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Williams Sentenced For Bank Robbery

July 14, 2017

On July 13, 2017, Deshaun Anthony Williams, a 22-year old resident of Washington, DC, was sentenced to 24 ½ years in the penitentiary for committing an armed robbery of the Wells Fargo Bank located at 330 N. Washington Street in the City of Alexandria. 

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Virginia To Receive $3.8 Million From FEMA To Prepare Communities For Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attacks

July 14, 2017

Governor McAuliffe today announced that Virginia will receive $3,821,556 in federal funds for the Program to Prepare Communities for Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attacks Grant Program through the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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Federal Court Rules In Favor Of Travel Ban Plaintiffs

July 14, 2017

Hawaii federal district Judge Derrick K. Watson issued an order yesterday, which largely grants the State of Hawaii and Dr. Ismail Elshikh’s motion to enforce, or in the alternative, to modify the preliminary injunction, filed July 7 in Hawaii v. Trump.

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National Health Care Fraud Takedown Results In Charges Against 412 Individuals Responsible For $1.3 Billion In Fraud Losses

July 13, 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, M.D., announced today the largest ever health care fraud enforcement action by the Medicare Fraud Strike Force, involving 412 charged defendants across 41 federal districts, including 115 doctors, nurses and other licensed medical professionals, for their alleged participation in health care fraud schemes involving approximately $1.3 billion in false billings.

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McAuliffe Receives Rainbow PUSH Coalition “Trailblazer Award” For Restoring Voter Rights

July 13, 2017

The Rainbow PUSH Coalition and Citizen Education Fund has honored Governor Terry McAuliffe with a “Trailblazer Award” for his work to restore the civil and voting rights of Virginians who had been convicted of felonies, served their time, and completed any period of supervised release, parole, and probation requirements.

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Police Arrest Suspect After Officer Involved Shooting

July 12, 2017

The Alexandria Police Department is investigating an officer involved shooting that occurred this morning at the intersection of King Street and St. Asaph Street. Police responded to a call for a disorderly man attempting to smash in car windows. The suspect assaulted the first officer at the scene, striking her in the head. She fired one round from her weapon. The suspect was not injured and was taken into custody. Clyde Eugene Reynolds, age 51, of no fixed address, was charged with Malicious Wounding of a Police Officer. The 34-year-old officer was transported to a local hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

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Alexandria School Board Appoints Lois Berlin Interim Superintendent

July 12, 2017

The Alexandria City School Board has appointed Dr. Lois F. Berlin as interim superintendent for Alexandria City Public Schools while it conducts a nationwide search for a permanent superintendent. Dr. Berlin will officially begin in her role as interim superintendent on July 31.

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Civil Rights Groups Join EPIC In Challenge To Election Commission

July 11, 2017

Several civil rights organizations have filed lawsuits challenging the Presidential Election Commission, which the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) sued last week. The groups include the American Civil Liberties Union, the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and Public Citizen. The President’s Election Commission announced yesterday it would suspend the collection of state voter data in response to the lawsuit filed by EPIC.

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Virginia Will Become The First State To Opt-In To FirstNet’s National Public Safety Broadband Network

July 10, 2017

Governor McAuliffe today signed a letter of intent declaring that the Commonwealth of Virginia will allow the First Responder Network Authority and AT&T to proceed with the deployment of the of the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network in Virginia.

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Police Identify Fatal Traffic Crash Victim

July 10, 2017

The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a traffic crash that occurred on Saturday, July 8, 2017, in the 300 block of S. Henry Street. The victim, who died from injuries on scene, has been identified as Jose Wuilver Urbina-Vasquez, 24, of Silver Spring, MD. 

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