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Video conference system will allow Jesse Matthew to appear in Fairfax court

The man accused of abducting UVA student Hannah Graham will go before a judge in Fairfax County on Friday. Jesse Matthew will have a hearing through a video conference system at 8:30 AM.


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Virginia judge: Cellphone pass codes protected

A judge has ruled that a criminal defendant cannot be forced give authorities the pass code to his cellphone.

rocket launch explosion shot by ralph smith

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Western Virginia lawmaker witnessed Wallops Island explosion

We were watching last night when a rocket exploded shortly after lifting off from Wallops Island, but State Senator Ralph Smith had a front row seat. He witnessed the launch in person, and was there for what he describes as "the big bang." He recorded the experience on his cellphone.

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GOP's Gillespie needles Warner in pro-Redskins ad

Republican Senate challenger Ed Gillespie is needling Democratic Sen. Mark Warner for not being an advocate for the Washington Redskins' team name.


Two shot outside of North Carolina courthouse

Officials posted on Nash County's website that offices about a block from the courthouse were locked down in reaction to the shooting.


Poll: Gillespie trims Warner's lead; only 45% believe CDC's Ebola statement

Republican Ed Gillespie has narrowed the lead of Virginia Democratic Senator Mark Warner in the U.S. Senate race, according to a Roanoke College poll released Tuesday.


VDOT sets snow removal budget

The Virginia Department of Transportation has set its initial snow-removal budget for the upcoming winter.


Absentee voting in Virginia ends this week

Time is running out for Virginia voters to cast absentee ballots for the Nov. 4 general election.

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3 areas are now under advisories, watches or severe weather warnings.

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