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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.
Thompson to depart house speaker post
Rick Thompson is abandoning his post as speaker of the House of Delegates to accept a cabinet-level job in the Tomblin administration as head of the Department of Veterans Assistance.
Thompson’s departure is likely to trigger a scramble to succeed him as speaker, with a number of Democrats expected to jockey for the post.
W.Va. House speaker to take Cabinet post
Sources tell The Associated Press that House Speaker Richard Thompson is leaving the Legislature to join Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s Cabinet.
At least 6 confirmed dead in Texas tornadoes
A rash of tornados slammed into several small communities in North Texas overnight, leaving at least six people dead, dozens more injured and hundreds homeless. The violent spring storm scattered bodies, flattened homes, threw trailers onto cars.
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