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Oct 24, 2014

No distress calls before Maryland airplane-helicopter collision

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A small airplane and helicopter made no distress calls before they collided near a Maryland airport killing all three aboard the helicopter and injuring the two men on the plane, federal investigators said on Friday.

Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board examined the wreckage of the plane and helicopter and recovered data on the airplane’s speed, altitude and pitch at the time of the collision near a municipal airport on Thursday afternoon.

Oct 4, 2014

Parents of missing Virginia student plead for help in finding her

By John Clarke

(Reuters) – The parents of missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham released a tearful video on Saturday, pleading for help in finding their daughter who vanished three weeks ago.

“Somebody listening to me today either knows where Hannah is, or knows someone who has that information,” said Hannah’s mother, Sue Graham, standing next to her husband, John. “We appeal to you to come forward and tell us where Hannah can be found.”

Oct 2, 2014

Driving hearing put off for suspect in Virginia student’s disappearance

By John Clarke

(Reuters) – A court hearing on reckless driving charges against the suspect in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student was postponed on Thursday, the suspect’s attorney said.

Jesse Matthew, 32, of Charlottesville has been charged in the disappearance of college sophomore Hannah Graham, 18, who was last seen on Sept. 13 with Matthew.

Sep 27, 2014

Suspect in UVA student’s disappearance returned to Virginia

By John Clarke

(Reuters) – The man arrested in Texas for the abduction of a University of Virginia student was returned to Virginia on Friday to face charges in the case as newly released records showed he was the focus of a college rape investigation in 2002.

Jesse Matthew, 32, was flown into Charlottesville Albemarle Regional Airport shortly before 6 p.m. and booked into jail there, a Charlottesville police spokeswoman said.

Sep 26, 2014

Suspect in Virginia student disappearance tied to 2002 rape probe

By John Clarke

(Reuters) – The man arrested in Texas for the abduction of 18-year-old University of Virginia student Hannah Graham was the focus of a college rape investigation in 2002 and has a long history of arrests, records revealed on Friday.

That revelation came as authorities said they were extraditing Jesse Matthew, 32, to Virginia from Texas on Friday for a court appearance next week in connection with Graham’s disappearance.

Sep 25, 2014

Police arrest suspect in search for missing Virginia student

By John Clarke

(Reuters) – Police searching for a missing University of Virginia student said the suspect in the case was arrested in Texas with the help of FBI agents on Wednesday, a day after a warrant was issued accusing the man of abduction with the intent to defile.

Police said Jesse Matthew, 32, was seen entering a bar in Charlottesville, Virginia, with 18-year-old sophomore Hannah Graham in the early hours of Sept. 13. She has not been seen since.

Sep 24, 2014

Ka-pow! Marvel Comics heroes get academic treatment at Baltimore college

By John Clarke

(Reuters) – The University of Baltimore is making it OK to read Spider-Man and X-Men comic books in class, and even will give you college credit for it.

In what is believed to be a first, the school is offering a course next spring on the superhero world of Marvel Comics, a university spokesman said on Wednesday.

Sep 24, 2014

Arrest warrant issued for suspect in Virginia student’s abduction

By John Clarke

(Reuters) – Police issued an arrest warrant on Tuesday for a suspect in connection with the disappearance of a University of Virginia student who has been missing for 10 days.

The warrant seeks the arrest of 32-year-old Jesse Matthew on suspicion of abduction with the intent to defile, Charlotteville Police Chief Tim Longo told reporters at a Tuesday evening press conference.

Sep 20, 2014

Person of interest identified in hunt for missing Virginia student

By John Clarke

(Reuters) – Police looking for a missing University of Virginia student have identified a person of interest and searched his car and apartment on Friday in what they said was a “major break” in the case.

Acting on more than 400 tips about missing student Hannah Graham, 18, Charlottesville Police Chief Tim Longo said officers identified the 32-year-old man, who he said was seen with the teenager on the night she disappeared.

Sep 19, 2014

Police check car, apartment in search for missing Virginia student

By John Clarke

(Reuters) – Police looking for a missing University of Virginia student searched a car and apartment on Friday in a major break in the case, a police spokeswoman said.

Acting on several tips about missing student Hannah Graham, 18, police in Charlottesville, Virginia, executed search warrants on the apartment and car in what the spokeswoman called a “major break.”