Government & Courts

“What happened to Alexis is so tragic, and there are still other families going through that,” said Trina Murphy, above, embracing Gil Harrington in Lynchburg in December 2013. “I don’t think that’s going to change anytime soon.” Staff photo

Alexis Murphy’s aunt finds inspiration in new career

The death of any loved one can be staggering, but when someone simply vanishes, it can be even more difficult, said Trina Murphy, the great aunt of Nelson County teenager Alexis Murphy who disappeared in 2013 and who is presumed dead, although her body has never been found. After spending the past 18 months seeking […]

Students line up to ask questions of police and other officials at a forum in UVA's Newcomb Hall Theater Friday afternoon. Staff photo

UVA students express anger at forum with police, march out in protest

Tensions ran high in UVA’s Newcomb Hall Theater Friday afternoon as students confronted police and other public officials at a forum organized by the University’s Student Council in response to the arrest of Martese Johnson, the African-American third-year student involved in a bloody confrontation with Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) officers on the Corner early […]