New telescope lets Liberty students see the heavens as never before

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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.

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One full month after her disappearance, Hannah Graham’s parents release new statement in hopes of finding her

Hannah Graham

Hannah Graham

It has been one full month since  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.)

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Hannah Graham’s disappearance now one month old; investigators seek forensic links to unsolved murders

Hannah Graham

Hannah Graham

Today marks one full month since UVA student Hannah Graham disappeared in Charlottesville. As the search for her continues, experts say forensic evidence is likely to play a key role in efforts to link this case with several others in recent years. The latest from WFIR’s Evan Jones.

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McAuliffe cites Hannah Graham disappearance in first campus sexual assault task force meeting

Hannah Graham

Hannah Graham

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.

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Report: Hannah Graham abduction suspect was driving cab the night Morgan Harrington disappeared

Jesse Matthew, Jr.

Jesse Matthew, Jr.

Morgan Harrington

Morgan Harrington

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.

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Stink bugs look for winter homes — maybe yours

Stink BugStink 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.

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Traditional marriage supporters decry Supreme Court same-sex decision

Gay Pride RainbowSupporters of traditional marriage say Monday’s Supreme Court action does not end the legal battle over same-sex marriage. And they say for now, at least, it opens the door to far more possibilities over who can marry — and under what circumstances. WFIR’s Evan Jones has the story.

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The two couples who challenged VA same-sex marriage ban express job and disbelief in outcome

Gay Pride RainbowThe two Virginia couples who challenged the state’s same-sex marriage ban expressed joy and disbelief their long long-sought goal had come true, but supporters of traditional marriage say the legal battles are not over. WFIR’s Evan Jones has the story.

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Special grand jury to investigate two girls’ disappearance almost 40 years ago

Lyon sisters-thumbThe search for the Lyons sisters’ bodies — and anyone who may have killed them — takes an additional direction today at the Bedford County Courthouse, as a special investigative grand jury is empaneled. WFIR’s Evan Jones reports that this grand jury has some unusual powers.

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Gillespie: recent Secret Service lapses are part of much larger Obama administration problem

Ed Gillespie

Ed Gillespie

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.

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