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Mega Millions lottery jackpot now estimated at $586 million
What would you do if money were no object? You could have anything you ever wanted and the fear of not getting bills paid would be a thing of the past. For that to happen you’d have to find a magic lamp or be born to a rich family, right?
Judge rules NSA data collection efforts likely unconstitutional
A federal judge has for the first time ruled the National Security Agency’s once-secret policy of collecting the dialing records of all phone calls in the country probably violates the Constitution, a defeat for the government that could alter the political debate over the controversial program and set up an eventual review by the Supreme Court.
Children, volunteers alike share joy of Christmas at Wyoming Toy Fund party
More children qualified for an invitation to the Wyoming County Toy Fund party Sunday in Wyoming County East High School, while donations of cash and used toys were down this year, according to organizers.
Sweep nets 54 sex offenders for failing to comply with registration law
A four-day cooperative effort among West Virginia State Police, the U.S. Marshal’s Southern District Office and Booth Goodwin, U.S. attorney general for the Southern District of West Virginia, netted 54 sex offenders who had failed to comply with the law on mandatory registration.
Manchin bill would keep volunteer firefighters out of Affordable Care Act
Sen. Joe Manchin has teamed up with a handful of other senators to present a bill that would keep volunteer fire departments and their firefighters out of the federal Affordable Care Act.
It may not be many children’s idea of a birthday present, but for 8-year-old Brayden Thompson, walking into a room filled with dog and cat food was exactly what he wanted this year.
Raleigh designation gets federal funds to fight drug abuse
Raleigh County will join 17 other West Virginia counties in the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA), meaning law enforcement agencies will be able to receive up to $150,000 in federal funds to combat the growing drug abuse problem plaguing the area.
Sheriff believes local law enforcement may have averted incident ‘like Columbine’
Raleigh County Sheriff Steve Tanner said Friday that swift action from local law enforcement Dec. 1 may have prevented “something like Columbine” from happening at Shady Spring High School.
Deputies arrested two Shady Spring High School students for making terroristic threats against the school. Both are minors, and it is the policy of The Register-Herald not to publish the names of minors charged with crimes.
Audit: W.Va. DMV needs more online services
The West Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles should offer more services to the public online, including vehicle registration renewals that many other states have offered for more than a decade, according to a legislative audit.
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