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Huntington man set to return from walk across country

Nov. 01, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

Huntington man set to return from walk across country

HUNTINGTON -- Huntington native Michael Weber, who set off in June for a walk across the country, will return home from his journey on Friday, Nov. 2.

Weber is scheduled to fly in to Yeager Airport in Charleston Friday morning after reaching the Santa Monica Pier on Tuesday. Friends and supports are hosting a welcome home event from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Phil Cline YMCA, 917 9th St., Huntington. In coordination with the event, there will be Zumba from 3:30 to 4 p.m.

Weber also will be recognized at half time of the Huntington High School football game Friday night.

The Iraq War veteran said in May he was embarking on the journey to figure out the next phase of his life, while also raising money for the March of Dimes.

Man injured in midnight incident

HUNTINGTON -- City police investigated an incident early Wednesday involving an injured and highly intoxicated man, according to an incident report filed by the Huntington Police Department.

The report states officers responded to an incident at 12:03 a.m. in the 600 block of 9th Street.

They arrived to find a wounded, 46-year-old man. He said he had been shot and claimed to already have pulled the bullet from his body.

The man was taken to an area hospital. No immediate arrest was reported.

City cracks down on leaves swept to street

HUNTINGTON -- The city of Huntington is cracking down on residents who blow or sweep grass clippings or leaves into the street.

The city prohibits residents from leaving their yard waste in the street because it clogs storm drains and catch basins and can lead to flooding, according to a prepared release. An existing city ordinance allows code inspectors to fine violators up to $500 per day per incident.

Leaves and grass clippings must be bagged and set next to the curb for pick up, according to the prepared release. The city offers a free pick-up service by calling 304-696-4484.