Thursday, October 21, 2021

CHARLESTON — While the sun set over West Virginia on Wednesday evening, the state Legislature convened to finish its work for the 2021 redistricting process.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

CHARLESTON — A bill that broadens allowable exemptions for COVID-19 vaccines will go to West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice after the House approved the Senate’s version Wednesday evening.

HUNTINGTON — West Virginia’s COVID-19 death toll reached 4,219 on Wednesday, including 2,878 deaths of unvaccinated or partially vaccinated individuals since vaccines became available, a point state coronavirus czar Dr. Clay Marsh drove home during the state COVID-19 briefing.

WASHINGTON — U.S. regulators on Wednesday signed off on extending COVID-19 boosters to Americans who got the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine and said anyone eligible for an extra dose can get a brand different from the one they received initially.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

The following obituaries have been provided by local funeral homes. Read our complete obituaries in The Herald-Dispatch on Thursday and at www.herald-dispatch.com.

WASHINGTON — The FBI found a trash bag of shredded documents, thousands of dollars in cash, latex gloves and a "go-bag" when they searched the home of a Maryland couple accused of trying to sell information about nuclear-powered warships to a foreign country, an agent testified Wednesday.

MILTON — A man is listed as being in stable condition after being shot Tuesday in the face and chest while returning children to his ex-wife in Milton, according to the Cabell County sheriff.

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

CHARLESTON — West Virginia’s Senate president compared the U.S. government’s COVID-19 vaccine regulation for companies to Nazi Germany as the Republican-controlled Senate narrowly passed a bill Tuesday to limit employers in their ability to require workers to be vaccinated against the virus.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A new Ohio law prohibiting the execution of people who had severe mental illness at the time of their crime has begun seeing its first implementations.

The following obituaries have been provided by local funeral homes. Read our daily updates at 12:30, 2:30 and 4:30 p.m., and our complete obituaries in The Herald-Dispatch on Wednesday and at www.herald-dispatch.com.

HUNTINGTON — Amateur models and designers from throughout West Virginia will be highlighting their unique outfits made from recyclable materials during the 19th annual ReFashion Show — this year at a new venue.

WASHINGTON — With a centerpiece of President Joe Biden's climate change strategy all but dashed, Democratic lawmakers headed to the White House Tuesday searching for new ways to narrow and reshape what had been his sweeping $3.5 trillion budget plan.

WILLIAMSON, W.Va. — Facing Hunger Foodbank, through a partnership with Williamson Health and Wellness, will open a new distribution center in Mingo County and will also provide medically prescribed food boxes to those with certain health conditions.

HUNTINGTON — Enslow Park Presbyterian Church will host a winter clothes giveaway in partnership with The Master’s Closet from Hedgesville, West Virginia, from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, at the church parking lot, 1338 Enslow Blvd. in Huntington.

Monday, October 18, 2021

CHARLESTON — Despite active COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in West Virginia dropping over the past week, state leaders are still urging residents to get vaccinated as more cold weather comes to stay.

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The following obituaries have been provided by local funeral homes. Read our complete obituaries in The Herald-Dispatch on Tuesday and at www.herald-dispatch.com.

HUNTINGTON — The Cabell County Board of Education will meet at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, in the Central Office Board Meeting Room, 2850 5th Ave. in Huntington.

WASHIINGTON — Colin Powell, who served Democratic and Republican presidents in war and peace but whose sterling reputation was forever stained when he went before the U.N. and made faulty claims to justify the U.S. war in Iraq, has died of COVID-19 complications. He was 84.

HUNTINGTON — Mayor Williams' West End community walk with City Councilman Todd Sweeney that was scheduled for Monday, Oct. 18, has been canceled, the city of Huntington said.

IRONTON — More than a dozen people have been indicted by a Lawrence County grand jury. The lesser felony charges generally don’t end up with prison sentences.

Whereas last week stayed in the upper 70s and 80s bringing several folks outside to enjoy the warm weather at area parks, this week the temperatures will start winding downward.

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