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Streets relatively calm after officer’s acquittal in fatal Ohio shootings
Streets relatively calm after officer’s acquittal in fatal Ohio shootings

CLEVELAND — The streets largely remained calm Sunday morning after police in riot gear made numerous arrests overnight of protesters angered by a patrolman’s acquittal in the deaths of two unarmed black suspects in a barrage of police...

Streets relatively calm after officer’s acquittal in fatal Ohio shootings
Streets relatively calm after officer’s acquittal in fatal Ohio shootings

CLEVELAND — The streets largely remained calm Sunday morning after police in riot gear made numerous arrests overnight of protesters angered by a patrolman’s acquittal in the deaths of two unarmed black suspects in a barrage of police...

Doubts on source of fatal shots leads to officer’s acquittal
Doubts on source of fatal shots leads to officer’s acquittal

CLEVELAND — A white patrolman who fired down through the windshield of a suspect’s car at the end of a 137-shot barrage that left the two unarmed black occupants dead was acquitted Saturday of criminal charges by a judge who said he...

‘Bold’ Ireland votes to legalize gay marriage in landslide
‘Bold’ Ireland votes to legalize gay marriage in landslide

DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland’s citizens have voted in a landslide to legalize gay marriage, electoral officials announced Saturday — a stunningly lopsided result that illustrates what Catholic leaders and rights activists alike called a...

Mentoring program helps W.Va. students prepare for college
Mentoring program helps W.Va. students prepare for college

BRADSHAW, W.Va. (AP) — Rayven Bailey and Emmilea Hatfield have their futures all mapped out after high school: get a college degree and come home to struggling McDowell County to try to make life a little less rough for the next generation....

W.Va. Senate president to be Coca Cola 600 honorary starter
W.Va. Senate president to be Coca Cola 600 honorary starter

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Senate President Bill Cole will be the honorary starter for the Coca Cola 600 NASCAR race this weekend in Charlotte, North Carolina.

At the Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday, the Mercer County...

West Virginia museums to let military members in for free

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Several West Virginia attractions are participating in the National Endowment for the Arts initiative to offer free admission to active-duty military members and their families.

The Blue Star Museums program...

Cable TV series ‘American Genius’ debuting June 1

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A cable TV miniseries filmed in West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle will debut next month.

The state Film Office says the eight-part series “American Genius” will premiere on June 1 on the...

W.Va. Film Office holding production seminar

FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) — A training seminar for people wanting to become production coordinators in the film industry is set for next month in Fairmont.

The West Virginia Film Office will hold the seminar June 19 and 20 at the I-79...

Sink hole opens on Mo. golf course
Sink hole opens on Mo. golf course

BRANSON, Mo. — A big sinkhole discovered Friday near the driving range of a southwest Missouri golf course is attracting the attention of geological experts.

The hole, which is 80 feet wide and 35 feet deep in some places, was created by...

Alpha, Murray Energy set to lay off more than 2,200 miners

Two of West Virginia’s largest coal operators are set to lay off more than 2,200 miners in separate announcements today.

Alpha Natural Resources Inc. announced Friday afternoon it had notified 439 employees of its Rockspring Development...

Restoration of state veterans memorial in Charleston nears completion
Restoration of state veterans memorial in Charleston nears completion

After a year of being periodically fenced off due to restoration work, the West Virginia Veterans Memorial at the state Capitol Complex will be open to the public on Monday for Memorial Day.

While the $1.6 million renovation is not yet complete, ...

Prosecutor: 6 officers indicted in death of Freddie Gray
Prosecutor: 6 officers indicted in death of Freddie Gray

BALTIMORE — All six officers charged in the police-custody death of Freddie Gray were indicted by a grand jury, a prosecutor said Thursday.

The indictments were very similar to the charges Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby...

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