Archives:December, 2016

Alexandria Police Recruits Graduate from Regional Academy

December 30th, 2016 | [From: Other News, Public Safety]

The Alexandria Police Department welcomes 26 recruit officers who graduated from the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy Basic Law Enforcement School on Dec. 21, 2016.

The Passing Of The Year

December 30th, 2016 | [From: Arts & Style, Holiday Happenings]

My glass is filled, my pipe is lit,
     My den is all a cosy glow;
And snug before the fire I sit,
     And wait to feel the old year go.

Alexandria Police Investigate Robbery Series

December 30th, 2016 | [From: Courts & Crime, Top Stories]

The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a series of commercial robberies that occurred during November and December of this year. Two suspects have robbed four 7-Eleven convenience stores in Alexandria and appear to be connected to several additional robberies in Fairfax County, Prince George’s County and Bladensburg, MD.

See Reagan’s Outstandingly Beautiful Presidential Library

December 30th, 2016 | [From: Through The Lense]

On a recent trip to Simi Valley, California, I was able to film this short video of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, which overlooks the Simi Valley.

Former Alexandria City Council Member Pleads Guilty To Writing Bad Check

December 30th, 2016 | [From: Courts & Crime]

Former Alexandria City Councilwoman Alicia Hughes pleaded guilty to writing a bad check and was sentenced to six months in jail. The sentence was suspended pending one year of good behavior.

2016 In Alexandria

December 30th, 2016 | [From: Top Stories]

2016 saw many changes in Alexandria.  Here’s a look back. Stories From 2016  

DASH And The King Street Trolley Will Operate The Following Service Schedule For New Year’s

December 30th, 2016 | [From: Other News, Traffic & Transportation]

DASH: Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017: New Year’s Day: No DASH Service Monday, Jan. 2, 2017: New Year’s Day Observed: DASH will operate a Sunday schedule  King Street Trolley: The free King Street Trolley operates daily, including Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, every 15 minutes, between the King Street Metrorail Station […]

Six Alexandria Deputies Graduate From Criminal Justice Academy

December 30th, 2016 | [From: Other News, Public Safety]

Six Alexandria deputy sheriffs graduated from Session 135 of the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy on Wednesday, Dec. 21. The new deputies successfully completed nearly six months of training including emergency vehicle operations, firearms training, defensive tactics, crash investigation, basic legal training, jail and courthouse procedures, and other important areas.

Volunteers Of America Chesapeake Extends Reach

December 29th, 2016 | [From: Non-Profits, Other News]

Volunteers of America Chesapeake has expanded its work on behalf of veterans in need into northwestern and southwestern Virginia, more than doubling the number of jurisdictions the organization serves in the state of Virginia.

OCA Declines To Files Charges Against Elderly Man

December 28th, 2016 | [From: 2016 Year In Review, Courts & Crime, Top Stories]

Commonwealth’s Attorney Bryan Porter announced that he will not seek a grand jury indictment against an elderly man in relation to an unintended death investigation. The incident that resulted in the death occurred on Oct. 24, 2016, at the Sunrise of Alexandria Senior Living facility located on Duke Street in the City.