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Moments in Time: Coyle and Richardson
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Moments in Time: Coyle and Richardson

Charleston native defending MetLife in dispute with feds
Charleston native defending MetLife in dispute with feds

A Charleston native is at the forefront of a battle between the federal government and one of the largest financial institutions in the country.

On Thursday, insurance giant MetLife Inc. said the federal Financial Stability Oversight Council had ...

Santa Claus rides into town (photos)
Santa Claus rides into town (photos)

Flu outbreak closes Tyler County schools

MIDDLEBOURNE, W.Va. (AP) – A flu outbreak in Tyler County has contributed to an early start to the Christmas holiday break for students.

Officials closed all schools in the county on Friday. West Virginia Department of Education...

W.Va. to get $211,000 in cramming settlement with T-Mobile

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia will receive $211,000 from T-Mobile US over billing for unauthorized charges.

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced the state’s portion of the settlement Friday.

The Federal Trade...

Review: Miracle on 34th Street cute but lacks classic charm

Though “Miracle on 34th Street” was billed as a “beloved holiday classic,” you might have found yourself disappointed if you went expecting something true to the 1947 film starring Maureen O’Hara.

Friday night...

Funerals for: December 20, 2014

Ashby, C.R. 1 p.m., Allens Fork Community Church, Sissonville.

Barker, Everett Jr. 1 p.m., Morning Star House of Prayer, Ridgeview.

Burnett, Cora 11 a.m., St. Mary's United Methodist Church, Beckley....

Lorus "Jack" Hickman

Loris "Jack" Hickman, of St. Albans, died Fri., Dec. 19, 2014. Service will be 1 p.m. Mon., Dec. 22, at Teays Valley Missionary Baptist Church, Hurricane. The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service. Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home,...

Anna Lee Smith

Anna Lee Smith, 82, of Point Pleasant, died Dec. 18, 2014. Service will be 11 a.m. Mon., Dec. 22, at Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Sun., Dec. 21, at the funeral home location. Arrangements are under the...

Reba Boggs

Reba Jewel Boggs, 81, died Dec. 16, 2014. Service will be 1 p.m. Sun., Dec. 21, at Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel, Beckley. Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to the service.

Mary Thomas

Mary Hazel Thomas, 72, of Marlinton, died Dec. 19, 2014. Service will be 2 p.m. Sun., Dec. 21, at VanReenen Funeral Home, Marlinton. Friends may call two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.

Gerald Maxwell

Gerald Martin Maxwell, 28, of Charleston, died Dec. 18, 2014. Preston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Douglas Baisden

Douglas Gene Baisden, 61, of East Bank, died Dec. 19, 2014. Service will be 1 p.m. Mon., Dec. 22, at Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet. Friends may call two hours prior to the service.

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