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As The Opioid Crisis Hits The Highways, Maryland State Troopers Are Saving The Lives Of Overdosed Victims

October 17, 2018

Opioid-related overdose deaths jumped to 1,185 in Maryland during the first half of 2018, a 15 percent spike over the same period in 2017, recently released data from the Maryland Department of Health reveal.

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Teams Of Youth, Adults To “Shock” Patrons Purchasing Alcohol

October 15, 2018

On Saturday, Oct. 20, teams of youth and adults from Alexandria will “shock” purchasers of alcohol by placing bright red warning stickers on multi-packs of beer and other alcohol products in Alexandria stores.

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Removing Additional Inauthentic Activity From Facebook

October 11, 2018

Facebook News Release: Today, we’re removing 559 Pages and 251 accounts that have consistently broken our rules against spam and coordinated inauthentic behavior. Given the activity we’ve seen — and its timing ahead of the US midterm elections — we wanted to give some details about the types of behavior that led to this action.

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City of Alexandria Encourages Participation in the “Great Southeast ShakeOut” Earthquake Drill

October 11, 2018

The City of Alexandria encourages the community to participate in this year’s “Great Southeast ShakeOut” earthquake drill on Thursday, Oct. 18, at 10:18 a.m. The Great ShakeOut is an annual opportunity to practice how to protect yourself during an earthquake.

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Virginia Receives $869,508 In Federal Funding To Support Threat Assessment In Schools

October 2, 2018

Governor Ralph Northam announced today that $869,508 has been awarded to the Virginia Center for School and Campus Safety, housed within the Department of Criminal Justice Services. The funding will assist school divisions and localities in developing and sustaining threat assessment teams, which help identify threats and intervene before any danger materializes.

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National Test of the Wireless Emergency Alerts and Emergency Alert System

October 2, 2018

A national test of the Integrated Public Alert & Warning System will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 3, beginning at 2:18 p.m. EDT. The test will assess the operational readiness of the infrastructure for distribution of a national message and determine whether improvements are needed.

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City Of Alexandria Recognizes National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October 2, 2018

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and the City of Alexandria encourages the public to stay safe and secure online and understand the importance of cybersecurity.  

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Justice Department Awarding Almost $320 Million To Combat Opioid Crisis

October 2, 2018

On Oct. 1, the first day of National Substance Abuse Prevention Month, the Department of Justice announced it is awarding almost $320 million to combat the opioid crisis in America. The funding will directly help those most impacted by the deadliest drug crisis in American history, including crime victims, children, families, and first responders.

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City To Raise Awareness About Domestic Violence In October

October 1, 2018

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The City of Alexandria Domestic Violence Program, along with the Domestic Violence Intervention Project, is reminding the community about the importance of stopping domestic violence and highlighting available resources.

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AAA: Car Safety Practices To Save Young Lives

September 25, 2018

National Child Passenger Safety Week September 23-29. Every 33 seconds, one child under the age of 13 is involved in a car crash, which is the leading cause of death and injury for children in that age group. Every day in America, too many children ride in car seats that have been installed incorrectly, or are riding in the wrong car seats for their ages and sizes.

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