Archive for October, 2017

Betsy Jividen named acting U.S. attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia
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Betsy Jividen named acting U.S. attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia

By ALEC BERRY The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — Betsy Jividen of Wheeling has been named acting U.S. attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia, and will take over for U.S. Attorney William Ihlenfeld upon his resignation Sunday. Jividen will remain in the position until the selection and confirmation of a presidentially appointed U.S. […]

By December 30, 2016 Read More →

Abducted teen girl found, suspect captured

By KATE WHITE Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — After an Amber Alert for a 16-year-old girl was lifted Thursday, police filed a kidnapping charge against a 20-year-old man they say abducted her from a Beckley pharmacy. Police found Jaddah Lashay Rodgers in the town of Raleigh and she was OK, according to information posted online […]

Sexual predators: ‘Grooming’ targets not only victim, but parents as well
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Sexual predators: ‘Grooming’ targets not only victim, but parents as well

(Editor’s Note: The following is the first in a series from Jackson Newspapers dealing with the tactic of “grooming” used by sexual predators.) JACKSON COUNTY, W.Va.  — In rendering his sentencing decision in the conclusion of a high profile case in October, retiring Judge Thomas C. Evans, III stated that it is the responsibility of the […]

By December 30, 2016 Read More →

Fayetteville Welcome Center temporarily closed, CVB heading toward restructuring

By SARAH PLUMMER The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va.  — The Historic Fayetteville Convention and Visitors Bureau will greet 2017 with a number of changes as it moves forward with a restructuring, said Adam Stephens, president of the board of directors. The Fayetteville Welcome Center on Court Street has been temporarily closed and a part-time employee has […]

By December 30, 2016 Read More →

10 things to know: Friday, Dec. 30

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Friday, Dec. 30, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. OBAMA HITS RUSSIANS FOR HACKING The administration unleashes sanctions against Russia for cyber-meddling in the U.S. presidential campaign — […]

By December 29, 2016 Read More →

Contracts go out for 2017 Bluefield Coal Show

By GREG JORDAN The Register-Herald BLUEFIELD, W.Va.  — Despite the coal industry’s recent struggles and layoffs, large numbers of exhibitors are expected in mid-September when the 2017 edition of the biannual Bluefield Coal Show gets under way at the Brushfork Armory-Civic Center. The Bluefield Coal Show, sponsored by the Greater Bluefield Chamber of Commerce, is […]

By December 29, 2016 Read More →

Amber Alert: 16-year-old girl abducted in Beckley

By JESSICA FARRISH The Register-Herald An Amber Alert has been issued for a 16-year-old girl believed abducted from the Beckley Walgreens Wednesday evening about 6 p.m. The alert says police believe she could be in extreme danger. Beckley Police Sgt. Seneca Webb identified the girl as Jaddah Lashay Rodgers, an African American who is 5 […]

Miami thumps WVU in Russell Athletic Bowl
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Miami thumps WVU in Russell Athletic Bowl

By MIKE CASAZZA Charleston Gazette-Mail ORLANDO, Florida — Miami handled a list of streaks with a style fit for South Beach. The Hurricanes ended a six-game bowl losing streak and a 10-year postseason drought by finishing the season with a fifth straight win and a 31-14 triumph over No. 14 West Virginia in Wednesday’s Russell […]

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Deputies: Human remains found in Fayette County may be missing woman

By ERIN BECK Charleston Gazette-Mail GAULEY BRIDGE, W.Va.  — Human remains found Tuesday night in the Kanawha Falls area near Gauley Bridge may be those of a woman who has been missing since 1979, investigators say.  Fayette sheriff’s deputies said a person searching for arrowheads in the Kanawha Falls area across the Kanawha River from […]

By December 29, 2016 Read More →

Parkersburg’s Southside Kmart to close in April; some other Kmart, Sears stores in WV also slated to shut doors

By MICHAEL ERB The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — The Kmart in south Parkersburg will close in April, with liquidation beginning Jan. 6, officials confirmed Wednesday. Howard Riefs, director of corporate communications for Sears Holdings, confirmed in a press release via email the store at 1050 Division St. in Parkersburg will close in […]