The Virginia Department of Education today announced public school accreditation ratings for the 2016-2017 school year. More than eight out of ten Virginia public schools are now fully accredited. In Alexandria, 11 of the City’s 16 public schools are fully accredited for the 2016-2017 school year; four schools are partially accredited and one school was denied accreditation.
Eight esteemed state lawmakers are recipients of the 2016 HosPAC Health Care Hero Award that recognizes legislators who epitomize leadership, advocacy, and dedication to the mission of the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association in the community and the Virginia General Assembly.
The Alexandria Police Department is investigating the robbery of a CVS Pharmacy located at 5101 Duke Street on Thursday, Sept. 1, at 2:42 a.m. The suspect is described as a white male between 5'9" and 6' tall, 190-220 lbs. with brown hair. He has tattoos on his right arm.
Alexandria Transit Company (DASH) announces the retirement of ATC CEO/General Manager Sandy Modell, at the end of this year. Modell began her transit career in college driving a bus part‐time in Harrisonburg, Virginia unknowing that would be the start of a 38 year career in the transit industry.
WMATA’s SafeTrack Surge #9, which affects the Orange Line, runs 42 days, from Sept. 15 through Oct. 26. Trains will continuously single track weekdays between Vienna and West Falls Church. Additional weekend station shutdowns will occur on four consecutive weekends, including two weekend shutdowns that will extend to East Falls Church.
Wilson Alfonso Overton, 27, of Washington, DC, was sentenced today to 24 months in prison for assault on a federal officer and unauthorized use of a vehicle. Overton was also sentenced to three years of supervised release and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $32,157.00.
Mark W. McGregor, 63, of Charles Town, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 18 months in prison for bribery concerning programs receiving federal funds. In addition, McGregor was ordered to pay $380,000 in restitution, $380,000 in forfeiture, and a $50,000 fine.
A subject wanted in the 1999 murder of Eva Veliz in Arlington has been taken into custody in Guatemala and extradited to the United States. Ludvin Estrada, 46, arrived in the United States on Friday, Sept. 9, and is currently being held in the Arlington County Detention Facility charged with murder.