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CHARLESTON (AP) — December marks the 45th anniversary of a deadly chapter in West Virginia history. On Dec. 15, 1967, the Silver Bridge spanning the Ohio River at Point Pleasant collapsed with 37 vehicles on the bridge. Thirty-one vehicles went down with the bridge, killing 46 people. Twenty-one people escaped injury or were rescued from […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The state Supreme Court says some lawyers need to do their homework. The high court issued an administrative order Monday criticizing sloppiness and frivolous appeals that include legal briefs filed without legal citations and appeals with only minimal arguments. Chief Justice Menis Ketchum, a former trial lawyer, said the justices are wasting […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A man already serving 40 years for one of the three sniper-style slayings in the Charleston area has been sentenced to an additional six years in prison. U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin says 36-year-old Shawn Lester of Charleston was sentenced Monday. Lester previously pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a […]

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Musselman dominated the All-Potomac Valley Conference volleyball team with three selections — Taylor Lord, Corisha Smith, and Kaitlin Ferretti. Hedgesville’s two picks were Kaitlyn Semler and Cassidy Ferrari. Beata Leinhard was Washington’s representative and Martinsburg’s Karli Boober rounded out the first team. Placed on the second-team were Amber Curry (Washington), Megan Hovis and Molly Langland […]

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CHARLESTON — Brooke repeated as the Class AAA cheerleading state winner, besting runner-up Logan by fewer than four points. Brooke had 347.2 points. Jefferson finished fifth in the eight-school field. The Cougars had 308.75 points and were behind Riverside and Lewis County as well as the top two squads. Robert Byrd was the Class AA […]

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BOWIE, Md. — Cold-shooting Shepherd fell to homestanding Bowie State, 70-56, in a women’s basketball game played last Thursday in Maryland. The Lady Rams shot only 26 percent from the field and fell behind by 18 points by halftime and then made only 10-of-39 field goal attempts in the second half. Shepherd was 2-3 overall […]

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The Potomac Valley Conference has selected 16 players to its all-conference first-team offense and another 16 players to its all-conference first-team defense. The backs on the offense were Justin Clinton (Martinsburg), Gary Awkard (Martinsburg), Colin Gustines (Washington), Josh Ferguson (Musselman), and Caleb Dembeck (Musselman). The receivers were Cedric Brown (Martinsburg), Geoffrey Walker (Jefferson), Darrin Zombro […]

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BERKELEY SPRINGS — Jefferson finished ninth in the 14-team field that comprised the annual Max Horz wrestling tournament. The event was won by Loudoun County with 177.50 points. Handley was second with 157, followed by Independence (148) and James Wood (147). Jefferson finished with 71 points and had its best finish from Chris Yenchko, who […]

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The West Virginia Sports Writers Association placed Jefferson’s Kiersten Barnholt on its Class AAA girl’s soccer all-state second team. The organization also selected Jefferson’s Rachel Ransom and Washington’s Kylie Nelson to its “honorable mention” list. The 13-player first-team had Erika Yohn, Maggie Snively, and Makayla Schmidt of Morgantown High, Charlie Lucente and Hayley Claudio of […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A Charleston police officer has been arrested on drunken driving charges, and police say he’s been placed on administrative leave along with another officer who was in the vehicle with him. Charleston Police Chief Brent Webster says Huntington police arrested Cpl. Steven “Matt” Webb early Sunday after the vehicle he was driving […]

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