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MARSHALL FOOTBALL: Indoor facility pays off for Boca Raton Bowl prep
MARSHALL FOOTBALL: Indoor facility pays off for Boca Raton Bowl prep

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — It never used to be anywhere remotely easy for the Marshall football team to simulate Florida weather for a December bowl practice, a luxury the Thundering Herd would have loved in getting ready for the 2011 Beef...

WVU struggles, but holds off Marshall, 69-66

Marshall put another of its patented scares into a nationally-ranked West Virginia team. This time, though, the Herd couldn’t quite deliver.

West Virginia needed a strong finish to erase an eight-point Marshall lead and finally subdued...

Victim’s sister: Mon County shooter’s abuse started years ago
Victim’s sister: Mon County shooter’s abuse started years ago

He killed her on Dec. 1, but Jody Lee Hunt thought it was his right to control Sharon Berkshire’s life long before that, according to Rachel Key-Coll, Berkshire’s sister.

Key-Coll described jealous behavior and abuse that began...

WVU, Marshall both sloppy and tied at half

West Virginia was pretty much following its usual form in the first half today and Marshall was taking advantage at the Civic Center.

In other words, the Mountaineers were forcing all sorts of turnovers, but failing to take advantage on the...

Fatal St. Albans fire ruled accidental

The state fire marshal’s office has determined that a fatal fire Saturday in St. Albans was accidental.

There were no working smoke detectors at the home at 361 Parkview Drive, the office wrote in a Twitter post. The victim was a 65-year-...

Music about the cold never bothers womanSong

The choral Christmas season continued Saturday night as womanSong drew a large crowd to Christ Church United Methodist for a fine, if lengthy concert. Just a few empty seats dotted the hall.

Conductor Emily Capece’s program,...

Our Children, Our Future campaign to release legislative goals

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A coalition whose goal is to end child poverty in West Virginia is set to release its top priorities for the upcoming legislative session.

The Our Children, Our Future Campaign has scheduled a news conference Monday at ...

W.Va. participating in annual Christmas Bird Count

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Nature lovers are fanning out across West Virginia for the National Audubon Society’s annual Christmas Bird Count.

The count that debuted in 1900 gathers data about trends and the general health of the bird...

Miracle oil: The story behind Hanukkah
Miracle oil: The story behind Hanukkah

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Hanukkah is a minor Jewish holiday that, in America, has grown more elaborate largely because of its proximity to Christmas, says Rabbi Victor Urecki of the B’nai Jacob Synagogue in Charleston.

“Location, ...

Top-O-Rock inspires oral history, design project
Top-O-Rock inspires oral history, design project

Although Charleston’s once beloved glass house on the hill has had its windows shuttered with sheets of plywood, some still see potential in Top-O-Rock.

Sarah Halstead, of the West Virginia State University Economic Development Center, is ...

Statehouse Beat: House clerk’s expertise will be hard to replace

As noted previously, it will be interesting to see if the new Republican leadership in the Legislature is cooperative or vindictive with Democrats.

To that end, the decision to replace longtime House Clerk Greg Gray with former Kanawha County...

December antlerless seasons become holiday traditions
December antlerless seasons become holiday traditions

Foul weather might have wreaked havoc with West Virginia’s recent buck season, but wildlife officials say there are still opportunities to put venison in the freezer.

The state’s so-called “family antlerless-deer...

Harvest a Christmas tree for a holiday memory
Harvest a Christmas tree for a holiday memory

GRIFFITHSVILLE, W.Va. — On a busy Saturday at Wilkerson Christmas Tree Farm, dozens of families had traveled many miles to make memories that will last a lifetime.

Families harvesting a Christmas tree is ...

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