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Third Historic Ship Discovered At Robinson Landing; Public Viewing On April 14

April 11, 2018

The City of Alexandria has announced that archaeologists under contract with developer EYA LLC and working under a City-approved Resource Management Plan have found the remains of a third historic ship at the Robinson Landing construction site in Old Town.

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Governor Vetoes Legislation Seeking To Change Redistricting Lines Outside Of Constitutional Process

April 10, 2018

Governor Ralph Northam yesterday vetoed House Bill 158, which would change legislative district boundaries outside of the redistricting process prescribed by the Constitution of Virginia.

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Fairfax Woman Sentenced To 15 Years For Role In Fentanyl Overdose Death

April 9, 2018

On April 5, Erin Apgar, 38 of Centreville, VA, was sentenced to 15 years in prison, including four years and 11 months of active incarceration, for her role in the fentanyl-related overdose death of a Northern Virginia man, Edgar Escobar, in 2016.

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Sterling Man Pleads Guilty To Obstructing Counterterrorism Investigation

April 9, 2018

A Sterling man, Sean Andrew Duncan, 22, pleaded guilty today to obstructing a counterterrorism investigation and receipt of child pornography.

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Governor Vetoes Legislation That Would Divert State And Local Law Enforcement Resources For Political Purposes

April 9, 2018

Governor Ralph Northam today vetoed House Bill 1257, which would force state and local law enforcement agencies to use resources and manpower to perform functions that should be executed by federal immigration enforcement agencies. The Governor’s full statement follows.

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Governor Vetoes Legislation Prohibiting Local Governments From Maintaining Higher Wage Standards For Contractors

April 9, 2018

Governor Ralph Northam today vetoed House Bill 375, which would prohibit local governments from requiring their contractors to pay employees a higher wage than the state requires. The Governor’s full statement follows.

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City Of Alexandria, Arlington County Receive 2018 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Silver Award

April 6, 2018

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality announced the 2018 Governor's Environmental Excellence Awards on April 5 at the 29th Environment Virginia Symposium in Lexington. The City of Alexandria and Arlington County received the Silver Medal for the Four Mile Run Tidal Wetland and Living Shoreline Restoration Project.

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Pimp Sentenced To 25 Years For Sex Trafficking Minor

April 6, 2018

A Florida man was sentenced today to 25 years in prison and a lifetime of supervised release for sex trafficking a 16-year-old girl throughout the United States in 2017. He drove and flew the minor victim across the country for prostitution, including to Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia.

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Man Sentenced For Defrauding Investors Of Over $5 Million

April 6, 2018

A Florida man, David Webb, 59, was sentenced today to four years in prison for defrauding investors in his company of more than $5 million.

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Two District Men Found Guilty Of Murder In 2014 Shooting Of Alexandria Man

April 5, 2018

Tyrone Michael Hight, 26, and James Young, 25, both of Washington, DC, were found guilty by a jury today of murder and other charges stemming from the slaying of Willard Carlos Shelton, 38, of Alexandria, VA, in Southeast Washington.

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