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GM/CEO Statement To Metro Board Safety Committee On East Falls Church Derailment

December 15, 2016

Metro General Manager/CEO Paul J. Wiedefeld presented the following remarks at today's meeting of the Metro Board Safety Committee with regard to the July 29 derailment at East Falls Church and the NTSB findings and other incident investigations.

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Former Police Officer Indicted For Attempting To Support ISIL

December 15, 2016

Nicholas Young, 37, of Fairfax, who was formerly employed as a police officer with the Metro Transit Police Department, was indicted today by a federal grand jury on charges of attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization and obstruction of justice.

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Public And Environment To Benefit From $50 Million Proposed Settlement For Natural Resources Harmed By Virginia DuPont Facility

December 15, 2016

The U.S. Departments of Justice and the Interior joined with the Commonwealth of Virginia today announced a proposed settlement with DuPont valued at approximately $50 million to resolve claims stemming from the release of mercury from the former DuPont facility in Waynesboro, Virginia. This is the largest natural resource damage settlement in Virginia’s history.

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City Resident Indicted For Reckless Driving In Vehicular Death Case

December 15, 2016

On, Dec. 12, the Grand Jury for the City of Alexandria returned an indictment related to the death of Gertrude Klackner, a 90 year-old City resident. Sherri L. Sybert, a 51 year-old Alexandria resident, was charged with Reckless Driving-Misdemeanor. This charge arose from a collision that occurred on Oct. 3, in the 300 block of Yoakum Parkway.

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Kyeshia Arrington Indicted For Aggravated Vehicular Manslaughter And DUI

December 14, 2016

On Dec. 12, the Grand Jury for the City of Alexandria returned an indictment regarding the death of Peter Palm, a 62 year-old City resident. Kyeshia Arrington, a 24 year-old Alexandria resident, was charged with Aggravated Vehicular Manslaughter-Felony and Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol-Misdemeanor.

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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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Proposed ACPS Capital Budget Grows To $608.2 Million

December 13, 2016

The Alexandria City School Board is currently considering a $608.2 million ten-year Capital. Improvement Program Budget, up $83 million from the $515.7 million CIP budget proposed by ACPS Superintendent Alvin Crawley in October. The Board will adopt a fiscal year 2018-2027 CIP budget on Thursday night.

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Paula Thompson-Marshall Indicted For Murder

December 12, 2016

On Dec. 12, 2016, the Grand Jury for the City of Alexandria returned a two-count indictment against Paula Thompson-Marshall, related to the Oct. 5, 2016 murder of her husband, Rolf Marshall, in their shared residence on Duke Street in the Old Town South neighborhood of the City.

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Troy Vann Indicted For Aggravated Malicious Wounding

December 12, 2016

On Dec. 12, 2016, the Grand Jury for the City of Alexandria returned a three-count indictment against Troy Vann, related to the Sept. 22, 2016 shooting of a cabdriver in the Foxchase neighborhood of the City. Troy Benjamin Vann, a 16-year old City resident, was charged with a total of three felony counts: 1) Aggravated Malicious Wounding, 2) Use of a Firearm in the Commission of Aggravated Malicious Wounding and 3) Possession of a Firearm by a Person Previously Adjudicated of a Felony.

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National Capital Region Members Support Second Memorial Bridge Grant Application

December 12, 2016

Congressional representatives from Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia urged Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx to support the National Park Service’s FASTLANE grant application for $60 million to complete Arlington Memorial Bridge repairs, a project estimated to require upwards of $250 million.

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