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WV State Police hosting winter boot and coat drive

Oct. 31, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- The West Virginia State Police will be accepting new or gently used boots and coats through Dec. 2 as part of its Winter Boot and Coat Drive.

Captain Dave Nelson, Troop 5 commander, and his command staff recognized a need for boots and coats for children living within Troop 5's area of responsibility. Working with school administrators, they are attempting to identify children in need of boots and coats this winter season.

"I applaud Captain Nelson and his staff for identifying a need within their troop and addressing it," said Colonel C. R. "Jay" Smithers. "When our troopers realize that they have a vested interest in their community and genuinely strive to serve others, they become better police officers and build a relationship of trust with the public in the process."

Donations of new or slightly used boots and coats in good condition will be accepted at the following detachments during normal working hours, on weekdays: Gilbert, Hamlin, Huntington, Logan, Madison, Wayne, and Williamson. Children and adult sizes will be accepted.

The Tri-State Youth Orchestra to host auditions

HUNTINGTON -- The Tri-State Youth Orchestra will audition students for its brass, wind and percussion sections from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, in the basement of ARTS Renaissance Center.

Students will be asked to perform a prepared piece and scales, and demonstrate sight reading abilities.

For more information, contact Ron Caviani at tyso@aol.com or 304-743-7425.

6 charged with fatal shooting in northern Ky.

COVINGTON, Ky. -- Four adults and two juveniles have been arrested and charged with taking part in the fatal drive-by shooting of a one-time high school football standout in northern Kentucky.

Covington Police Chief Spike Jones told The Kentucky Enquirer that 18-year-old Hassan Abdullah, 19-year-old Reginald Bates and 18-year-old Eugene Smith were arrested Tuesday night and held on murder charges. A fourth adult, 19-year-old Mikyle Holloway, has been charged with tampering with evidence. The names of the two juveniles were not released.

The arrests of the six stem from the death of 19-year-old Desean Peterson of Covington, who died Monday night at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

All four pleaded not guilty in court Wednesday. Jail records did not list an attorney for any of the men.

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