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Kanawha prosecutor defies calls to resign

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Kanawha County Prosecuting Attorney Mark Plants defiantly refused calls for his resignation Monday in the wake of a child abuse investigation. “If spanking was a crime, 75 percent of Kanawha County would be in jail,” Plants said at a hastily called news conference Monday morning. Plants has[Read More…]

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Cabell County case involves guns, mental illness

An editorial from The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Should a man with a long history of mental health issues have 54 guns in his house? Most reasonable people would say no, but that appears to have been the case with 62-year-old Rodney Bruce Black of Barboursville. Black has been indicted[Read More…]

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Its new president correct about WVU

An editorial from The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — At first glance, it might seem obvious that college and university presidents should make students their top priority. That has never been more true than today, with the cost of higher education spiraling upward and graduates who have enormous debts accompanied[Read More…]

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WVU basketball stars find time for kids

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Two star players of the West Virginia University men’s basketball team, Juwan Staten and Terry Henderson, visited the Morgantown Early Learning Facility Monday morning. The learning facility offers education to pre-school-aged children. A group of WVU public relations students arranged the event to sponsor their capstone project.[Read More…]

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Marshall soccer field gets prestigious certification

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Less than one year since hosting its first match, Hoop’s Family Field has earned a major recognition from soccer’s governing body. FIFA announced Monday Marshall University’s home field, located at the Veteran’s Memorial Soccer Complex, has earned the distinction of being a FIFA Recommended field. “The turf[Read More…]

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