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SHENANDOAH JUNCTION — On Monday, the Jefferson County school board accepted the resignation of Jefferson High School varsity head football coach Richard Mills. Mills had earlier tendered his resignation but it only became official with its acceptance at Monday’s Board meeting. In his nine seasons at Jefferson, Mills had a 28-54 overall record. His 2004 […]

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MONTCALM (AP) — West Virginia State Police are investigating a fatal police shooting in Mercer County. Sheriff Don Meadows says a deputy responding to a domestic violence call in Montcalm shot a man Saturday night. Meadows tells the Bluefield Daily Telegraph that the man confronted the deputy with a weapon and ignored repeated requests to […]

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PINCH (AP) — Police say Kanawha County sheriff’s deputies fatally shot a man after he fired a pistol at them. The shooting occurred around 5 p.m. Saturday at a residence near Pinch. The sheriff’s department says in a news release that two deputies went to the residence in response to a report of a violent […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Three West Virginia college leaders have joined a national call for stricter gun laws. University of Charleston President Ed Welch, Bethany College President Scott Miller and Davis & Elkins Chancellor Michael Mihaylo are among more than 300 college leaders nationwide who’ve signed an open letter calling for stricter laws. The effort was […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A former reporter and news director is returning to West Virginia Public Broadcasting to serve at its new executive director. The State Educational Broadcasting Authority voted Thursday to hire Scott Finn at a salary of $80,000. He replaces retiring director Dennis Adkins on Feb. 1. Adkins had been at odds with the […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The price tag for Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s second inauguration is expected to cost far less than his predecessor’s activities in 2009. Initial estimates put the fundraising tab for the January inauguration at about $400,000. Official figures won’t be filed with the Secretary of State’s office until after final bills are paid. […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — State public health officials say fewer than 1,400 cases of flu have been confirmed across West Virginia, but they’re continuing to monitor the situation. Public Health Commissioner Marian Swinker said Friday that flu-like symptoms are widespread, with more than 15,000 people telling doctors they were ill last month and nearly 4,400 reporting […]

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — West Virginia University police need help identifying the rightful owner of an urn believed to contain human ashes. Capt. Phil Scott says it’s been outdoors on a wooded lot for a while. But Scott says it’s not related to another case in which cremains were stolen from a vehicle. Barrackville resident Fritz […]

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Democrats look for replacements following sheriff’s resignation

Shirley is expected to change his plea on Monday BRYAN CLARK Spirit Staff EDITOR’S NOTE: Following the publication of this article, the Jefferson County Commission has altered the process by which it will choose a replacement for ex-Sheriff Robert “Bobby” Shirley. The County Commission will now directly advertize the position and accept applications. Though applicants […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A Kanawha County man has been sentenced to probation and community service for his two children’s excessive absences from school. The Daily Mail reports that Craig Rogers of Clendenin received the punishment Wednesday in Kanawha County Circuit Court. Rogers was sentenced to 60 days of probation and 10 days of community service, […]

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