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Police Arrest Two Teens For School Bomb Threats

January 19, 2018

The Alexandria Police Department has made two arrests in a series of recent bomb threats targeting Alexandria City Public Schools. A 13-year-old male was charged with Threats to Bomb Francis C. Hammond Middle School on Jan. 18, and a 13-year-old female was charged with Threats to Bomb George Washington Middle School. The threats were posted on social media.

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Pimp Sentenced To 30 Years For Prostituting Two Minor Victims

January 19, 2018

A Dumfries man, Michael Edward Gunn, 41, was sentenced today to 30 years in prison and ordered to pay $648,000 in restitution for sex trafficking two minor victims from July 2013 to July 2015.

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Northern Virginia Selected As One Of 20 Contenders For Amazon’s Second Headquarters

January 18, 2018

Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Amazon.com, Inc. has selected Northern Virginia as a candidate for its second North American headquarters. The Northern Virginia proposal included four sites for consideration in the City of Alexandria, Arlington County, Fairfax County, and Loudoun County.

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Police Issue All Clear After Hammond Students Evacuated Due To Social Media Threat

January 18, 2018

Alexandria City Public Schools officials notified the Alexandria Police Department at around 10 a.m. today about a threat on social media related to Francis C. Hammond Middle School. Students were evacuated to T. C. Williams High School and police began to search the building. Police found nothing and cleared the building for students to return at around 1 p.m.

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Amazon Announces Candidates For HQ2

January 18, 2018

Amazon reviewed 238 proposals from across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico to host HQ2, the company’s second headquarters in North America. Amazon announced today it has chosen 20 metropolitan areas – including Northern Virginia, Washington, DC and Montgomery County – to move to the next phase of the process.

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FBI Seeks Information On Missing Fairfax County Teen

January 17, 2018

The FBI Washington Field Office along with the Fairfax County Police Department are asking for the public’s assistance in locating Jholie Moussa, 16, of Fairfax County, Virginia. Moussa was last seen on Friday, Jan. 12, in the 4200 block of Sonia Court in the Alexandria area of the county.

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OTHER NEWS

Cardinals Defend Title As City Wrestling Champions

January 19, 2018

The Bishop Ireton Cardinals retained their title as the Alexandria City Wrestling Champions, winning for the third consecutive year. 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 capture the 2018 Alexandria City Championship title on Jan. 15.

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Long-Term Warming Trend Continued In 2017: NASA, NOAA

January 19, 2018

Earth’s global surface temperatures in 2017 ranked as the second warmest since 1880, according to an analysis by NASA.

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Alexandria Resident Chuck Goggin One Of 500 Retirees Without MLB Pension

January 19, 2018

On April 13, 1967, while serving in Vietnam, United States Marine Corps infantryman rifleman Charles Francis "Chuck" Goggin stepped on a land mine and suffered eight or nine shrapnel wounds in both legs and some on his back.

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City To Dedicate Chick Armstrong Recreation Center On January 19

January 18, 2018

The public is invited to join members of City Council in the dedication of the Leonard “Chick” Armstrong Recreation Center, 25 W. Reed Avenue, on Friday, Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. In September 2017, City Council unanimously approved the renaming of the Cora Kelly Recreation Center operated by the City of Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities.

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Alexandria Unveils Annual MLK Poster Exhibition

January 17, 2018

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday, the City of Alexandria on Monday unveiled the annual Poster Exhibition.  The exhibition, which will remain on display in the Vola Lawson lobby at City Hall through the end of February, features the work of young artists who attend Alexandria City Public Schools.

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