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UVA students receive 2017 Hannah Graham Memorial Award for work in Africa

Three UVA undergraduates in the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences are this year’s recipients of the Hannah Graham Memorial Award.


Jesse Matthew pleads guilty to Hannah Graham, Morgan Harrington murders

Jesse L. Matthew Jr., 34, pleaded guilty today in Albemarle County to the first-degree murders of Hannah Graham and Morgan Harrington.


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Second-year UVA student Claire Romaine receives inaugural Hannah Graham Memorial Award

University of Virginia second-year student Claire Romaine is the recipient of the inaugural Hannah Graham Memorial Award, the University announced Friday.


Trial date set for Jesse Matthew in Hannah Graham murder

Jesse Matthew appeared via video link in Albemarle County Circuit Court on Wednesday on charges of first degree murder and abduction in the September 2014 disappearance and murder of second-year UVA student Hannah Graham.


Jesse Matthew charged with first-degree murder in Hannah Graham case

Jesse Matthew has been indicted for first-degree murder in the disappearance and death of second-year UVA student Hannah Graham. Albemarle County Commonwealth’s Attorney Denise Lunsford confirmed the indictment in a press conference in Charlottesville on Tuesday.


Update in Jesse Matthew investigation coming on Tuesday

The Albemarle County Police Department and the Albemarle County Commonwealth’s Attorney will be hosting a press conference on Tuesday to provide an update into the Jesse Matthew case.


DNA tests exclude Jesse Matthew from involvement in Alexis Murphy case

DNA testing done in the abduction of Nelson County teen Alexis Murphy has ruled out Jesse Matthew as being at all involved in the case.


The Top News Stories of 2014

This edition of Inside the Newsroom dives into the Top News Stories of 2014. Host Crystal Graham and Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham have it narrowed down to five, topping the list with the trial, conviction and pending sentencing of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell on corruption charges.


Inside the Newsroom: Legal dramas, immigration battle, and it’s co-o-o-ld outside!

Inside the Newsroom with host Crystal Graham and Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham examines a slew of several ongoing legal and criminal cases, starting with the latest in the allegations against comedian Bill Cosby.


State first responders eyeing uses of unmanned aircraft in emergencies

First responders will learn more about the use of unmanned aerial vehicles, also known as drones, at a meeting at Virginia Tech’s Southern Piedmont Agricultural Research and Extension Center.


Report: Hannah Graham death ruled a homicide

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has confirmed today that second-year UVA student Hannah Graham was the victim of a homicide.


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WREL: AFP editor Chris Graham talks Mark Warner poll, latest on Jesse Matthew

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham joins host Jim Bresnahan on WREL-1450AM in Lexington, Va., to talk news and politics. The segment includes a discussion of a new Christopher Newport University poll showing Democrat Mark Warner up just seven points on Republican Ed Gillespie in his Senate re-election race.


Inside the Newsroom: Debut podcast with AFP editors Crystal and Chris Graham

Augusta Free Press debuts a new podcast, Inside the Newsroom, with AFP editors Crystal Graham and Chris Graham, covering news, politics and culture in Virginia and the world.


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Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham talks news, sports on WREL-1450AM

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham joins host Jim Bresnahan on WREL-1450AM in Lexington to talk news and sports. The segment begins with the latest in the Hannah Graham disappearance and the investigation into the role that Jesse Matthew may have played in that case and other missing persons cases in Central Virginia. A look at the U.S. Senate race and the weekend in college football wrap us up.


Robert Hurt statement on Hannah Graham passing

Congressman Robert Hurt released the following statement after the news that the remains found in Albemarle County on Saturday have been identified as missing UVA student Hannah Graham.


Gov. McAuliffe statement on the passing of Hannah Graham

Governor Terry McAuliffe released the following statement today following confirmation that University of Virginia student Hannah Graham’s remains were found outside of Charlottesville earlier this month.


Statement from parents of Hannah Graham

When we first met Chief Longo he promised to find our precious daughter, Hannah, and during five long weeks his resolve to fulfill that promise never wavered. When we started this journey together we all hoped for a happier ending. Sadly that was not to be, but due to the tenacity and determination of Chief Longo, Hannah is coming home to us and we will be eternally grateful to him for this.


Remains found confirmed to be Hannah Graham

The Medical Examiner’s Office in Richmond has confirmed the remains found on Saturday, Oct. 18, on Old Lynchburg Road in Southern Albemarle County are the remains of Hannah Graham, 18, of Fairfax, Va.


Fairfax pushes Jesse Matthew case: Good strategy?

Fairfax prosecutors are pushing ahead with their case against Jesse Matthew, a 32-year-old Albemarle County man linked by forensic evidence to the 2005 rape of a woman walking home from a grocery store, who is currently in custody related to the disappearance and death of second-year UVA student Hannah Graham.


Can missed tip from landscaper hamper Hannah Graham case?

A landscaper called the tip line set up to gather information on the ongoing Hannah Graham missing person case on Sept. 30 to report an unusual sighting: buzzards circling an abandoned property off Old Lynchburg Road in Albemarle County about 20 minutes south of Charlottesville.


Dancing around the obvious in the Jesse Matthew case

Thinking in depth about the ongoing investigation into the disappearance of Hannah Graham, the charges against Jesse Matthew related to that case, the new charges against him in a case in Fairfax in 2005, the continued speculation about the Morgan Harrington case, and the legal system and how it works.


Marietta McCarty: Responsibility for Hannah Graham

I didn’t know Hannah Graham. I do not know Jesse Matthew. I do not know what happened after he caught up with her that night. I live in Charlottesville. One persistent, troubling question has nagged me since her disappearance. Why did no one take responsibility for her that night?


Body believed to be Hannah Graham found in Albemarle County

Human remains have been found near an abandoned residence on Old Lynchburg Road in Albemarle County, Charlottesville Police Chief Tim Longo announced at a 5:55 p.m. news conference.


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Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham talks news on WREL-1450

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham talks with host Jim Bresnahan on WREL-1450AM in Lexington, Va. The segment covers local and Virginia news, including the latest on the shooting of a motorist on Interstate 64 in Augusta County by a Virginia State Trooper, the investigation into the disappearance of second-year UVA student Hannah Graham and, changing gears, the U.S. Senate race involving incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Warner.


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Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham talks news on WREL-1450

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham talks with host Jim Bresnahan on WREL-1450AM in Lexington, Va. The segment begins with a review of the latest news in the investigation into the disappearance of second-year UVA student Hannah Graham, and the investigation into her alleged abductor, Jesse Matthew, who is also a prime suspect in another disappearance, the 2009 case of Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington. The focus then turns to the 2014 Senate race and a recent poll that shows incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Warner’s lead tightening.


Why not interview Jesse Matthew in 2009?

Jesse Matthew, in jail on a charge related to the Sept. 13 disappearance of second-year UVA student Hannah Graham, was working as a cab driver the night that Morgan Harrington disappeared in 2009.


State Police: Jesse Matthew not interviewed in 2009 in Harrington investigation

Media reports that Virginia State Police investigators interviewed Jesse Matthew in 2009 in connection with the disappearance of Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington are not accurate, according to a statement from the state police late Thursday.


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Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham talks Hannah Graham case on WREL

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham joins host Jim Bresnahan on WREL-1450AM in Lexington, Va., to talk about the latest in the disappearance of second-year UVA student Hannah Graham and the man arrested in connection with her case, Jesse Matthew.


Hannah Graham family statement

The family of missing UVA student Hannah Graham issued a statement Saturday pleading with the public for any information as to the whereabouts of their daughter, who went missing in the early-morning hours of Sept. 13.


How did Jesse Matthew fly under the radar for so long?

We already knew that Jesse Matthew, in jail in connection with the Sept.13 disappearance of second-year UVA student Hannah Graham, has been connected to the 2009 disappearance and murder of Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington.


Questions linger in Jesse Matthew case

Police may have the big break they have been looking for years to get with news Monday that forensic evidence has linked Jesse Matthew to the 2009 disappearance and murder of Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington.


Forensic link between Hannah Graham, Morgan Harrington cases

Forensic evidence collected in the ongoing investigation into the disappearance of second-year UVA student Hannah Graham shows a link between that case and the 2009 disappearance and murder of Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington.