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Beyer’s Science Prize Competitions Act Passes, Set To Become Law

December 21, 2016

As the 114th Congress drew to a close last week, the House and Senate passed the America COMPETES reauthorization which included text from Rep. Don Beyer’s Science Prize Competitions Act.

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ALIVE! Announces A New Director Of The Child Development Center

December 19, 2016

ALIVE! has a new Director of the Child Development Center. Kathie Boling started at the Director of the CDC at the end of November.

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Alexandria City Council Approves New Affordable Housing And Shelter

December 19, 2016

At its regular meeting today, Alexandria City Council unanimously approved a development special use permit for Carpenter’s Shelter to construct a modern shelter facility and 98 affordable rental units.

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Police Investigate Bank Robbery At Bradlee Shopping Center

December 16, 2016

The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a bank robbery this afternoon at the Wells Fargo Bank in the Bradlee Shopping Center. The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 5’10” tall with a large build. He was wearing a grey and black coat, blue jeans, grey and white tennis shoes, and a black baseball cap. There were no injuries.

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MS-13 Gangster Sentenced To Life In Prison For 2014 Murder

December 16, 2016

Douglas Duran Cerritos, 20, of Falls Church, was sentenced to life in prison today for his role in an MS-13 gang murder in Northern Virginia in 2014.

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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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