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Somali Pirate Sentenced To Life For 2010 Attack Of USS Ashland

April 26, 2017

A Somali man was sentenced to life plus ten years in prison today for engaging in piracy and committing other offenses pertaining to the attack on the USS Ashland, a U.S. Navy ship, in April 2010.

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Alexandria Honors Public Safety Heroes At 31st Annual Valor Awards

April 26, 2017

Alexandria recognize the heroism of 21 of the City’s public service professionals today at the 31st annual Valor Award. Inova Alexandria Hospital presented the event, which was hosted by the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce.

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Full-scale Exercise To Prepare For Complex Terror Attacks In National Capital Region

April 26, 2017

Law enforcement officials and other first responders across the area participated today in a full-scale exercise designed to prepare for the possibility of a complex coordinated terror attack in the National Capital Region. The regional exercise was staged at six sites in the District of Columbia, suburban Maryland and Northern Virginia, and involved hundreds of police, fire, and emergency medical service personnel and volunteer actors.

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Register Today For Upcoming Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

April 26, 2017

For individuals in Alexandria still looking to understand and assist those affected by mental illness, there are a couple of youth training options still available.

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Absentee Voting Opens For Eligible Alexandria Voters On April 28

April 26, 2017

Absentee voting for Virginia’s June 13 Democratic and Republican gubernatorial primary elections begins on Friday, April 28. Many Alexandria voters are eligible to vote absentee, for example, if they are:

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Six Alexandrians To Be Recognized For Service, Community Impact

April 26, 2017

The Alexandria Commission on Aging will host its 2017 Excellence in Aging Awards on Tuesday, May 9 at 5:30 p.m. in the Vola Lawson Lobby of City Hall at 301 King Street.

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2017 ACPD/Alexandria Chamber Of Commerce Disability Awareness Awards

April 26, 2017

The 2017 Disability Awareness Awards presentation co-sponsored by the Alexandria Commission on Persons with Disabilities and the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce will take place at 5:30 p.m. on June 27, 2017, at a reception to be held at Alexandria City Hall.

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Author Nathaniel Philbrick Wins 2017 George Washington Prize

April 26, 2017

Author Nathaniel Philbrick has won the coveted George Washington Prize, including an award of $50,000, for his book, Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution (Viking).

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Virginia Department Of Health Urges Caution Following Heavy Rains

April 26, 2017

Following heavy rain events in parts of the state this week, the Virginia Department of Health reminds people to take precautions to avoid flooded areas, and once the sun comes out, be aware of potential health risks before you participate in recreational water activities.

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In Memory Of Alfred F. Grande, Jr.

April 26, 2017

On March 23, 2017, Lt. Colonel (Army Ret.) Alfred F. Grande, Jr. completed his last mission on this earth and entered into the glory of Heaven. Following his retirement from the military, Al founded ASAP Printing and Mailing, Co. Inc. and located it in Del Ray, a long neglected part of Alexandria. He immediately set out to become active in the community. In 2012, Al was named a Living Legend of Alexandria.

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