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Pimp Pleads Guilty To Sex Trafficking Minor Across United States

October 19, 2017

A Florida man, Andrew Lee Thompson II, aka “Slim,” 34, pleaded guilty today to sex trafficking a 16-year-old girl throughout the United States, including Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia.

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TOP STORIES

USDOT Approves Federal Loan For I-66 Public-Private Partnership

October 19, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation issued their approval to provide a $1.2 billion Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act loan for the I-66 Outside the Beltway public-private partnership transportation project.

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Maryland Federal Judge Blocks Travel Ban 3.0

October 18, 2017

Judge Theodore J. Chuang of the U.S. District Court in Greenbelt, Maryland, issued a ruling on Oct. 17, blocking President Donald Trump’s third travel ban from taking effect today. A federal court in Hawaii issued a similar ruling yesterday in a separate challenge.

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City Of Alexandria Launches “Back 2 Blue” Campaign To Promote Improved Metrorail Travel Times On Blue Line

October 18, 2017

The City of Alexandria is launching the “Back 2 Blue” campaign to raise awareness about the improved rush-hour service times on Metrorail and encourage residents and customers to ride the Blue Line.

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California Man Pleads Guilty To Drug Trafficking Conspiracy

October 17, 2017

A California man pleaded guilty today in Alexandria to drug trafficking charges related to his role in a conspiracy to distribute large quantities of crystal meth. Shawn Yaeger, 45, of West Hollywood, led a conspiracy to distribute crystal methamphetamine in several states, including Virginia, New Jersey, California, and Florida.

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Jury Convicts Sterling Man Of Child Pornography Crimes

October 17, 2017

A federal jury in Alexandria today convicted Jerry Dean Dillingham, 38, of Sterling, VA, on charges of distributing and receiving images of child sexual abuse.

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OTHER NEWS

Comcast Study Shows Families Overwhelmingly Want Dinnertime To Be Screen-Free

October 18, 2017

A new Comcast survey released today shows that parents across the country are almost unanimous in their belief that disconnecting from devices during mealtime improves family bonding, with nearly half (42%) not able to remember the last time their family had a device-free meal and some going so far as to disconnect their modems to stop their children’s Wi-Fi usage.

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Majority Of Virginians Believe Virginia Is Headed In The Right Direction And Approve Of Governor McAuliffe’s Leadership

October 18, 2017

A new poll released today by the Wason Center for Public Policy found that a majority of Virginians both approve of the job done by Governor McAuliffe and believe that Virginia is headed in the right direction.

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Crisis Intervention Team Recognizes Outstanding Work

October 18, 2017

The Alexandria Crisis Intervention Team  honored nine CIT members at its annual awards luncheon at police headquarters on Tuesday, Oct. 17.

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McAuliffe Named By Chesapeake Conservancy As 2017 Champion Of The Chesapeake

October 17, 2017

The Chesapeake Conservancy has named Governor Terry McAuliffe as one of the 2017 “Champions of the Chesapeake” for his successful protection of 1,000 natural and historic Virginia treasures and securing millions in federal funding for land conservation across the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

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NVFS’ Healthy Families Alexandria Kicks Off 25-Year Anniversary With Family Picnic

October 16, 2017

More than 100 families, supporters, volunteers and staff members gathered at Ft. Ward Park on Oct. 6 to celebrate NVFS’ Healthy Families Alexandria program and its 25 years of service to and impact on families in the City of Alexandria.

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