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Virginia Leads Effort To Secure $96 Million In Debt Relief, Compensation For Veterans And Other Consumers Harmed By USA Discounters

September 30, 2016

Virginia consumers to receive $10.5 million as part of settlement to resolve allegations that retailer used deceptive advertising and abusive debt collection practices in connection with goods sold primarily to military families and veterans.

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Jury Convicts Drug Dealer Of Beating And Kidnapping Ex-Girlfriend

September 29, 2016

Ahmad Sayed Hashimi, aka Jimmy Hashimi, of Woodbridge, was convicted yesterday evening by a federal jury on charges related to his role in beating and kidnapping his ex-girlfriend, in addition to leading drug distribution conspiracies.

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Retired Virginia Senator John Warner Endorses Clinton

September 28, 2016

Retired Virginia Senator John Warner (R) came to Alexandria today to endorse Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton for president. This is the first time Warner has ever endorsed a Democrat for president, although he did endorse Democratic Virginia Senator Mark Warner over Republican candidate Ed Gillespie in 2014.

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Syrian Man Affiliated With Syrian Electronic Army Pleads Guilty

September 28, 2016

Peter Romar, 37, a Syrian national affiliated with the Syrian Electronic Army, pleaded guilty today to felony charges of conspiring to receive extortion proceeds and conspiring to unlawfully access computers. Romar was previously extradited from Germany on request of the United States.

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Alexandria City Council Directs Next Steps To Expand Consumer Broadband Choice

September 28, 2016

At its regular meeting on Sept. 27, Alexandria City Council unanimously directed the City Manager to identify companies interested in negotiating cable television or broadband Internet franchises that could leverage a City-owned fiber-optic network.

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Police Investigate Series Of Shots Fired Into Vehicles And Dwelling

September 27, 2016

Police are investigating a series of shots fired at cars and homes in various areas of Fairfax County. The incidents occurred in early June, 2016. Once detectives began looking into these separate incidents, they determined all cases are likely forensically linked.

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Former Emergency Room Nurse Sentenced To 45 Months In Prison For Sexually Abusing Three Patients

September 27, 2016

Jared Kline, a former emergency room staff nurse, was sentenced to 45 months in prison for sexually abusing three patients in separate incidents at area hospitals. The incidents took place in 2013 and 2014. Kline, 39, of Springfield, VA, was found guilty by a jury in June 2016.

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Virginia Students Outperform Nation On SAT

September 27, 2016

Virginia public school graduates in 2016 continued to buck a multiyear, nationwide trend of sharply lower achievement on the SAT college-admissions test.

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David Huchler Appointed Acting Alexandria Police Chief

September 27, 2016

City Manager Mark B. Jinks announced the appointment of Deputy Chief David Huchler as Acting Chief of Police for the City of Alexandria, effective Oct. 2. Huchler succeeds Chief Earl Cook, who is retiring.

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Bring Jihad to Justice; Woman In Photo May Be Key To Finding Fugitive

September 27, 2016

One of America's Most Wanted fugitives appears to have gotten married while on the run. Jihad Amir Ramadan, wanted for allegedly stabbing a Hampton University student to death in 2005, has evaded capture for more than 11 years. U.S. Marshals are asking for the public's assistance in identifying the female in the photograph. A reward of up to $2,500 is being offered for information leading to Ramadan’s arrest.

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