Need to Know - Wednesday August 27, 2014

August 27, 2014

MCDONNELL CORRUPTION TRIAL:
The defense rested Wednesday for Bob McDonnell and started for Maureen McDonnell. There is speculation that U.Va. Vice Rector William Goodwin will be called to testify. Goodwin took the McDonnell's on a $25,000 vacation the same year he asked Bob to appoint his son in law to the Board of Visitors.

MILITARY JET PLANE CRASH:
A single seat F-15C jet crashed in a remote part of Augusta County. Officials say the pilot reported an in-flight emergency then lost radio contact. It is not clear whether the pilot ejected from the plane.

ATTEMPTED MURDER IN CHARLOTTESVILLE:
Jerry Winfree of Charlottesville has been charged with attempted murder in the first degree among several other charges. He was arrested Monday morning after he allegedly tried to end his wife's life by turning off a machine that helps her breathe.

FORT LEE SHOOTER IDENTIFIED:
The Army has identified the soldier who soldier who shot herself after barricading herself in a building as 33-year-old Sgt. 1st Class Paula M. Walker of Yonkers, New York. She died Monday from her injuries at the VCU Medical Center.

SOLARIZING CHARLOTTESVILLE:
"Solarize Charlottesville" is a project that started July 1st. Since its launch, the Local Energy Alliance Program--known as LEAP--has seen over 750 applications for solar panel installation, exceeding the projects goal of 300 applicants.


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