Republicans support Trump after town hall in Roanoke

Trump-PenceRepublicans who showed up for Donald Trump’s first post-convention appearance yesterday at the Hotel Roanoke seem to fully support the parties candidate, who was once considered an outsider. WFIR’s Ian Price has details:

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Trump on Kaine’s job performance as governor: “lousy”

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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump says Tim Kaine’s record as governor is dismal, calling the current senator a life-long politician and a “hack”. He spoke at the Hotel Roanoke yesterday, as WFIR’s Evan Jones reports.

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Into the Woods Junior debuts at Mill Mountain Theatre

WFIR-arts-and-cultureStephen Sondheim’s “Into the Woods” includes many favorite Brothers Grimm fairy tale characters all rolled into one play – and a “junior” version debuts onstage tomorrow at Mill Mountain Theatre. More from WFIR’s Gene Marrano:

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After ruling, McAuliffe moves to restore rights individually

Gov. Terry McAuliffe

Gov. Terry McAuliffe

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s administration says it will move quickly to ensure thousands of felons hoping to cast ballots in November’s election will be able to vote.

McAuliffe Spokesman Brian Coy said Monday that the administration expects by the end of this week to restore the voting rights of the roughly 13,000 felons who registered to vote under the Democratic governor’s April executive order.

Virginia’s Supreme Court struck down that order Friday, saying governors cannot restore rights en masse, but must handle them on a case-by-case basis. Coy says the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s office will process each felon’s paperwork individually to comply with the ruling.

After those are completed, the administration says it will move on to the restore the rights of the other felons it has identified.

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Grand jury to meet on VT students charged in killing of 13-year-old girl

David Eisenhauer

David Eisenhauer

Natalie Keepers

Natalie Keepers

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) – A grand jury is preparing to meet to determine whether two former Virginia Tech students should be indicted in the killing of a 13-year-old girl.

A grand jury in Christiansburg is expected to hear evidence in the case against David Eisenhauer and Natalie Keepers on Tuesday.

Eisenhauer is charged with kidnapping and first-degree murder in the death of Nicole Lovell last January. Keepers is charged with being an accessory to kidnapping and murder and with helping hide the body.

Prosecutors haven’t discussed a possible motive.

A friend of Eisenhauer told The Roanoke Times that Eisenhauer texted him about meeting a girl at a party and later learning she was underage. Bryce Dustin said Eisenhauer feared she would “expose” him and asked if Dustin knew where he could hide a body.

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Northam talks tech while in Roanoke

Ralph NorthamLt. Governor Ralph Northam was at the Regional Chamber of Commerce in Roanoke this morning to talk about technology – and educating the future workforce. More from WFIR’s Gene Marrano:

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