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Articles from July 18, 2016

3 Officers Killed in Baton Rouge ; Suspect Fatally Shot by Police at the Scene; 3 Other Officers Wounded, 1 Critically
INSIDE: Obama condemns Baton Rouge attack 9ABATON ROUGE, La. - A former Marine dressed in black and carrying extra ammunition shot and killed three Baton Rouge law enforcement officers Sunday, less than two weeks after a black man was fatally shot by...
AIDS Conference Shows South Africa's Dramatic Turn
JOHANNESBURG - The first time the world came to South Africa for a conference on AIDS, the country's leader shocked attendees by questioning whether HIV really caused the disease. President Thabo Mbeki then walked out of the room as a slender 11-year-old...
'Art in the Park' Beautifies Marion County
MONONGAH - Art in the Park continues throughout the summer in different parks in Marion County. On Tuesday afternoon, children were able to paint a mural on the rail trail at Monongah Park as well as participate in a Chihuly water bottle craft.Art in...
Ballots Cast in Wrong District ; Precinct Mixup Placed Malden Voters In
Delegate Larry Rowe, D-Kanawha, has a yearly tradition with his family - they walk to Malden Elementary School on Election Day to cast their ballots. For the last four years, the Rowes, and everyone else in the flats of Malden, have been voting in the...
Bojangles, Aldi to Open at Southridge in Coming Months
Two businesses are nearing their grand openings at Southridge Center, giving Charleston residents a new restaurant and grocery store to choose from. Bojangles', the chicken and biscuit chain that made waves in Huntington this April, is set to open in...
British Open
British Open ScoresSundayAt Royal Troon Golf ClubTroon, ScotlandPurse: $7.74 millionYardage: 7,190 yards; Par: 71Final(FedEx Cup points in parentheses)Henrik Stenson, $1,549,590 68-65-68-63-264Phil Mickelson, $890,190 63-69-70-65-267J.B. Holmes, $571,040...
BRITISH OPEN ; Last Man Standing; Stenson Wins Duel with Mickelson to Claim First Major
By Doug Ferguson The Associated PressHe kept hitting the best shots of his life, one after another, and he needed each one to stay ahead of Phil Mickelson in a British Open duel that ranked among the best in major championship history. Stenson made...
BRITISH OPEN ; Mickelson's Best Isn't Good Enough in Epic Open Finale
TROON, Scotland - Now, Phil Mickelson knows how Jack Nicklaus felt that day at Turnberry. Sometimes, you're just not good enough. Even when you play your best.Mickelson turned in what would normally go down as one of the greatest closing rounds in major...
Bulletin Board
Marmet Recreation Center will sponsor a Friday Nite Dance at 7 p.m. Friday at the center. Admission is $10. Featured will be Recycle, Southern Cooking, Dixie Highway, Don Gibson and the Velvetones and No Regrets. A concession stand will be open selling hot...
Charleston Pastor Ministers to Dallas Police
A Charleston pastor was in Dallas this week helping police officers cope in the wake of a shooting that killed five members of the department there. The Rev. Frank Ruffatto is pastor of Redeemer Lutheran Church and the executive director of Peace Officers Ministries,...
Clinton Execution Tweet Was Hyperbole, GOP Lawmaker from Martinsburg Says
Delegate Michael Folk, a Berekeley County Republican and commercial pilot who called for the public execution of Hillary Clinton has been suspended by his employer, pending an investigation. "This pilot has been removed from flying pending our investigation,...
Congress Works Well under Pressure ; Leaders Can Avoid Future Disasters by Working Together
West Virginia senators Joe Manchin and Shelly Moore Capito did what many senators have failed to do in recent weeks the two worked together in the Senate to get something done. They obtained essential emergency funds to help their home state recover...
COUCH SLOUCH ; Time to Give the Olympic Games a Permanent Home
The 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro are almost upon us - assuming they don't get canceled or moved to a safer planet - and is Couch Slouch ever excited. Doping!Bribery!Mosquitoes!However, for those of you considering going to Brazil next month for...
Does Trump Spell RIP for GOP?
THE REPUBLICAN PARTY came to life as the bastion of "Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Speech, Free Men. It was a reformist party dedicated to stopping the spread of slavery and to fighting a "Slave Power its founders saw as undermining free institutions....
EARTH TALK ; Virtual Reality Could Make People More Environmentally Aware
Dear EarthTalk: Have environmentalists started using Virtual Reality (VR) to further their cause? - Benjamin Pine, Forest Hills, NY Virtual Reality (VR) is no doubt the hottest thing in electronics and entertainment today, with "immersive" 360-degree experiences...
France Truck Attacker May Have Become Radicalized
NICE, France - There is mounting evidence that Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, the Tunisian-born truck driver responsible for the deadly carnage in Nice last week, had recently absorbed extremist ideas and had become radicalized, French authorities said Sunday....
IndyCar
Honda Toronto resultsSundayAt Exhibition Place CircuitTorontoLap length: 1.786 miles(Starting position in parentheses)1. (4) Will Power, Chevrolet, 85, Running2. (2) Helio Castroneves, Chevrolet, 85, Running3. (6) James Hinchcliffe, Honda, 85, Running4....
INNERVIEWS ; 'The Military Was My Way out'; Grateful Veteran Gives Back by Helping Other Veterans
She was a straight-A student and a hard worker. But her meager circumstances offered little hope for the college degree she craved. She worked menial jobs to keep her head above water. After two simultaneous layoffs, she made a decision that changed...
Is GOP Thinking about China? ; China Continues Aggression in South
WASHINGTON Neither the unanimous decision by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, nor Chinas rejection of it, was surprising. The timing of it was, however, as serendipitous as Chinas rejection is ominous. Coming as Republican delegates...
Kanawha Public Defenders Waiting for Bondsmen Ruling
It's been six months since professional bail bondsman began working again in Kanawha County, but it still hasn't been decided whether the order allowing them to is legal. Attorneys with the Kanawha Public Defender's Office on Dec. 15 filed a petition...
Kanawha 'Stuck' with Inadequate Airport
JUST AFTER World War II ended, I watched, in awe, Kanawha Airport materializing on top of leveled mountains and overfilled valleys - an engineering marvel at the time. But that was 1947 and I was a kid, easily impressed. So were my elders. Propellers,...
Law Shields Buyers from Flooded Cars
With potential for vehicles damaged in the June floods to show up on the market, West Virginia consumers can take solace in knowing state law requires auto dealers to provide warranties on vehicle sales, and prohibits selling vehicles that have been...
Lawsuit: Clinic Fired Employee Because of Husbands Race
A Hurricane woman alleges she was wrongfully terminated from Charleston's FamilyCare Health Center because her husband is a black man, according to a complaint filed Wednesday in Putnam County Circuit Court. Tara Drew, a medical assistant for WomenCare...
Major League Baseball Today ; Reds Win on Walk-Off Passed Ball
CINCINNATI - Billy Hamilton dashed home on All-Star Jonathan Lucroy's passed ball with two outs in the ninth inning Sunday, giving the Cincinnati Reds a 1-0 win over the Milwaukee Brewers. The speedy Hamilton drew a two-out walk from Tyler Thornburgh...
MARSHALL FOOTBALL - STRANGEST GAMES, NO. 6 ; Leftwich, Herd Had Last Word against UCf
Back in 2002, Central Florida's athletic teams were called the Golden Knights, but the football program didn't always go along with that color. From coach Mike Kruczek on down, these guys liked to dress in black and talk smack.The Knights, who rose...
MLB ; Pirates Outlast Nationals 2-1 in 18 Innings
WASHINGTON - Starling Marte hit a solo home run in the 18th inning and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Washington Nationals 2-1 Sunday in a marathon game that lasted almost six hours. Pinch- hitter Daniel Murphy homered with two outs in the ninth inning...
MLS
All Times EDTEASTERN CONFERENCEW L T Pts GF GANew York City FC 9 6 6 33 34 35Philadelphia 8 6 6 30 34 28New York 8 9 4 28 32 27Montreal 6 5 8 26 30 29Toronto FC 6 7 6 24 21 22New England 5 7 8 23 26 33D.C. United 5 7 7 22 18 21Orlando City 4 5 10 22...
NASCAR Sprint Cup
New Hampshire 301 resultsSundayAt New Hampshire Motor SpeedwayLoudon, N.H.Lap length: 1.06 miles(Starting position in parentheses)1. (18) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 301.2. (12) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 301.3. (6) Joey Logano, Ford, 301.4. (8) Kevin Harvick,...
NASCAR SPRINT CUP ; Kenseth Pulls Away Late, Wins at New Hampshire
Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Busch each led more than 120 laps before fading late, paving the way for Kenseth to win for the second time this season. Kenseth also won the New Hampshire race last September. He has 38th career victories."It was pretty much...
Obama Condemns Baton Rouge Attack
WASHINGTON - The attacks on public servants and the rule of law "have to stop," President Barack Obama said Sunday after another shooting spree targeting police killed three officers in Baton Rouge and wounded three others. Obama said the motive for...
Obituaries ; Obit
Obituaries TodayAlley, Carol A. Bennett, Agatha J. Brandt, Barbara Conrad, Bernadette Harrison, Mabel A. Kaiser, Frank J. Policastro, Judith F. Rice, Gertrude Sahley, Albert Warzyniak, Dan A. Westfall, Delbert Sr.Carol Ann AlleyCarol Ann Mills Alley,...
Our Views ; Businesses Provide Help for Other Businesses; W.Va. Chamber Steps in to Provide Assistance to Small Businesses
Rightfully so, people across the state and beyond have stepped up to provide help to citizens affected by last months devastating floods in West Virginia. Residents are helping other residents, church congregations sent recovery teams, the American...
Our Views ; Creative Problem Solving Helps Hoover Students; Sharing a Building Isnt Ideal, but New Schedule Is a Temporary Fix
Students at Herbert Hoover High School thought they left middle school behind, but it looks like they will return there, at least temporarily, when school starts in just a few weeks. Hoover was severely damaged by the floods that ripped through the...
Presidential Health: Do We Know Enough?
WASHINGTON - The nation is poised to elect one of its oldest presidents, and while age doesn't determine health, it begs the question: How much do we know - and should we know - about how physically fit Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are for the job?...
Pro Golf
Barbasol Championship scoresSundayAt RTJ Trail (Grand National)Opelika, Ala.Purse: $3.5 millionYardage: 7,302; Par: 71Final(x-won on fourth playoff hole)x-Aaron Baddeley, $630,000 70-66-64-66-266Si Woo Kim, $378,000 70-68-65-63-266Michael Johnson, $238,000...
Putnam County Grand Jury Indicts 49
A grand jury in Putnam County returned indictments last week against 49 defendants, Prosecuting Attorney Mark Sorsaia announced. An indictment is not a finding of guilt. It means only that a grand jury found enough evidence to warrant a jury trial.*...
READERS' Vent
If I had $1,000, I would give it directly to the flood victims, not use it to spend a night with Jennifer Garner. Why is it that you can be behind a car going way below the speed limit and when you go to pass them they'll speed up and nine times out...
Reunions
* South Charleston High Class of 1976: 40th Reunion, July 29 and 30. July 29 will feature a game at the Appalachian Power Park. On July 30, meet at the Holiday Inn (former Ramada Inn). Contact Alisa Milam Tyler at 304-744-6600 or email schs76eagles@gmail.com....
SAVVY SENIOR ; 10 Ways Seniors Can Avoid Identity Theft
Dear Savvy Senior: What can seniors do to protect themselves from identity theft? My brother-in-law, who's 77, recently had his identity stolen and I want to make sure it doesn't happen to me. - Worried Relative Dear Worried,Great question! Each year...
SPORTS Briefs
Power split doubleheader with HickoryThe West Virginia Power had its six-game winning streak snapped with a 6-5 loss at Hickory on Sunday, but not before the Power added a 4-3 win to that total in the first game as the teams split a doubleheader. Carlos...
Standings, Schedule
AMERICAN LEAGUEEast DivisionW L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home AwayBaltimore 53 37 .589 6-4 L-1 33-14 20-23 Boston 51 38 .573 1 8- 2 W-6 30-20 21-18 Toronto 52 42 .553 3 7-3 W-1 27-20 25-22 New York 44 46 .489 9 6 5-5 L-2 23-20 21-26 Tampa Bay 35 56 .385...
Sunday's Boxscores, Etc
Pirates 2, Nationals 1, 18 innings,Pittsburgh Washingtonab r h bi ab r h biJaso 1b 4 0 0 0 T.Trner 2b 7 0 2 0N.Feliz p 0 0 0 0 Revere cf 3 0 1 0Watson p 0 0 0 0 D.Mrphy ph 1 1 1 1Mlancon p 0 0 0 0 Kelley p 0 0 0 0Kang ph-3b 4 0 1 0 Y.Petit p 0 0 0 0A.Frzer...
Suspect Wounds Wisc. Officer, Kills Himself
MILWAUKEE - A domestic violence suspect opened fire on a Milwaukee police officer who was sitting in his squad car early Sunday, seriously wounding him before fleeing and apparently killing himself shortly afterward, authorities said. The shooting,...
Syrian Troops Close in on Rebel-Held Parts of Aleppo
BEIRUT - Syrian government forces closed the only road leading into and out of rebel-held parts of the northern city of Aleppo on Sunday, besieging hundreds of thousands of people and giving President Bashar Assad's forces one of their biggest successes...
To Some, Trump Is a Desperate Survival Bid
LOGAN - Mike Kirk leans across the counter of the pawnshop where he works for $11 an hour. It's less than half what he made in the mines, but the best he can do these days. He and two customers ponder what this city might look like in 10 years if nothing changes....
Tour De France
Tour de France resultsSundayAt Culoz, France15th StageA 99.4-mile ride from Bourg-en-Bresse to Culoz, with a Category 1 climb early and late and an "Hors categorie climb to the Grand Colombier in the Alps in between, among six categorized climbs overall....
TOUR DE FRANCE ; Froome Conquers His Rivals in Mountain Stage
CULOZ, France - When his rivals tried to unsettle the Tour de France leader in the punishing Lacets du Grand Colombier, Chris Froome just kept calm and carried on. On a tough day through the Jura mountains featuring hardly any flat stretches, attacks...
Transactions
BASEBALLAmerican LeagueBOSTON RED SOX - Optioned RHP William Cuevas to Pawtucket (IL).CHICAGO WHITE SOX - Optioned SS Carlos Sanchez to Charlotte (IL). Selected the contract of RHP Jacob Turner from Charlotte. Transferred 3B Matt Davidson to the 60-day...
Trump Ready to Complete Improbable Rise as GOP Convention Opens Today
CLEVELAND - A year ago, few imagined Donald Trump as a headline speaker at the Republican National Convention - let alone as its star. Back then, maybe the billionaire New Yorker was alone in thinking he would arrive in Cleveland this week as the GOP's presumptive...
Turkish Government Cracks Down after Coup Attempt; 6,000 Detained
ISTANBUL -The Turkish government accelerated its crackdown on alleged plotters of the failed coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, with the justice minister saying Sunday that 6,000 people had been detained in the investigation, including three...
Vital ; Proper Government
THE RECENT deadly floods offer clear examples why it is so important for West Virginia lawmakers to figure out how to fund a healthy and responsive state government as the states traditional sources of revenue shrink.A storm like the one in June would...
WVU FOOTBALL ; West Virginia Adds Two Players to 2017 Recruiting Class
West Virginia added two pieces to its ever-growing 2017 recruiting class Sunday, and both were of the always-welcome "surprise variety - Baltimore's St. Frances Academy defensive tackle Marcus Coleman and North Penn (Lansdale, Pennsylvania) athlete Ricky Johns....
WVU RECRUITING ; Western Pa. Prospects in Play as Final Camp Nears
One more camp. That's all that's left before West Virginia coaches turn their focus from recruiting toward the football season. This Saturday, the Mountaineers will host their final one-day prospect camp of the summer, and it's shaping up to be quite...
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