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McAuliffe Signs Executive Order Temporarily Halting Demonstrations At Lee Monument

August 18, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe today issued Executive Order Number 67 temporarily halting issuance of permits and prohibiting demonstrations at the Lee Monument until new emergency regulations have been approved and implemented by the Virginia Department of General Services.

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Former Bank Vice President Guilty Of Identity Theft And Fraud

August 17, 2017

A former banking executive pleaded guilty today to a fraud and identity theft scheme that caused over $3 million in losses. Kirk Russel Marsh, 39, of Oakton, was a former vice president at Virginia Commerce Bank and later at Fulton Bank.

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Police Investigate Stranger Abduction/Sexual Assault Of Young Girl

August 16, 2017

An investigation is underway after a five-year-old girl was abducted and sexually assaulted by a stranger in the 6700 block of Tower Drive in the Fairfax County section of Alexandria around 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13. Fairfax County police have released the composite sketch and description of the man they believe is responsible.

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ACPS Students Remain Behind Statewide Counterparts On SOL Tests

August 15, 2017

Student achievement on Standards of Learning tests during 2016-2017 was relatively unchanged statewide compared with performance during the previous school year, although black students made gains on five of the six elementary and middle school reading tests, the Virginia Department of Education reported today. Alexandria student pass rates remained generally lower than state averages with Hispanic students and students with disabilities showing poorest performances.

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Police Investigate Fatal Traffic Crash On Stevenson Avenue

August 15, 2017

The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a fatal traffic crash that occurred on Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, at Stevenson Avenue and Yoakum Parkway. Two pedestrians were transported to a local hospital with serious injuries. One pedestrian, Habibollah Behzadi, an 80-year-old City resident, died of his injuries on Aug. 13.

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Three Arrested As Search Continues For Missing Teen In Gang-Related Abduction

August 15, 2017

Three people are now under arrest in connection with the disappearance of 18-year-old Miguel Angel Ruiz Carrillo. Jose Vincent-Sosa, 20, and Edwin Dinarte Moreno, 18, both of Alexandria, along with a female juvenile were taken into custody; each is charged with abduction and gang participation. Ruiz Carrillo was associated with gang activity; he has not been located.

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Herring Encourages Caution When Donating To Assist Victims Of Domestic Terrorism In Charlottesville

August 15, 2017

In the wake of the tragic loss of life and injuries to innocent people in Charlottesville this weekend, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring is encouraging Virginians to exercise caution as they consider donating money to assist victims in their recovery.

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Midasco Settles False Claims Act Allegations Involving I-495 HOV Project

August 14, 2017

Midasco, LLC, located in Elkridge, Maryland, has agreed to pay $450,000 to settle False Claims Act allegations related to their work on the Virginia I-495 HOV/HOT Lanes Project.

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Alexandria City School Board Approves Additional Patrick Henry Project Funds

August 14, 2017

The Alexandria City School Board at a special called meeting today approved the transfer of $3.8 million from existing Capital Improvement Program projects to the new Patrick Henry PreK-8 School.

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Anthem To Withdrawal From Federal Health Insurance Exchange In Virginia

August 14, 2017

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Virginia and HealthKeepers announced last week that the company would not participate in the Federal Healthinsurance echange in Virginia begining 2018.

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