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Two convicted in connection with three-state robbery spree

wvgazette.com — Two men involved in a three-state robbery spree that included a 2012 South Hills robbery in which the victim as shot and stabbed were convicted by a federal jury this week on charges of conspiracy and obstruction of justice. U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin said Darell E. Gillespie, 29, of Smyrna, Georgia and Jamaa I.
Jan 29, 2015

Two convicted in federal court with three-state robbery spree including '12 South Hills robbery, shooting. wvgazette.com/article/201501…

Secretive conservative group holds $25K fundraiser at Edgewood

wvgazette.com — How much would you donate to a brand new non-profit organization with no website, only one listed employee, a vague description of its purposes and only a PO box for an address? For as many as 18 people on Tuesday night, the answer was $25,000.
Jan 29, 2015

RT @davidlgutman: Covert conservative country club fundraiser, a haiku: 25,000? That's a real pricey dinner. Wonder what they ate. wvgazette.com/article/201501…

Jan 29, 2015

RT @davidlgutman: Covert conservative country club fundraiser, a haiku: 25,000? That's a real pricey dinner. Wonder what they ate. wvgazette.com/article/201501…

Jan 29, 2015

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Dave Hickman: For WVU basketball, beauty’s in the eye of the beholder

wvgazette.com — It's a torturous exercise watching this West Virginia basketball team play. Go ahead and admit it. It's OK. You agree too, right? Oh, sure, the results are quite satisfying for WVU and its fans. There's no denying that. Consider that last year the Mountaineers played 33 times and won 17.
Jan 29, 2015

Go ahead, it's OK to admit. Watching this #WVU basketball team is torturous. wvgazette.com/article/201501…

Jan 29, 2015

Dave Hickman: For WVU basketball, beauty's in the eye of the beholder (Sent from Gazette) wvgazette.com/article/201501…

Capital’s boys KO No. 2 Woodrow

wvgazette.com — Aalik "Boobie" Harris scored a game-high 19 points and backcourt mate Leandre' Rogers chipped in 11 points and a game-high six steals as Class AAA No. 8 Capital defeated No. 2 Woodrow Wilson 76-55 Wednesday night at Capital. The Cougars used an 11-2 run to close the first half and take control.

Knapper’s buzzer-beater lifts South Charleston over Huntington

wvgazette.com — Huntington didn't make many mistakes in the final minute against South Charleston Wednesday night, but a big one for the Highlanders was leaving six seconds on the clock - enough time for Brandon Knapper to do it to them again.
Jan 29, 2015

Knapper's buzzer-beater lifts South Charleston over Huntington (Sent from Gazette) wvgazette.com/article/201501…

Wilson flips, commits to WVU

wvgazette.com — It took a couple of days to become official, but West Virginia picked up its second commitment from this past weekend's visitors Wednesday morning when Coral Gables (Fla.) wide receiver Shaquery Wilson officially flipped his verbal commitment from Georgia to the Mountaineers. Wilson had long been on West Virginia's radar, receiving an offer in December of 2013.

SSAC keeps volleyball tournament in Charleston

wvgazette.com — SSAC keeps volleyball tournament in Charleston The SSAC Board of Directors Wednesday voted to keep the state volleyball tournament at the Charleston Civic Center, approving a four-year deal. The tournament has been held in Charleston since 2005, when it moved from Clarksburg.

Mitch Vingle: State football recruiting and WVU

wvgazette.com — We're a week away from the national letter-of-intent signing day, and coaches are scattered all about the country. There were reports Tuesday that West Virginia ace recruiter and defensive coordinator Tony Gibson was in Cincinnati to check on commitment David Long. (It was probably not a bad idea.
Jan 28, 2015

Are #Sooners looking at ’17 WR/LB Derrek Pitts from West Va? Cousin of Charles Tapper. Via @MitchVingle wvgazette.com/article/201501…

Pulitzer winner speaks at Festival of Ideas

wvgazette.com — Make peace with uncertainty, last year's winner of the Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction told several hundred people at the Clay Center on Tuesday night. It's necessary to protect public health, said Dan Fagin, who won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for his book, "Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation."
Jan 28, 2015

RT @RobByersWV: Nice to meet & hear from @danfagin during Festival of Ideas. Appreciate the kind words about @wvgazette, @Kenwardjr. http:…

WVU survives at Kansas State, 65-59

wvgazette.com — MANHATTAN, Kan. -- West Virginia won an odd game Tuesday night at Bramlage Coliseum. But regardless of the way it was won, the Mountaineers will take it. Shaking off an awful first half -- by both teams -- No.

NTSB: Systemic flaws in safety oversight of gas pipelines

wvgazette.com — The Associated Press WASHINGTON - Three powerful accidents in recent years -- including an explosion and fire that melted a highway in Kanawha County -- highlight weaknesses in the oversight of how natural gas providers maintain the largest pipelines in their networks, accident investigators said Tuesday as they issued more than two dozen safety recommendations.
Jan 27, 2015

RT @sszkotakap: The Charleston Gazette | NTSB: Systemic flaws in safety oversight of gas pipelines shar.es/1bTiVI via @sharethis

Jan 27, 2015

The Charleston Gazette | NTSB: Systemic flaws in safety oversight of gas pipelines shar.es/1bTiVI via @sharethis

Jan 27, 2015

RT @wvgazette: NTSB: Systemic flaws in safety oversight of gas pipelines - This image, provided by the West Virginia State Police... ow.ly/2TWHDA

Police investigating alleged rape at Capital High School

wvgazette.com — Charleston police are investigating an alleged rape at Capital High School, authorities said Tuesday. Lt. Steve Cooper, chief of detectives for the Charleston Police Department, said detectives were working on the case on Tuesday. He said he was limited in the amount of information he could release is limited, because the alleged victim is a juvenile.
Jan 28, 2015

The Charleston Gazette | Police investigating alleged rape at Capital High School shar.es/1bVTeL

Jan 27, 2015

RT @erinbeckwv: Charleston police are investigating an alleged rape at Capital High School. wvgazette.com/article/201501…

Mountaineers land ugly 65-59 win at K-State

wvgazette.com — The first half might have set records for artistic absence, if such a statistic were possible to record. The second half was a whole lot better, but still nothing to frame and send to the basketball Hall of Fame. In other words, it was just the sort of game West Virginia likes to play.
Jan 28, 2015

At the airport in Manhattan with K-State coach Bruce Weber, who couldn't sleep after this: wvgazette.com/article/201501…

Local start-up business is really testing the waters

wvgazette.com — MARTA TANKERSLEY HAYS | Gazette MARTA TANKERSLEY HAYS | Gazette The AgileAG team - which hopes to develop crowd-sourced sensor data devices, including one for testing the area water supply - is (from left) Thom Worlledge, Jack Smith, Brian Canterbury, Ben Blake and Das Mennon. Sarah Halstead was angry.
Jan 28, 2015

The Charleston Gazette | Local start-up business is really testing the waters wvgazette.com/article/201501…

Lyons’ WVU arrival on target

wvgazette.com — New West Virginia University athletic director Shane Lyons said on Tuesday he'll be in his Morgantown office and on the job this coming Monday. "I'm still in Tuscaloosa [Ala.] wrapping up some things, but I'm going to travel up over the weekend," Lyons told the Gazette.

House of Delegates clears ‘legal reform’ proposal

wvgazette.com — The Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The Republican-led House of Delegates passed a bill Tuesday changing legal protections when multiple parties are at fault in a lawsuit. Delegates voted 74-25 on a comparative fault bill Tuesday, with some Democrats crossing party lines.
Jan 28, 2015

Glad to see @JonathanMattise note lack of data, evidence on comparative fault bill, wvgazette.com/article/201501…. Should have been in lead though.

W.Va. lawmakers to take up ACA ‘kill bill’

wvgazette.com — CHARLESTON, W.Va. - West Virginia's Republican-controlled Legislature has fired its first salvo against the federal Affordable Care Act. Lawmakers plan to take up a GOP-backed bill Tuesday that would repeal a 2010 state law that set up a health insurance exchange that provides insurance to 19,800 West Virginians under the ACA.
Jan 27, 2015

RT @wvgazette: W.Va. lawmakers to take up ACA 'kill bill' - By Eric Eyre CHARLESTON, W.Va. - West Virginia's Republican-controlle... ow.ly/2TUnUS

Alternative teacher certification bill passes House committee

wvgazette.com — The West Virginia House Education Committee passed a bill Monday night that would allow Teach for America and new local and state school board-approved instructor education programs to provide alternatively certified teachers in the Mountain State. After a meeting that lasted from 3 to 9 p.m.
Jan 27, 2015

MT @RyanEQuinn: Bill that would open WV to Teach for America, other alt educator training passed House Ed Committee wvgazette.com/article/201501…

Tech to face Cottrill, high-powered Georgetown tonight

wvgazette.com — It's not like WVU Tech needed a whole lot to hype up its game against Georgetown College in Montgomery today. After all, the Tigers, who are the winningest program in NAIA men's basketball history with 1,749 victories, bring in a No. 17 ranking that will no doubt go up when the latest poll is released before tonight's 7 p.m.
Jan 26, 2015

Caught up with Noah Cottrill tonight... he's leading No. 17 Georgetown College into Montgomery to play Tech tomorrow. wvgazette.com/article/201501…