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2017: Alexandria’s Year In Review In Headlines

December 30th, 2017 | [From: 2017 Year In Review, Top Stories]

2017 began and will end with fireworks over the Potomac at First Night celebrations. In between those events, it was a busy year. Here are some of the events alexandrianews.org covered.

Saenz Castro Sentenced To 45 Years In Prison For Beverley Park Homicide

December 21st, 2017 | [From: Courts & Crime, Top Stories]

On Dec. 21, Alvaro Enrique Saenz Castro, a 23-year old City resident, was sentenced to serve 60 years in the penitentiary with 15 years of that sentence suspended for the murder of Jose Luis Perez-Ferman. Perez-Ferman was murdered in Beverley Park in the Beverley Hills neighborhood of the City of Alexandria on Nov. 8, 2015,

Former Owner Of Sleep Study Clinics Pleads Guilty To Fraud, Tax Charges

December 21st, 2017 | [From: Courts & Crime, Top Stories]

The former owner of 1st Class Sleep Diagnostic Center and 1st Class Medical, Dannie Ahn, 43, of Centreville, pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to commit health care and wire fraud, and conspiracy to defraud the United States.

Rachael Dischner Named Principal Of The New West End Elementary School

December 21st, 2017 | [From: Schools, Top Stories]

Interim Superintendent Lois F. Berlin has appointed Rachael Dischner principal of the new West End Elementary School that will open in fall 2018. Dischner will start in the role on Jan. 2.

Jury Convicts Pastor And Wife Of $2 Million Investment Frauds

December 19th, 2017 | [From: Courts & Crime, Top Stories]

A federal jury convicted an Alexandria pastor and his wife last night for a $2 million fraud scheme that victimized members of their congregation and prospective investors in a Nigerian oil scheme. Terry Wayne Millender, 53, the former senior pastor of Victorious Life Church in Alexandria, and his wife Brenda Millender, 57, operated Micro-Enterprise Management Group, a Virginia company that alleged to help poor people in developing countries.

Police Seek Assistance In Identifying Sexual Assault Suspect

December 19th, 2017 | [From: Courts & Crime, Top Stories]

The Arlington County Police Department has released a composite sketch of a subject seen loitering in a parking garage in the 3000 block of S. Randolph Street in Shirlington approximately two hours prior to the sexual assault on Nov. 2, 2017.

Alexandria City Council Adopts Vision Zero Action Plan

December 18th, 2017 | [From: Public Safety, Top Stories, Traffic & Transportation]

On Dec. 16, the Alexandria City Council voted unanimously to adopt the Vision Zero Action Plan, a guidance document that will help the City achieve its goal of eliminating all traffic deaths and serious injuries by 2028.

FCC Rescinds Net Neutrality

December 14th, 2017 | [From: Business, Top Stories]

The Federal Communications Commission today voted 3-2 to restore the regulatory framework under which the Internet operated prior to Net Neutrality regulations implemented under the Obama Administration.

Alexandria City School Board Selects T. C. Graduate As New Superintendent

December 14th, 2017 | [From: Schools, Top Stories]

The Alexandria City School Board has selected Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr., a 1995 graduate of T. C. Williams High School, as Superintendent of Alexandria City Public Schools. Hutchings will begin his duties at ACPS on July 1.

City Of Alexandria Officials Warn Of Spike In Heroin Deaths

December 14th, 2017 | [From: Public Safety, Top Stories]

Following a recent spike in overdose deaths in the region, City of Alexandria officials are urging residents to be aware of a strain of heroin laced with synthetic opioids. In Fairfax County, six people died of drug overdoses in a single week. Five of those deaths are suspected of being caused by batches of heroin mixed with fentanyl and carfentanil, which are deadly even in small doses.