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Three adults have been arrested in connection with the 2018 death of an 8-year-old Oak Hill girl, Fayette County Magistrate Court clerks reported Tuesday.

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West Virginia University men’s basketball coach Bob Huggins and previous award recipient Charley Houck provided the humor at the YMCA’s 28th annual Spirit of Beckley awards dinner at the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center on Monday night. But this year’s co-honorees – Little General St… Read more

Fayette County Urban Renewal Authority weighed its options for the future of Wolf Creek Park and New Roots Community Farm during a public meeting Monday night. Read more

The following calls were made to police agencies on Dec. 8; however, the call may have resulted in something other than what was originally reported. Read more

washington — Here’s a look at how area members of Congress voted over the previous week. Read more

charleston — West Virginia Commissioner of Agriculture Kent Leonhardt testified before the U.S. Senate’s Committee on Environment and Public Works Wednesday as the key expert witness on the current status of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), as well as the captive cervid industry. Read more

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PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — The Saudi gunman who killed three people at the Pensacola naval base had apparently gone on Twitter shortly before the shooting to blast U.S. support of Israel and accuse America of being anti-Muslim, a U.S. official said Sunday as the FBI confirmed it is operating on … Read more

Beckley Dance Theatre School and Beckley Performing Arts presented their classic and cherished Christmas ballet “The Nutcracker” on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Woodrow Wilson High School Auditorium in Beckley. Read more

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department's internal watchdog will release a highly anticipated report Monday that is expected to reject President Donald Trump’s claims that the Russia investigation was illegitimate and tainted by political bias from FBI leaders. But it is also expected to do… Read more

The following calls were made to police agencies on Dec. 7; however, the call may have resulted in something other than what was originally reported. Read more

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PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — The Saudi student who fatally shot three sailors at a U.S. naval base in Florida hosted a dinner party earlier in the week where he and three others watched videos of mass shootings, a U.S. official told The Associated Press on Saturday. Read more

The following calls were made to police agencies on Dec. 6; however, the call may have resulted in something other than what was originally reported. Read more

washington — U.S. Sens. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., joined a bipartisan bicameral group to introduce legislation with resources to pay for leave and cover the cost of day care, baby supplies, and other expenses associated with a new child. Read more

Applying for college financial aid can be tough, and one official from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) offered advice to West Virginia students on applying for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Read more

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A Beckley attorney and former state legislator is asking a Virginia-based company to repair damages that a Thursday blast reportedly caused to dozens of homes in Raleigh County. Read more

The following calls were made to police agencies on Dec. 5; however, the call may have resulted in something other than what was originally reported.  Read more

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Forever branded “a date which will live in infamy,” Dec. 7, 1941, saw a surprise attack by Japanese warplanes against the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor. The attack left more than 2,300 American service members dead and another 1,200 wounded. Read more

West Virginia University men's basketball coach Bob Huggins will be at the 32nd annual YMCA of Southern West Virginia's Spirit of Beckley Dinner on Monday, Dec. 9 to honor Little General Stores' Greg Darby and Cory Beasley, recipients of the 2019 Spirit of Beckley award. Read more

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PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — An aviation student from Saudi Arabia opened fire in a classroom at the Naval Air Station Pensacola on Friday morning, killing three people in an attack the Saudi government quickly condemned and that U.S. officials were investigating for possible links to terrorism. Read more

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This Week's Circulars

Obituaries

Col. John W. Clayborne, 92, of Crozet, VA, formerly of Mullens, WV, died November 28, 2019. Visit www.teaguefuneralhome.com for complete obituary.

Robert C. 'Bob', 93, of Spencer, WV, died Dec. 8, Bowers Hospice House, Beckley. Service 12 noon Friday, Dec. 13, at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer. Burial to follow at the Good Hope Cemetery near Reedy.

WEEKLY POLL

Should city lease the Raleigh Playhouse & Theatre?

Should city lease Raleigh Playhouse & Theatre? When Raleigh Playhouse and Theatre’s owners announced that it would close operations immediately, Beckley Mayor Rob Rappold stepped forward and said the city was working on a lease agreement to keep the theater open. Do you agree or disagree with the mayor’s plan to keep the theater open?

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