Liberty University students now have a new way to discover the heavens, thanks to a new telescope that Liberty says is the largest in the region. It can automatically track objects across the night sky and is equipped with cameras to take digital images with enhanced detail that the human eye cannot see. WFIR’s Evan Jones has the story.
One full month after her disappearance, Hannah Graham’s parents release new statement in hopes of finding her
University of Virginia student Hannah Graham disappeared, and her parents today issued a statement expressing heartbreak that the person or persons who know where she is have not come forward with the information. Graham was last seen alive in the early morning hours of September 13th. There is a $100,000 reward for information that leads to finding her.
(Continue reading for the full statement from Hannah Graham’s parents.)
A recently-created task force has until June to prepare and present recommendations to Governor McAuliffe on ways to create Virginia college campuses free from the threat of sexual violence. As WFIR’s Evan Jones reports, McAuliffe cited the disappearance of UVA student Hannah Graham Thursday when he addressed the first task force meeting.
A Richmond television station reports another possible link between Jesse Matthew, Jr. and Morgan Harrington’s murder five years ago. WTVR cites sources confirming that Matthew was driving a Charlottesville taxicab the night Harrington disappeared, and police recently seized that cab from a farm. Matthew is charged with abducting Hannah Graham in Charlottesville almost four weeks ago, and police say there is a forensic link connecting Matthew with the Harrington case.
Click here to see the full WTVR report.
Stink bug populations took a hit this past winter — the result of abnormally cold temperatures — but the numbers have recovered some, and this is the time of year they try to get inside homes for the coming winter. Experts say sunny mild October days are favorites for this activity, so as WFIR’s Evan Jones reports, you are more likely that usual to see them on days like today.
Republican Senate candidate Ed Gillespie says recent Secret Service security lapses are part of a much greater lack of accountability in the Obama administration. He appeared yesterday on our Lynchburg sister station WLNI — before Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned — but Gillespie says the White House problems go far beyond one agency. WFIR’s Evan Jones has the story.