Best of the Burg 11/29/20

For this Small Business Saturday edition of BOTB, Rich and Mari asked for listener feedback on favorite shopping spots. They also spoke with Patrick Neff of Patrick Henry Family Services and Heather Alto of the Central Virginia Business Coalition (and co-host of Mind Your Business right here on WLNI!) WLNI · Best of the Burg […]

Best of the Burg 11/14/20

Rich & Mari spoke with Shawne Farmer of Interfaith Outreach Association & John Basten of Rivermont Bierhaus WLNI · Best of the Burg 11/14/20

UPDATE: Do remains belong to missing UVa. student?

Update: Mon., 10/20/14 4:03 a.m. CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) _ Police blocked off roads and were searching for clues in an area where they found remains that could be missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham. The 18-year-old Graham hasn’t been seen since Sept. 13 after a night out with friends. The remains were found Saturday […]

Forensics at center of missing U.Va. student case

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) _ Morgan Harrington’s parents were so convinced that a serial offender was responsible for her 2009 killing, they started a nonprofit foundation aimed at protecting other young women. Five years later, the Harringtons are reacting with both sadness and relief to the news that police have found a “forensic link” to their […]

Police hold evidence in UVa missing student case

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ The lawyer for the man charged in a University of Virginia student’s disappearance says police haven’t told him what evidence they have against his client in that case or another young woman’s disappearance and death. Attorney James Camblos said he met with his client, 32-year-old Jesse Matthew Jr., for about 2-1/2 […]

D-Day Memorial prepares for thousands of visitors

BEDFORD, Va. (AP) _ Organizers are expecting up to 10,000 visitors to attend the National D-Day Memorial’s events marking the invasion’s 70th anniversary. Today is the D-Day anniversary. Nicole Johnson with the National D-Day Memorial Foundation says event organizers have been working with local tourism groups to ensure visitors have a place to stay. There […]

Warner to discuss Va. rail safety

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ Virginia U.S. Sen. Mark Warner is holding a meeting in Richmond today to discuss rail safety. The conversation will focus on the status of proposed regulations and initiatives to improve the safety of transporting crude oil by rail in Virginia. It comes in the wake of a train derailment and fire […]

$300 million budget gap possible for Va. budget

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ A possible $300 million gap is adding a new wrinkle to state budget impasse that threatens a possible state government shutdown. Gov. Terry McAuliffe met with key lawmakers Monday at the Capitol to tell them about lower-than-expected tax revenues that could leave a $300 million budget hole for the current fiscal […]

Randy Taylor wants new trial in different location

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — A 48-year-old man convicted in the abduction and slaying of a Nelson County teenager says he plans to seek a new trial in a different county. Jurors found Randy Taylor guilty May 8th in the death of 17-year-old Alexis Murphy. Her body has never been found. The News & Advance interviewed […]

School presents slain Nelson County teen’s diploma to family

LOVINGSTON, Va. (AP) — Nelson County High School officials have presented a slain teen’s diploma to her family. Alexis Murphy’s family attended the school’s graduation ceremony Saturday in Lovingston. School officials gave the family Murphy’s diploma during a special presentation. Murphy’s aunt, Angela Taylor, says the family plans to create a scholarship program in Murphy’s […]