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Opioid Addiction Crisis Declared A Public Health Emergency In Virginia

November 21, 2016

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that State Health Commissioner Marissa J. Levine, MD, MPH, FAAFP, has declared the Virginia opioid addiction crisis a Public Health Emergency.

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Businessman Sentenced For Offering Millions To DoD Procurement Official

November 19, 2016

Razak A. Dosunmu, 61, of Washington, DC, was sentenced yesterday to 15 months in prison for offering bribes to a procurement official with the U.S. Department of Defense, Defense Logistics Agency, while negotiating aviation fuel contracts worth over $1 billion.

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West End Apartment Complex Fire Causes $400,000 Damage; Displaces 35

November 18, 2016

The Alexandria Fire Department said that a fire in an apartment complex on Kenmore Avenue on Nov. 11 caused $400,000 in damage, impacted 11 apartments and displaced 35 people.

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Board Member’s Involvement In Coach’s Dismissal Raises Ethical Concerns

November 18, 2016

With the basketball season at T. C. Williams High School starting in about ten days, controversy continues over dismissal of the boys’ head coach. Bryan Hill was relieved of his coaching duties on Oct. 31, just one week before tryouts.

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Alexandria Man Sentenced To 17 Years For Production Of Child Pornography

November 18, 2016

Lucas Aronson, 31, of Alexandria, was sentenced today to 204 months in prison for production of child pornography, enticing minors to engage in sexually-explicit conduct online and recording the acts. Aronson was also ordered to serve a lifetime of supervised release, register as a sex offender upon release from prison, and to pay a total of $20,000 in restitution to his victims.

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Police Investigate Robbery At Wells Fargo Bank On N. Washington Street

November 17, 2016

The Alexandria Police Department is investigating the robbery of a Wells Fargo Bank located at 330 N. Washington Street at 10:50 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17. The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 5’9” tall with a medium build. He was wearing a black baseball cap, sunglasses and a black coat.

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Metro To Remove 4000-Series Railcars After Safety Concern Identified

November 17, 2016

Metro General Manager/CEO Paul J. Wiedefeld today ordered the immediate removal from service of all 4000-series railcars following the identification of a potential safety concern involving the train's automatic train control system that could result in a "false indication" to a train operator going undetected.

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Alexandria City Council Approves Ramsey Homes DSUP, $1.1 Million Project Loan

November 15, 2016

After controversy and delays, the Alexandria City Council on Saturday unanimously approved the Development Special Use Permit for the redevelopment of the Ramsey Homes site at 699 N. Patrick Street. Council also approved a $1.1 million loan from the Housing Opportunity Fund so that the Alexandria Redevelopment Housing Authority can construct the offsite improvements that are required as part of the DSUP.

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Alexandria City Council Adopts FY2018 Budget Process, Provides Budget Guidance To City Manager

November 11, 2016

The Alexandria City Council on Wednesday night established a process by which the fiscal year 2018 Operating and Capital Improvement budgets for the City will be developed and provided guidance as to how City Manager Mark Jinks should develop and present his proposed FY2018 Operating and CIP budgets for Council consideration.

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Police Investigate Death At Sunrise Of Alexandria

November 11, 2016

The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a death that resulted from an assault which occurred in the 3200 block of Duke Street on Oct. 24, 2016. The victim, Hunter Alexander, 82, was physically assaulted by a 72-year-old male inside the Sunrise of Alexandria. He succumbed to his injuries on Oct. 26.

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