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September 22nd, 2014
05:18 PM ET

Hannah Graham disappearance: What we know

(CNN) - A new search warrant was issued Monday for the apartment of Jesse Matthew, who police believe was the last person to see Hannah Graham before her disappearance.

The Charlottesville Police Department has also issued a wanted poster for the 32-year-old Matthew, saying he is wanted for two counts of reckless driving.

At the bottom of the poster, however, it says police would like to speak with Matthew regarding Graham's disappearance.

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August 19th, 2014
08:51 AM ET

'This has to stop': 31 arrested after fresh confrontation in Ferguson

(CNN) - More violence. More tear gas. No answers.

Stun grenades and tear gas canisters arced through the night sky and into crowds of protesters overnight in Ferguson, Missouri, after police said they had been targeted with rocks, Molotov cocktails and gunfire amid continuing demonstrations over the death of Michael Brown.

Two people were shot - not by police, authorities said. Four officers were injured. Police arrested at least 31 people.

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August 11th, 2014
05:35 PM ET

Fatal police shooting in Missouri sparks investigation, protests

(CNN) - Protests in Missouri around the death of an unarmed teen turned violent late Sunday.

A gas station was looted, and police called for additional units to back up officers already on the street, said Brian Schellman, spokesman with the St. Louis County Police Department.

Video from the scene showed police in riot gear. No injuries were immediately reported.

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July 3rd, 2014
04:48 PM ET

Police: Dad was 'sexting' as boy sat in hot car

The Justin Ross Harris hearing began about 1:30 p.m. ET. Watch it live on CNN TV and HLNTV, or on the WatchCNN feature online.

(CNN) - Justin Ross Harris messaged six women, sending and receiving explicit texts - some including nude images - from work while his 22-month-old was dying in a hot car, a detective testified Thursday in the father's hearing on murder and child cruelty charges.

Harris' attorney repeatedly objected to Cobb County, Georgia, police Detective Phil Stoddard's testimony regarding Harris sexting the women - one of whom was 17 - but the judge allowed it because it was a probable cause hearing.

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February 12th, 2014
04:44 PM ET

Frozen in: Huge ice storm glazes the South

Are you feeling the effects of the winter storm? Share your images and stories with CNN iReport, but only if it is safe to do so.

Atlanta (CNN) - Fool me once, said Georgians.

Apparently well-prepared this time, they appeared to be handling an ice storm forecasters had billed as "catastrophic" - in stark contrast to a winter storm last month - but the worst may be coming Wednesday evening.

After icing parts of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, the storm arrived Wednesday morning in Georgia, and while precipitation decreased early Wednesday afternoon, it's expected to pick up again later, bringing more ice and snow to metro Atlanta. The ice will taper off later Wednesday, but snow is expected to continue into the night, according to CNN meteorologists.

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