Yesterday’s 12-hour standoff between a man who was suspected of shooting a woman in their home at Cameron Station, Alexandria, ended last night at 10:45 p.m. when the suspect shot himself.
Congressman Jim Moran, Northern Virginia Democrat, reintroduced legislation this week providing children with life-threatening illnesses continuity of care under Medicaid. The “Children’s Program of All-inclusive, Coordinated Care Act of 2008″ or ChiPACC Act (H.R. 722) would provide a waiver under Medicaid for seriously ill children to receive hospice services rather than relying on emergency room visits for care.
Today, Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones is announcing his endorsement of Brian Moran for Governor of Virginia. Jones is a minister and the former Chair of the Legislative Black Caucus. In endorsing Moran, Jones cited Moran’s long record of fighting for working families, ensuring equal opportunity for every Virginian, and championing civil rights.
“A staggering 2.6 million American jobs were lost in the last year of the Bush Administration””the result of a failed economic approach emphasizing tax cuts for those who needed them least and encouraging everyone else to max out their credit cards at the mall.
Tony C. Davis has been promoted to Undersheriff of the Alexandria Sheriff’s Office by Sheriff Dana Lawhorne.
A suspect remains barricaded inside a Cameron Station home after allegedly shooting a woman several times in what police are describing as a domestic dispute. The shooting took place at around 11 a.m. in the garage of a townhouse on Waple Lane near Duke Street.
The snow ended early last night, but was followd by ice, which persisted into the morning hours. Although main roads were treated, allowing traffic to move smoothly, many secondary roads and neighborhood streets were impassable.
I chaired the first meeting of the year for Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources on Monday morning and we managed to quickly complete our rather short docket because several bills were carried over to the next meeting.
On Saturday, the Alexandria City Council unanimously approved the first phase of a plan which charts the environmental course the City will take in the immediate future. While containing no hard figures, the Phase I Eco-City Action Plan consists of 41 goals and 133 action items, which focus on short-term environmental actions such as: adopting targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2012 and 2020; educating City residents and business owners on the causes of climate change and reducing their carbon footprint; and reducing energy consumption through conservation.