A Roanoke lawyer says guns are an emotional issue with little room for compromise in the current political climate. Lenden Eakin has written a book titled Showdown: The Looming Crisis over Gun Control. Eakin is a gun expert, licensed firearms dealer and NRA instructor. He’ll sign copies of his new book Friday evening between 4:30 and 6:30 at Billy’s Restaurant in Roanoke.
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“A Forum on Natural Gas Pipelines” (presented by the Cabell Brand Center) will be held this Monday on the Virginia Western Community College campus in the Whitman Theater … a series of speakers will discuss the pros and cons of the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline … as WFIR’s Gene Marrano reports:
Click below to hear more from Rupert Cutler…speaking with WFIR’s Gene Marrano:
To register for the free public pipeline forum on March 9 (lunch provided) click on the link below:
Spring Break season is just getting under way, and with it, an increase in travel. The TSA wants air travelers to know about a program called “Pre-Check” that lets you skip some of the airport screening steps. WFIR’s Evan Jones has the story.
Click here for full TSA Pre-check information
UPDATE: A judge agreed to a defense request to delay a scheduled June 29 start to Jesse Matthew’s trial and to provide a DNA expert. A new trial date will be set on May 5.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) _ Attorneys for the man charged with abducting and killing a University of Virginia student are asking a judge to delay his trial. Media outlets report that Jesse Matthew Jr.’s lawyers filed a motion for a continuance Monday. They also asked the state to provide a DNA expert. Albemarle County Circuit Judge Cheryl Higgins is expected to consider the requests at a hearing Wednesday. The 33-year-old Matthew is charged in 18-year-old Hannah Graham’s death. His trial on charges of abduction with intent to defile and first-degree murder is scheduled to begin June 29. Matthew also faces trial June 8 on charges of attempted murder and sexual assault in Fairfax County. Authorities also say forensic evidence links Matthew to slain Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington. He has not been charged in that case.