The Herald-Dispatch Recent News RSS 2015-02-28T02:02:35-05:00 urn:uuid:3cbf3606-3d51-40e0-8e53-449c170d5960 Original content available for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons license (Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported), except where noted. Gallery: W.Va. State Wrestling Tournament, Friday Bishop Nash urn:uuid:a4296217-bc0d-43a6-aac8-9f2e01826feb 2015-02-27T22:30:19-05:00 <p> Wrestlers from across the state battled it out as the West Virginia State High School Wrestling Tournament continued Friday night at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena in Huntington.</p> <p> Bishop Nash can be contacted at and on Twitter at @BishopNash.</p> Gallery: 6th Annual Festival of New Music Sholten Singer urn:uuid:5adaa3c6-489f-4dc0-86c8-f3cf7a111ea5 2015-02-27T20:34:10-05:00 <p> Marshall University kicks off its 6th Annual Festival of New Music with a performance by the Millefiori Trio titled Women Power! on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, at First Presbyterian Church in Huntington.</p> Bill O'Reilly's partisan critics stepping up attack The Associated Press urn:uuid:612878b9-4b93-471f-9359-679d357f80ee 2015-02-27T20:28:26-05:00 <p> NEW YORK (AP) &#8212; Following several stories questioning Bill O&#39;Reilly&#39;s past reporting, a liberal media watchdog has ordered its researchers to comb through years of the Fox News Channel host&#39;s writings, radio and television shows and public appearances to find examples of inconsistencies.</p> Gallery: Huntington St. Joe girls top Charleston Catholic for sectional title Sholten Singer urn:uuid:3ad1c72d-0412-4b1b-8e6e-0f6b4319c242 2015-02-27T20:26:57-05:00 <p> Huntington St. Joe takes on Charleston Catholic in the Class A, Region IV, Section 2 girls basketball championship on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, in Huntington.</p> Ky. House OKs income tax check-off to support cancer research The Associated Press urn:uuid:8d9ddd2f-bfe8-46cc-8ee7-e51f1155c3b8 2015-02-27T20:07:25-05:00 <p> FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) &#8212; A young cancer survivor took center stage Friday in the Kentucky House as lawmakers voted to allow taxpayers to donate portions of their state income-tax refunds to support pediatric cancer research.</p> W.Va. first lady to retire as community college president The Associated Press urn:uuid:8e6deb87-fdb3-4e2c-b196-7d4ba266ec07 2015-02-27T20:05:31-05:00 <p> CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) &#8212; West Virginia first lady Joanne Jaeger Tomblin says she&#39;s retiring as president of Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College.</p> Friday night obituary update The Herald-Dispatch / 2015 urn:uuid:48bbb27f-7abe-4a7e-bca9-a11cc2346914 2015-02-27T17:55:31-05:00 <p> The following obituaries were provided by local funeral homes. Read our complete obituaries in The Herald-Dispatch Saturday and at</p> Manchin wants Navy to name ship after 'Woody' Williams The Herald-Dispatch / 2015 urn:uuid:b4523680-a8c1-481b-8f97-40a3ddbc0a16 2015-02-27T17:11:31-05:00 <p> WASHINGTON, D.C. &#8211; U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., has sent a letter urging U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus to consider naming a Navy ship after Medal of Honor recipient and Fairmont, West Virginia, native Hershel &quot;Woody&quot; Williams.</p> W.Va. Senate OKs bill to not require concealed handgun permits The Associated Press urn:uuid:e5b3c012-2a59-4d07-9e73-62bbb8142db7 2015-02-27T17:08:35-05:00 <p> CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) &#8212; Senators have approved a push to make West Virginia the sixth state not to require concealed handgun permits.</p> W.Va. Senate leader: Right-to-work bill dead this session The Associated Press urn:uuid:e259daed-707c-4599-8daa-3149f663b8a0 2015-02-27T17:07:44-05:00 <p> CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) &#8212; Senate Majority Leader Mitch Carmichael says a push to make West Virginia a right-to-work state is dead this session.</p> <p> &#160;</p>