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White's exit from speaker's race leaves gavel in Miley's hands
Finance Chairman Harry Keith White exited the race Friday for speaker of the House of Delegates, leaving the gavel in the hands of Tim Miley, after weeks-long jockeying for the right to use the No. 3 license plate in West Virginia.
While he is the heir-apparent to outgoing Speaker Rick Thompson, the nine-year delegate and chairman of the judiciary committee still spoke cautiously about Tuesday’s special session, called exclusively for the House.
Bolen named assistant coach at East Tennessee State
When Mountain State University lost its general accreditation last year, head basketball coach Bob Bolen was among many that were left without a job.
However, as expected, he landed on his feet.
The lifelong Beckley resident and former head coach at MSU has officially been named an assistant coach at East Tennessee State. The move, which had been rumored for weeks, was announced by the school Friday morning.
UPDATED: Pugh, Ethics Commission reach settlement agreement
Beckley Mayor Emmett Pugh will step down from his post effective Dec. 31, as part of a settlement agreement with the West Virginia Ethics Commission.
UPDATE: Suspect in Monroe murder in custody
State Police captured a suspect late Tuesday afternoon wanted in connection with the murder of a Monroe County man who had been missing for several days.
A police spokesperson said Joshua Neal Hubbard was brought in about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, following a search in Monroe and Greenbrier counties that began Monday and continued throughout the day Tuesday.
Kiss appointed secretary of W.Va. Department of Revenue
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced Robert "Bob" S. Kiss will join his administration as Cabinet Secretary of the West Virginia Department of Revenue. Kiss' appointment becomes effective July 1, 2013. In the interim, Jason Pizatella will serve as Acting Cabinet Secretary.
- Karen Bowling named DHHR secretary
Ways to help out the Oklahoma disaster victims
CNHI member newspaper The Norman Transcript has published a variety of ways that you can help those affected by the recent disaster in Oklahoma.
- Crews dig through the night after deadly tornado in Oklahoma
UPDATED, photos — Huge tornado hits Oklahoma City suburb, kills 37
A monstrous tornado at least a half-mile wide roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs Monday, flattening entire neighborhoods with winds up to 200 mph, setting buildings on fire and landing a direct blow on an elementary school. At least 37 people were reported killed.
RGH suspends heart stent procedures until Monday
Officials at Raleigh General Hospital issued a statement late Thursday afternoon indicating that “due to the unexpected unavailability of physician coverage,” cardiac stent procedures won’t be available to area residents at the Beckley facility until Monday, May 20.
No other details were provided by hospital officials.
Interventional cardiac care procedures were launched at RGH in November 2009 to serve a growing need for angioplasty lab services in Southern West Virginia.
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