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Gil Harrington to speak at MBU Help Save the Next Girl event

MBU’s chapter of Help Save the Next Girl, in collaboration with the New Directions Center in Staunton, is sponsoring a book signing with Gil Harrington.


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Docs for Morgan event promotes friendly rivalry for a good cause

The fifth annual Docs for Morgan basketball challenge supports the Morgan Dana Harrington Memorial Scholarship Fund.


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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Jesse Matthew indicted in murder of Morgan Harrington

An Albemarle County Grand Jury has returned two indictments against Jesse Matthew in connection with the October 17, 2009 disappearance and death of Morgan Harrington.


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.


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Support grows for Filler-Corn bill to combat campus sexual assaults

Support continues to grow for Delegate Eileen Filler-Corn’s (D-Springfield) bipartisan bill to combat campus sexual assaults with Chairman of the Courts of Justice Committee, Delegate David Albo (R-Springfield), signing on as a chief co-patron.


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.


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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.


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.


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 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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Dan Harrington: Join us at CUE Center remembrance of Alexis Murphy, Morgan Harrington

Please join the Murphy and Harrington Families and the CUE Center on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 10am at the Nelson County High School in Lovingston, VA to remember Alexis and Morgan and the Missing and Murdered.


National missing persons Group coming to Virginia

For the 11th year, volunteers from the national organization CUE Center for Missing Persons will be traveling across the U.S. to raise awareness of missing, murdered, and unidentified persons.


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.


Police chief: Similarities between UVA missing student case, Harrington case

Charlottesville Police Chief Tim Longo said today at a press conference that there are clear similarities between the case of missing UVA student Hannah Graham and the 2009 disappearance of Morgan Harrington.


Possible sighting of person of interest in Morgan Harrington case in Lexington

Lexington Police reported Tuesday that it had received a tip of possible sighting of a person of interest in the 2009 Morgan Harrington murder case, and Washington and Lee University shared the news with students as a precaution.


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‘America’s Most Wanted’ to profile Morgan Harrington case

On the eve of the third anniversary of Morgan Harrington’s disappearance, her case will be featured on the cable network television show “America’s Most Wanted.” The segment will air at 10 p.m. Friday (October 12, 2012) on Lifetime.


Authorities launch multimedia campaign to solve Harrington murder

Federal, state and local law enforcement have launched a multi-media campaign that includes two enhanced composite sketches of a suspect in the 2009 murder of Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington


New sketches released in Harrington case

In recent months, the Virginia State Police and the FBI have been collaborating on a multi-media marketing campaign related to the ongoing Morgan Harrington investigation


Harrington case to be featured on ‘Heavy Metal Mystery’

The cable and satellite channel Investigation Discovery plans to air a special look at Morgan Harrington’s homicide case tonight at 9 p.m. The episode of “Heavy Metal Mystery” will feature the case of the murdered Virginia Tech student tonight at 9 p.m. The show reairs on Sunday, April 24, at 6 p.m. The program will […]


NoVa man convicted for false info in Harrington case

A Northern Virginia man was convicted Wednesday in Appomattox County of maliciously and intentionally making a false statement to Virginia State Police through a telephone tip he provided last fall in the Morgan Harrington case. State Police arrested Alvin T. Daniels, 51, of Alexandria, Va., in May on the one count of obstruction of justice. […]


Break in Harrington murder?

State Police investigate link to ’05 Fairfax case Edited by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net   Investigators are pursuing a forensic connection between the disappearance and death of Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington and an unsolved 2005 abduction and sexual assault in Fairfax. Forensic evidence recovered during the course of the Harrington investigation has confirmed the link […]


Month six: Update on Harrington investigation

Edited by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net   Morgan Harrington was last seen alive outside the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville the night of Oct. 17, 2009. We’re nearing the six-month mark since her disappearance, and are still not any closer to learning what led to her death.


Location of ‘greatest significance’ in Harrington investigation

   Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net The Albemarle County farm where the remains of Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington were discovered on Jan. 26 are of “the greatest significance” in unraveling the mystery of her Oct. 17 disappearance, a Virginia State Police investigator said Thursday. Investigators believe that the person or persons responsible for her […]


State Police: Remains in Albemarle appear to be Harrington

   Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net The Virginia State Police is saying that human remains found on a farm in southern Albemarle County appear to be those of Morgan Harrington, 20, a Virginia Tech student who was reported missing after attending a concert at the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville on Oct. 17. “We’re fairly […]


Breaking: Human remains found in Albemarle

   Staff Report News tips: freepress2@ntelos.net Virginia State Police and Albemarle County Police are currently on the scene of the discovery of skeletal remains in Albemarle County. State Police were notified at 9:59 a.m. this morning by an Albemarle County resident of the discovery, according to a news release from the State Police. At this […]


Investigator: Harrington case not ‘cold’

State Police still pursuing leads; ‘We have to keep plugging away’ Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net The case of missing Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington, who hasn’t been seen since she left a Metallica concert at the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville the night of Oct. 17, is “not anywhere near” the level of […]


Timeline, other new details in Harrington case

Staff Report As the search and investigative efforts continue for missing college student Morgan Harrington, state and local investigators are now able to release additional details concerning the night of her disappearance. Miss Harrington disappeared Oct. 17, 2009, during a Metallica concert at the John Paul Jones Arena on the University of Virginia campus in […]


Location for Harrington search party meeting changed

The meeting location for the Morgan Harrington Volunteer Search Party has changed for Friday-Sunday, Nov. 6-8. Volunteers must now sign-in at the Department of Forestry located at: 900 Natural Resources Drive Charlottesville, Va. 22903 Searches will begin this weekend at 9 a.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old, […]


Volunteer community search to begin Friday in Harrington case

Dr. Daniel Harrington and wife Gil, parents of missing Virginia Tech student, Morgan Dana Harrington, announced today the organization of a volunteer community search party to help find their daughter. The 20-year-old woman disappeared Oct. 17 while attending a Metallica concert at the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville. Morgan has long blonde hair, blue […]