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Robertson Indicted For Murder

August 17, 2017

On Aug. 10, Demarcus Robertson, a 19-year old Alexandria resident, was indicted by a Grand Jury on six felony charges related to the May 13, 2017, shooting death of Desmond Roseboro. The offenses occurred at a hotel located on Bluestone Road in the City. Robertson’s whereabouts are unknown and a warrant for his arrest is currently active. He is believed to be armed and dangerous.

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McAuliffe Signs Executive Order Temporarily Halting Demonstrations At Lee Monument

August 18, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe today issued Executive Order Number 67 temporarily halting issuance of permits and prohibiting demonstrations at the Lee Monument until new emergency regulations have been approved and implemented by the Virginia Department of General Services.

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Former Bank Vice President Guilty Of Identity Theft And Fraud

August 17, 2017

A former banking executive pleaded guilty today to a fraud and identity theft scheme that caused over $3 million in losses. Kirk Russel Marsh, 39, of Oakton, was a former vice president at Virginia Commerce Bank and later at Fulton Bank.

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Police Investigate Stranger Abduction/Sexual Assault Of Young Girl

August 16, 2017

An investigation is underway after a five-year-old girl was abducted and sexually assaulted by a stranger in the 6700 block of Tower Drive in the Fairfax County section of Alexandria around 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13. Fairfax County police have released the composite sketch and description of the man they believe is responsible.

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ACPS Students Remain Behind Statewide Counterparts On SOL Tests

August 15, 2017

Student achievement on Standards of Learning tests during 2016-2017 was relatively unchanged statewide compared with performance during the previous school year, although black students made gains on five of the six elementary and middle school reading tests, the Virginia Department of Education reported today. Alexandria student pass rates remained generally lower than state averages with Hispanic students and students with disabilities showing poorest performances.

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Police Investigate Fatal Traffic Crash On Stevenson Avenue

August 15, 2017

The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a fatal traffic crash that occurred on Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, at Stevenson Avenue and Yoakum Parkway. Two pedestrians were transported to a local hospital with serious injuries. One pedestrian, Habibollah Behzadi, an 80-year-old City resident, died of his injuries on Aug. 13.

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OTHER NEWS

Planning For The Total Solar Eclipse

August 18, 2017

On Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will be visible within a band across the entire contiguous United States. The path of totality is a relatively thin band, about 70 miles wide, that will cross the U.S. from West to East, starting on the Oregon coast and ending near Charleston, SC. The Washington, DC metropolitan area will experience an 82% partial eclipse that will start at 1:17 p.m. and end at 4:02 p.m. The maximum eclipse will be visible for two minutes at 2:42 p.m.

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Deputy Named American Legion Virginia Law Enforcement Officer Of The Year

August 18, 2017

On Saturday, July 15, the American Legion Department of Virginia honored Deputy Deon Eaddy for his outstanding public service, presenting him with the Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award at their annual conference.

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ACPS Interim Superintendent Appoints New Principal Of The Northern Virginia Juvenile Detention Center

August 18, 2017

Interim Superintendent Lois F. Berlin has appointed Dr. Victor Martin as the Principal of the Northern Virginia Juvenile Detention Center School for Alexandria City Public Schools

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Ford To Present Mobile Response Center To Catholic Charities

August 17, 2017

The Ford Motor Company will be presenting Catholic Charities USA with a Mobile Response Center, which will be used to help bring relief and recovery services to people affected by disasters across the country. When not deployed in response to a disaster, the mobile center will be used by Catholic Charities member agencies in Washington, DC, Arlington/Northern Virginia and Baltimore to serve the homeless population, shut-ins and others who cannot readily access Catholic Charities facilities.

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T. C. Alum Joins Stevens As Track & Field Throws Coach

August 17, 2017

Samella Koroma, a T. C. Williams alum, will join the Stevens Institute of Technology track and field programs as an assistant coach during the 2017-2018 school year. Most recently, she was throws coach with the men’s and women’s programs at Virginia State University from 2014-2017. Koroma graduated from T. C. Williams High School in 2007 and still holds the school’s discus record.

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