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Alexandria City Council Approves New Cameron Mills Fire Station

March 21, 2017

The Alexandria City Council last Saturday unanimously approved the design and site plan for the new Cameron Mills fire station. It will replace the current facility which was built in 1948 and cannot accommodate the modern fire equipment that the City uses today.

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Governor McAuliffe Vetoes Bill Allowing Unrestricted Furnishing Of Lethal Weapons To Minors

March 20, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe today vetoed Senate Bill 865, which would provide minors with easy and unrestricted access to lethal weapons. The Governor’s full statement is below:

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Governor McAuliffe Vetoes Bill Legalizing The Carrying Of Concealed Switchblade Knives

March 20, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe today vetoed Senate Bill 1347, which would legalize the carrying of concealed switchblade knives and legalize switchblade-related transactions. The Governor’s full statement is below:

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New Deputy Sheriffs Sworn In

March 16, 2017

This week the Alexandria Sheriff's Office welcomed five new deputies to its ranks. On Monday, March 13, Clerk of the Circuit Court Edward Semonian administered the oath of office to Bennie Evans III, Tiara Logan, Elizabeth Oglesby, Emilia Ramirez and Matthew Vance during a ceremony at the Alexandria Courthouse.

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Alexandria Fire Department, Friendship Firehouse, And Red Cross Team Up To Launch Smoke Alarm Initiative

March 15, 2017

The Alexandria Fire Department and Friendship Firehouse are partnering with the local Red Cross for a smoke alarm installation initiative to help prevent fire deaths and property loss in the City of Alexandria.

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Protect Yourself And Your Money From Scams And Frauds

March 8, 2017

During National Consumer Protection Week, Attorney General Mark R. Herring is urging Virginians to protect themselves and their hard-earned money from scams and frauds, whether they are perpetrated in-person, online, or on the phone. Millions of Americans lose billions of dollars each year to scams and frauds.

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Herring Warns Virginians About Dangers Of Predatory Loans

March 8, 2017

Attorney General Mark R. Herring is encouraging Virginians to use National Consumer Protection Week as a time to familiarize themselves with the risks associated with small-dollar loans including payday, auto title, open-end, and online loans, and to understand their rights when taking out one of these potentially risky loans.

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Alexandria Chamber Honors Public Safety Heroes

March 3, 2017

Twenty public safety personnel will be recognized on April 26 at the 2017 Alexandria Chamber of Commerce Foundation Public Safety Valor Awards Luncheon to be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

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Governor McAuliffe Receives The ‘Reentry Champion Award’ From Offender Aid And Restoration Of Arlington County

March 1, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe today received The Offender Aid and Restoration’s “Reentry Champion Award” during their 9th Annual Second Chance Breakfast.

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U.S. Marshals Warn Public Of Jury Duty Phone Scams

February 28, 2017

The U.S. Marshals Service is warning the public of a nationwide telephone scam involving individuals claiming to be U.S. marshals, court officers or law enforcement officials seeking to collect a fine in lieu of arrest for failing to report for jury duty. The U.S. Marshals Service does not call anyone to arrange payment of fines over the phone for failure to appear for jury duty or any other infraction.

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