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Fourth Circuit Upholds District Court Preliminary Injunction Against Trump Travel Ban 2.0

May 25, 2017

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit today upheld a Maryland federal district court ruling that President Donald Trump’s second Executive Order banning individuals from six majority Muslim countries from entering the United States will not be enforced pending a trial. The full Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals heard the case and ruled for the plaintiffs in a 10-3 vote.

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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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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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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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Drug Dealer Sentenced To Prison For Meth Distribution

May 19, 2017

Robert Mason Wildes, 35, of Dunn Loring, was sentenced today to 136 months in prison for distribution of 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.

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Woman Sentenced For Freddie Mac And Veterans Affairs ID Theft

May 19, 2017

A woman who used personally identifiable information stolen from employees of the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation and the Department of Veterans Affairs was sentenced today to 5 1/2 years in prison.

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Four D.C. Men Indicted For String Of Armed Robberies

May 19, 2017

A federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging four Washington, DC residents for their alleged roles in 19 separate armed robberies in the Washington, DC metro area, including Alexandria.

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Alexandria Police Announce The Closure Of Pierre Clark Homicide Case

May 19, 2017

Police Chief Michael Brown announced today the closure of the 2016 Pierre Clark homicide investigation by the Alexandria Police Department.

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Police Investigate Officer Involved Shooting

May 18, 2017

Arlington County police attempted a traffic stop on a wanted suspect traveling on I-395 at approximately 4:32 p.m. on May 17. When officers approached the vehicle on foot, the suspect ignored their verbal commands, placed the vehicle in drive and struck an officer pinning him against another vehicle. Shots were fired by officers, injuring the driver. Daniel George Boak, 28, of Centreville, VA, was transported to Virginia Hospital Center where he was pronounced deceased. The officer struck by the suspect’s vehicle was transported to Virginia Hospital Center with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

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Mueller Appointed Special Counsel For Russia Investigation

May 17, 2017

Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein today announced the appointment of former Department of Justice official and FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III to serve as Special Counsel to oversee the previously-confirmed FBI investigation of Russian government efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election and related matters.

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