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McKinney resigns PSC post

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin will soon be faced with filling another vacancy on the West Virginia Public Service Commission. Commissioner Jon McKinney is resigning, effective Dec. 31, the Governor’s Office confirmed Friday.

Things to do Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014


BLUE YONDER: 8 p.m. Free. Black Sheep Burrito, 702 Quarrier St. Call 304-343-2739.

ALASHA AL QUDWAH: 7 p.m. Free. Gypsyesque amalgamy. Bluegrass Kitchen, 1600 Washington St. E. Call 304-346-2871.


State inmate pleads guilty to threatening president

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – A West Virginia inmate faces an additional five years behind bars after pleading guilty to threatening President Barack Obama.

U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld II says Robert Dale Tasker, 44, entered his plea...

Cool Ridge woman who killed burglar won’t be charged

COOL RIDGE, W.Va. – Police say an elderly Cool Ridge woman who fatally shot a burglar won’t face any charges.

Raleigh County sheriff’s Lt. Jim Canady tells media outlets that the woman acted in self-defense when she shot...

ACLU brief backs media challenge of WV gag order

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The ACLU is supporting news organizations challenging a gag order in an ex-coal executive’s criminal case.

In a brief supporting the motion, the American Civil Liberties Union of West Virginia Foundation says...

Ky. company awarded contract for W.Va. expressway project

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A Kentucky company has won a contract to build a section of the Coalfields Expressway in southern West Virginia.

Bizzack Construction, LLC of Lexington, Kentucky bid about $45 million for the project. West Virginia...

Vicki Riley to lead W.Va. Northern Community College

WHEELING, W.Va. – Vicki Riley has been named as president of West Virginia Northern Community College.

Riley has served as the school’s vice president of academic affairs since January 2008.

Media outlets report that the West ...

Four indicted for N.J. to W.Va. oxycodone distribution

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – A New Jersey man and three West Virginia residents have been indicted by a federal grand jury in connection with a prescription painkiller distribution ring.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced...

State woman to pay $325,000 damages in elder abuse case

UNION, W.Va. – A Monroe County jury has ordered a woman to pay $325,000 in damages in an elder abuse case.

The circuit court jury found Betty B. Brown liable for fraud, conversion, unjust enrichment and breach of fiduciary duties. Jurors...

Herd’s Johnson, Hewitt win C-USA media awards

Yes, Conference USA champion Marshall was well represented in the first media all-league and awards vote in nearly a decade, but there were significant differences from the coaches’ all-conference awards from last week.

For one, running...

Last-minute gift ideas for gamers
Last-minute gift ideas for gamers

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The good news? You’ve survived Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday and all the other creatively named shopping holidays with both your sanity and bank account in one piece. The bad news? There’s ...

Funerals for: December 19, 2014

Anderson, Joseph Noon, Preston Funeral Home, Charleston.

Bailey, Phyllis J. 11 a.m., Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden.

Belcher, Dennis Sr. 7 p.m., Walkers Chapel, Tuppers Creek.


Elizabeth Ann Priddy
Elizabeth Ann Priddy

Mrs. Elizabeth Ann "Betty" Hudnall Priddy, 85, of Nitro, went home to be with the Lord on Dec. 17, 2014.

Mrs. Priddy was a lifelong resident of Nitro, a homemaker and a faithful member of Stewart Park Church of Christ.

She was preceded in...

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