Grant Wells passed for over three-hundred-yards and two touchdowns, and then ran in for three more TDs, as Marshall rolled over North Texas 49-to-21 last night. Marshall scored touchdowns on six straight possessions in the first half.
Bridge Day will be celebrated virtually today, for the second year in a row. Organizers are asking you to share your favorite Bridge Day memories through social media, and there will be contests on Facebook and five grand prizes will be given away.
A Nicholas County woman is accused of embezzling thousands of dollars from the Richwood Cherry River Little League. Twenty-nine-year-old Ashley Freeman embezzled more than 28-hundred-dollars on a credit card, and stole 15-hundred-dollars by not depositing money into the league’s bank account. Freeman is the wife of former police chief Billy Freeman who resigned from his position late last week
The Kanawha-Charleston Health Department will hold a county wide vaccination event call, “Arms Across Kanawha,” today from 9-to-3. The event will be held across eight sites in the county and off free flu shots and COVID shots. Flu season is from December to March, and the CDC says almost three-hundred patients nationwide were admitted to the hospital this week with the flu.
Kanawha County has reached a grim milestone with over four-hundred COVID-19 deaths. A 46-year-old and a 73-year-old man passed away, bringing the death toll to 401. Neither was vaccinated. Statewide, sixty more people died from the virus. There are three-hundred new cases, and active cases are over ten-thousand.
An Ohio man is under arrest for robbing the Star USA Federal Credit Union in Huntington last week. Twenty-six-year-old Dandre Noble and another man entered the credit union armed with guns and demanded money. Officers found Noble near the credit union after the robbery, but he was able to get away before being arrested. Police are still looking for a second suspect.
West Virginia will use one-billion-dollars in state and federal funding to expand broadband to around two-hundred-thousand homes and businesses. Governor Justice says, “It’s like nothing that we’ve ever done before.” More than seven-hundred-million-dollars is expected to be allocated by the fall of 2022. State Economic Development Secretary Mitch Carmichael says the focus of the program is to serve those who do not have internet service.
A trio of U.S. Senators are holding a field hearing on rural water issues. Shelley Moore Capito is the Ranking Member of the Environment and Public Works Committee. She was joined by Tom Carper and Joe Manchin in Beckley yesterday. They heard from community leaders about concerns over aging infrastructure and safe drinking water.
The House and the Senate are agreeing on a new congressional map. The North-South split could lead to a primary battle between Alex Mooney and David McKinley for the northern district seat. Governor Justice still needs to sign off on the new map alignment.
A Kanawha County delegate is in the hospital after taking a leave from interims and the special session since Sunday. Sixty-three-year-old Republican Delegate Larry Pack represents the 35th District. Other delegates gathered outside the hospital to pray for him. Pack is recovering from post-surgical complications, and says he looks forward to going home soon.