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Virginia Court of Appeals Upholds Severance’s Convictions, Sentencing

May 23, 2017

A three-judge panel of the Virginia Court of Appeals today affirmed Charles Severance’s 2015 murder convictions and life sentences. Severance was convicted of three murders committed in the City of Alexandria over the span of a decade: Nancy Dunning in December 2003, Ronald Kirby in November 2013, and Ruthanne Lodato in February 2014. Severance was sentenced in January 2016 to three life sentences plus 48 years.

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TOP STORIES

Man Pleads Guilty To Stealing From Marine Helicopter Squadron One

May 23, 2017

A Stafford man pleaded guilty today to stealing nearly $100,000 worth of military equipment from the helicopter squadron responsible for the transportation of the President of the United States.

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Alexandria Fire Department Launches Integrated Health/Community Paramedic Program

May 23, 2017

The Alexandria Fire Department today announced the launch of a Mobile Integrated Health/Community Paramedic program. MIH/CP is a unique and evolving model of community-based health care, focusing on improving the lives of patients, lowering healthcare costs and using EMS providers as resources to solve healthcare problems within the community.

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Target Corporation To Pay $18.5 Million Over 2013 Data Breach

May 23, 2017

Attorney General Mark R. Herring today announced that the Commonwealth of Virginia has joined with 46 other states and the District of Columbia in an $18.5 million settlement with Target Corporation to resolve the states' investigation into the retail company's 2013 data breach. The breach affected more than 41 million customer payment card accounts and contact information for more than 60 million customers. Virginia will receive $352,710.80 from the settlement, which is the largest multistate data breach settlement achieved to date.

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School Board Announces Timeline For Superintendent Search

May 22, 2017

The School Board has established a timeline for the Superintendent search. The timeline includes appointing an Interim Superintendent prior to Superintendent Crawley’s departure in late July.

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City Of Alexandria Announces Archaeological Discovery Of Early Burial Remains

May 19, 2017

The City of Alexandria has announced that archaeologists under contract with a developer have found burial remains appearing to represent two individuals, at the construction site in Old Town where Robinson Terminal South was previously located.

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OTHER NEWS

Health Officials Offer Comprehensive Tips For Preventing Summer Illness And Injury

May 23, 2017

This time of year marks the unofficial start of summer with the opening of pools and water parks. As water temperatures rise, so do visits to Virginia’s beaches, lakes and rivers. The week leading up to Memorial Day is designated Healthy and Safe Swimming Week in Virginia and the nation. HSSW focuses on the steps everyone can take to have a healthy and safe swimming experience.

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Memorial Day Weekend: One Million Washington Area Residents Will Travel; Highest Level Since 2005

May 23, 2017

One million Washington metro area residents will take a trip of 50 miles or more to kick off the summer travel season during the Memorial Day holiday weekend, AAA Mid-Atlantic is projecting. It is the highest number of area residents planning to travel for the holiday in 12 years.

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VDOE Identifies School Bus Compliance Issue

May 22, 2017

The Virginia Department of Education last week notified the commonwealth’s 132 school divisions that as many as 4,000 school buses may need retrofitting to install a safety device that prevents the parking brake from accidentally disengaging.

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T. C. Boys Soccer Crowned Conference Champs

May 20, 2017

The T. C. Williams High School boys’ soccer team defeated W.T. Woodson 3-1 yesterday to win the 2017 Patriot Conference Championship. With the win on Friday, the T. C. boys extended their undefeated streak to nine games. The regional tournament begins on May 23. As a top seed, the Titans host the first-round game at T. C. Williams at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 23.

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City Of Alexandria Announces Updates And Public Meeting On Combined Sewer System Projects

May 20, 2017

The City of Alexandria has dramatically accelerated existing projects to remediate its four combined sewer outfalls to comply with a new state law requiring completion by 2025. The City will hold a public information meeting on Tuesday, May 30 (7-9 p.m.) at the Lee Center to share information about how the new project deadline impacts the Combined Sewer System Long Term Control Plan Update. The meeting will include a public question-and-answer period.

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