The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

State News

February 20, 2013

W.Va. news briefs

Goodwin rules out 2014 run for W.Va. Senate seat

CHARLESTON (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Carte Goodwin won’t run in 2014 when former colleague and senior Sen. Jay Rockefeller retires.

Goodwin tells The Associated Press that he’s ruled out seeking either that seat or the West Virginia congressional seat of Rep. Shelley Moore Capito. The 2nd District Republican earlier announced plans to run for U.S. Senate in 2014.

Goodwin’s decision removes a leading contender in the Democratic quest to recruit candidates for these two races.

Goodwin tells AP that working in Washington, D.C., and seeing his wife and their two young children only on weekends doesn’t appeal to him at this time.

Goodwin served in the Senate in 2010 following the death of Sen. Robert C. Byrd. The 38-year-old was appointed in 2011 to a commission studying U.S. trade relations with China.


W.Va. man sentenced in crash that killed deputy

WAYNESBURG, Pa. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a West Virginia man to between 25 and 50 years in prison for the death of a sheriff’s deputy during a chase that strayed into Pennsylvania.

District attorney Marjorie Fox said Tuesday that 36-year-old Jerod Green, of Morgantown, will be eligible for parole after 25 years. Green was convicted of third-degree murder last year.

Police were chasing Green last February after a hit-and-run accident. He then crashed into Monongalia County Sgt. Todd May in the median of Interstate 79 in southwestern Pennsylvania.

Investigators say Green had a blood-alcohol level more than twice the legal limit and was traveling almost 100 mph when the crash occurred.


Marshall med school expands Mingo services

HUNTINGTON (AP) — Marshall University’s medical school is expanding specialty health care services at a clinic in Mingo County.

Nephrologist Dr. Joseph I. Shapiro began seeing patients at the Larry Joe Harless Community and Health Center in Gilbert on Monday. Nephrology concerns the study and treatment of kidney disease.

Physicians with the Marshall medical school have provided cardiology and endocrinology services at the clinic since 2012.

Shapiro is dean of the Joan. C. Edwards School of Medicine.

The clinic is part of a statewide initiative to provide health care to the most rural areas of the state.

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