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Attorney General nominee moves closer to confirmation
Attorney General nominee moves closer to confirmation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators weigh Loretta Lynch’s nomination for attorney general for a second day at a hearing certain to pile criticism on President Barack Obama and Eric Holder, the current occupant of the job.


Former Freedom Industries execs set for U.S. arraignment

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Four former Freedom Industries executives are scheduled to be arraigned on a superseding indictment stemming from a chemical spill last January that turned off the water tap to 300,000 people.

The superseding...

State delegate appeals for donations for veterans’ program

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Delegate Joshua Nelson is seeking donations of farm equipment for a program that gives a hand to veterans getting into farming.

The Boone Republican is making the appeal for the Veterans and Warriors Agriculture...

West Virginia History Bowl schedule set

The state Division of Culture and History has announced the dates for the sixth annual West Virginia History Bowl regional and state competitions. All eighth-grade history buffs are invited to showcase their knowledge of West Virginia and participate....

After CHS rape arrest, delay questioned

A Capital High School student who allegedly was raped at the school Monday didn’t have a forensic exam until the next day because school officials didn’t notify police until then — a delay that possibly made it more difficult to...

Capital’s boys KO No. 2 Woodrow
Capital’s boys KO No. 2 Woodrow

Aalik “Boobie” Harris scored a game-high 19 points and backcourt mate Leandre’ Rogers chipped in 11 points and a game-high six steals as Class AAA No. 8 Capital defeated No. 2 Woodrow Wilson 76-55 Wednesday night at Capital....

Knapper’s buzzer-beater lifts South Charleston over Huntington

HUNTINGTON — Huntington didn’t make many mistakes in the final minute against South Charleston Wednesday night, but a big one for the Highlanders was leaving six seconds on the clock — enough time for...

Dave Hickman: For WVU basketball, beauty’s in the eye of the beholder
Dave Hickman: For WVU basketball, beauty’s in the eye of the beholder

MORGANTOWN — It’s a torturous exercise watching this West Virginia basketball team play.

Go ahead and admit it. It’s OK. You agree too, right?

Oh, sure, the results are quite satisfying for ...

High school basketball boxes, scores — Jan. 28


Big Atlantic Classic

High school schedule

Monday’s results

Game 1 — Greater Beckley Christian 82, Moorefield 51 (boys A)

Game 2 — Gilmer County 71, Sherman 59 (boys...

Funerals for: January 29, 2015

Adkins, Belinda K. 1 p.m., Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet.

Bartram, Alta 2 p.m., Freeman Funeral Home, Chapmanville.

Brown, Mary M. Noon, Fayetteville United Methodist Church, Fayetteville....

Susan Jane Litton

Susan Jane Paris Litton, 69, of Alderson, formerly of Charleston, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015 at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, Fairlea, following a sudden illness.

Born April 12, 1945 in Beckley, she was the daughter of the late...

William M. Bryant

William McKinley "Bill" Bryant, 85, of Alderson, passed away Jan. 27, 2015 at Brier Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, Ronceverte, following a short illness. Arrangements by Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson.

Anna M. Karbonit

Anna Mary Karbonit, 92, of Beckley, died Jan. 28, 2015. Funeral liturgy will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at St. Francis deSales Catholic Church, Beckley, with visitation beginning one hour prior. Arrangements by Rose & Quesenberry Funeral...

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