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APD Officer Bennie Evans Recognized By National Law Enforcement Organization

February 17, 2017

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund selected Officer Bennie Evans, of the Alexandria Police Department, as the recipient of its Officer of the Month Award for February, 2017. Evans was recognized for his work with homeless individuals in the City of Alexandria. He is also a lead Crisis Intervention Team instructor for APD.

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Virginia Department of Corrections Announces Partnership with U.S. Department of State to Provide Training and Mentoring to International Corrections Officials

February 15, 2017

Virginia Department of Corrections Director Harold Clarke and Ambassador Williams R. Brownfield, Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement signed an agreement today establishing an official partnership between VADOC and the U.S. Department of State to provide training and mentoring to foreign corrections officials.

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NWS Issues High Wind Warning For Alexandria

February 12, 2017

The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning for Alexandria from 11 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, to 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13. Wind to 25-35 mph with gusts 50-60 mph. Strong winds may down trees, powerlines, and cause minor structural damage. Scattered power outages are expected.

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Citizens, First Responders Honored For Saving Cardiac Arrest Victim

February 7, 2017

Alexandria Fire Chief Robert C. Dubé, Metro General Manager/CEO Paul J. Wiedefeld and Metro Transit Police Chief Ron Pavlik today honored several people who saved the life of a cardiac arrest victim at the Braddock Road Metro Station on Jan. 31.

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Police Seek Information On Suspicious Subject(s)

February 3, 2017

The Arlington County Police Department is making the public aware of two instances of suspicious subject(s) appearing to follow students in the vicinity of Washington-Lee High School. At this time, no crime has occurred. The police department is investigating these incidents and would like to identify and speak with the subject(s) involved.

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Veteran D.C. Firefighter Delivers Inspirational Speech To Inmates

January 30, 2017

The Alexandria Sheriff’s Office staff and inmates at the William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center recently welcomed Roderick K. Mitchell, a veteran member of the D.C. Fire and EMS Department, to deliver an inspirational message to inmates.

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Federal, State Officials Seek Clarification On Trump’s Immigration Ban

January 30, 2017

As U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine (D-VA) sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly requesting clarification on U.S. President Donald Trump’s Executive Order 13769 banning certain individuals from entering the country, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has also asked for clarification.

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Virginia Officials Protest Trump Executive Order Banning Immigrants

January 28, 2017

As officials at Dulles International Airport protested U.S. President Donald Trump's Executive Order banning immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries, a federal district judge in the Eastern District of New York has granted a stay. Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring went to Dulles today to express their support for immigrants entering the United States through the airport.

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Virginia’s Sexual & Domestic Violence Victim Advocates Express Concern Over Gun Bills

January 26, 2017

Sexual and domestic violence victim advocates across Virginia descended on Virginia’s General Assembly today for an annual Legislative Advocacy Day to educate lawmakers about a number of bills seeking to prevent sexual and domestic violence and/or ameliorate the effects of violence on survivors.

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AVFD Outstanding Volunteer Awards

January 26, 2017

AVFD Outstanding Volunteer Awards were presented to Firefighter Mark H. Souder and Past Treasurer Everett W. (Willie) Squires, at the Annual Meeting of the Alexandria Volunteer Fire Department, Inc., held at Alexandria Fire Department Station 202 on Wednesday evening, Jan. 18, 2017.

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