The Herald-Dispatch Recent News RSS 2014-04-23T17:28:23-04:00 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: Marshall vs. Ohio, softball Sholten Singer urn:uuid:24fdf744-541d-47c5-b647-e7a20c6c4d53 2014-04-23T17:03:24-04:00 <p> Marshall takes on Ohio University in a softball doubleheader on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at Dot Hicks Field in Huntington.</p> Wednesday evening obituary update The Herald-Dispatch / 2014 urn:uuid:2560e002-6efa-4f92-a6b6-c079031bb8b1 2014-04-23T15:54:57-04:00 <p> &#160;The following obituaries have been provided by local funeral homes. Check back at 6:30 p.m. for more updated information on area deaths. Read our complete obituaries in The Herald-Dispatch Thursday and at</p> MU tuition increase approved LACIE PIERSON urn:uuid:d2c24b7e-f9ff-4aef-a1f3-277db120ea86 2014-04-23T15:23:29-04:00 <p> HUNTINGTON &#8212; Marshall University&#8217;s Board of Governors approved on Thursday a tuition and fee increase that will bring in an additional $1.2 million in revenue to the university.</p> White gets life with mercy CURTIS JOHNSON urn:uuid:39b40872-51db-498c-a9f9-10c8370a7722 2014-04-23T14:52:35-04:00 <p> Prosecutors opted for a sentence of life in prison with mercy for Thomas Maurice White.</p> Opening acts booked for KMT concerts The Herald-Dispatch / 2014 urn:uuid:d6fc4418-7bd8-4158-bf4b-08948f011ae7 2014-04-23T13:16:52-04:00 <p> ASHLAND &#8212; The Paramount Arts Center has announced two of the opening acts for the Kentucky Music Trail concert series.<br /> &#160;</p> Labor Dept. cuts coal dust levels The Herald-Dispatch urn:uuid:9bb6c08b-f376-416c-877e-11466d820101 2014-04-23T11:50:12-04:00 <p> WASHINGTON (AP) &#8212; The Obama administration said Wednesday it is cutting the amount of coal dust allowed in coal mines in an effort to help reduce black lung disease.</p> Kanawha magistrate faces ethics charges The Herald-Dispatch / 2014 urn:uuid:fb0d4733-930e-4a15-af89-d2cb67a30096 2014-04-23T11:48:20-04:00 <p> CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) &#8212; A Kanawha County magistrate faces ethics charges stemming from his denial of a domestic violence petition against the county&#8217;s prosecutor.</p> Live coverage of Marshall Board of Governors meeting The Herald-Dispatch / 2014 urn:uuid:a2b84f31-5298-405a-8175-cacd297ae537 2014-04-23T11:48:23-04:00 <p> Marshall&#39;s Board of Governors is voting on the school&#39;s budget as well as tuition and fee increases at its regular meeting. Follow along with reporter Lacie Pierson&#39;s live coverage.</p> Bible verse removed W.Va. school gym The Associated Press urn:uuid:e974ace7-24e8-4d0c-9209-36b705df0a18 2014-04-23T13:17:28-04:00 <p> Wood County school officials have removed a Bible verse from Parkersburg South High School&#8217;s gymnasium and the school wrestling team&#8217;s website.</p> Patriot Coal to cut production at 2 W.Va. mines The Associated Press urn:uuid:c45e834c-4770-4028-b881-e08398bcd735 2014-04-23T09:32:51-04:00 <p> Patriot Coal plans to cut production at two mining complexes in southern West Virginia and potentially lay off workers.</p>