Accused kidnapper back in Charlottesville, Hannah Graham still missing

Jesse Matthew, the man accused of abducting missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, has a court appearance in Charlottesville scheduled for later this week. The FBI says a chartered plane returned Matthew to Charlottesville Friday evening. Authorities in the Galveston, Texas area arrested him last week.

Poll: McDonnell should go to prison

A new Roanoke College poll finds that 56 percent of Virginians think Bob McDonnell should serve prison time for his convictions on public corruption charges. Harry Wilson, Director of the Institute for Policy and Opinion Research, says fewer than a third of those responding felt that the public humiliation is enough punishment. At the same […]

Poll: Redskins name not offensive

A newly released poll shows strong support in Virginia for the Washington Redskins keeping that name. The poll conducted by the Wason Center at Christopher Newport University found 71 percent favor keeping the name, and 68 percent do not believe the name is racially offensive. More on the story from WLNI’s Jim Kent:09-19 redskins wrap […]

Nelson Co. flooding remembered, 45 years after Hurricane Camille

Ed Tinsley was a 32-year-old  Virginia State Trooper when the remnants of Hurricane Camille dumped 27 inches of rain on Nelson County, resulting in flooding that swept away whole families. That was August 19, 1969. Tinsley has vivid memories of washed out roads, poor communications and the search for survivors. He says about 125 people […]

Tax-free this week in Virginia: flashlights, duct tape, batteries and much more

This is Hurricane Preparedness Week in Virginia, one in which many items that would be helpful in coping with a severe storm’s effects are tax-free in the state. State officials urge you to be prepared for hurricane season, which starts next Sunday and runs through November. David Watson with the Virginia Department of Emergency Management […]