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Video of the Day: Hotel Implosion

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The Riviera Hotel and Casino – the Las Vegas Strip’s first high-rise that was as famous for its mobster ties as its Hollywood personification of Sin City’s mobster past – officially exited the scene early Tuesday with a cinematic implosion, complete with fireworks. The 24-story Monaco Tower was demolished around 2:30 a.m. when a series… Read More

WOUB’s Gridiron Glory Recognized by Ohio Valley Regional NATAS

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WOUB’s Friday night football show, “Gridiron Glory” has been recognized with a student production award for the fifth year in a row by the Ohio Valley Regional chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. This honor makes the eighth student production award in the show’s 17-year history. The student-produced show features regional… Read More

Jockeys to Get Concussion Protocol

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The University of Kentucky is developing the first ever concussion protocol for jockeys. The university announced a three-year study on Monday in partnership with the Jockeys’ Guild and several thoroughbred organizations. Carl Mattacola, director of the graduate athletic training program at the university’s College of Health Sciences, will oversee the study… Read More

The West Virginia State Capitol at night

W. Va. House Approves Tobacco Tax, Likely Averts Shutdown

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Likely averting a government shutdown, West Virginia’s House of Delegates has approved higher taxes on cigarettes, e-cigarettes and other tobacco products. The GOP-led House voted 63-35 Monday for the tax hike, worth $98 million toward patching a $270 million budget gap. The Republican-majority Senate already passed the increase in a deal… Read More

Jail bars

Informant Killer Gets Life

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Charleston man will spend the rest of his life behind bars after pleading guilty to killing a police informant. Acting United States Attorney Carol Casto’s office says in a statement that 39-year-old Marlon Dewayne Dixon was sentenced to life in prison in federal court in Charleston on Monday. Dixon pleaded… Read More