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Prosecutor says videos disqualify Williams as witness

wvgazette.com — It would be almost impossible for a Charleston police officer suspended after allegedly making racially insensitive videos to be called as a witness in a criminal case - especially one involving a black defendant, according to Kanawha County Prosecuting Attorney Charles Miller. Lt.
Dec 22, 2014

RT @wvgazette: Prosecutor says videos disqualify Williams as witness - By Kate White It would be almost impossible for a Charlest... ow.ly/2SpFXN

Dec 21, 2014

RT @wvgazette: Prosecutor says videos disqualify Williams as witness - By Kate White It would be almost impossible for a Charlest... ow.ly/2SpFXN

Police search for suspects in South Hills home invasion

wvgazette.com — Joe Fowler Shane R. Thompson Charleston Police are looking for four men in connection with an armed home invasion that happened in South Hills Sunday morning, emergency officials said. At around 9 a.m., three men broke into a home on Gordon Drive, according to a criminal complaint filed in magistrate court.
Dec 21, 2014

RT @vicburkhammer: Police search for suspects in South Hills home invasion (Sent from Gazette) wvgazette.com/article/201412…

Dec 21, 2014

Police search for suspects in South Hills home invasion (Sent from Gazette) wvgazette.com/article/201412…

Coal mining deaths nearing record low Improved figures coincide with drop in Appalachian coal output

wvgazette.com — Less than five years after an explosion fueled by excess coal dust killed 29 men deep inside a West Virginia underground mine, the nation's coal mines are on pace for a record low in work-related deaths. Federal mine safety officials credit changes they've made since the Upper Big Branch disaster in April 2010.
Dec 21, 2014

RT @wvgazette: Coal mining deaths nearing record low Improved figures coincide with drop in Appalachian coal output ow.ly/2SpJq4

Police say increased scrutiny exacerbating recruiting problems

wvgazette.com — In the era of 24/7 media, young people who grow up regularly hearing about accusations of police brutality or racial profiling aren't as interested in police work, according to the police officers trying to recruit them.
Dec 21, 2014

RT @erinbeckwv: Several police officers across WV said youth have lost interest in the career because of intensified scrutiny. wvgazette.com/article/201412…

WVU defense turns over N.C. State 83-69

wvgazette.com — West Virginia leads the nation in steals and offensive rebounds and Saturday night at Madison Square Garden North Carolina State found out what a lethal combination that can be. Shoot, even just one part of the equation made a world of difference.

WVU forces 16 turnovers, leads Wolfpack at halftime by 9

wvgazette.com — NEW YORK -- West Virginia cranked up its pressure defense midway through the first half tonight to take at least temporary control of its Gotham Classic game with North Carolina State at Madison Square Garden. The Mountaineers trailed 11-6 at one point, but went on runs of 9-2 and 21-6 to take control.

Ex-Kanawha prosecutor removed from state employees’ retirement system

wvgazette.com — Mark Plants, who was removed as Kanawha County's prosecuting attorney last month, was permanently removed from the state public employees' retirement system this week. Plants, who faces two misdemeanor domestic violence-related charges, committed malfeasance in office and neglect of duty and could no longer do the job he was elected to do, a three-judge panel ruled in October.
Dec 21, 2014

Ex-Kanawha prosecutor removed from state employees’ retirement system wvgazette.com/article/201412…

Boca Raton Bowl notebook: Doc, Pitt unlikely to fit

wvgazette.com — Let the record show that Doc Holliday is on Florida soil and he's wearing kelly-green Marshall gear. That latter is very likely to remain the same after Holliday and his Thundering Herd depart here. With speculation underway on who will replace Paul Chryst at Pittsburgh, the fifth-year Marshall coach is attracting attention.

Mitch Vingle: A Super Bowl ref and holiday notes

wvgazette.com — (God Rest) Ye (Merry Gentlemen) olde notebook: n Back in October, I wrote of an idea tossed out there by the ever-trending Oliver Luck. At a show I put on in Cross Lanes, he pointed at NFL games on the TV screens and noted they aren't officiated by American Conference refs.
Dec 20, 2014

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Hewitt closes Herd career with MVP season

wvgazette.com — It seems like an eternity ago, but Neville Hewitt entered his senior season with one hefty question mark hovering over him. That question took on the shape of the bar used in the bench press. "When he came back [from surgery], he wasn't nearly as strong as he had been," said Marshall coach Doc Holliday.

Feds: Southern’s wealth has ‘disappeared’ since Freedom chemical leak

wvgazette.com — CHRIS DORST | Gazette file Federal prosecutors Thursday asked that Gary Southern be forced to post a secured bond, saying that $7 million of the former Freedom Industries president's personal wealth had "dissipated or disappeared," creating a concern that Southern might flee before he can be tried on criminal Clean Water Act and bankruptcy fraud charges.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @Kenwardjr: New @wvgazette Feds say some of wealth of Freedom's Gary Southern has 'disappeared' since chemical leak wvgazette.com/article/201412…

Dec 18, 2014

Feds say $7M of exec's wealth has "disappeared" since chemical leak tainted WVa drinking water. HT @Kenwardjr wvgazette.com/article/201412…

Dec 18, 2014

RT @Kenwardjr: New @wvgazette Feds say some of wealth of Freedom's Gary Southern has 'disappeared' since chemical leak wvgazette.com/article/201412…

Dec 18, 2014

New @wvgazette Feds say some of wealth of Freedom's Gary Southern has 'disappeared' since chemical leak wvgazette.com/article/201412…