The Federal Bureau of Investigation has released an article addressing the rise of Internet romance scams. In this common type of fraud, cyber criminals target victims, gain their confidence, and trick them into sending money.
The T. C. Williams High School girls’ basketball team captured the Patriot Conference Championship title last night with a 62-32 victory win over West Potomac, successfully defending their 2016 championship title. The Lady Titans extended their winning streak to 18 games and remain undefeated in the conference this season. The regional championship tournament starts on Tuesday with a home game against South Lakes.
alexandrianews.org Editorial – This week the City of Alexandria released its 2017 report on changes in its real estate tax base. The impact of new construction and property appreciation pushed the total just about 2.07% higher than last year adding about $1.1 billion to the assessed value of real property. The gain was the worst since the corrections caused by the large economic decline of 2009-2010 and the third smallest yearly growth in the last 20 years.
Haris Qamar, 26, of Burke, VA, was sentenced today to 8 1/2 years in prison for attempting to provide material support and resources to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a designated foreign terrorist organization. Qamar was also sentenced to 20 years of supervised release to be completed after he is released from prison.
U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) sent a letter today requesting that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials provide details on the operation that may have targeted a church shelter in the Alexandria area of Fairfax County, which reports indicate led to the arrest of six Latino men.
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund selected Officer Bennie Evans, of the Alexandria Police Department, as the recipient of its Officer of the Month Award for February, 2017. Evans was recognized for his work with homeless individuals in the City of Alexandria. He is also a lead Crisis Intervention Team instructor for APD.
Gin Dance Company, Northern Virginia based performing arts modern dance company has been selected to present a full evening production at the 2017 Atlas INTERSECTIONS Festival at 8:00 p.m. on March 4, 2017 at the Atlas Performing Arts Center – Lang Theater.
Poet Holly Karapetkova, chair of Marymount University’s Literature & Languages Department, will give a preview reading of her second collection, Towline, at 6:30 p.m on Monday, Feb. 27. at Kramerbooks in Washington, D.C.
Virginia’s local hospitals and health systems continue to make substantial health and economic contributions throughout the Commonwealth, according to the 2017 Annual Report on Community Benefit being released today. The latest report covers data from 2015 when community benefit provided by local hospitals continued a consistent trend of growth over the previous year.