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IOC to rule Sunday on Russia’s status for Rio
IOC to rule Sunday on Russia’s status for Rio

LONDON — As the clock ticks down to the opening ceremony in Rio de Janeiro, international Olympic leaders are facing a seminal moment.

Rome blanks Power 10-0
Rome blanks Power 10-0

ROME, Ga. — After traveling over eight hours on a bus overnight and not arriving until morning Saturday, the West Virginia Power looked lethargic in getting shut out 10-0 by the Rome Braves at State Mutual Stadium.

Stone leads Post 94 into Legion state tourney
Stone leads Post 94 into Legion state tourney

South Charleston Post 94 steamrolled its way into the American Legion baseball state tournament with a 13-3 mercy-rule victory over Beckley Post 32 in the Area 3 title game Saturday at Sissonville High School.

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One dead in motorcycle accident
One dead in motorcycle accident

One person is dead after a motorcycle accident on Interstate 77 in Charleston Saturday afternoon, a Kanawha County Metro 911 dispatcher said. The wreck happened at mile marker 101. One lane of traffic was shut down in the area, but has since reopened, dispatchers said.

Statehouse Beat: Controversial bills a thing of the times

I still find it remarkable that some politicians believe one of the most critical issues facing the state is to pass legislation regulating who may use which restrooms — a “controversy” that has seemingly emerged out of thin air.

Phillips family tries to heal as search for missing 14-year-old daughter ends
Phillips family tries to heal as search for missing 14-year-old daughter ends

Becky Phillips and her family went to Tennessee early Tuesday morning to visit family. They wanted to escape from the phone calls and all the attention their family had gotten following the flood that destroyed their home in White Sulphur Springs.

CURA director Edwards to leave in October
CURA director Edwards to leave in October

The Charleston Urban Renewal Authority is looking for a new executive director.

Desperately seeking drivers, Uber and Lyft offer car options
Desperately seeking drivers, Uber and Lyft offer car options

No car? No problem for ride sharing companies like Uber and Lyft.

Local real estate firm joins Berkshire Hathaway network
Local real estate firm joins Berkshire Hathaway network

Real estate firm Great Expectations Realty will join the network of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices next month.

Man shot while sitting in car, police say
Man shot while sitting in car, police say

A Charleston man was shot as he sat in his car on Saturday afternoon, police say.

Reunions: July 23, 2016
Reunions: July 23, 2016

McWhorter family: 8:45 a.m. today at Horner Genealogy Library to research genealogy. A lunch will be available at the library at 11:30 a.m. for $10 per person. A Poker Run will begin at 2 p.m. at the library and will culminate with a bonfire and hot dogs at Bill and Ann Davisson’s farm on Long Run Road. Gather at 11:30 a.m. Sunday at the McWhorter Church in McWhorter. A group photo will be taken at noon, and a buffet lunch begins at 12:30 p.m. at the church. Entertainment will be provided at 1:30 p.m., followed by a business meeting, door prizes and more. Contact Celeste Kvetensky at 913-526-0968, cskten@yahoo.com; Jim Fletcher at 715-344-6036, jimfletcher47@hotmail.com; or Cathy Weber at 304-745-5788, johnrobertweber@frontier.com.

Upshur deputy shoots and kills Pennsylvania man
Upshur deputy shoots and kills Pennsylvania man

An Upshur County sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a Pennsylvania man in rural Upshur County after responding to a report of trespassing, police say.

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Review: A touch of humor invades ‘Star Trek Beyond’
Review: A touch of humor invades ‘Star Trek Beyond’

In the previous “Star Trek” installment, Spock cried. In the latest, “Star Trek Beyond,” he laughs. And not just a little snicker, either, but a belly-full one. What bold explorations into the farthest reaches of the galaxy hold for Spock no one knows. A sigh? A hiccup?

How to get started playing ‘Pokemon Go’
How to get started playing ‘Pokemon Go’

NEW YORK (AP) – Ready to hit the streets in search of a Pikachu?

Best Bet: Shakespeare in St. Albans
Best Bet: Shakespeare in St. Albans

The Vintage Theatre Company will present a free production of Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night,” performed by The Rustic Mechanicals at 7 p.m., Saturday at St. Albans City Park.

Kindermusik adds classes in Charleston, Hurricane
Kindermusik adds classes in Charleston, Hurricane

What started as a group of mothers and their three babies in a classroom has evolved into a multi-location program that’s had a positive impact on hundreds of families in the Kanawha Valley.

Dear Abby: I resent my sister’s boyfriend for using late dad’s chair
Dear Abby: I resent my sister’s boyfriend for using late dad’s chair

Dear Abby: My beloved father passed away three years ago. One of my older sisters moved in with Mom to help take care of her and be her companion. My sister has a boyfriend my father absolutely disliked, and the rest of our family doesn’t like him either.

A tastier West Virginia coming to Tamarack
A tastier West Virginia coming to Tamarack

BECKLEY — The “Best of West Virginia” is about to get tastier.

Businessman, philanthropist Jack Workman dies
Businessman, philanthropist Jack Workman dies

Jack L. Workman, an inventor, businessman and philanthropist from Alum Creek, died Thursday of natural causes at his home. He was 88.

WV DNR accepting applicants for special deer hunt
WV DNR accepting applicants for special deer hunt

PIPESTEM, W.Va. (AP) – The state Division of Natural Resources is accepting applications for a controlled deer hunt this fall in southern West Virginia.

Mountain lions’ killer instincts could save human lives in the East
Mountain lions’ killer instincts could save human lives in the East

In 1921, an article in the quarterly journal of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife made plain the prevailing feeling about one native inhabitant of the state: “The one predatory animal for which practically no good can be said is the mountain lion,” it began.

Funerals for: July 23, 2016

Browder, James Jr. 1 p.m., Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston.


Browning, Kathy 1 p.m., Mt. Gay Freewill Baptist Church, Mt. Gay.


Davis, Doris 2:30 p.m., Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.


DeMoss, Lonnie 11 a.m., Waters Funeral Chapel, Summersville.


Ferguson, Larry Sr. 11 a.m., McGhee


Gatens, Jerod 3 p.m., Gatens


Giffin, Jay 11 a.m., Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.


Gordon, Elizabeth 1 p.m., Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville.


Hairston, Edolene 1 p.m., Mt. Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, Ansted.


Hayes, Christopher 2 p.m., Wine Cellar Park, Dunbar.


Jeffries, Bruce 10 a.m., Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston.


Motsinger, Angelia 7 p.m., Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane.


Oates, Grace 2 p.m., Quaker Cemetery, Capon Bridge.


Pemberton, Marilyn 11 a.m., Christ the King Lutheran Church, Huntington.


Perrine, William 1 p.m., Little Union Baptist Church, Calvin.


Persinger, William Sr. 2 p.m., Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane.


Sams, Julian 2 p.m., Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home, Lewisburg.


Schiefer, Rita 10 a.m., Jackson County Memory Gard ens, Cottageville.


Taylor, Edsel 1 p.m., Preston Cemetery (Lot 6), Dunbar.


Thomas, William Noon, Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg.


Turley, Betty 1 p.m., Bible Center Church, Charleston.


White, Clayton 1 p.m., Rupert Church of God, Rupert.


Winkfield, Georgia Noon, First Baptist Church, Huntington.