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.
6th 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:
Postal employees hope public pressure delays or blocks USPS plans to move Roanoke processing to Greensboro
Roanoke 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.