The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

State News

September 1, 2012

W.Va. news briefs

Young girl dies after bing left in hot ca

PARKERSBURG (AP) — Young girl dies after being left in hot car

A Wood County girl is dead after she was left in a hot car.

Sheriff Jeff Sandy told media outlets that the girl was found in the car around 5:30 p.m. Thursday near Aqua Isles Trailer Court.

The temperature Thursday reached 89 degrees.

Sandy said the girl was 2 or 3 years old. He didn’t identify her.

Police haven’t determined how long the girl was in the car.

The investigation is continuing. No charges have been filed.


WVU sets new traffic pattern after games

MORGANTOWN (AP) — Fans heading to the West Virginia-Marshall game today will see a new traffic pattern as they leave the stadium.

WVU says the postgame traffic pattern will be used after every home football game this season.

WVU says Don Nehlen Drive will be a one-way street leading away from Milan Puskar Stadium to W.Va. 705. Two of the three lanes will turn right onto northbound W.Va. 705 leading to the Mileground and Interstates 68 and 79. The left lane on Don Nehlen Drive will turn onto southbound W.Va. 705.

Medical Center Drive in front of WVU’s Ruby Memorial Hospital also will become a one-way street after games. Fans will exit in a particular direction depending on where they are parked.


Flags to be raised, lowered for astronaut

CHARLESTON (AP) — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has ordered flags at state facilities displayed at half-staff in honor of former astronaut Neil Armstrong.

Armstrong, the first person to walk on the moon, died last Saturday. He was 82.

Because U.S. and state flags are already at half-staff in honor of slain state trooper Marshall Lee Bailey, the governor ordered that they be raised to full staff at sunrise Friday and then immediately lowered to half-staff. The flags will remain at half-staff until further notice by the governor.

A private memorial service for Armstrong was scheduled for Friday in Cincinnati.

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