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Super Heavy Duty and Farnsworth on latest PopCult video round-up

“RFC MINI SHOW” No. 38, online now at the PopCult blog (, stars Super Heavy Duty, a supergroup consisting of members of The Pistol Whippers, The Tom McGees, Beaver Knievel and 69 Fingers.


Judge rejects water company effort to block Freedom settlement

A federal bankruptcy judge has rejected West Virginia American Water Company’s effort to block a class-action settlement between Freedom Industries and thousands of victims of January’s Elk River chemical spill.

U.S. Bankruptcy...

UC enrollment at all-time high
UC enrollment at all-time high

Enrollment at the University of Charleston is at an all-time high.

The private school currently enrolls 1,895 full-time students — an increase of about 36 percent over the past two years, according to UC officials.

Total enrollment, ...

Feds seek to dismiss secondary charge against Ohio man accused in slaying

Prosecutors have moved to dismiss a federal charge in West Virginia Tuesday against a man accused in the slaying of a Cross Lanes teenager to speed up the alleged murder case against him in Ohio.

Ernest Roach, 46, of Racine, is charged with...

Funerals for: September 17, 2014

Baker, Thomas D. 5 p.m., Nighbert Memorial United Methodist Church, Logan.

Brown, Helen 7 p.m., Cooke Funeral Home, Cedar Grove.

Gaynor, Nannie M. 1 p.m., Richwood Cemetery, Richwood.

George, Robin ...

Freeda H. Richmond

Freeda Hazel (Brown) Richmond, 100, of Glenwood, Iowa, died Sept. 11, 2014 at Glen Haven Home, Glenwood. Private family memorial services were held Saturday, Sept. 13. Loess Hills Funeral Home of Glenwood was in charge of arrangements.

James Bumgardner

James Daniel Rik Bumgardner, 62, of Huntington, died Sept. 15, 2014. Service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at Fellowship Baptist Church, Barboursville. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, at the church. Arrangements by Henson &...

Frances Eckert
Frances Eckert

Frances Abruzzino Eckert, 101, died Saturday, Sept. 13, in Charleston.

She was born in Shinnston on March 20, 1913, the daughter of Frank P. and Frances DeBartolo Abruzzino. She lived most of her life in Shinnston, moving to Edgewood Summit in...

Edna F. Hale
Edna F. Hale

Edna F. Hale, 93, of Winfield, rejoined the love of her life, Elbert, on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014.

Born June 27, 1921 in Everson, Pa., she was the last surviving child born to William and Anna Cummiski Hoyle. In addition to her parents and her...

Lillie Irene Roberts

Lillie Irene Sexton Roberts, 85, of Huntington, died Sept. 15, 2014. Joint services for Irene and her husband, Virgil, will be noon Saturday, Sept. 20, at Pea Ridge United Methodist Church, Huntington. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19,...

Virgil Bruce Roberts

Virgil Bruce Roberts, 88, of Huntington, died Sept. 13, 2014. Joint services for Virgil and his wife, Irene, will be held at noon Saturday, Sept. 20, at Pea Ridge United Methodist Church, Huntington. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, at ...

James "Jim" Stevens Sr.
James "Jim" Stevens Sr.

James "Jim" Stevens Sr., 82, passed away at Hubbard Hospice House on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. He was the born in Charleston on Dec. 26, 1931, the son of the late E.K. Stevens and Virginia C. Stevens.

Jim graduated from Charleston High, class of...

James R. "Jim" Williams

James R. "Jim" Williams, 86, of Lyonsville, died Sept. 14, 2014. Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, at Waters Funeral Chapel, Summersville, with visitation beginning one hour prior.

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Health officials investigating respiratory virus in W.Va.