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AAA Warns Motorists, Students About Dangers Getting On and Off The School Bus

November 2, 2018

Five children were killed and six other school children were hospitalized as a result of a tragic spate of school bus stop crashes and school bus loading and unloading crashes this week.

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As Daylight Saving Time Ends Drowsy Driving Dangers Begin

November 2, 2018

Cats and dogs do it. Slippery and slimy snakes do it. Fish in the deep blue sea do it, especially Japanese fighting fish, to intimidate rivals. Even babies in the womb yawn, as well as every human in the whole wide world does it.

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Celebrating Halloween Safely In Alexandria

October 31, 2018

Halloween is celebrated with a variety of family-friendly festivities all over Alexandria. The City of Alexandria does not set official trick-or-treating hours for Halloween, so expect the children in your neighborhood to head out for trick-or-treating on the day it is traditionally celebrated – Oct. 31.

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Nearly 400 Use Local Halloween SoberRide Program

October 31, 2018

Nearly 400 (387) persons in the Washington-metropolitan area used the free safe ride service, SoberRide®, on the weekend before Halloween (Oct. 31) this year as opposed to possibly driving home drunk.

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Sheriff’s Office Graduates First Community Academy Class

October 31, 2018

On Oct. 6, the Alexandria Sheriff’s Office celebrated the graduation of our inaugural class of the Sheriff’s Community Academy. Held on Saturday mornings in September, the Community Academy gave 20 participants the opportunity to explore Sheriff’s Office operations, talk with staff, take part in demonstrations, and tour the Adult Detention Center and Alexandria Courthouse.

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Watch Your Step: Halloween Is A Deadly Night For Pedestrians

October 30, 2018

Beyond a doubt, Halloween night is the deadliest night of the year for pedestrians, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. “Twice as many kids are killed walking on Halloween than any other day of the year,” warns Safe Kids Worldwide. On Halloween, motorists need to be especially vigilant between the hours of 4 p.m. and midnight.

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Governor Northam Urges Virginians To Safely Dispose Of Unused Or Expired Prescription Drugs

October 26, 2018

Governor Ralph Northam today called on Virginians to practice proper disposal of their unused, unwanted, or expired prescription medications this Saturday during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. One of the easiest ways to help fight prescription drug abuse and overdose deaths is to discard any prescription drugs that have expired or are no longer in use.

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AG Herring Launches Virginia’s First Online Re-Entry Portal

October 23, 2018

Attorney General Mark R. Herring today announced the launch of VirginiaReEntry.org, which provides a “one-stop shop” for people involved in every phase of helping Virginians re-enter communities after incarceration. This portal offers resources directly to sheriffs, practitioners and citizens who want to help formerly incarcerated individuals return to their communities and lead successful lives.

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City Of Alexandria Participates In National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day On October 27

October 23, 2018

The City of Alexandria encourages residents to dispose of prescription medicines safely during National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m or drop them off year-round at a permanent drop box location in Alexandria.

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Purple Out Day To Support Awareness, Celebrate Survivors Of Domestic Violence

October 17, 2018

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This is an opportunity to raise awareness and educate our community on the pattern of abusive behaviors that many women and men endure, while also celebrating the survivors of domestic violence.

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