Prep softball notes: Kanawha Valley coaches often going with two pitchers instead of one
Prep softball notes: Kanawha Valley coaches often going with two pitchers instead of one
Kanawha Valley prep softball leaders — April 23
Kanawha Valley prep softball leaders — April 23
West Virginia football secures commitment from three-star tight end recruit
West Virginia football secures commitment from three-star tight end recruit
Roundup: FIU closes out Marshall baseball in just over a minute
Roundup: FIU closes out Marshall baseball in just over a minute
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Doug Smock: Several Marshall football newcomers struggled in early scrimmage

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Astronaut breaks record for most time in space by American
Astronaut breaks record for most time in space by American

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronaut Peggy Whitson has another record under her space belt.

These 2 men might become first double execution in US since 2000
These 2 men might become first double execution in US since 2000

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Two condemned Arkansas killers who admit they’re guilty but fear their poor health could lead to extreme pain during lethal injections set for Monday might become the first inmates put to death in a double execution in the U.S. in more than 16 years.

WV public school’s Bible class heads to court
WV public school’s Bible class heads to court

PRINCETON, W.Va. -- Gym is Trenton Tolliver’s favorite class. But the 7-year-old is also a huge fan of the weekly Bible course at Princeton Primary, his public elementary school. He gets to play matching games about Bible stories and listen to classic tales. Noah and the Ark is a favorite. Adam and Eve and the garden of Eden, of course. And the story about how their son Cain killed his brother, Abel.

Business faces: April 23, 2017
Business faces: April 23, 2017

Health servicesNick Cooper has been promoted to director of education of the regional critical care transport system for HealthNet Aeromedical Services. He will be responsible for the organization’s educational oversight and compliance of standards for the flight team. HealthNet Aeromedical Services is a nonprofit critical care transport system headquartered in Charleston.

Appalachian Power president says company is looking toward renewables
Appalachian Power president says company is looking toward renewables

When Chris Beam, the new president of Appalachian Power, talks about economic development, he brings a message that may not be very popular among the coal-focused political leadership in West Virginia.

Proposed annexation could help continued South Charleston growth
Proposed annexation could help continued South Charleston growth

South Charleston has been picking up the pace recently in its economic development and expansion plans.

Crime Report: April 23, 2017
Crime Report: April 23, 2017

The following crimes were reported to the Charleston Police Department April 13 and 20:

On file: April 23, 2017
On file: April 23, 2017

MarriagesThe following people filed for marriage licenses in Kanawha County between April 13 and 20, 2017:

One wounded in Charleston shooting
One wounded in Charleston shooting

One person was wounded in a shooting Saturday afternoon on Charleston’s West Side, dispatchers say.

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Outdoors Calendar: April 23, 2017
Outdoors Calendar: April 23, 2017

TodayThe Putnam County Gun Club will hold a USPSA pistol match, 10 a.m., at the club’s range near Eleanor. Call 304-757-6061.

Funerals for: April 24, 2017

Barr, Virginia 2 p.m., Chapman Funeral Home, Winfield.


Blankenbeckler, Juanita 1 p.m., New Prospect Baptist Church, Sweeneysburg.


Bouldin, Suzanne 1 p.m., Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek.


Brown, Billie 7 p.m., Handley Funeral Home, Danville.


Burger, James Noon, Welcome Baptist Church, Beckley.


Collins, William 2 p.m., Handley Funeral Home, Danville.


Combs, Patricia 2 p.m., Simons


Dickens, Robert Lee 1 p.m., Pryor Funeral Home, East Bank.


Erwin, Mary "Sue" Noon, Gatens


Gwinn, Teresa 2 p.m., Simons


Harvey, Paul 1 p.m., Henson and Kitchen Mortuary, Huntington.


King, Nelson 1 p.m., Wilson


Litton, D. Keith 11 a.m., Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg.


Oldham Bonner, Dorothy


Rucker, Larry 2 p.m., Hafer Funeral Home, Elkview.


Stalnaker, Neva Noon, Hebron Memorial Church, Spencer.


Tabor, Edna Rose 11 a.m., Handley Funeral Home, Danville.