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  • Student Government Gives $1,000 to Leftist Group that Physically Attacked Conservative Students

    02/20/2017 12:23:43 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    The College Fix ^ | February 16, 2017 | Kaitlynn Critchfield - West Virginia University
    West Virginia University’s student government has approved funding for a leftist student group whose leader was recorded physically attacking members of a conservative group three weeks ago.The Left Alliance had also told the Turning Point USA chapter to leave its Jan. 25 meeting, a possible violation of the code for registered student organizations.Though the university’s Office of Student Conduct investigated Kelley Denham’s recorded aggression toward the conservative students and interviewed the parties, nothing public has come of it, leaving the Left Alliance’s campus status intact.The group proceeded to apply for a $1,000 grant from the Student Government Association, which would...
  • Hundreds apply for new jobs coming to Milton (West Virginia, 70+ openings)

    02/16/2017 9:40:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Herald-Dispatch | February 16, 2017 | Fred Pace
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.herald-dispatch.com/news/hundreds-apply-for-new-jobs-coming-to-milton/article_b4cbdc6d-4fd9-5ae2-9cbe-75777e662e2a.html
  • Man Arrested After Snorting Heroin, Passing Out with Child in Huntington (W.Va) Walmart

    02/03/2017 3:32:10 PM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    wowk ^ | Feb 3, 2017 | Joseph Fitzwater, Assignment Editor
    Officers have arrested a man after he was found unconscious in a Huntington Walmart with a young child Wednesday. Troopers responded the Walmart on U.S. Route 60 in Huntington on the evening of February 1st, 2017, where they discovered Nathan Ferguson had passed out in the electronics section of the store. Ferguson had a 1-year-old child with him when he passed out.
  • President Trump Sends Note on Coal to Sen. Capito (West Virginia)

    01/26/2017 7:14:33 PM PST · by Morgana · 27 replies
    wowk ^ | January 26, 2017 | Mark Curtis
    A handwritten note from President Trump to West Virginia Senator Shelly Moore Capito is generating a lot of buzz, especially on social media. Capito wrote asking for support on the Miner's Protection Act, stalled in Congress. The President wrote back, saying: "Shelley: Great I am all for the miners." The coal industry appreciates the response.
  • 66-Year-Old (sex offender) Inmate Killed in Mount Olive Complex

    01/24/2017 1:46:51 PM PST · by Morgana · 20 replies
    wowk ^ | January 23, 2017 | Joseph Fitzwater, Assignment Editor
    An inmate at the Mount Olive Correctional Complex was killed Sunday evening after an apparent assault by one or more fellow inmates. Eugene Robert Anderson, 66, was fatally injured around 6 p.m. Sunday in an outdoor recreation area.
  • Charleston (West Virginia) abortion clinic closes; only one left in WV

    01/21/2017 11:11:17 PM PST · by Morgana · 15 replies
    CHARLESTON GAZETTE ^ | January 20, 2017 | Lori Kersey ,
    West Virginia women who want an abortion are down to only one in-state choice now, as one of the states only two abortion clinics closed its doors earlier this week. Kanawha Surgicenter closed as of 5 p.m. Tuesday, according to a note posted on the door of the clinic in Charlestons Kanawha City. A woman who answered Dr. Gorli Harishs phone and said she is his wife said the family moved to California two years ago to be closer to their children and grandchildren. The doctor had been commuting to Charleston once a month to perform procedures and no longer...
  • Man Takes Police on Wild Chase Through Farm Field

    01/11/2017 1:39:46 PM PST · by Morgana · 7 replies
    wowk ^ | January 11, 2017 | Joseph Fitzwater, Assignment Editor
    The Milton Police Department, along with help from Barboursville Police, WV State Police, and the WV DNR has arrested a man after a wild police chase. According to a release, Milton Police asked to speak to Justin Brafford at a Marathon gas station. Instead of speaking with officers, Brafford sped off westbound on U.S. Route 60 in his pickup truck.
  • Homeless man, 23, 'hacked another vagrant with a machete, stomped on his head then.......

    01/09/2017 12:08:14 PM PST · by Morgana · 19 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | January 9, 2017 | Snejana Farberov For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Homeless man, 23, 'hacked another vagrant with a machete, stomped on his head then threw him into frigid river in snowball fight gone wrong' A homeless man from West Virginia has been charged in a brutal machete attack on another vagrant man, who was then hurled into a ice-cold river. The violent altercation occurred Sunday morning in the Kanawha City section of Charleston. Charleston police Lt. Steve Cooper says 23-year-old Brandon Thompson was charged with attempted murder and malicious wounding. According to Cooper, the victim, identified as 19-year-old Brandon Robinson, hasn't been located as of Monday morning and...
  • West Virginia Man Blames 7-Year-Old Child for Sexual Assault

    12/20/2016 11:37:36 AM PST · by Morgana · 36 replies
    wowk ^ | December 20, 2016 | Lacey Palmer, Assignment Editor
    FAIRMONT, WV - A Fairmont man was arrested Tuesday on sexual abuse charges after police said he told them a 7-year-old girl wanted to have sex with him. Brandon Coe, 20, sexually assaulted a 7-year-old, female relative, according to the West Virginia State Police Crimes Against Children Unit. Police said the girl told family members in November that she was assaulted by Coe in October.
  • Police: Notorious 86-Year-Old Jewel Thief Strikes Again

    12/14/2016 8:44:11 PM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    wowk ^ | December 14, 2016 | wowk
    ATLANTA (AP) -- An 86-year-old jewel thief who has kept jewelry sellers on their toes since the 1970s has struck again, police say - this time by slipping a $2,000 diamond necklace into her pocket. Doris Payne, who has been the subject of a documentary and casually said during an Associated Press interview earlier this year that "I was a thief," was arrested Tuesday at a Von Maur department store outside Atlanta. Payne was arrested after she put the necklace in her back pocket and tried to leave the store, Dunwoody police spokesman Mark Stevens said in an email. She...
  • Homeowner's sign to prostitutes: 'Do not walk by this house'

    12/01/2016 3:33:42 PM PST · by Morgana · 28 replies
    wowk ^ | December 1, 2016 | wowk
    BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (AP) - Frustrated with the prostitutes who he says walk in front of his home day and night, a West Virginia man has put up signs urging them to take their business elsewhere. Jeffery Blankenship tells the Bluefield Daily Telegraph that prostitutes walk along his street at all hours, seeking clients. Three weeks ago, he began putting up anti-trespassing signs outside his Bluefield home, including one that reads, "Attention prostitutes ... Do not walk by this house 1000x a day waving your hand."
  • Clay official, mayor under fire for Facebook post about Michelle Obama

    11/14/2016 10:49:56 AM PST · by Morgana · 20 replies
    wvgazettemail.com ^ | November 14, 2016 | Ali Schmitz , Staff Writer
    Pamela Ramsey Taylor, an employee of the Clay Development Corporation, referred to the first lady as an ape in heels, in a Facebook post. The mayor of Clay, Beverly Whaling, commented on the post soon after, saying Just made my day Pam. An online petition is calling for both women to be fired for the racist post and the comment. About 2,700 people had signed the petition as of late Monday morning.
  • Fire at Midget League Football (Trump protester hoax)

    11/14/2016 9:21:54 AM PST · by Morgana · 13 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | November 14, 2016 | wowk
    The Racine Fire Department responded to a call at the midget league football field at John Slack park in Racine tonight. An estimated $10,000 worth of damage was sustained due to the fire. The press box that contained football gear was a total loss. 'Trump Train' was spray painted on the ground in front the the press box.
  • Democrat Senator to Harry Reid: Youre an Embarrassment

    11/12/2016 10:07:19 AM PST · by jazusamo · 69 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 12, 2016 | Jason Hopkins
    Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia did not appreciate what Harry Reid had to say after Trumps election victory upset. To quote the conservative Democrat correctly, he told Reid he was, an absolute embarrassment to the Senate as an institution, our Democratic party, and the nation." Ouch. Outgoing Senate Minority Leader Reid is not loved by Republicans, but to have a member of your party (and caucus) call you out so harshly should give you pause. After Trump won the Electoral College, Reid referred to Trump as a sexual predator. It may not be so surprising Manchin is taking this...
  • UPDATE: Judge Finds Probable Cause in Sexual Assault and Death of 10-Month-Old Girl

    10/12/2016 9:48:08 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | October 12, 2016 | wowk
    JACKSON COUNTY, WV - UPDATE (10/12/16 11:00 AM): A Jackson County judge has found probable cause against suspect Benjamin Taylor for both 1st-degree murder and 1st-degree sexual assault of 10-month-old Emmaleigh Barringer. Three witnesses took the stand Wednesday morning in an hour-and-a-half court proceeding: Emmaleigh's mother Amanda Adkins, one of the first deputy sheriffs on scene of the violent attack, and the chief medical examiner who performed Emmaleigh's autopsy. In her testimony, Adkins says both she and Taylor had been drinking and smoking marijuana the night before the attack. Adkins says she went to bed around 9 p.m. on Oct....
  • (Episcopal) Church defrocks priest accused of molestation at prep school

    10/11/2016 5:37:04 PM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | October 11, 2016 | wowk
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - An Episcopal priest accused of molesting children at an elite Rhode Island boarding school and elsewhere has been removed from the priesthood. The Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania announced Monday that it had defrocked the Rev. Howard White. The diocese says White accepted his removal but didn't admit guilt. White didn't immediately return a message seeking comment Tuesday. The move came after an investigation into widespread abuse at St. George's School in Middletown, Rhode Island, found White abused children there in the 1970s before being fired. He went on to teach in other private schools.
  • Petition Created to Publicly Hang Benjamin Taylor who Raped a 9-month-old to Death

    10/07/2016 6:46:19 AM PDT · by Morgana · 65 replies
    inquisitr.com ^ | October 5, 2016 | Amy Schaffer
    Benjamin Taylor, 32, has been arrested and is being held on a $2 million bail in Southern Regional Jail, West Virginia. The man has been charged with the rape and beating resulting in the death of nine-month-old Emmaleigh Barringer, daughter of his girlfriend, with whom he lived. The babys mother has three older children who were apparently unharmed by Taylor. On the morning of October 3, Amanda Adkins awoke early, around 4 a.m., after going to bed about six hours earlier. After awakening, she discovered the baby was not in her crib. She began a frantic search which ended when...
  • In the heart of Trump country

    10/05/2016 10:52:06 PM PDT · by AzNASCARfan · 3 replies
    The New Yorker | Oct. 10 issue | Larissa MacFarquhar
    Link only, we are not allowed to post The New Yorker stuff here... Very interesting article about Logan County West Virginia voters
  • WV Couple Arrested for Allegedly Strangling 3-Year-Old Boy

    10/05/2016 6:06:34 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | October 5, 2016 | wowk
    Harrison County, WV - A Harrison County woman and her boyfriend were arrested after deputies said they choked a young child in July. Brandon Ford, 27, of West Union, is charged with child abuse resulting in injury, strangulation, and conspiracy to inflict injuries to person or property. Ford's girlfriend, Shelby Chipps, 22, of Salem, has been arrested on the same three felony charges. The child was taken to the United Hospital Center's emergency room on July 7, according to the Harrison County Sheriff's Department. Chipps and Ford were both present and claimed to have supervised the child at all times,...
  • Sheriff says Jackson County baby who was sexually assaulted dies from her injuries

    10/05/2016 5:43:16 PM PDT · by Morgana · 42 replies
    wchs.com ^ | October 5, 2016 | Jeffery Morris
    RIPLEY, WV (WCHS/WVAH) Jackson County Sheriff Tony Boggs said a 9-month-old baby girl who was sexually assaulted by a man has died from her injuries. The baby had been in critical condition at Charleston Area Medical Center General Hospital, where the child was being treated for trauma to her lower extremities and bruising to her face and head. Jackson County deputies called it the worst case of sexual assault they have seen in two decades.
  • UPDATE 9-month-old baby clinically brain dead after being sexually assaulted

    10/05/2016 9:00:17 AM PDT · by Morgana · 100 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | October 5, 2016 | wowk
    JACKSON COUNTY, WV - UPDATE (10/4/16 5:00 PM): According to the family of the victim, the infant girl is clinically brain dead.
  • 9-month-old baby in critical condition after being sexually assaulted

    10/04/2016 7:50:04 AM PDT · by Morgana · 55 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | October 3, 2016 | wowk
    JACKSON COUNTY, WV - The Jackson County Sheriff's Office tells 13 News the department is investigating a sex assault case against a 9-month-old baby. Sheriff's Office officials confirm Benjamin Taylor, the baby's mother's boyfriend, is charged with first degree sexual assault.
  • Virginia Democrat, James Madison University Student, Caught Registering Dead Voters

    09/30/2016 4:44:27 PM PDT · by lafroste · 35 replies
    Conservative tree house ^ | 9/30/2016 | Sundance
    A few days ago it was reported the non-citizen alien who killed five people in a Washington State mall was a frequent voter. Last week a dead voter registration drive for Democrats was discovered in Colorado, this week it is Virginia. Strange how we never hear a single case of republican voter fraud. (Via WFB) A Virginia Young Democrat working for a Democrat-aligned voter registration group got caught filing applications on behalf of dead people when he filed an application for a deceased World War II veteran who was known by a local clerk.
  • Fayette County (West Virginia) Sheriff: "It's time for this joke to end." (More Clowns)

    09/23/2016 10:45:48 AM PDT · by Morgana · 29 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | September 22, 2016 | Douglas Fritz
    Scary Clowns showing up on the side of the road are no joke, according to deputies with the Fayette County Sheriff's Department. There have been several complaints about people dressed up as clowns and armed with various weapons. The most recent incident happened in Mt. Hope on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016. Investigators said the intent of these "scary clowns" is to frighten as many people as possible. "Many people have a phobia about clowns, and meeting an armed "clown" in a dark, unlit area can definitely be cause for an individual to fear for his or her safety," said Sheriff...
  • West Virginian, 39, Put Out Cigarette In Her Boyfriend's Eye, Police Charge

    09/15/2016 6:11:46 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 41 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | 9/13/2016
    Meet Cindy Jean Underwood. The 39-year-old West Virginian is locked up on $10,000 bail after she allegedly put out a cigarette in her boyfriends eye, according to court records. The attack, cops say, occurred Monday as Underwood and Jeremy Hughes were arguing in the home they share in St. Albans, a city in Kanawha County. As the pair squabbled, Underwood jammed a lit cigarette into her beaus eye, police charge. When cops arrived at the residence in response to a destruction of property complaint, they summoned an ambulance, which transported Hughes to a local hospital for treatment of an injury...
  • Now they are after West Virginia as new refugee office planned for state capitol

    09/13/2016 7:11:07 AM PDT · by OddLane · 22 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | September 13, 2016 | Ann Corcoran
    West Virginia has been near the bottom of the list of resettlement states for the last 9 years that Ive followed the UN/US State Department Refugee Admissions Program, but all that could change. Resettlement contractors are running out of housing and frankly welcome where they have overloaded cities like Lancaster, PA (do you want WV schools to have to cope with this!) and Buffalo, NY so they are casting about looking for fresh territory (populated with lots of naive do-gooders!). A couple of years ago the folks in Wyoming were able to hold off a program there. Montana couldnt quite...
  • The poverty-stricken US community where most people hate Hillary Clinton

    09/09/2016 7:25:53 AM PDT · by PROCON · 19 replies
    itv.com ^ | Sep. 8, 2016 | Jamie Roberton
    It is difficult to imagine such levels of poverty existing in the most powerful nation on earth - but it does in McDowell County, West Virginia. Abandoned shops, closed schools and neglected homes are visible on almost every corner in every distressed community. Whole families are plagued by the consequences of unemployment and widespread drug abuse. The average life expectancy for men is 64 - the same as Namibia.But it was not always like this. McDowell was once a hustling and bustling town, thriving off the riches of the coal industry. The reliance on one industry proved fatal and...
  • AP Exclusive: Defying Downturn in Coal, 2 New Mines Planned

    09/07/2016 10:01:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 6, 2016 | Mead Gruver, The Associated Press
    Mines are closing and the coal industry is facing a run of bankruptcies and other bad news, but a company backed by a $90 million investment is defying conventional wisdom by preparing to open two new mines in Appalachia, the hardest-hit coal region. The mines in West Virginia and Virginia will create some 400 jobs in counties where unemployment ranges close to three times the national average, Ramaco Development CEO Randall Atkins told The Associated Press. "It's a fairly big deal, frankly, for southern West Virginia," Atkins said....
  • Police headquarters becomes baby safe haven

    08/25/2016 11:57:48 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 7 replies
    Bluefield Daily Telegraph ^ | Aug 24, 2016 | SAMANTHA PERRY
    A baby discovered covered in vomit in the backseat of an alleged DUI drivers vehicle found a safe haven and compassionate caregivers at the West Virginia State Police Princeton detachment Tuesday evening. Around 5 p.m. Tuesday, Princeton troopers made a Driving Under the Influence arrest about a mile from their headquarters on Oakvale Road. We made an arrest for DUI, said trooper B.R. Wood, with the Princeton detachment. The 1-year-old baby boy was in the backseat covered in vomit. The vehicle was disabled, so we brought the baby boy back to the detachment. Wood said Senior Trooper D.C. Graham gave...
  • Democratic gubernatorial candidate in West Virginia says he can't support Clinton

    08/24/2016 9:27:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Politico ^ | August 22, 2016 | Louis Nelson
    As a growing tide of Republicans distance themselves from their partys presidential nominee, at least one Democratic candidate is doing the same thing to Hillary Clinton. West Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jim Justice said I cannot be a supporter of Hillary Clinton during an appearance Monday on the states MetroNews radio network. Justice, a billionaire whose business interests include coal mining and West Virginias famed Greenbrier Resort, said he will not support the former secretary of state over her proposed energy policy. The reason I cant be is her position on coal is diametrically, completely wrong in many, many different...
  • Car explodes in Charleston (West Virginia) and closes nearby Grandview Elementary

    08/24/2016 8:01:40 AM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | August 24, 2016 | wowk
    A car exploded around 4:45 this morning in the North Charleston area. The car exploded at 850 Woodward Drive where the car is a total loss. Charleston Fire Department, Charleston Police and Kanawha County Sheriff's Department have responded to the scene and are currently investigating what happened. No injuries have been reported. **video on link**
  • UPDATE: 26 Heroin Overdoses in Huntington (West Virginia) on Monday

    08/15/2016 7:20:18 PM PDT · by Morgana · 83 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | August 15, 2016 | wowk
    CABELL COUNTY, WV - UPDATE: 8:46 p.m. 8/15/16 Cabell County EMS tells 13 News there were 26 overdoses in a four hour period on Monday. Original The Director of Drug Control Policy Jim Johnson tells 13 news there were 10 heroin overdoses in Huntington on Monday. The 10 overdoses reported happened over a 90 minute period. Nobody died yet from the overdoses. Dispatchers report the overdoses happened at several locations in the city.
  • After law, West Virginia reports 4 abortions after 20 weeks

    08/10/2016 7:48:43 AM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | August 9, 2016 | wowk
    <p>CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - After lawmakers banned abortions 20 weeks or later after conception, West Virginia officials say four abortions in that timeframe last year occurred to save the mother or because the fetus wasn't viable.</p> <p>A Department of Health and Human Resources report Monday details 864 abortions from May 26, 2015, through December 2015.</p>
  • Faith in the Flood Zone : Without Federal Aid, Churches find ways to rebuild (West Virginia)

    07/30/2016 11:08:04 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | July 30, 2016 | wowk
    There's been a lot taken down and a lot that needs to be put back together at Elkview Baptist Church. "We have sustained damage primarily in our children's area. It was completely wiped out," said student Pastor Clint Chiles. "The Lord's taken care of us, we're still plugging through and making due with what's been given to us," he said. As Chiles shines some light on a basement that was once, over a month ago, plunged into the darkness of flood waters, he keeps his faith despite not being eligible for government assistance.
  • UPDATE: Funeral arrangements made for 14-year-old presumed dead in flooding (West Virginia)

    07/29/2016 10:37:17 AM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    WSAZ.COM ^ | July 29, 2016 | WSAZ
    UPDATE 7/28/`6 @ 11:51 p.m. WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP/WSAZ) -- It's been more than a month since the tragic floods devastated parts of West Virginia. Funeral arrangements have been made for a 14-year-old West Virginia girl missing and presumed dead in last month's devastating floods. The obituary for Mykala Cheyanne Phillips says the service will take place Sunday afternoon at Bethesda Church in White Sulphur Springs. Philips is one of the 15 people who died in Greenbrier county. Overall, 23 people died statewide in the floods.
  • Senator questions Hobet road projects sudden rise

    07/16/2016 1:11:02 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    MetroNews ^ | June 13, 2016 | Jeff Jenkins
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. A member of the state Senate is upset the a new four-lane highway project planned for southern West Virginia has been able to jump ahead of some other longstanding road projects. Sen. Bob Plymale (D-Wayne) questioned state Transportation Secretary Paul Mattox on the sudden rise of the Hobet project during a legislative interim committee Monday at the state capitol. The 2.6 mile Hobet highway will take traffic from the U.S. Route 119-Route 3 intersection in Boone County up to the former Hobet mountaintop removal mining site which Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and others hope will be a...
  • Flash floods tear through Culloden (West Virginia) communities

    07/14/2016 7:59:52 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    wchs.com ^ | July 14, 2016 | Sean DeLancey, Jarrod Clay
    CULLODEN, WV (WCHS/WVAH) As flash floods raged through Huntington, the storms continued down I-64 to Culloden where several communities were flooded. Many people living along Route 60 in Culloden said they have never seen flooding like they did Thursday evening, and right now, theyre happy to be alive. Home video from a Culloden resident shows mobile homes sitting like islands in floodwaters. Torrential rains in the afternoon caused flash flooding in much of the area.
  • Second suit filed against Blue Creek Academy (West Virginia)

    07/13/2016 6:26:06 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    wvgazettemail.com/ ^ | July 13, 2016 | Ryan Quinn , Staff Writer
    A second former Blue Creek Academy student, along with one of his parents, has filed suit against the now-closed Kanawha County Christian boys boarding school, its leaders and its sponsor, Bible Baptist Church, over allegations that he was starved and physically abused there. The minors lawsuit, filed late last month, also alleges that he was sexually abused by a school staff members son due to lack of supervision and other improper standards utilized by the facility. The ongoing suit against the same defendants filed by a separate minor in May 2015 alleges sexual abuse by another student, but doesnt specify...
  • Deputies arrest Charleston (West Virginia) man for posing as a flood victim

    07/05/2016 6:07:57 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    wowk.com ^ | July 5, 2016 | wowk
    KANAWHA COUNTY, WV - A 30-year-old Charleston man faces up to ten years in jail for being accused of taking items from a flood relief center, the man is not a flood victim. According to the criminal complaint workers at the Elkview Baptist Church Flood Relief Site noticed Brandon Mattox had made several trips into the relief site taking large amounts of flood relief supplies. This included diapers, baby wipes, medical supplies, cleaning supplies and numerous other household items. The criminal complaint goes on to say he drew the attention of workers when he would have them dig through the...
  • ABCs Martha Raddatz Asks Trump Supporter If KFC Hillary Special Goes Too Far [VIDEO]

    07/03/2016 9:23:11 AM PDT · by PROCON · 46 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | July 3, 2016 | Steve Guest
    Guest host of ABCs This Week Martha Raddatz incredulously asked a female supporter of Donald Trump if she was offended by the slogan KFC Hillary Special: Two fat thighs, two small breasts, left wing.Earlier this week Raddatz was in Pennsylvania near the Ohio-West Virginia border following the Trump campaign where she said she found Trump die-hards who want more jobs and the removal of regulations on the coal mines.
  • 14-year-old still missing after floods destroy home in White Sulphur Springs

    07/03/2016 9:24:40 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    wvgazttemail.com ^ | July 2, 2016 | Jake Jarvis
    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS The only thing holding the family together was a few extension cords. Jason Phillips, 15, tied himself to his father and then to his younger brother and sister using whatever random cords he could find in their home on Mill Hill Drive. By this point, they knew they were going into the flood water raging just outside the door, the water that would go on to knock their home off its foundation. But the water was too strong.
  • United States et al. vs. Texas et al.: A Political Question for November

    07/01/2016 8:52:34 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 13 replies
    verdict.justia.com ^ | 7/1/2016 | John Dean
    In a nine-word per curiam decision, eight justices of the United States Supreme Court have revealed they are deadlocked in a 4 to 4 divide on the new immigration procedures of the Obama administration, with its executive decision to not deport the immigrant parents of children born in the United States (thus citizens) and give them legal status but less than citizenship in the process. The State of Texas, joined by 25 others states, filed a lawsuit to block this executive action, which affects between 4 and 5 million immigrants in the United States. The case was before the Supreme...
  • Family living in tents after flooding destroys home (West Virginia)

    07/01/2016 10:58:57 AM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | July 1, 2016 | wowk
    Nicholas County - Hundreds of people across the state have lost their homes to the deadly floods. Some are now living with friends or family and some are now in shelters. For the time being Arthur Neff and his family are living in tents in Birch River on the land where their trailer used to sit. "I reckon this would be the living room, there's a bedroom," he said as he described the current living space in the tents.
  • Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church works to recover from flood

    06/30/2016 7:36:51 PM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | June 30 2016 | Nicky Walters
    All week volunteers have been rolling up their sleeves and gutting a church that has been a place of comfort for generations. Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Elkview, WV and their school Elk Valley Christian were filled with mud and water. Lee Swor has been the pastor for 30 years. He said the outpouring of help has been an inspiration.
  • Clay County, WV warns looters

    06/29/2016 2:12:13 PM PDT · by NorthMountain · 12 replies
    TriState Update WOWK ^ | Posted: Jun 28, 2016 10:27 PM EST | By Chase Numbers
    CLAY COUNTY, WV - Jesse Denton and his family lost almost all their belongings in high flood waters last week -- even his prized Chevy Camaro started floating down the river. "We estimate that about 80 percent of our stuff (is gone)," Denton said. "We have a storage unit up in Elkview and that had about two-and-a-half feet of water over everything. And at a certain point you just start saying, if water got on it, you throw it out." Denton said he and his family have been cleaning 24/7 but they still can't stay in their home. And after...
  • 2 Greenbrier County (West Virginia) Women Arrested for Pretending to be Flood Victims

    06/29/2016 1:52:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | June 29, 2016 | wowk
    Greenbrier County, WV - Two Greenbrier County women are out on bond after being arrested for pretending to be victims of the recent flooding. The Greenbrier County Sheriff's Department says Donna Lynn Allen and Elizabeth Ann Martin, both of Lewisburg, were caught taking supplies, food, and water from various flood relief shelters. Allen allegedly told officers that she lived in White Sulphur Springs and lost her home in the severe weather. Deputies later found out that both women live in an apartment complex in Lewisburg that was untouched by the flooding.
  • Fayette County (West Virginia) residents form armed patrols to fend off looters

    06/26/2016 8:54:10 PM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    wchs.com ^ | June 26, 2016 | Jerrod Clay
    FAYETTEVILLE, WV (WCHS/WVAH) The Fayette County Sheriff's Office said it has received multiple threats of looting and is warning looters of harsh punishments. A release from the sheriff's office said the Nallen and Russelville areas have suffered extensive flood damage and many of its residents have lost nearly everything. It this time of crisis, some people are coming into the area to loot homes.
  • 24 now dead as a result of the West Virginia Storm

    06/25/2016 7:32:51 PM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | June 25, 2016 | wowk
    According to a news release from the WV Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management 24 people are now dead as a result of these deadly storms. Gov. Early Tomblin announced the request for a Federal Disaster Declaration has been granted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to assist West Virginians after extreme flooding on Thursday and Friday. The news release adds the declaration will provide individual assistance which includes emergency medical support, housing and addresses a number of immediate needs to residents in Greenbrier, Kanawha and Nicholas Counties. 16 people have been found dead in Greenbrier County, six in...
  • Hundreds trapped in shopping plaza in Elkview (West Virginia) after bridge collapses

    06/24/2016 2:26:39 AM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    WSAZ.COM ^ | June 24, 2016 | Kelsey Hoak
    ELKVIEW, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Emergency crews are working to rescue hundreds of people trapped at the Elkview Crossings Mall. On Thursday night, the overpass bridge into the shopping annex gave-way to flood waters and is completely washed out. The Kanawha County Emergency Ambulance Authority says they are estimating about 500 people are stuck in the plaza. At this time they are not sure how to rescue all of the people. One of the options they are considering is building a temporary bridge. But at this time it is unclear what they will do.
  • West Virginia Governor declares State of Emergency for 44 counties

    06/24/2016 2:15:47 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    WSAZ.COM ^ | June 23, 2016 | WSAZ
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin has declared a State of Emergency for 44 counties. This excludes the Hancock, Brooke, Ohio, Marshall, Grant, Hardy, Mineral, Hampshire, Morgan, Berkeley, and Jefferson counties.