No DNA evidence linking Jesse Matthew to Alexis Murphy’s disappearance

Jesse Matthew  (Photo: Charlottesville PD)

Jesse Matthew

Alexis Murphy

Alexis Murphy

Nelson County prosecutors say there is no DNA link between Jesse Matthew and the disappearance of Alexis Murphy. The attorney for Murphy’s convicted killer, Randy Taylor, had speculated that Matthew may be connected to the Murphy case, but officials say Matthew’s DNA does not match any found in Alexis Murphy’s car. Matthew is charged with abducting Hannah Graham in Charlottesville.

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Record year for hotel room bookings in Roanoke region

WFIR---local-businessHotel room demand in “Virginia’s Blue Ridge” for 2014 increased more than two-percent over the previous year … continuing an upward trend for bookings. Landon Howard with the Roanoke Valley Convention and Visitor’s Bureau says their “visit-VA-blue-ridge-dot-com” website has helped fuel that demand .. More than 1-point-1 million hotel rooms were booked in the Roanoke Valley region last year … 25-thousand more than in 2013. WFIR’s Gene Marrano spoke with Howard, the bureau’s executive director:

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Bradley Free Clinic fundraiser tomorrow

WFIR Health NewsThe Bradley Free Clinic offers dental care to its clients … the clinic will benefit from a concert tomorrow night … and bringing a new toothbrush gets you in the door at a discount … more from WFIR’s Gene Marrano:

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Roanoke City unveils new social media center

Roanoke-CityThousands of users follow Roanoke City on its 30-plus social media outlets. Public Information Specialist Timothy Martin says Roanoke is now offering a social media center to find all that information in one place. Martin says Roanoke’s social media streams–from Facebook, to Twitter to Instagram–currently have more than 90,000 followers. You can find a link to the “Uber-Flip” page on the city government website.

 

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