Charlottesville police finally broke their silence Wednesday to discuss the disappearance of an 18-year-old University of Virginia student. Security videos have shown her walking and running through town, heading for the downtown mall.
Investigators now hope surveillance tapes from merchants there might provide new clues to the wherabouts of Hannah Graham.
Virginia State Senate has passed legislation that would impact state hiring of applicants with criminal convictions. The "Ban the Box" bill would allow to people who were charged or convicted of crimes to advance further in the employment vetting process before a prospective employer could inquire about any criminal history.
Should universities be required to report sexual assaults to police? That a question being hotly debated in Richmond this week.
After Jesse Matthew Junior was charged with kidnapping Hannah Graham, the public learned he was earlier accused of sexual assault at two other universities in Virginia. That led Charlottesville Democrat David Toscano to draft House Bill 2139 – a measure that would require schools to report such claims to police, and a new poll by the Commonwealth Education Policy Institute shows strong public support for the idea.