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16 State AGs File Amicus Brief Supporting Washington State Lawsuit Against President Trump’s Ban

February 6, 2017

Attorney General Mark Herring and 15 other state attorneys general today announced they are filing an amicus brief in support of Washington and Minnesota in the federal lawsuit against the Trump Administration's immigration ban that is currently pending in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Police Seek Suspect In Robbery At Navy Federal In Potomac Yard

February 6, 2017

The Alexandria Police Department is investigating the robbery of a Navy Federal Credit Union located in the Potomac Yard shopping center Monday morning. The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 6’1” to 6’3” tall with a thin build. He was wearing a black coat, blue jeans, a black hat, and dark aviator-style sunglasses.

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Police Investigate Bank Robbery At Navy Federal In Potomac Yard

February 6, 2017

The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a bank robbery at the Navy Federal Credit Union in Potomac Yard in the 3700 block of Jefferson Davis Highway. A suspect passed note and received cash before fleeing. There were no injuries.

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Arlington Man Sentenced To Prison For Child Pornography

February 3, 2017

James Jeffrey Schroeder, 50, of Arlington, a former teacher’s assistant in Texas, was sentenced today to 100 months in prison for receiving and downloading child pornography. Schroeder was also sentenced to 20 years of supervised release and ordered to pay $182,000 in restitution to victims.

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Virginia’s Case Against Immigration Ban Moves Forward

February 3, 2017

Virginia's lawsuit against President Donald Trump's immigration ban will be moving forward after Judge Leonie M. Brinkema granted Virginia's motion to intervene in the case to challenge the ban. Virginia's participation in the case expands the scope of affected individuals to also include visa holders as well as lawful permanent residents (green card holders). Judge Birkema has ordered the Trump Administration to turn over by Feb. 9 the names of all Virginia residents and visa holders detained or deported under the Executive Order.

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Attorney General Herring And Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Reach Settlement With Virginia Pawnbroker

February 2, 2017

Woodbridge Pawn agrees to make more than $50,000 in refunds to approximately 1,000 consumers as a result of the company's alleged violations of the Virginia statutes applicable to pawnbrokers, the Virginia Consumer Protection Act, and the federal Truth-in-Lending Act.

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Police Seek Information On Missing Teenager And Her Baby

January 31, 2017

Fairfax County police have been searching for a missing 16-year-old girl and her 5-month-old baby boy. The girl, Lizzy Lizbeth Rivera Colindres, and her son, Aidan David Castillo Rivera, were last seen on Jan. 14 at their home on Rhoden Court, in Springfield, VA.

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Suspect Arrested In Arlington Mill Homicide Investigation

January 31, 2017

Shortly after 2 p.m. on Jan. 30, Arlington County police officers were dispatched to the 5100 block of 7th Road S. for a death investigation. Arriving officers located 55-year-old Michael Wiggins of Arlington, VA, deceased inside the residence. Heber Amaya-Gallo, 28, of Arlington, was arrested and charged with first degree murder. The investigation revealed that a verbal altercation between roommates became physical, resulting in the death of the victim.

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CAIR Files Federal Suit Challenging Constitutionality Of Trump’s ‘Muslim Ban’ Executive Order

January 30, 2017

The Council on American-Islamic Relations, the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today announced the filing of a federal lawsuit on behalf of more than 20 named and “john doe” individuals challenging the constitutionality of President’s Trump’s recent “Muslim ban” executive order. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court – Eastern District of Virginia in Alexandria.

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Gospel Singer Sentenced For $4 Million Money Laundering Conspiracy

January 27, 2017

Jacqueline Green-Morris, 41, of Woodbridge, was sentenced today to 63 months in prison for her role in a money laundering conspiracy which resulted in a loss of $4.1 million.

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