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Articles from December 30, 2015

2 Cleveland Officers Still in Jeopardy in Tamir Rice Case
CLEVELAND - Despite the grand jury decision not to charge a white patrolman in the killing of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, the case is far from over for the city of Cleveland, the officers involved in the shooting, or the black boy's grief-stricken family....
'Affluenza' Teen, Mother Detained at Mexico Resort
FORT WORTH, Texas - A Texas teenage fugitive and his mother attempted to disguise themselves and disappear among the American tourists who flocked to a Mexican resort city for the holidays, but are now in custody and set for deportation to the U.S.,...
AJMS Teacher Is Finalist in Samsung Contest ; STEM-Related Competition Addresses Local Concerns
bcalwell@cnpapers.com 304-348-5188A project to improve erosion control in the community has earned an Andrew Jackson Middle School teacher a state championship in a national contest sponsored by Samsung. The Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest focuses...
Altering Gun Laws Is within Our Control
What made a young couple walk into a health facility and start shooting people? It wasn't our gun laws. It wasn't the easy ability to purchase a weapon in this country. If such things made people killers, all Americans would be killers. In that narrow...
Bipedal Bear Appears Healthy, Officials Say
WEST MILFORD, N.J. - New Jersey wildlife officials say there's been a sighting of a bear that walks upright on its two hind legs, and has become a social media darling. Fans of the bipedal bear nicknamed Pedals had grown concerned when the animal had...
BOYS BASKETBALL ; Riverside Holds off Charleston Catholic, 59-51
MONTGOMERY - The Riverside boys basketball team had gone untested on its way to winning its first three games of the season. That changed on Tuesday. The Warriors were challenged at the WVU Tech Holiday Shootout, but Riverside was able to remain unbeaten...
BOYS BASKETBALL ; SC Rallies, Advances to Tournament Finals
South Charleston had problems in the first half Tuesday night handling the athleticism of Brooke Point, Virginia, and was tied at halftime. But in the third quarter, things started to kick into gear for the Black Eagles.Sophomore low post E.J. Phillips...
Brass, Bowie, Barbershop Harmony among GoodNight Music Selections New Year's Eve
cthomas@cnpapers.com 304-348-1232The family-friendly, free New Year's Eve GoodNight celebration will continue to ring in the new year rhapsodically in 2015, at various sites throughout Charleston from 6 until 10 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 31. With alternating,...
Bulletin Board
Spring Caribbean Cruise: Reservations are being accepted for a seven-night Western Caribbean cruise April 2-9, on the Royal Caribbean Vision of the Seas out of Tampa. The cruise will include the ports of call of Roatan, Honduras; Belize City, Belize;...
Bulletin Board
The City of Charleston Street Department will start picking up trees today. Trucks will go through neighborhoods to collect the un- decorated trees that residents place at the curb. Tree collection will continue as weather permits. City residents can...
Calendar
Thursday, Dec. 31Nitro Library Closing: The Nitro Public Library will close at 1 p.m. for the New Year's Eve holiday. Other branches in the Kanawha County Public Library system will close at 5 p.m. Additionally, all branches will be closed on Jan. 1....
Campus Activists Unite in Call for Divestments at Colleges
BOSTON - Campus activists who often fight in parallel with one another for their respective causes are now starting to form alliances as they turn up the pressure on some U.S. colleges to financially divest from industries that run counter to their beliefs....
Capitol Security to Tighten ; Starting Jan. 8, Visitors Must Pass through Entrance Checkpoints
Public access to the West Virginia Capitol's main building will change in January, when the state's Division of Protective Services adopts a policy requiring visitors to enter through a security checkpoint. Starting Jan. 8, all visitors must enter the...
Catlett's Legacy Filled with Good and Bad
A new year is upon us and with that we have yet another opportunity to turn pages. We at the Gazette-Mail, of course, enjoy when you turn pages in a literal sense. (It's still better than scrolling, am I correct?)Yet it's our duty to give you the news...
CHRISTIAN'S SPORTS BEAT ; Marshall University's `Rudy' a Putnam Native
One of the most popular sports movies ever made was "Rudy, a story about a walk-on football player at Notre Dame. This season, the Marshall University Thundering Herd football team may have had their "Rudy" type of player and he may be very familiar...
College Football
SaturdaySt. Petersburg (Fla.) BowlMarshall 16, UConn 10Sun BowlEl Paso, TexasWashington State 20, Miami 14Heart of Dallas BowlWashington 44, Southern Mississippi 31Pinstripe BowlBronx, N.Y.Duke 44, Indiana 41, OTIndependence BowlShreveport, La.Virginia...
COLLEGE FOOTBALL - BOWL ROUNDUP ; Baylor Runs Past Tar Heels, 49-38
ORLANDO,Fla. - Johnny Jefferson rushed for three touchdowns and a record 299 yards, and No. 18 Baylor ran past No. 10 North Carolina 49-38 in the Russell Athletic Bowl on Tuesday night. Despite missing two quarterbacks, an award-winning receiver, and...
COLLEGE FOOTBALL - BOWL ROUNDUP ; Goff Tosses 6 TDs in Golden Bears Win
FORT WORTH,Texas - Jared Goff threw for 467 yards and six touchdowns and California won in the postseason for the first time in seven years, beating Air Force 55-36 in the Armed Forces Bowl on Tuesday. Goff had three of his scoring tosses in a span...
COLLEGE FOOTBALL - BOWL ROUNDUP ; It's Spartans' 3-Stars vs. Tide's 5-Stars
ARLINGTON, Texas - Shilique Calhoun was a basketball player at heart until his senior season in high school. The fifth-year senior arrived at Michigan State as a three-star recruit and eventually blossomed into one of the best defensive ends in college...
COLLEGE FOOTBALL - BOWL ROUNDUP ; No One Expecting Game to Become a Slugfest
MIAMI GARDENS,Fla. - No one will be tuning in to the Orange Bowl looking for a defensive slugfest. Clemson's Deshaun Watkins is used to lighting up the scoreboard. Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield has shredded one helpless defense after another."People love...
CPD: Shooter Killed Man over Heroin Theft
Charleston police say a 23-year-old man killed another man Sunday afternoon over a heroin theft. Tremaine Jackson, of Charleston, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Bryan Rogers, 29, of the Ripley area.Jackson told police that Rogers...
DuPont to Cut 1,700 Jobs Ahead of Merger
"The effect in Delaware will be significant, reflecting the urgent need to restructure our cost base and, as part of that effort, reduce our corporate overhead costs so that we can remain competitive, DuPont Chief Executive Officer Ed Breen said in a letter...
Favorite Photos of 2015
Each year at this time, we ask the Gazette-Mails photographers to come up with their favorite shots from the past 12 months. Todays photos are from Chris Dorst, F. Brian Ferguson, Tom Hindman and Sam Owens. On Thursday, we will feature additional work...
FedEx Ties Holiday Delay to 'Unprecedented' E-Commerce Surge
FedEx Corp. attributed its failure to deliver some Christmas packages to volumes that "far exceeded all previous records" after warning last week that bad weather would be to blame for some gifts showing up late. "An unprecedented surge of last-minute...
Food Fads: Make Mine Gluten-Full ; Food Science Is as Settled as the Latest Health Trend
WASHINGTON When the federal governments 1980 Dietary Guidelines for Americans warned about the baleful effects of saturated fats, public interest activists joined the fight and managed to persuade major food companies to switch to the shiny new alternative:...
Food Traditions Make Holidays Healthy for Many
At first glance, the holiday season seems to be anything but healthy, with its piles of party food, elaborate dinners and cookies, cookies, cookies. But underneath that candy-cane coating is a surprisingly nourishing core. You see, good nutrition is...
FROM THE KITCHEN ; Cheese Ball a Sharp Choice for Parties
LETS GO back in time with a couple of appetizer classics as we look forward to another new year. One recipe re-emerged last season in a Kraft product display in a local grocery store.Remember the little jars of cheese spreads?Blue cheese, Old English,...
GIRLS BASKETBALL ; Mohigans Too Much for St. Albans
St. Albans had already faced two-time defending Class AAA champion Morgantown earlier this season, giving the Mohigans their toughest challenge yet before losing by eight. But in the rematch played on the Red Dragons' home floor Tuesday, St. Albans...
GOOD NEWS MOUNTAINEER GARAGE ; Donated Cars Give Needy Families a Boost
Wake up. Drop the kids at school. Go to work. Take your son to a dentist appointment. Take your daughter to soccer practice. Go to the grocery store. Go home. Think how much time all those routine tasks take.Now think how much longer those tasks take...
Have a GoodNight on New Year's Eve ; Brass, Bowie, Barbershop Harmony among Music Selections for Annual Event
cthomas@cnpapers.com 304-348-1232The family-friendly, free New Year's Eve GoodNight celebration will continue to ring in the new year rhapsodically in 2015, at various sites throughout Charleston from 6 until 10 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 31. With alternating,...
Hearty Apple Soup to Warm Winter Nights
As much as I love to eat chunky, hearty soups as the weather gets colder, I'm also a sucker for the kind of purees that can be part of a fancy party: as a plated, sit-down first course or even as a passed appetizer, served in miniature glasses. That...
Lagging ; State Internet Service
SADLY, West Virginia ranks dead last in America in a necessity of modern life: access to rapid Internet service. Legislative hearings found that 1.1 million West Virginians almost two-thirds of the states population lack broadband as defined by the...
Lions Club Lauds Coloring Contest Winners
The Kanawha City Lions Club has announced the winners of its coloring contest held in November during the club's yearly Art and Crafts Show in Charleston. The contest was conducted for and open to children at the show, to allow their parents to browse...
Lions Laud Coloring Contest Winners
The Kanawha City Lions Club has announced the winners of its coloring contest held in November during the club's yearly Art and Crafts Show in Charleston. The contest was conducted for and open to children at the show, to allow their parents to browse...
Marmet Tudor's Leads State's Make-A-Wish Foundation Fund Drive ; $15K-Plus Raised in One Month
During October, Tudor's Biscuit World employees and customers throughout the state worked together to raise over $45,000 in an effort to help grant more than 11 wishes of local West Virginia children diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions....
Men's Basketball
StandingsBig 12 ConferenceW L Pct. W L Pct.Oklahoma 0 0 .000 11 0 1.00West Virginia 0 0 .000 10 1 .909Iowa State 0 0 000 10 1 .909Kansas 0 0 .000 10 1 .909Texas Tech 0 0 .000 10 1 .909Kansas State 0 0 .000 10 2 .833Baylor 0 0 .000 10 2 .833Texas 0 0...
Metro East Calendar
Thursday, Dec. 31Books n' More: The main library in Charleston, at 123 Capitol St., is having Books n' More storytime for preschoolers (ages 3-5) at 1:15 p.m. Participants will read books, sing songs and watch puppets. Library Holiday Closings: Branches...
Metro West Bulletin Board
Nitro Wastewater Utility: The Nitro Regional Wastewater Utility will have its next monthly meeting at 3 p.m. Jan. 12 in Council chambers. A copy of the agenda will be available on the day of the meeting in the Sanitary Board office. Library Holiday...
Metro West Calendar
Thursday, Dec. 31New Year's Celebration: The Kanawha County Public Library in Charleston is hosting a New Year's Eve celebration for children starting at 11 a.m. Crafts, stories, games and other fun events are planned. Books n' More: The main library...
Missouri Lawmakers Try Again with Bills to Address Ferguson
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Some Missouri lawmakers plan to try again in January to overhaul laws regulating police conduct in response to calls for change following the fatal 2014 police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson. A bill changing Missouri's outdated...
Morrisey Announces Mobile Office Hours for January
Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced that a consumer representative from the Attorney General's office will conduct mobile office hours during January throughout four local counties. The office representative will educate consumers on the latest...
Motorhead Frontman 'Lemmy' Dies at 70
LOS ANGELES - Lanky and long-haired, with mutton chops and moles, Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister looked and lived like a hard-rock hero. He founded Motorhead in 1975, and continued recording and touring with the band until his death. He began every legendary...
New Classes on Tap for 2016 at Elk River Community Center ; Karate, Yoga, Watercolors and More in Store in Elkview
Do you have a belt in karate but no dojo? Have you ever wanted to try yoga? How about watercolor painting? Do you have questions about your bonsai tree? Lucky for you, starting in January, the Elk River Community and Education Center will offer some...
New Year's Eve Eats ; Local Restaurants Offer Special Menus to Welcome 2016
The clock is ticking ... literally.There are only two days left of 2015, and restaurants are filling up with customers eager to celebrate with a nice meal. You know, we get them in and get them out, but it can get pretty crazy at times, said executive...
NEW YEAR'S EVE ; Police Reassure Revelers of Times Square Safety
NEW YORK - With the nation still jittery over shooting massacres in California and Paris, New York City officials sought to assure revelers Tuesday that the New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square will be the safest place in the world - heavily secured...
NFL
Late MondayBengals-Broncos StatsCincinnati 7 7 0 3 0 -17Denver 0 3 7 7 3 -20First QuarterCin-Green 5 pass from McCarron (Nugent kick), 7:26.Second QuarterCin-Sanu 6 run (Nugent kick), 10:51.Den-FG McManus 23, :14.Third QuarterDen-Sanders 8 pass from...
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...
NFL ; Bengals' OT Loss Complicates Playoff Quest
CINCINNATI - The Bengals' quest to end their long streak of playoff futility has gotten a lot tougher. A 20-17 overtime loss in Denver on Monday night most likely cost the Bengals (11-4) a chance for a first-round bye in the playoffs. If the Broncos...
NFL ; Help Wanted in Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH - Mike Tomlin remains as sure as ever the Pittsburgh Steelers are good enough to play well into January and beyond. Of course, getting that far at the moment is kind of a problem. Pittsburgh saw its grasp on a playoff berth vanish in a loss...
No Worley, Durante in Cactus Bowl ; Academics Put Several WVU Players out for Saturdays Contest against Arizona State
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - West Virginia will play the Cactus Bowl on Saturday without an all-conference player, a starter on offense and a valuable reserve on defense, coach Dana Holgorsen revealed at practice here Tuesday. Cornerback Daryl Worley, receiver...
Obituaries ; Obit
Obituaries TodayBeane, James G. Bond, Joseph P. Bragg, Thelma M. Brown, Patricia G. Casdorph, P. "Danny" Coffman, Talma Cook, C. "Jack" Cottrell, Ralph Dolson, Aymie M. Lemley, Dana L. Long, Sherry L. Owen, Ruth M. Parsons, Frank R. Jr. Parsons, Jackie...
OFF THE TOP OF MY HEAD ; the Years Get Faster -- Focus on the Now
Talking to my youngest daughter a few days before Christmas, I asked her if she was ready. She said she was, but then said she was a little scared, too. I asked her why, with my bewildered-father- of-girls face, and she said something really surprising....
Oil Glut Dims Recovery Prospects
NEW YORK - Investors are losing faith in an oil-price recovery next year as Iran prepares to add more crude to a global glut. That's good news for American drivers who have enjoyed the lowest gasoline prices in six years. Hedge funds reduced bets on...
Our Views ; Local Case Sheds Light on Shaken Baby Syndrome; Resources Exist to Help Parents When Baby Wont Stop Crying
After a Cross Lanes man admitted earlier this month to shaking his infant son, causing the baby to suffer a brain bleed and other injuries, law enforcement officials are hoping to shed more light on the long-lasting effects of shaken baby syndrome. ...
Our Views ; under GOP Leadership, Much Was Accomplished; McConnell-Led Senate Seems to Have Overcome Years of Gridlock
Amulti-year highway funding bill. Education reform. A budget bill approved by both houses of Congress. Those are just a few of the measures that passed the Republican-led U.S. Senate this year and were signed into law by President Obama. The Senate...
Prep Basketball
BoysTuesday boxscoreLewis County 68, Wayne 51Wayne (1-5)Wickline 7 5-6 22, Wallace 2 0-0 4, Napier 3 0-1 6, Atkins 1 0-0 3, Perry 2 0-0 4, Cassidy 1 1-2 3, Daniels 0 0-0 0, Vickers 2 3-3 7, Ross 1 0-0 2, Hall 0 0-0 0, totals 19 9-12 51 Lewis County...
PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP ; Jones Breaks Mark as Sissonville Girls Win
Senior Madison Jones had 13 points and six rebounds Tuesday afternoon and became Sissonville's all-time leading scorer as the Indians earned a 75-47 victory against Porter-Gaud, South Carolina in the Carolina Invitational girls tournament in Charleston,...
Prep Basketball Standings, ; Stats
Conference standingsMountain State AthleticAustinWoodrum,Nitro 5 59 11.8 JohnKlassen,St.Albans 3 35 11.7 JalenPennington,Hunt. 5 57 11.4 J.R.Howard,Hunt. 5 56 11.2 LeandreRogers,Cap. 2 22 11.0 DeshawnWomack,GW 3 33 11.0 JamisonHunt,Ripley ...
Putnam in Review: 2015
Below are some of the noteworthy events that occurred in Putnam County during the second half of 2015, as reported in Metro Putnam and The Charleston Gazette-Mail: JULYCounty fair returns to EleanorThe Putnam County Fair returned for 2015 Friday, July...
Reader's Forum
Once again, elected officials wasting their time, our moneyIt comes to my attention that our elected officials are trying to fix something that doesn't need fixing once again. I am talking about the attempt to change the system for obtaining a concealed weapon...
Reader's Forum
Once again, elected officials wasting their time, our moneyIt comes to my attention that our elected officials are trying to fix something that doesn't need fixing once again. I am talking about the attempt to change the system for obtaining a concealed weapon...
Reader's Forum
Once again, elected officials wasting their time, our moneyIt comes to my attention that our elected officials are trying to fix something that doesn't need fixing once again. I am talking about the attempt to change the system for obtaining a concealed weapon...
READERS' Vent
Charleston Newspapers has a wonderful employee - Michael Parsons. He is in charge of Celebrations and he is terrific. I love your all's newspaper for news. I don't have to watch 20 minutes of commercials to get ten minutes of news.Really, why has West...
Resolve to Break Down Work Barriers ; Requirements for Licensing Often Limit Competition, Stifle Job Creators
What should West Virginia lawmakers New Years resolutions be? I have a suggestion: Break down barriers to opportunity for the least fortunate. Elected officials in the state capitol should start by rolling back burdensome occupational licensing regulations,...
SPORTS Briefs
Eagles fire coach Chip KellyPHILADELPHIA - The Philadelphia Eagles have fired coach Chip Kelly with one game left in his third season, dumping their coach after missing the playoffs in consecutive seasons. Kelly was released Tuesday night just before...
Sports on Tv/radio
TELEVISIONESPNU, noon..- college basketball, West Virginia at Virginia TechESPN, noon..- college football, Birmingham Bowl, Auburn vs. Memphis, at Birmingham, Ala. ESPN2, 1 p.m. - college basketball, Indiana at RutgersESPNU, 2 p.m. - college basketball,...
STATE Briefs
Limited curbside pickup of flood debris offered todayThe Kanawha County Planning Office and Department of Emergency Management will be conducting a limited curbside pickup of flood debris in select areas of Kanawha County today. The areas covered are...
Stocks Are Ending 2015 Mostly Flat, Capping Volatile Year
The stock market took investors for a wild ride in 2015, but in the end it was a trip to nowhere. Despite veering between record highs and the steepest dive in four years, the stock market is on track to end the year essentially flat. That means if...
Thankful Valley Farms Offers Grocery Delivery to Locals ; Deliveries Available to Putnam, Kanawha Areas
bcalwell@cnpapers.com 304-348-5188Thankful Valley Farms in Leon is known for delivering its meats and fresh fruits and vegetables, but now that the Mason County operation has a retail and farmers market license, it can deliver supermarket items to your...
THE FARMER'S TABLE ; Amaretto Spiced Cider
Apple cider is a seasonally produced, unfiltered, unsweetened, non-alcoholic beverage made from apples. It is more opaque and a bit tangier than apple juice. It is the state beverage of New Hampshire. Historically, cider was left in its natural, unprocessed...
THE FOOD GUY ; Chipotle, Hot Dogs Come to Southridge
CHRISTMAS MAY be over but Im guessing your trips to Southridge are not, what with post-holiday sales and the exchanging or returning of ill-conceived gifts. (A kitchen gadget- themed tie? Of course, I love it!) If you find yourself out that way around...
The Next Generation of Fake Meats Moves Forward
CONCORD, N.H. - How far have vegan alternatives come to tasting like the real thing? Not far enough, according to a panel that tasted the meat alternatives for The Associated Press. "Noxious and "kind of not natural were among the reactions to some...
The Serendipity's New Owner Specializes in Gourmet Cupcakes, Other Fresh Baked Goods ; Selection Includes Cupcakes, Cookies, Cakes and Pies
bcalwell@cnpapers.com 304-348-5188It's still dark outside when Mindy Ferrell arrives for work in the pre-dawn hours, but she wouldn't trade her job for anything else. Ferrell is the owner and manager of The Serendipity, a bakery at 3999 Teays Valley...
This Week in West Virginia History
The following events happened on these dates this week in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org. Dec. 30, 1917: The temperature in Lewisburg dropped to 37 degrees below zero. It is the...
To All, a GoodNight ; Bands Get Ready for Annual Gala on New Year's Eve
GoodNight might have different organizers this year, but it's still an annual tradition for many of the musical groups on its lineup. Among the nearly 30 acts playing at 13 venues in Charleston will be Gospel Brass. Band director Dick Stockton said...
Toasting to the New Year
As the ball drops at midnight on Jan. 1, many will celebrate the start of 2016 with a glass in hand. The Wine & Cheese Shop in Capitol Market certainly sees its fair share of customers the last few days of the year.Obviously, with New Years we get a...
Today
Eye on housingAre sales of previously occupied U.S. homes on track to bounce back after a steep drop in November? The National Association of Realtors latest pending home sales index should provide some clues. The index is a barometer of future purchases,...
Today's Bowl Capsules
Memphis (9-3, American) vs. Auburn (6-6, SEC), Noon (ESPN)Line: Auburn by 3.Series Record: Memphis leads 2-0.What's at stakeAuburn is trying to avoid finishing with a losing record two years after making the national championship game. Memphis can reach double-digit...
Transactions
BASEBALLCan-Am LeagueNEW JERSEY JACKALS - Signed OF D'Vontrey Richardson.BASKETBALLNational Basketball AssociationMEMPHIS GRIZZLIES - Waived G Russ Smith. Signed C Ryan Hollins.FOOTBALLNational Football LeagueATLANTA FALCONS - Placed NT Paul Soliai on...
Up in Smoke: $2 Gas Not Jump-Starting Economy
WASHINGTON - If low oil prices are a gift to U.S. consumers, why isn't the U.S. economy growing faster? After all, cheap crude pumps money into consumers' pockets much the same way a tax cut would. The drop in oil prices this year has been like a $290...
US Mining near Record Low in Fatalities
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Amid layoffs and idled operations, the U.S. coal industry is close to setting a record low for on-the-job deaths in coal mines. In late December, there were 11 deaths in coal mines nationwide for the year, putting the industry on track...
Volunteers Hang Scarves for Those in Need
Despite Tuesday's balmy temperatures, community volunteers carried on the Charleston Scarf Project for a second year. The Charleston Area Alliance and Charleston Town Center partnered together to tie more than 100 scarves, hats and gloves to lamp posts and...
Watching the Dead at My Funeral Home
My residence is a funeral home in West Virginia. I live among the dead.Night and day, I witness the arrival of dead West Virginians from my apartment atop the funeral home garage. I hear the sobs of loved ones who bid farewell in the chapel down below....
WHO Declares Guinea Free of Ebola
CONAKRY, Guinea - The World Health Organization declared the Ebola outbreak over in Guinea Tuesday, a huge step in the fight against the world's largest epidemic and the first time there are no known cases anywhere since the virus emerged in Guinea two...
W.VA. LEGISLATURE ; Senator Creates `Unique Situation' by Resigning Seat; with 2014 Party Switch to GOP, Who Will Control Chamber in 2016?
State Sen. Daniel Hall, whose party switch days after last year's elections shifted the Senate to Republican control, is resigning to become a lobbyist for the National Rifle Association, leaving some doubt about which party will control the West Virginia...
W.Va. Secretary of State to Unveil Records Requests Website
A website that tracks public records requests throughout state and local governments will be up and running by Friday, meeting a deadline spelled out in state law, Secretary of State Natalie Tennant said. Tennant said the website will list agencies,...
WVU BASKETBALL ; Mountaineers Meet Rival VT in Blacksburg
The second-year team Buzz Williams has at Virginia Tech doesn't much resemble the Hokies who lost by 31 points in Morgantown last season. "I think, like happens a lot of times, he came in and Buzz is very demanding, and I think that's admirable, and...
WVU FOOTBALL ; Challenge Accepted
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - When the regular season was over, the Big 12's coaches filled out their ballots for the all-conference football teams and voted West Virginia cornerback Daryl Worley onto the first team, an honor that transcends the title because...
Yeager Airport Seeks $10M Loan for Overrun Repair ; Money Not Sought from Rainy Day Fund
Instead of seeking permission to tap the West Virginia's Rainy Day Fund to pay for repairs to Yeager Airport's collapsed safety- overrun area, officials from the Charleston airport have asked Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin for a $10 million loan. With that money,...
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