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USDA Announces Selected Organizations To Better Connect Low-Income Elderly And Disabled Americans With Healthy Food

September 6, 2016

The U.S. Department of Agriculture last week announced that Senior Services of Alexandria is one of the organizations selected to participate in a nationwide pilot designed to improve access to groceries for homebound elderly and disabled persons participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

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Governor McAuliffe Announces Significant Gains In STEM-H Workforce Credentials

September 6, 2016

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Virginia’s state agencies granted 5,778 more STEM-H Workforce Credentials during fiscal year 2016 than in fiscal year 2015.

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In-Custody Death Investigation At The Fairfax County Adult Detention Center

September 4, 2016

Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office reported that at 6:41 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 3, a 53-year-old, male inmate had been found unresponsive in his cell at the Adult Detention Center. Efforts to revive the inmate were unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead. The inmate has been identified as Kelly Maurice Scott, 53, of Herndon.

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Missing Endangered Infant Found Safe; Suspect Arrested

September 4, 2016

UPDATE: The Missing Endangered Infant, Zion LeBron Favors, was located and is safe. Russell Carnell Walker was arrested without incident. Walker, 44, of no fixed address, was wanted for abduction and domestic assault and battery.

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Alexandria Police Investigate Rape On S. Pickett Street

September 3, 2016

The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a rape and abduction that occurred in the 200 block of S. Pickett Street this afternoon. The suspect is described as a white male in his mid-thirties, tall and thin, with short hair and dark eyes. At the time of the assault, he was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, light-colored jeans and a blue baseball cap.

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Alexandria Man Sentenced To Prison For Health Care Fraud Scheme

September 2, 2016

Delvin Macarthy (aka Brian Macarthy), 37, of Alexandria, was sentenced today to 46 months in prison for conspiracy to commit health care fraud. Macarthy was also sentenced to three years of supervised release and ordered to pay $734,458 in restitution.

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Metro Train Derailment Causes Damage At Alexandria Rail Yard

September 2, 2016

A six-car out-of-service Metro train derailed last night at the Alexandria Rail Yard causing significant damage to the rail cars and track bed. There were no injuries and there was no impact to Metrorail service this morning.

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Governor McAuliffe Declares State Of Emergency Ahead Of Severe Weather Event

September 2, 2016

Governor Terry McAuliffe today declared a state of emergency and urged residents of the Commonwealth to prepare for significant storm impacts generated by remnants of Hurricane Hermine, which has the potential to bring severe flooding, dangerous storm surge and damaging winds to Virginia.

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Third Suspect Arrested In Huntington Park Homicide

September 2, 2016

On Aug. 31, Fairfax County police charged another individual with Second Degree Murder and Robbery in connection with the murder of Khalid Aboumalik, 42, whose body was found in Huntington Park on Aug. 5, 2015. The arrestee, of Alexandria, who is 18 years old now, was 17 at the time of the murder.

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Governor McAuliffe Hosts Education And Workforce Cyber Roundtable

September 1, 2016

Yesterday, Governor McAuliffe hosted an Education and Workforce Cyber roundtable at Northern Virginia Community College in Alexandria. The roundtable is the second in a series of roundtables promoting Governor McAuliffe’s Meet the Threat: States Confront the Cyber Challenge initiative as Chair of the National Governors Association.

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