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Alexandria To Implement Vision Zero Initiative

December 14, 2016

Rose Cruz was struck by a vehicle while she was crossing the street at the intersection of Mt. Vernon Avenue and W. Glebe Road in Alexandria on Dec. 1.

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Governor McAuliffe Announces Virginia Has The Lowest Recidivism Rate In The Country

December 14, 2016

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Virginia’s re-incarceration rate is the lowest in the country, at 23.4%. The official recidivism rate is calculated by the percentage of offenders who return to state responsible incarceration within three years of being released.

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Police Conduct Death Investigation

December 10, 2016

The ‪Alexandria Police Department is investigating a sudden death in the 500 block of Four Mile Road in the Arlandria area. It is not considered a suspicious incident. A person died from a fall. Police reported the incident around 6:20 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10.

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New Sheriff’s Deputies Sworn In

December 9, 2016

The Alexandria Sheriff’s Office recently welcomed seven new deputies to its ranks. Kelly Allen, Joshua Barnes, Michael Boyd, Lamar Gayle, Sean Scalsky, Sahar Sherzai-Harding and Jirawat Tantiyangkul were sworn in during a ceremony at the Alexandria courthouse on Dec. 5.

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Personal Safety Tips For The Holiday Season

November 30, 2016

Throughout the holiday season the Alexandria Police Department typically sees an increase in thefts and robberies. Often shoppers and residents become distracted and vulnerable to holiday crimes.

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West End Apartment Complex Fire Causes $400,000 Damage; Displaces 35

November 18, 2016

The Alexandria Fire Department said that a fire in an apartment complex on Kenmore Avenue on Nov. 11 caused $400,000 in damage, impacted 11 apartments and displaced 35 people.

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Arlington County Sheriff’s Office Agrees To Settle ADA Claim

November 18, 2016

Today the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced a $250,000 settlement agreement under the Americans with Disabilities Act with the Arlington County Sheriff’s Office that it failed to provide appropriate auxiliary aids and services to an individual who is deaf.

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Public Safety And ACPS Team Up For “Read Across Alexandria”

November 16, 2016

The Alexandria Sheriff’s Office is partnering with the Alexandria City Public Schools and Alexandria Fire Department for “Read Across Alexandria,” an initiative to bring guest readers into classrooms to read to elementary school students.

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Alexandria Fire Department Launches “Read Across Alexandria” Campaign

November 11, 2016

The Alexandria Fire Department is partnering with the Alexandria City Public Schools for a yearlong campaign to increase child literacy in Alexandria. A kickoff for the program, called “Read Across Alexandria,” will be held Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 8 a.m., at Cora Kelly Elementary School, 3600 Commonwealth Ave.

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Virginia Department Of Corrections Receives Honors For Its Commitment to Veterans

November 10, 2016

As we celebrate Veterans Day, the Virginia Department of Corrections is proud to announce it has received two prestigious honors for leadership and commitment in hiring military veterans.

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