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Articles from January 1, 2016

10th Suspect Arrested in Paris Attacks Probe
BRUSSELS - Belgian authorities on Thursday announced the arrest of a 10th person in connection with last month's bloodbath in Paris and said six others had been detained and questioned over a suspected plot to stage new attacks in Brussels during the...
A Change in Plans ; Second Capitol Entrance to Be Used Year-Round, Too
State leaders, who announced Wednesday that people visiting West Virginia's Capitol soon will have to enter through a security checkpoint, already are altering the policy by keeping open a second entrance, originally to be used only during legislative...
ALAMO BOWL ; TCU's Boykin Charged with Assault, Suspended
SAN ANTONIO - TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin was arrested early Thursday and charged with felony assault of a police officer after fans at a bar were allegedly heckling the one-time Heisman Trophy contender. He was swiftly suspended for the Alamo Bowl...
CACTUS BOWL NOTEBOOK ; Holgorsen Not Worried about Late Kickoff Time
Coach Dana Holgorsen was then adamant about conducting meetings and practicing later that afternoon. It was a 15-hour day for the Mountaineers. "They're eager, he said. "We did it different as a team this year. We came out as a team and got everyone...
CACTUS BOWL - WEST VIRGINIA VS. ARIZONA STATE ; under Pressure; West Virginia, Arizona State among Nation's Best at Sacking Quarterbacks
MOTEL 6 CACTUS BOWLWest Virginia vs. Arizona StateWhere: Chase Field, Phoeniz, Ariz.When: 10:15 p.m. SaturdayTV: ESPNLine: West Virginia by 1 INSIDE: Cactus Bowl notebook 5BSCOTTSDALE, Ariz. Arizona State and West Virginia are contrarians, and not just...
Cheer ; New Year Smiles
CONTINUING our festive tradition, we mark the start of the new year by saluting special West Virginians who improved the previous one. Gratitude is owed to these folks: To Katherine Johnson, who left Greenbrier County at age 14 in the 1920s because...
COAL MINE LAYOFFS ; Montana Mine Lays off Workers as Industry Slumps
BILLINGS, Mont. - A Montana coal mine cut 66 jobs and is slashing production amid an industrywide slowdown that's starting to affect the largest coal-producing region of the United States. Signal Peak Energy announced Wednesday that 58 employees had...
College Football
WednesdayBirmingham (Ala.) BowlAuburn 31, Memphis 10Belk BowlCharlotte, N.C.Mississippi St. 51, N.C. State 28Music City BowlNashville, Tenn.Louisville 27, Texas A&M 21Holiday BowlSan DiegoWisconsin 23, Southern Cal 21Wednesday's late summariesMississippi...
Cosby's Lawyer Accuses Prosecutor of Playing Politics
ELKINS PARK, Pa. - Bill Cosby's lawyer charged on Thursday that the sexual assault case against the comedian was politically motivated, brought by a newly elected district attorney to make good on a campaign pledge. "What we have is not the effectuation...
DUBAI ; Fire Engulfs Building near World's Tallest Skyscraper
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Fire engulfed a luxury building near the world's tallest skyscraper in Dubai on Thursday as tens of thousands of people were gathering at its base for one of the world's largest New Year's fireworks displays. The Dubai...
Father-Son Memories Can't Be Wiped Away
Who knew a smudge could mean so much?My wife, the lovely mother of our adorable 3-year-old boy Gunnar, made a recent request of me. It was not an ambitious one. She wanted me to clean the inside of the windshield of our family car. She knows I've resisted...
Female WWII Pilots Barred from Arlington National Cemetery
McLEAN, Va. - The ashes of World War II veteran Elaine Harmon are sitting in a closet in her daughter's home, where they will remain until they can go to what her family says is her rightful resting place: Arlington National Cemetery. Harmon piloted...
Fight Schedule
Jan. 9At Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany, Vincent Feigenbutz vs. Giovanni De Carolis, 12, for the interim WBA World super middleweight title. Jan. 12At Cowboys Dance Hall, San Antonio (FS1), Miguel Flores vs. Mario Briones, 10, featherweights.Jan. 16At Barclays...
FROM JINGLE BELLS TO WEDDING BELLS ; More Than 100 Wedding Professionals Bringing 12th Annual Expo to Charleston on Sunday
Belle Manjong told her staff to rest up this week.The wedding industry veteran knows what January will bring. Its the start of her busy season when most couples come to her after popping the question in front of a Christmas tree or revealing a ring...
Gone, but Not Forgotten ; Notable Individuals Who Passed Away in 2015 Are Remembered for Their Impact on West Virginia
The year 2015 marked the passing of many who will be remembered in 2016 and beyond for the affect they had on those left behind in West Virginia. As a New Year dawns, memories linger of the unique contributions made by each in their time on Earth.In...
Hawaii Raises Smoking Age to 21; Military Supports New Law
HONOLULU - Hawaii is raising the legal smoking to age 21 for traditional and electronic cigarettes on Jan. 1, becoming the first state in the nation to do so. Public health officials are hoping that by making it more difficult for young people to get...
HOLIDAY BOWL ; Field Goal Lifts Badgers over Southern Cal
SAN DIEGO - After more than six decades, the Wisconsin Badgers have finally beaten the Southern California Trojans. Rafael Gaglianone kicked a 29-yard field goal with 2:27 left to lift No. 23 Wisconsin to a 23-21 victory against Southern California...
Hoppys Top 9 News Stories of 2015
No. 9 Fayette County schools: The state assumed control of Fayette County schools five years ago, yet the deplorable conditions persist. The State Board pushed a plan where the county would contribute $17 million and the state School Building Authority...
It Will Take Us All to Solve the Drug Problem
I was surprised and alarmed by some recent statistics. In a November Kaiser Health Tracking Poll nearly 56 percent of responders said they had a personal connection to the prescription painkiller abuse problem - either because they knew someone who had...
Men's Basketball
Big 12 ConferenceW L Pct. W L Pct.Oklahoma 0 0 .000 11 0 1.00Kansas 0 0 .000 11 1 .917West Virginia 0 0 .000 11 1 .917Iowa State 0 0 000 11 1 .917Texas Tech 0 0 .000 10 1 .909Kansas State 0 0 .000 10 2 .833Baylor 0 0 .000 10 2 .833Texas 0 0 .000 8 4...
MUSIC CITY BOWL ; Jackson's 4 TDs Key Louisville Past A&M
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Lamar Jackson put on quite a show for most of the Music City Bowl. Then he had to stand around and watch the Louisville defense polish off his record-setting night. Jackson ran for a career-high and Music City Bowl-record 226 yards...
NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE ; Browns Coach Pettine on Future: `I Love It Here'
There's no guarantee he'll have a job after Sunday, but Pettine isn't growing melancholy. He simply wants to finish what he started."I love it here, he said. "I love what I do. I know it's easy to get wrapped up and let the negativity pull you down,...
New Laws Show States Are Diverging on Guns, Voting
TRENTON, N.J. - Laws taking effect at the start of the new year show states diverging on some hot-button issues. Restrictions on carrying guns will ease in Texas, for example, but will get tighter in California. It will be easier to register to vote...
NFL
AMERICAN CONFERENCEEastW L T Pct PF PAy-New England 12 3 0 .800 455 295N.Y. Jets 10 5 0 .667 370 292Buffalo 7 8 0 .467 357 342Miami 5 10 0 .333 290 379SouthW L T Pct PF PAHouston 8 7 0 .533 309 307Indianapolis 7 8 0 .467 303 384Jacksonville 5 10 0 .333...
Nhl
EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic DivisionGP W L OT Pts GF GAFlorida 37 21 12 4 46 101 84Montreal 39 21 15 3 45 111 98Boston 36 20 12 4 44 115 97Detroit 37 18 12 7 43 94 98Ottawa 38 18 14 6 42 111 115Tampa Bay 38 18 16 4 40 97 93Toronto 36 14 15 7 35 95 102Buffalo...
Obituaries ; Obit
Obituaries TodayBurdette, Foster Butterfield, John G. Clark, Gary Conley, Larry Damron, Billy Jr. Drake, Maxine Hall, Jack Huffman, Christopher Johnson, Glen Kelly, Donna Manley, Mary Morris, Robert Phares, Delphia Saul, Melba Stollings, JerryFoster...
Our Views ; State Needs Bold Action to Grow Its Population; Decline in Residents Means Decline in Jobs, Influence, Wealth, Revenue
West Virginia University economist John Deskins says its not likely that the state of West Virginia can grow enough population by 2020 to keep all three seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. I would think it would be more likely for me to win...
Our Views ; Young West Virginians Urged to Get Involved; Who Will Shape States Future If Young Adults Dont Use Their Voice?
Saira Blair became the youngest lawmaker in the country when she was elected last year to the West Virginia House of Delegates at the tender age of 18. Although shes the youngest, Blair joined several state lawmakers who fall into the millennial generation,...
PEACH BOWL - HOUSTON 38, FLORIDA ST. 24 ; Dual-Threat Ward Powers Cougars Past No. 9 Seminoles
INSIDE:More college football3BATLANTA - Greg Ward Jr. showed off his dual-threat talents on a national stage as he ran for two touchdowns and threw for another, leading Houston past turnover-plagued Florida State 38-24 in the Peach Bowl on Thursday....
Prep Basketball
BoysHatfield-McCoy ShooutoutJan. 16 at Williamson Field HouseHannan vs. Ambassador Christian, 9:30 a.m.; Sissonville vs. Sheldon Clark, Ky., 11; Man vs. Betsy Lane, Ky., 12:30 p.m.; Hurricane vs. East Ridge, Ky., 2; Tolsia vs. Poca, 3:30; Chapmanville...
READERS' Vent
Thanks Readers' Vent for the clear print on Monday morning. It is very appreciated. I will never buy another Adidas product. Wanting to change the name of the Hurricane Redskins is absurd.Is there any government job that the Goodwins do not want to fill?...
Resolutions Schmezolutions ; Caring for Yourself, Setting Goals Work Better, Life Coaches Say
New year, new you?If youre like most Americans, youve probably already made a list of lofty expectations for 2016, including resolutions like, Im going to lose weight. Maybe you want to go back to school or save money. Finally reconnect with family?...
Spoiler Alert: Cubs Win the '16 World Series! ; COMMENTARY
You read that headline right.And while we hate draining the suspense from 2016 even before it begins, that will be the biggest story during the coming year in sports. The Cubs won't win it all easily. Nor, after going 0-for- the-last-107 seasons, should...
SPORTS Briefs
Ohio State losing Bosa and Elliott after Fiesta BowlSCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa and running back Ezekiel Elliott will skip their senior seasons and declare for the NFL draft. Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer said both players will...
Sports History
Jan. 11934 - Columbia upsets Stanford 7-0 in the Rose Bowl when Al Barabas scores in the third quarter on a 17-yard hidden-ball play. 1935 - Bucknell beats Miami 26-0 in the first Orange Bowl.1991 - Georgia Tech routs Nebraska 45-21 in the Citrus Bowl...
STATE Briefs
W.Va. sheriff seeking cameras for cruisersKINGWOOD - Preston County Sheriff Dan Loughrie wants to put cameras in the department's cruisers. The sheriff's office is seeking a grant totaling $65,000 to add the cameras to cruisers. The grant application...
States Employees Need Right-to-Work ; Change Is Required for Growth and Progress in W.Va
West Virginia is used to making history. Since that fateful stroke of President Lincolns pen in April of 1863, West Virginians have written more than their fair share in Americas history books. As the page turns to 2016, West Virginia is once again...
Teen Dies after Shooting outside West Side Bar
J'shaad Jones would have turned 19 on New Year's Day, but was killed in the early morning hours Thursday outside of a bar on Charleston's West Side. Jones, of Grant Street in Charleston, died after being shot shortly before 2 a.m. outside Artie's Kickback Lounge,...
The Grand Old Party Is History
History will remember 2015 as the year when The Republican Party As We Knew It was destroyed by Donald Trump. An entity called the GOP will survive - but can never be the same. Am I overstating Trump's impact, given that not a single vote has been cast?...
TODAY'S BOWL Capsules
* Stanford (11-2) vs. Iowa (12-1), 5 p.m. (ESPN)* Line: Stanford by 6 1/2.* Series Record: First meeting.WHAT'S AT STAKEThe 102nd edition of the Granddaddy of Them All matches the two schools that barely missed out on the College Football Playoff. Iowa hasn't...
TOP 25 BASKETBALL ; No 16 'Nova Hands No. 6 Xavier First Loss
Ryan Arcidiacono hit seven 3-pointers, scored 27 points and showed No. 16 Villanova may again be the team to beat in the Big East, thumping No. 6 Xavier 95-64 on Thursday in Villanova, Pa. The two-time defending regular-season Big East championships...
Toys R Us Closes Flagship Store
NEW YORK - For decades, children visiting New York City savored one stop above all: a trip to the kind of toy store that existed only in their imagination. Now they'll have to keep dreaming. The massive Toys R Us superstore in Times Square, which wowed...
US Applications for Unemployment Benefits Jump
WASHINGTON - More Americans requested unemployment benefits last week, but the level remains near historic lows in a positive sign for the job market. The numbersApplications for jobless aid jumped 20,000 to a seasonally adjusted 287,000, the Labor...
Women's Basketball
How AP Top 25 faredThursday1. UConn (11-0) did not play. Next: vs. Tulsa, Wednesday.2. South Carolina (12-0) did not play. Next: vs. Arkansas, Sunday.3. Notre Dame (12-1) did not play. Next: at Pittsburgh, Sunday.4. Baylor (13-1) did not play. Next:...
YWCA to Honor Determined Mom
Surrounded by a sea of black and white, the colors the other job- seekers were wearing as they milled around the Charleston Civic Center at a job fair, Daven Burroughs wore red. Her pants were black, as her job coach had advised, but she couldn't find...
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