avenue

August 15, 2017

The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a fatal traffic crash that occurred on Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, at Stevenson Avenue and Yoakum Parkway. Two pedestrians were transported to a local hospital with serious injuries. One pedestrian, Habibollah Behzadi, an 80-year-old City resident, died of his injuries on Aug. 13.

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Three Arrested As Search Continues For Missing Teen In Gang-Related Abduction

August 15, 2017

Three people are now under arrest in connection with the disappearance of 18-year-old Miguel Angel Ruiz Carrillo. Jose Vincent-Sosa, 20, and Edwin Dinarte Moreno, 18, both of Alexandria, along with a female juvenile were taken into custody; each is charged with abduction and gang participation. Ruiz Carrillo was associated with gang activity; he has not been located.

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OTHER NEWS

Ford To Present Mobile Response Center To Catholic Charities

August 17, 2017

The Ford Motor Company will be presenting Catholic Charities USA with a Mobile Response Center, which will be used to help bring relief and recovery services to people affected by disasters across the country. When not deployed in response to a disaster, the mobile center will be used by Catholic Charities member agencies in Washington, DC, Arlington/Northern Virginia and Baltimore to serve the homeless population, shut-ins and others who cannot readily access Catholic Charities facilities.

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T. C. Alum Joins Stevens As Track & Field Throws Coach

August 17, 2017

Samella Koroma, a T. C. Williams alum, will join the Stevens Institute of Technology track and field programs as an assistant coach during the 2017-2018 school year. Most recently, she was throws coach with the men’s and women’s programs at Virginia State University from 2014-2017. Koroma graduated from T. C. Williams High School in 2007 and still holds the school’s discus record.

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Multi-million Dollar Rehabilitation Project Underway At The Iwo Jima Memorial

August 16, 2017

A multi-million dollar project to rehabilitate the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, commonly referred to as the Iwo Jima Memorial, and improve surrounding parkland began Tuesday, Aug. 15, temporarily limiting some public access through February 2018.

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A Summer Of Learning Through Service For Middle School Students

August 14, 2017

This summer more than 200 students from George Washington Middle School, Hammond Middle School and Jefferson-Houston K-8 School participated in an enrichment program designed to help students enhance their skills in reading, writing, mathematics and social studies.

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Funeral Services For Patricia S. “Patsy” Ticer Announced

August 10, 2017

Funeral services for The Honorable Patsy Ticer will be held on Friday, Aug. 18, 11 a.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church. 228 S. Pitt Street, Alexandria. Following the service there will be a reception at The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington Street, Alexandria.

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