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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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TOP STORIES

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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Alice’s Kids Expands Services To Alexandria

December 5, 2016

Alice’s Kids, a charity that has been providing direct assistance to needy children in Fairfax County for five years has started providing help to children in the City of Alexandria.

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Alexandria Symphony Orchestra Announces New Executive Director

December 5, 2016

The Alexandria Symphony Orchestra warmly welcomes to its team Paul A. Frank as Executive Director. Frank has experience in strategic planning and fundraising, with strengths in community building and arts management.

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OTHER NEWS

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 thousand guests are expected to be on hand when the resort officially opens to the public at 11pm on 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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Kaine Tours Alexandria Community Health Center

December 5, 2016

Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) toured Neighborhood Health, a federally qualified community health center in Alexandria, to discuss the importance of protecting health center funding, the Affordable Care Act, Medicare and Medicaid going into the next administration.

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Alexandria’s Holiday Season Continues With Scottish Christmas Walk

December 5, 2016

Large crowds lined the streets of Old Town Alexandria on Saturday to watch the 46th annual Scottish Christmas Walk. The parade was part of a festive weekend, which included Heather and Greens sale, a Holiday Homes Tour, Scottish dancing and decking the halls with Santa.

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Rubenstein Donates Funds To Modernize Washington Monument Elevator; Monument To Re-open In 2019

December 2, 2016

Businessman and philanthropist David M. Rubenstein has pledged the funding needed for the National Park Service to modernize the Washington Monument elevator. The $2-3 million project will correct the elevator’s ongoing mechanical, electrical and computer issues, which have shuttered the monument since Aug. 17, 2016. The Washington Monument is expected to re-open to visitors in 2019.

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