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American, Italian hostages killed in US drone strike
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American, Italian hostages killed in US drone strike

WASHINGTON (AP) – An American and an Italian held hostage by al-Qaida, as well as two Americans working with the terror group, were inadvertently killed by U.S. drone strikes earlier this year, the government revealed Thursday.

President...

American, Italian hostages killed in US drone strike
American, Italian hostages killed in US drone strike

WASHINGTON (AP) – An American and an Italian held hostage by al-Qaida, as well as two Americans working with the terror group, were inadvertently killed by U.S. drone strikes earlier this year, the government revealed Thursday.

President...

Forest Service OKs pipeline survey through Mon Forest

A permit to survey a 17.1-mile section of the Monongahela National Forest in Randolph and Pocahontas counties for the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline has been approved by the U.S. Forest Service.

The year-long survey will include studies of...

UC starts work on $16.5 million complex
UC starts work on $16.5 million complex

Hundreds of students applauded from bleachers inside the 1940s-eras Eddie King Gym, as University of Charleston officials officially opened construction on the $16.5 million Russell and Martha Wehrle Innovation Center,. The sports and academic complex,...

Girl Scouts to hold own Jamboree in Fayette County

GLEN JEAN, W.Va. – Girls Scouts will gather in southern West Virginia this summer in the same location where the Boys Scouts of America held a similar event in 2013.

The Girl Scout Jamboree will be held July 22 to 26 at the Summit Bechtel ...

Businesses in 3 W.Va. counties eligible for disaster loans

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin says businesses in three West Virginia counties damaged by severe storms in early March are eligible to apply for low-interest loans.

Tomblin said Wednesday that a federal disaster declaration has ...

Jim Justice to decide on gubernatorial run in 2 to 3 weeks
Jim Justice to decide on gubernatorial run in 2 to 3 weeks

Coal magnate Jim Justice, the billionaire owner of The Greenbrier resort, will decide in the next two to three weeks if he will run for governor of West Virginia in 2016.

Justice, the richest man in West Virginia, according to Forbes magazine,...

Cyberattack disrupts state public education network

WHEELING, W.Va. – Authorities are investigating a cyberattack that briefly disrupted a state public education network.

Department of Education chief technology officer Sterling Beane tells media outlets that the denial-of-service attack...

Rocket Boys’ alma mater in McDowell County to be demolished

WAR, W.Va. – A former high school that was the Rocket Boys’ alma mater is going to be torn down.

McDowell County Schools Superintendent Nelson Spencer tells The Bluefield Daily Telegraph that the former Big Creek High School is...

Martinsburg woman pleads guilty to mortgage fraud

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – A Martinsburg woman has pleaded guilty to falsifying documents after she fell behind on her mortgage payments.

U.S. Attorney William Ihlenfeld says 35-year-old Amanda Bishop faces up to five years in prison and a...

Funerals for: April 23, 2015

Adkins, Billy D. 2 p.m., Wilkinson Community Church, Wilkinson.

Bird, Mary E. 3 p.m., Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane.

Brown, Jesse L. 1 p.m., Jackson County Memory Gardens, Cottageville.

Carter,...

Terry M. Wandling

Terry Morgan Wandling, 58, of Point Pleasant, died April 21, 2015. Service will be 1 p.m. Sunday, April 26, at Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, Point Pleasant. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at the funeral home.

Margaret L. Shelton

Margaret Louise Harrah Shelton, 92, of Alderson, passed away April 21, 2015 at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, Fairlea, following a long illness. Arrangements by Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson.

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