Suspect in Charlottesville abduction charged in DC area rape

Jesse Matthew, Jr.

Jesse Matthew, Jr.

Update: Tues., 10/21/14 4:41 a.m.

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) _ Authorities have brought additional charges against the man accused of abducting an 18-year-old college student in Virginia: the abduction, rape and attempted capital murder of a 26-year-old woman in a Washington, D.C. suburb. A Circuit Court grand jury in Fairfax County handed up the indictment against Jesse L. Matthew Jr. on Monday. Fairfax County Commonwealth’s Attorney Ray Morrogh declined to discuss details of the case, but did say the victim is cooperating. The 32-year-old Matthew had already been charged with abduction with intent to defile University of Virginia sophomore Hannah Graham, who disappeared Sept. 13. Authorities searching for Graham found human remains last weekend that have been taken to the Virginia Medical Examiner’s office in Richmond for identification. A spokesman could not say Monday when the results would be ready.

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Libertarian runs for 6th District Congressional seat

Will Hammer6th District Republican Congressman Bob Goodlatte doesn’t have a Democratic challenger on November 4th … but the Libertarian Party is fielding a candidate … 27-year-old Will Hammer says the success Libertarian Robert Sarvis had in garnering votes when he ran for Governor last year helped convince him to take the plunge….more from WFIR’s Gene Marrano:

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Postal employees hope public pressure delays or blocks USPS plans to move Roanoke processing to Greensboro

US Postal ServiceRoanoke area postal employees hope public pressure will forestall or block Postal Service plans to close Roanoke’s mail processing center next year, a move that would lengthen delivery times for most of the mail you send. The Postal Service says it is one part of nationwide cutbacks designed to reduce its costs. WFIR’s Evan Jones has the story.

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Va. joins higher ed distance learning agreement

Education-News1RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ Virginia higher education officials are making it easier for students to take online classes and for universities to offer them. The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia announced the joining of a multi-state reciprocity agreement on Monday that deals with authorization and payment for distance learning courses. Colleges and universities that offer distance learning to students in other states were previously required to seek authorization from those states. Officials say that process is both costly and complex. The pact addresses those issues by automatically allowing schools to offer those classes to out-of-state students if the courses are approved by another state’s higher education organization. Officials say the hope is to have all 50 states and the District of Columbia ultimately participate in the agreement.

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