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Cell Phone Scanning Technology Purchase Approved


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The Athens Police Department will be buying special software and hardware used to scan cell phones for potential evidence during the course of a criminal investigation. The City Council approved the $17,000 purchase in a unanimous vote during Monday night's meeting. The police department will use the funds to purchase three software and hardware combination… Read More

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Athens Co. Adopts New Emergency Alert System

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Athens County has a new emergency alert system. The "Alert Athens County" program will be able to alert residents about emergency situations. Subscribers of the system can be reached through several forms of communication, including text message, email and landline phones. The mass-notification system is manufactured by the company Everbridge, which will replace the county's … Read More

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Chillicothe Woman Arrested In Drug Bust

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A Chillicothe woman has been charged with trafficking cocaine and child endangerment. Chillicothe Police raided the home of Marka Retherford, 26, around 6:00 a.m. Monday. Police found cocaine, drug paraphernalia, and cash at her home at 466 E. Water Street. Retherford's six-year-old child was released into the custody of a family member. Retherford's court date… Read More

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WV Protesters Expected To Stall Traffic

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Police are warning motorists of traffic congestion and diversions Monday as the United Mine Workers of America protest Patriot Coal's bankruptcy reorganization plan in West Virginia. Some 5,000 participants are expected to begin arriving at the Civic Center in Charleston around 9 a.m. The UMWA says people from southern West Virginia will drive in, and… Read More

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WV Senator Starts College Tour This Week

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U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin plans to visit three universities and meet with veterans and community leaders across West Virginia this week. Manchin's office says the West Virginia Democrat will kick off his "Commonsense Solutions" tour Monday in Charleston. He's scheduled to speak during a United Mine Workers rally. Manchin also plans to visit Concord University… Read More

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Eagles Outhit Ohio, 13-6

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Sunday would prove to be an unpleasant day for the Ohio baseball team, as Eastern Michigan hit its way to a series-winning victory over the Bobcats, 13-6. After trading runs in the first, the Eagles (12-14, 2-4 MAC) jumped ahead in the third, pushing across four runs to extend their lead to 5-1. Then the… Read More