Top Headlines on WHSV.com April 22

By: Kitty Capelle
By: Kitty Capelle

These are the most popular headlines on WHSV.com for April 22. Stories with available video will have a link in the headline.

FBI: We Had No Contact with Suspect After Bombing

Reporter: National AP

 

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The FBI is disputing a claim by the mother of the suspected Boston bombers, who said the bureau had spoken to the older brother after the bombs exploded at last Monday's marathon.

At FBI headquarters in Washington, spokesman Michael Kortan says the bureau's 2011 interview with Tamerlan Tsarnaev was the only FBI contact with him.

Kortan is standing by the bureau's public statement from Friday in which the bureau described that interview. That statement says the FBI did not learn of the identities of the bombing suspects, Tamerlan and his brother, Dzhokhar, until Friday, the day Tamerlan was killed.

The brothers' parents in Russia have insisted that the FBI continued to monitor Tamerlan after the 2011 interview and say both of their sons were set up.

Remains Found in Search for Va. Hiker to be Tested

Reporter: Virginia AP

 

STAUNTON, Va. (AP) -- Bone fragments found during a search for a missing Staunton hiker will be tested to determine whether they're human.

If the test indicates the remains are human, Augusta County Sheriff Randy Fisher tells The Daily News Leader that a forensic team would be sent to the site where they were found.

Sixty-year-old Bobby Fitzgerald was last seen on Nov. 12, 2012. His vehicle was found near the Confederate Breastworks Trail on Shenandoah Mountain. Police say he dropped his cell phone in that area while hiking Nov. 11 and returned the next day to find it.

Several searches have been conducted on the mountain. On Saturday, searchers found the bone fragments, along with clothing and a shoe, north of the trailhead. 

Lawn Mower Rollover Sends One to Hospital

Reporter: Estephany Escobar

 

AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va.---An Augusta County man was flown to the University of Virginia Medical Center on Sunday, after his lawn mower rolled over.

Churchville Rescue Chief Michael Harmon said the incident happened on the 300 block of Union Church road near Staunton.

Several rescue squads in the area and the Augusta County Sheriff's Office responded to the incident after 3 p.m.

Harmon said the man had traumatic facial injuries. However, he did not know the details of how he sustained the injuries.

According to Hermon, the man's injuries and age made it necessary to fly him to UVa.

His condition is unknown. Authorities did not release his name.

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