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Readers’ Vent: Oct. 7, 2015

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I am 92 years old and heartbroken. The police in Oregon are correct -- please do not give these...

Oak Hill man sentenced on child porn charge

An Oak Hill man has been sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison for possessing child pornography.

William A. Cracraft, 52, pleaded guilty to possession of child porn in June. As part of his plea agreement, Cracraft agreed to forfeit his ...

Jury seated in Blankenship trial, opening arguments to begin

A jury has been seated in the trial of ex-Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship.

Fifteen jurors have been selected — 12 sitting and three alternates.

Opening arguments before U.S. District Judge Irene Berger are set to begin shortly...

Health officials investigate whooping cough case in Weirton

WEIRTON, W.Va. (AP) – Hancock County health officials are investigating a whooping cough case involving a student at Weirton Elementary School.

County health department nursing supervisor Michelle Trunax tells ...

Ohio jury to decide suit over chemical DuPont put in water

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Jurors are deliberating in the federal case of an Ohioan who says she got cancer after drinking water contaminated by a chemical from a DuPont plant near Parkersburg, West Virginia.

It’s one of two test cases ...

Boil-water advisory

West Virginia American Water has issued a boil-water advisory for approximately 200 customers on Sissonville Drive (W.Va. 21) from Martins Branch Road to Cloverfield Lane, Valley Brook Drive, Cloverfield Lane, Boreman Drive, Heritage Way, Ferrell...

2 former labor union officials face embezzlement charges

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) – Two former labor union officials have been indicted on embezzlement charges.

U.S. Attorney William Ihlenfeld II says a federal grand jury in Wheeling returned indictments Tuesday against 54-year-old James Coffey Jr. ...

WVU AD to serve as grand marshal for homecoming parade

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia University athletic director Shane Lyons will serve as grand marshal for the university’s annual homecoming parade.

The parade is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Friday on High Street in Morgantown....

New York man indicted in credit card fraud case

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) – A New York man has been indicted in West Virginia in a credit card fraud case.

U.S. Attorney William Ihlenfeld II says a federal grand jury in Wheeling on Tuesday indicted 23-year-old Charles Manu of The Bronx on...

Alpha to idle 2 southern West Virginia mines, lay off 92

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) – Alpha Natural Resources plans to idle two coal mines in southern West Virginia and lay off 92 workers at the end of November.

The Register-Herald reports that state and Raleigh...

False burglar alarms in Wheeling will result in fines

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) – Beginning next year, burglar alarm owners in Wheeling will face fines when their devices send police false alerts.

A new false alarm ordinance also requires residences and businesses with burglar alarms to register...

Cubs, Pirates set to square off in National League Wild Card game
Cubs, Pirates set to square off in National League Wild Card game
The Pirates can change the subject quickly Wednesday night in the National League wild-card game. The winner gets the St. Louis Cardinals in the Division Series starting Friday.
New high-end Microsoft devices face off with Apple, Android
New high-end Microsoft devices face off with Apple, Android

NEW YORK — The success of Microsoft’s fall lineup of devices will ride on the company’s ability to convince people who got free Windows 10 software upgrades this summer to spring for new devices...

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