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Courts & Crime

Federal Court Blocks All Aspects Of Trump’s Transgender Military Ban

November 22, 2017

A federal court today granted the American Civil Liberties Union’s request for a complete halt to implementation of President Trump’s directive banning transgender service members from serving in the military while the ACLU’s lawsuit challenging it moves forward.

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City Resident Pleads Guilty In Shooting Case

November 21, 2017

On Nov. 20, 2017, David Palmer, a 17-year-old Alexandria resident, pleaded guilty to three counts of Malicious Wounding and three counts of Use of a Firearm in the Commission of Malicious Wounding.

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Former Bank VP Sentenced For ID Theft And Fraud

November 17, 2017

A former bank executive was sentenced to 78 months in prison today for a fraud and identity theft scheme that caused over $3.2 million in losses. Kirk Russel Marsh, 39, of Oakton, was also ordered to pay over $3.2 million in restitution and to forfeit $8.6 million.

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VDOT Officials Plead Guilty To $10.3 Million Bribe Scheme

November 16, 2017

Two Virginia Department of Transportation officials and three private contractors have pleaded guilty to their involvement in a bribery scheme involving the awarding of over $10.3 million in snow removal contracts over the course of five years.

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FBI Releases 2016 Hate Crime Statistics

November 14, 2017

The FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program yesterday released Hate Crime Statistics, 2016, its latest annual compilation of bias-motivated incidents reported throughout the U.S. The report provides information about the offenses, victims, offenders, and locations of hate crimes. For 2016, law enforcement agencies reported 6,121 criminal incidents that were motivated by bias toward race, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender, or gender identity.

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Alexandria Man Arrested For Burke & Herbert Bank Robbery

November 14, 2017

The Alexandria Police Department has made an arrest in a robbery that occurred at the Burke & Herbert Bank located at 306 E. Monroe Avenue on Friday, Nov. 3. Jerry Blake, Jr., 34, was arrested on Nov. 14, and charged with Robbery. Blake is being held without bond. 

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Plaintiffs In La Bergerie Case File Petition For Rehearing With VA Supreme Court

November 13, 2017

Just inside the 14-day window for doing so, a group of 23 Alexandria residents who object to a proposed 153-seat restaurant and five-bedroom inn on N. Washington Street have filed a Petition for Rehearing with the Virginia Supreme Court.

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Homicide Suspect Extradited To Alexandria

November 10, 2017

Endalkachew Merid, 55, charged in the homicide of June Seay from Oct. 18, 2017, has been extradited and transported to Alexandria.

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Police Investigate Robbery At Burke & Herbert Bank On Monroe Avenue

November 6, 2017

The Alexandria Police Department is investigating the robbery of Burke & Herbert Bank located at 306 E. Monroe Avenue on Friday, Nov. 3, at 1:05 p.m. The suspect is described as a short black male with a medium build and full beard. He was wearing a light gray hooded-sweatshirt, dark pants, a blue bandana, dark colored shoes and sunglasses.

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Virginia Supreme Court Refuses To Hear La Bergerie Case Appeal

November 3, 2017

Late last week a Virginia Supreme Court Writ Panel refused a full hearing of an appeal by Old Town residents concerning the Alexandria City Council’s 2014 approval of a restaurant and small hotel Development Special Use Permit and a rezoning amendment to the City’s Master Plan.

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