Part 2 in a Series
2:47 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

Jens Soering: Doubts, Politics & Possible Parole

Four years ago, then Governor Tim Kaine was talking with the Justice Department about transferring Jens Soering back to his homeland, Germany. 

A jury had found the former UVA honors student guilty of killing his girlfriend’s parents in Bedford County. 

Jens at first confessed to the crime, then said he did so only to protect the actual killer -- the woman he loved. 

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Arts & Culture
12:46 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

Meet Guinevere, Fundraiser Extraordinaire

Guinevere on a New York runway, Fall 2011

Many people dress up their kids-and animals-for Halloween.  But one Southwest Virginia dog wears her “costume” all year round.

When you meet Guinevere the Poodle, she doesn’t bark or jump up.  Rather, the elderly canine waits for you to go to her.  

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Law & Crime
7:22 am
Tue October 29, 2013

ACA Not Immune to Identity Thefts

The Virginia Attorney General’s office is warning consumers that scams to entice people as they seek to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act are cropping up around the U.S.  

It was also Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, the Republican candidate for governor, who was the first to challenge the Affordable Care in Act in Federal Court.  He maintains the law is unconstitutional.

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Virginia Public Access Project
5:18 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

VaNews for 10.28.13

A Virginia man’s fascination with elevators has made him a YouTube star and a new transportation plan has emerged late in the governor’s race.

Those are among the most clicked stories in recent days at the Virginia Public Access Project’s VaNews link on


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Part 1 in a Series
5:07 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

Jens Soering: Back in the Spotlight

Virginia’s parole board is again considering the case of Jens Soering, a UVA honors student from Germany, convicted of killing his girlfriend’s parents in 1985. 

Soering has been behind bars for 27 years, but in certain circles there are persistent doubts, and his story remains in the news.  In part one of our series,

On March 30, 1985, police found the bodies of Derek Haysom, a retired Canadian steel executive, and his wife, Nancy Astor Haysom, in their home near Lynchburg – the place they called Loose Chippings.  They had been brutally murdered.

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