Player Who Transferred From WVU to Marshall is Eligible

Former West Virginia University safety Derrek Pitts, who starred at South Charleston High School, has been declared eligible to play football this season for Marshall.. Pitts announced earlier this summer he was transferring from WVU and had enrolled in classes at Marshall. Before announcing he was leaving WVU, Pitts was projected to be a starter in his sophomore season. The Herd gets the 2019 season started on Aug. 31 when Marshall hosts VMI.

Man Faces Charges for Pointing an Airsoft Gun at an Officer

Charleston police said a man was arrested Thursday morning after he pointed a weapon at an officer that turned out to be an Airsoft gun. Charles Miller is charged with threats of terroristic act after the incident in the 1400 block of Seventh Avenue. Officers said Miller pointed the rifle at the officer, and the officer showed great restraint in not using deadly force. A news release from Charleston police said other officers took cover and ordered him to drop the weapon. He complied and was taken into custody. Mary C. Snow Elementary School was placed on lockdown temporarily while that was happening.

New sports betting apps should be ready for start of football season

Two new sports betting apps are expected to be ready before the college football season starts next week. Lottery officials say testing is complete on one app, and is nearly complete on the second app, and should be ready by August 31st.

Brennan installed on Thursday

The Wheeling-Charleston Diocese will install Bishop Mark Brennan today. Brennan has served as the Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, and replaces former Bishop Michael Bransfield, who resigned last September.

Hino Trucks making additional investment in Mineral Wells plant

Hino Trucks is making an additional 40-million-dollar investment in their Mineral Wells assembly plant. The Japanese truck maker will add 250 new jobs to its manufacturing facility that already employs nearly 500 people.

State Supreme Court could consider governors residency questions

The question about where Governor Jim Justice lives, may come down to the definition of the word “reside.” The judge didn’t make a ruling in a case brought by Delegate Issac Sonaugle that seeks to require the governor to “reside at the seat of government.” The judge is considering sending questions to the state Supreme Court about the governor’s residence.

Charleston recruiting crossing guards

The city of Charleston is hiring school crossing guards. A full job description is posted on the city’s website. The pay is ten-dollars per hour, for two one-hour shifts each day school is in session.

Avondale man killed in ATV crash

An Avondale man died in an ATV crash. Fifty-seven-year-old Henry Brewster was killed when his ATV hit a tree on U.S. 52. Alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor. McDowell County deputies are investigating.

Infant’s death under investigation

The Nicholas County Sheriff’s Office says the death of a 12-week-old infant is suspicious. EMS was called to a home in Fenwick and found the infant not breathing. The child died at Summersville Regional Medical Center. The Medical Examiner’s Office is investigating.

More victims from 2016 floods

There may be an additional one-hundred victims from the 2016 floods that were told they weren’t entitled to benefits because of errors made by RISE consultants. The group “Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster,” reviewed five-hundred closed files, and found that the victims were told they weren’t eligible for help because of easily resolved technicalities.