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Egypt: Army tightens grip as ultimatum passes
Egypt’s military moved to tighten its control of key institutions Wednesday, putting officers in the newsroom of state TV, in preparation for an almost certain push to remove President Mohammed Morsi with the expiration of an afternoon deadline.
WVU, VT to renew football series
"It just made sense."
That was the sentiment of both WVU athletic director Oliver Luck and Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer upon announcing the renewal of a football series between the two schools, who will once again battle for the Black Diamond Trophy.
- Pineville hostage situation resolved
Supreme Court clears way for gay marriage in Calif
The Supreme Court has cleared the way for same-sex marriage in California by holding that defenders of California's gay marriage ban did not have the right to appeal lower court rulings striking down the ban.
Raleigh BOE votes down proposed student drug testing policy 3-2
By a 3-2 vote the Raleigh County Board of Education voted down a proposed student drug-testing policy at its regular meeting Tuesday evening.
Raleigh County man shot dead after firing at police officers
A Jonben man was fatally shot by law enforcement officials Friday after allegedly holding his home confinement officer hostage at gunpoint and opening fire on deputies, Raleigh County Sheriff Steve Tanner reported.
Beckley Council will take no further action against Pugh
After seeking outside legal guidance to determine whether Beckley Common Council could remove Mayor Emmett Pugh from office, Councilmen-at-Large Tim Berry and Cedric Robertson have recommended that no further action should be taken against the mayor.
Although they have elected not to take action to remove the mayor from office, the two said according to their attorney, they had a right to do so.
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.
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