Attorney General Mark R. Herring has secured the donation of 80,000 drug deactivation kits capable of safely disposing of 3.6 million leftover prescription pills in Virginia. Individually sized kits can dispose of up to 45 prescription opioid pills or other drugs. Kits will be available statewide through the Virginia Department of Health and other law enforcement, healthcare and nonprofit agencies.
The Federal Aviation Administration urges passengers onboard aircraft to power down, and not use, charge, or stow in checked baggage, any Samsung Galaxy Note7 devices, including recalled and replacement devices.
Samsung announced today that it is asking all carrier and retail partners globally to stop sales and exchanges of the Galaxy Note7 while the investigation of recently reported cases involving the Galaxy Note7 takes place. Samsung is working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety and other relevant regulatory bodies on the investigation.
Ernest Xavier Taylor, Jr., 31, and Tracie Laverne Mixon, 34, both of Hammond, Louisiana, were sentenced today to 51 and 45 months in prison, respectively, for charges relating to stealing the identities of four people to fraudulently obtain federal student loans from Northern Virginia Community College and other schools.
In recognition of Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 9-15), all Alexandria Fire Stations will be open to the public on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This free event includes family-oriented activities, station and fire apparatus tours, and fire prevention information and materials.
Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch has announced the recipients of the inaugural Attorney General’s Awards for Distinguished Services in Community Policing. Alexandria Police Officer Bennie Evans was one of 12 law enforcement officers from nine jurisdictions across the country honored at a ceremony yesterday.
Responding to federal directives, and in an effort to provide sufficient time for maintenance to ensure a safe and reliable transit system, Metro is asking the public to provide feedback on four proposed changes to Metrorail’s hours of operation. The public comment period on these proposed changes is open through 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 25.
Virginia is making a $1 million investment to enhance water service for residents of Alexandria’s Martha Custis Drive and Valley Drive. The replacement of the eight-inch pipe, which is 3,000 feet long, will begin Friday, Oct. 7, starting on Martha Custis Drive at Gunston Road.
The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred in the 1100 block of Duke Street on Wednesday, Oct. 5. The victim has been identified as Rolf Marshall, 75, of Alexandria. Police have charged the victim's wife, Paula Marshall, 47, with Murder. This is the fifth homicide in Alexandria this year.