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Galaxy Note7 Sales And Exchanges To Stop During Further Investigation

October 10, 2016

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.

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Men Sentenced For Stealing Identities To Obtain Fraudulent Student Loans

October 7, 2016

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.

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Alexandria Fire Department Hosts Open House Celebration For Fire Prevention Week

October 7, 2016

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.

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Alexandria Officer Receives Attorney General’s Award For Distinguished Service In Community Policing

October 7, 2016

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.

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Metro Seeks Public Comment On Expanded Maintenance Time, Changes To Operating Hours

October 7, 2016

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.

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Virginia American Water Launches $1 Million Main Replacement In Alexandria

October 6, 2016

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.

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Police Arrest Woman For Fatal Shooting On Duke Street

October 5, 2016

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.

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Pedestrian Dies After Traffic Crash

October 5, 2016

The pedestrian struck during a traffic crash in the 300 block of Yoakum Parkway on Oct. 3, 2016, has died of her injuries. She has been identified as Gertrude Klackner, 90, of Alexandria.

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Police Arrest Driver In Clarendon Pedestrian Collision

October 5, 2016

The Arlington County Police Department has taken into custody Shahed Quayum, 49, of Arlington, following yesterday afternoon’s pedestrian collision in the 3100 block of Clarendon Boulevard. Quayum has been arrested and charged with DUI Maiming.

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Herring And Verizon Wireless Team Up To Protect Victims Of Domestic Violence

October 5, 2016

Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced a new partnership with Verizon Wireless. Donated mobile phones will allow more communities to implement "Lethality Assessment Protocol," a tool for preventing domestic homicide and connecting survivors with resources and support in their community.

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