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St. Albans woman pleads guilty to 2014 murder

Jessica May Wilson on Friday morning pleaded guilty to the January 2014 murder of Nancy Burdette-Lynch.

“I knew Tim (Shaffer) was going over to rob her,” Wilson, 29, said during her plea. Shaffer, 30, plead guilty to the murder in...

Boil-water advisory

The Raleigh County Public Service District has lifted the boil-water advisory issued for customers of the Odd System – from England Court to and including Riffes Branch.

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Friday cartoon

Lawsuits accuse state hospital of age discrimination

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Two former workers at Mon General Hospitals say they were forced out of their jobs in favor of younger employees.

The Dominion Post reports that 61-year-old Concetta Chipps and 59-year-old Mary Alkire made the claim...

Benwood Roman Catholic church to be razed after fire, rebuilt

BENWOOD, W.Va. – The Roman Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston says the fire-gutted St. John Catholic Church in Benwood will be razed and replaced.

Diocese spokesman Bryan Minor says an engineering report concludes the church is too...

Romney to silence emergency whistle overnight

ROMNEY, W.Va. – Romney’s fire whistle is going silent between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.

The fire whistle is for Romney’s volunteer fire department. In rural areas, fire whistles are used to warn residents of a natural disaster or...

Review: ‘Longest Ride’ is indeed long
Review: ‘Longest Ride’ is indeed long

The pretty coed doesn't want to go, doesn't seeing herself “as a rodeo gal.” But her sorority sisters insist she ogle the “easy on the eyes” cowboys with them.

He rides a bull, falls off and loses his hat. She picks it...

’Furious 7’ is expected to stay on top of box office race
’Furious 7’ is expected to stay on top of box office race

LOS ANGELES - Fueled by a robust opening week at the box office, “Furious 7” is expected to accelerate past newcomer “The Longest Ride” this weekend.

The action film will probably drop about 50 percent to 60 percent in...

1 dead, homes destroyed in tiny Illinois town after tornado
1 dead, homes destroyed in tiny Illinois town after tornado

FAIRDALE, Ill. (AP) – A tornado hit the tiny northern Illinois town of Fairdale, killing one person, injuring seven and sweeping homes off their foundations, as part of a storm system that pummeled a large swath of the country.

A 67-year-...

Cops: Man shoots Census Bureau guard, leads police on chase
Cops: Man shoots Census Bureau guard, leads police on chase

WASHINGTON (AP) – A man kidnapped a woman, fatally shot a Census Bureau guard and led police on a car chase through Maryland and Washington, before authorities cornered him in an exchange of gunfire that left the suspect and a police officer...

Funerals for: April 10, 2015

Atkinson, Martin Jr. 11 a.m., Taylor

Barnett, William 1 p.m., Dodd & Reed Funeral Home, Webster Springs.

Bragg, Ernestine C. 11 a.m., Matics Funeral Home, Clendenin.

Cotton, Delores 1 p.m.,...

Ruth A. Johnson

Ruth A. Johnson, 78, of Boomer, died April 8, 2015. O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, is in charge of arrangements.

Karl V. Taylor Sr.

Karl (with a "K") V. Taylor Sr., 89, of Robson, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 8, 2015. He was the son of the late Cooper and Hattie Ford Taylor. Also preceding him in death were his stepson, Randy Stout; brothers, Kenneth, Bob,...

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