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Flash Flood Warning

July 28, 2017

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for Alexandria. NWS issued another alert around 5:30 p.m. today. HIGH RISK of excessive rainfall: Dangerous situation unfolding this evening/tonight with continued heavy rain and increasing flash flooding.

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Virginia Emancipation Proclamation And Freedom Monument Public Hearings

July 28, 2017

As part of its commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and abolition of slavery in the United States, the Virginia Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Commission will construct the Emancipation Proclamation and Freedom Monument on Brown’s Island. 

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Alexandria First Responders Honored In White House Ceremony

July 27, 2017

Three officers from the Alexandria Police Department received the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor today, in recognition of their heroism during the June 14 shooting incident at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park.

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The Child & Family Network Centers Named The 2017 Honorable Mention Recipient Of The Board Leadership Award

July 27, 2017

The Child & Family Network Centers was recognized today by the Center for Nonprofit Advancement as the 2017 honorable mention recipient of the Board Leadership Award. CFNC was selected for this award based on the hard work it has done in the last two years to become a well-run strategic organization and board of directors. 

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TSA Raising Aviation Security Baseline With Stronger Domestic Security Measures

July 26, 2017

The Transportation Security Administration is implementing new, stronger screening procedures for carry-on items that require travelers to place all electronics larger than a cell phone in bins for X-ray screening in standard lanes. Following extensive testing and successful pilots at ten airports, TSA plans to expand these measures to all U.S. airports during the weeks and months ahead.

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Former AFD Battalion Chief Dies At 83

July 25, 2017

Douglas W. Phillips, from Alexandria, VA died July 17, 2017, at his home surrounded by his family. He was 83 years old. Phillips is a retired Battalion Chief with the Alexandria Fire Department where he served the community for over 20 years. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 27, at 10 a.m. at Mount Comfort Cemetery, 6600 South Kings Highway, Alexandria, VA.

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Pink Heals Comes To Alexandria

July 24, 2017

Annabelle Fisher is a well-known critic of City policies, in particular City spending. On Saturday, however, members of Alexandria’s public safety community and volunteers with Pink Heals Inc. stopped by Fisher’s West End apartment to give her some love and support.

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Alexandria’s State Champion Intermediate All Stars Compete In Southeast Regional Finals

July 21, 2017

The 2017 Alexandria Little League Intermediate 50/70 All-Star Team punched its ticket to the Southeast Regional Finals in North Carolina July 21-24. They are the first team from Alexandria to win a Virginia State Little League Championship in any division.

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Alexandria Library Receives Inclusive Internship Initiative Grant From Public Library Association

July 21, 2017

The Youth Services Department at the Beatley Central Library received an “Inclusive Internship Initiative” grant from the Public Library Association. The initiative is a Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Grant sponsored by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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In An Evil Internet Minute, $858,153 Is Lost To Cybercrime, Reveals RiskIQ

July 19, 2017

With cybercriminals costing the global economy $454 billion last year alone1, digital threat management leader RiskIQ has examined the growing volume of malicious activity on the internet to reveal the inaugural ‘Evil Internet Minute.’

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