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Police Seek Public’s Assistance Identifying Sexual Assault Suspect

May 8, 2017

The Arlington County Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect involved in the sexual assault of a female victim which occurred Sunday morning, May 7, at a residence in the 1500 block of Key Boulevard in the Rosslyn area. The suspect is described as a black male in his early 20s, approximately 6’0″ tall with a slim build. He was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt with dark pants and carrying a backpack.

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Victor Powell Named As New Principal Of Maury Elementary School

May 8, 2017

Superintendent Alvin L. Crawley has appointed Victor Powell as the new principal of Matthew Maury Elementary School. Powell, who is currently an assistant principal at Samuel W. Tucker Elementary School, will start in the role on July 1.

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Man Sentenced For Smuggling Artifacts From Pakistan Into United States

May 5, 2017

A man who smuggled ancient artifacts out of Pakistan and into the United States was sentenced today to three years in prison, ordered to forfeit over 1,300 artifacts, and pay a money judgment of over $115,000. The Court also entered an order revoking the man’s U.S. citizenship, which he obtained through fraud.

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More Than Three Dozen Charged In Organized Criminal Enterprise

May 5, 2017

The Fairfax County Police Department announced this morning the bust of a major organized crime scheme involving banking fraud, cigarette trafficking and money laundering in Northern Virginia and the Richmond area. An extensive and complex multi-agency investigation led to 43 people being indicted on more than 740 crimes in Henrico County; 19 of 43 suspects have been arrested.

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Alexandria City Council Adopts $728.1 Million FY2018 Operating Budget, a $2.1 Billion FY2018-2027 CIP Budget, Raises Real Estate Tax Rate 5.7 Cents

May 4, 2017

By a 6-1 vote on May 4, the Alexandria City Council adopted a $728.1 million General Fund Operating Budget for fiscal year 2018, which represents an increase over the current year of 5.8%.

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Burrell-Aldana Named New Principal Of Mount Vernon Community School

May 4, 2017

Alexandria City Public Schools Superintendent Alvin L. Crawley announced today that Liza Burrell-Aldana, current assistant principal at Mount Vernon Community School, has been appointed as the new principal. She starts in the role on July 1.

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Grand Jury Indicts Sterling Man On Child Pornography Charges

May 4, 2017

A federal grand jury in Alexandria returned an indictment today charging a Sterling man with receipt and possession of child pornography. According to court records and allegations in the indictment, Anoushiravan Dadgar, 33, used a computer to receive photos and videos of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct.

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Three Men Plead Guilty To Human Smuggling Extortion Case

May 2, 2017

Three men have pleaded guilty to offenses involving the transportation of an illegal alien for financial gain after driving a 17-year old girl from El Salvador within the United States and demanding additional money from her family for her release. The girl’s father lived in Loudoun County, Virginia.

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Juvenile Detention Center Could Lose Money During Alexandria Budget Process

May 2, 2017

The Northern Virginia Juvenile Detention Center could lose as much as $450,000 from the fiscal year 2018 budget if three members of City Council sign on to Vice Mayor Justin Wilson’s proposal. Wilson proposed moving $450,000 from NVJDC’s budget and “re-purposing” it to support pre-K programs.

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Ag Secretary Provides More Flexibility In School Nutrition

May 2, 2017

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue yesterday announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will provide greater flexibility in nutrition requirements for school meal programs in order to make food choices both healthful and appealing to students. Perdue signed a proclamation which begins the process of restoring local control of guidelines on whole grains, sodium, and milk beginning in School Year 2017-2018.

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