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Arts and culture briefs for May 14, 2015
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Arts and culture briefs for May 14, 2015

R&B singer Aretha Franklin will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Maier Foundation Performance Hall in the Clay Center.

Franklin is known as the “Queen of Soul” and is famous for hits like “Respect,” “A...

Thousands lost power in Charleston

Thousands of people lost power in Charleston Wednesday because of two separate incidents, according to an Appalachian Power spokesman.

“It’s unusual because it’s a pretty weather day,” said Phil Moye, spokesman for...

Area roundup: State’s Falbo, Thompson earn Atlantic Region honors

West Virignia State junior relief pitcher Josh Falbo was named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Division II Atlantic Region first team Wednesday.

Yellow Jackets senior starting pitcher Tyler Thompson earned second-team...

High school track regional results

Class AA Region 4 meet

At Laidley Field

Top three individuals and relay teams qualify for states as do next four from times or distances around the state. The top four from high jump and pole vault also qualify as do athletes who meet or...

Crosier to work with Rays this summer

Steve Crosier, a teacher and strength and conditioning coach at Nitro High School, will be the strength and conditioning coach with the Princeton Rays in the Appalachian League, the short-season rookie-level baseball circuit that begins in June....

Sixth person arrested on child neglect charges
Sixth person arrested on child neglect charges

Police are still trying to find out who severely beat and bit a 17-month-old boy in April.

They arrested six people on child neglect charges on Wednesday, because police say they were using methamphetamines at the time of the attack.

The...

Task force: 19 local health departments struggling

The state’s chief health officer has limited power to police local health departments that are struggling, and 19 of the state’s 49 local health departments are falling short by state and federal standards, officials for the West...

Rush delayed, medical amnesty policy implemented in WVU Greek life changes

West Virginia University’s new vice president of student life is delaying the start of rush for Greek organizations and pushing a policy that will allow students to avoid university punishments when seeking help for themselves or friends...

WVU Health Sciences dean Marsh talks health care, research future
WVU Health Sciences dean Marsh talks health care, research future

In a state know for its poor health statistics, and where talented young adults seem to be its chief export, Dr. Clay Marsh has an overarching goal — helping the people of his home state of West Virginia improve their health and appreciate...

Man gets maximum sentence in Magic Island slaying
Man gets maximum sentence in Magic Island slaying

Anthony Harriman knew he was going to be sentenced to spend time in jail for killing Martin Snodgrass under a highway bridge near Magic Island last summer.

His attorney even asked that he spend 20 years behind bars — undergoing...

State school board furthers year-round coaching policy

The West Virginia Board of Education voted Wednesday to put out for 30-day public comment period policy changes that would allow year-round coaching by certified middle and high school coaches.

Current policy allows for only three weeks of out-...

Capito introduces bill to invalidate Obama climate plan

Sen. Shelley Moore Capito introduced a bill Wednesday that would invalidate the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to regulate carbon emissions from existing power plants, the key component of President Barack Obama’s efforts to...

Judge: Freedom Industries proposal underfunds toxic cleanup

Siding with the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection in a growing dispute with Freedom Industries, a federal judge said Wednesday the company’s latest proposal for resolving its bankruptcy case provides inadequate funding to...

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