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Two black men killed by police recently in Alabama and Illinois were mistaken as suspects. Both were armed. Police trainers say there are steps departments can take to help prevent deaths.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has appointed a Raleigh County judge to serve a temporary term on the state Supreme Court. Justice announced on Wednesday he has appointed John A. Hutchison of Beckley to the high court. The court had a vacancy after the resignation of Justice Allen Loughry. Hutchison will… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The Ohio Senate has approved a highly restrictive anti-abortion bill despite indications it has little chance of passage this year. The GOP-controlled Senate by an 18-13 vote Wednesday passed the measure banning abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected, usually within a few weeks of conception. The legislation must return to… Read More
ATHENS — Three men appeared in court in connection with the shooting death of a man on Athens’ west side. Michael Russell, 18; Robert Martin, 26; and Troy Vermillion, 28, were all arraigned in Athens County Common Pleas Court Wednesday morning, on charges including murder and involuntary manslaughter. All three men pleaded not guilty to… Read More
As state lawmakers race toward the end of this lame duck legislative session, they’ve been considering two bills that Gov. John Kasich opposes – the six-week “Heartbeat Bill” abortion ban and the “Stand Your Ground” self-defense bill. And if he vetoes them as promised, lawmakers would have to come back to vote on them again… Read More