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A century later, World War I Christmas truce a flicker of humanity in a landscape of horror
A century later, World War I Christmas truce a flicker of humanity in a landscape of horror

PLOEGSTEERT, Belgium — With British and German forces separated only by a no-man’s land littered with fallen comrades, sounds of a German Christmas carol suddenly drifted across the frigid air: “Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht”...

A century later, World War I Christmas truce a flicker of humanity in a landscape of horror
A century later, World War I Christmas truce a flicker of humanity in a landscape of horror

PLOEGSTEERT, Belgium — With British and German forces separated only by a no-man’s land littered with fallen comrades, sounds of a German Christmas carol suddenly drifted across the frigid air: “Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht” ...

North Korea proposes joint investigation of Sony Pictures hack
North Korea proposes joint investigation of Sony Pictures hack

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea on Saturday proposed a joint investigation with the U.S. into the hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, warning of “serious” consequences if Washington rejects a probe that it...

Protective order blocks Williams videos from being shown
Protective order blocks Williams videos from being shown

Racially charged videos involving a Charleston police officer and his daughter are now prohibited from being disclosed or disseminated to the public, according to a protective order issued Friday.

The order, signed by Kanawha Circuit Judge...

Recycling center reduces types of plastic accepted
Recycling center reduces types of plastic accepted

Residents will only be permitted to recycle plastics Nos. 1 and 2 at Slack Street

Land Trust wants to improve South Hills nature preserve
Land Trust wants to improve South Hills nature preserve

Land trust asks Parks Commission to allow updates at 52-acre property

Marshall mourns president Stephen Kopp
Marshall mourns president Stephen Kopp

A single dozen white roses graced the Marshall University Memorial Fountain Thursday, a silent expression mourning the loss of school President Stephen Kopp, who ...

Ky. company awarded contract for Coalfields Expressway project

By the end of 2018, residents in Wyoming County will be able to drive on a four-lane highway from Mullens to the West Virginia Turnpike at Beckley as the next section of the Coalfields Expressway is complete.

Friday, the West Virginia Department ...

St. Albans swears in new patrolman

St. Albans Mayor Dick Callaway swore in a new patrolman, Jonathan David Puffenbarger, as Puffenbarger’s family and city council looked on.

Puffenbarger, 30, of Belle, is a 2002 graduate of Riverside High School. His father is a retired...

Survey: WV rates low for must-see destinations

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A survey commissioned by the West Virginia Division of Tourism says the state rates low for having must-see destinations.

Among other things, the survey shows the state rates low for being exciting, unique and for ...

Frank Jezioro, W.Va. Natural Resources director, to retire

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Division of Natural Resources director Frank Jezioro is retiring at the end of the year.

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced Jezioro’s retirement on Friday in a news release. Tomblin says Jezioro...

ACLU brief backs media challenge of WV gag order

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The ACLU is supporting news organizations challenging a gag order in an ex-coal executive’s criminal case.

On Thursday, the American Civil Liberties Union of West Virginia Foundation filed a brief...

Boy sends $1 allowance to help save UAB football

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — A 5-year-old Ohio boy hoping to save the football program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham has donated his entire allowance, sending a $1 bill with a handwritten note of support.

His parents tell ...

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Education

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