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Update: Missing Woman Found

December 3, 2016

Update: Carol Westerman was found and returned home safely. The Senior Alert has been canceled.

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CEO Of Virginia Health Care Technology Company Pleads Guilty To $30 Million Shareholder Fraud And $7.5 Million Employment Tax Fraud

December 2, 2016

Sreedhar Potarazu, 51, of Potomac, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to charges of inducing interstate travel to commit a fraud and failing to account for and pay over employment taxes. Potarazu was an ophthalmic surgeon who was licensed in Maryland and Virginia. He founded VitalSpring Technologies Inc. which operated in McLean, Virginia and provided data analysis and services relating to health care expenditures.

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Burke Woman Sentenced For Role In Multiple Armed Robberies

December 2, 2016

Ariel Monet-Viola Long, 22, of Burke, was sentenced today to 138 months in prison for robbery and discharging a firearm during a crime of violence.

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Former Property Management Company To Pay $1.6 Million for Defrauding Military Housing Projects

December 2, 2016

American Management Services LLC agreed to pay approximately $1.6 million pursuant to a deferred prosecution agreement to resolve criminal charges that the company defrauded the U.S. Army and Virginia-based Clark Realty Capital LLC while performing property management services for military housing at Fort Belvoir, Virginia; Fort Benning, Georgia; Fort Irwin, California; and the Presidio at Monterey, California.

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Rubenstein Donates Funds To Modernize Washington Monument Elevator; Monument To Re-open In 2019

December 2, 2016

Businessman and philanthropist David M. Rubenstein has pledged the funding needed for the National Park Service to modernize the Washington Monument elevator. The $2-3 million project will correct the elevator’s ongoing mechanical, electrical and computer issues, which have shuttered the monument since Aug. 17, 2016. The Washington Monument is expected to re-open to visitors in 2019.

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Alexandria Welcomes Holiday Season With City Tree Lighting

December 2, 2016

The City of Alexandria kicked off the winter holiday season last week with the Turkey Trot and the lighting of the City’s Christmas tree. Holiday events will continue throughout the month of December.

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Police Investigate Vehicle Striking A Pedestrian On Mt. Vernon Avenue

December 2, 2016

The Alexandria Police Department is investigating an incident in which a vehicle struck a pedestrian on Thursday, Dec. 1, around 5:10 p.m. at the intersection of Mt. Vernon Avenue and W. Glebe Road. A 49-year-old woman was crossing the street when a 77-year-old woman struck her with her vehicle. The driver remained on the scene. The victim was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

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Notice to Metroway Customers: Panel Replacement Underway December 5–22

December 2, 2016

Beginning Monday, Dec. 5, the panels at the Metroway shelters along U.S. Route 1 will be replaced. During the removal and re-installation of the panels, bus service will not be affected.

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Alexandria’s Carlyle District Is Making Morning Hustle Sweeter

December 2, 2016

A part of the Carlyle Vitality Initiative efforts, the Carlyle Community Council, Alexandria Economic Development Partnership and the City of Alexandria is pleased to announce a new Wake Up Wednesdays Pop Up Cafe featuring local sweets and treats from Sugar Shack.

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New Affordable Homeownership Opportunities At Alexandria Lofts And The Exchange At Van Dorn

December 2, 2016

The City of Alexandria Office of Housing is now marketing two newly renovated homeownership units available through the Alexandria Neighborhood Stabilization Program.

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