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Pining for Christmas (photo)
KENNY KEMP | Sunday Gazette-Mail Adam Truman pulls a white pine tree to the bailer Saturday so it c
Pining for Christmas (photo)

Pining for Christmas (photo)
Pining for Christmas (photo)

Abuse complaints piled up against Harrison County school

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A former Harrison County boarding school for troubled youth was named in more than a dozen complaints of abuse and mistreatment over the past five years, one involving a student who...

Will “Normal Barbie” find a “Normal Ken”?

Now that a “Normal Barbie” doll has debuted, featuring realistic body dimensions with optional stretch marks and acne patch accessories, Barbie’s buff BFF Ken must be getting pretty nervous.

Proportions for the new Lammily...

 Herd survives UAB, 23-18

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., -- Marshall's defense not only scored the go-ahead touchdown, but got the game-winning stop at its 11-yard line as it survived with a 23-18 win over Alabama-Birmingham.

Jermaine Holmes was credited with the stop on a direct...

 Herd leads UAB 17-6 at half

Rakeem Cato threw two touchdowns, a 28-yarder to Tommy Shuler and a 43-yard highlight-reel throw to Angelo Jean-Louis to give Marshall a 17-6 lead over Alabama-Birmingham at the half.

Cato extended his streak of consecutive games with a...

Jones, Rozier lead Louisville past Marshall 85-67
Jones, Rozier lead Louisville past Marshall 85-67

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Chris Jones scored 18 points and backcourt mate Terry Rozier added 17 as No. 7 Louisville overcame poor shooting to beat Marshall 85-67 Friday night.

Forward Wayne Blackshear had 16...

Funerals for: November 22, 2014

Belcher, James 3 p.m., Lovers Leap Baptist Church, Ansted.

Bostic, Sandra K. 1 p.m., Groves Funeral Home Chapel, Union.

Calhoun, Jamaal A. Noon, Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor Chapel, Beckley....

William Wiggins

William "Big Apple" Wiggins, 86, of Dunbar, died Nov. 20, 2014. Service will be 1 p.m. Tues., Nov. 25, at First Baptist Church, 432 Shrewsbury St., Charleston. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church. Preston Funeral Home is in...

Arla Mae Smarr

Arla Mae Smarr, 84, of Elkview, died Nov. 19, 2014. Per Arla's wishes, there will be no service.

Freddie Hager

Freddie Hager, 72, of Hamlin, died Nov. 21, 2014. Service will be 2 p.m. Sun., Nov. 23, at Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin with visitation one hour prior to the service. Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin is handling arrangements.

Anna Cunningham
Anna Cunningham

Anna D. Cunningham, 87, of Hurricane, died Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at Hubbard Hospice House, after an extended illness.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Hansel Hank and Mary F. Kessel; sisters, Wanda L. Basham and Willa D. Davis....

John Harris

John J. Harris, 76, of 50 Summit Circle, Sutton, formerly of Falls Mills, went home to be with his loving wife, Carolyn Ruth (Weiss) Harris, November 20, 2014. She preceded him in death on April 29, 2008. John was born April 16, 1938, in Springfield,...


UPDATE: Official says slain Florida State gunman was an alumnus, law school grad
Mountaineer, K-State defenses in spotlight tonight