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    Calacino's in Beckley is home to Mountaineer football

    Calacino's in Beckley is home to Mountaineer football

    Saturday, August 30 2014 5:40 PM EDT2014-08-30 21:40:42 GMT
    The Mountaineers have thousands of fans, but Calacino's in Beckley is one local business that relies on them to keep their doors open.Jerseys, and posters fill the walls and Calacino's owner, Jerry Zaferatos , said in college football you cant count anyone out."I wouldn't have this business if I listened to people saying, you don't have a chance," Zaferatos said.Dominique Calicino opened the business back in the early 1930's and the owner says that he doesn't know where they would be without ...
    The Mountaineers have thousands of fans, but Calacino's in Beckley is one local business that relies on them to keep their doors open.Jerseys, and posters fill the walls and Calacino's owner, Jerry Zaferatos , said in college football you cant count anyone out."I wouldn't have this business if I listened to people saying, you don't have a chance," Zaferatos said.Dominique Calicino opened the business back in the early 1930's and the owner says that he doesn't know where they would be without ...
  • One person injured after ATV accident in Fayette County

    One person injured after ATV accident in Fayette County

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    Emergency crews were called to the scene of a ATV accident, just before 10 pm Friday.According to Fayette County 911 the ATV was struck by a vehicle along the 1900 block of Rt 60 Anstead area of Fayette County.One person was transported by helicopter, to a local hospital for treatment, The extent of those injuries or what caused the accident is not yet known at this time.The Fayette County Sheriff Department is investigating.
    Emergency crews were called to the scene of a ATV accident, just before 10 pm Friday.According to Fayette County 911 the ATV was struck by a vehicle along the 1900 block of Rt 60 Anstead area of Fayette County.One person was transported by helicopter, to a local hospital for treatment, The extent of those injuries or what caused the accident is not yet known at this time.The Fayette County Sheriff Department is investigating.
  • Intruder Kicks in Door at Apartment in Beckley

    Intruder Kicks in Door at Apartment in Beckley

    Friday, August 29 2014 11:27 PM EDT2014-08-30 03:27:05 GMT
    Beckley Police are searching for two suspects after a burglary at the Lewis Ritchie Apartments in Beckley around 10:00 Friday night (8/29). 
    Beckley Police are searching for two suspects after a burglary at the Lewis Ritchie Apartments in Beckley around 10:00 Friday night (8/29). 
CHARLESTON, WV -

UPDATE:

According to Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's official Twitter account, Timothy Kinsey has been selected to fill Speaker Rick Thompson's vacant House seat.

 

UPDATE:

The Wayne County Democratic Executive Committee met June 17 and submitted three names to Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin for him to select one to serve in the seat recently vacated by outgoing Speaker Rick Thompson, D-Wayne.

The three individuals are: Timothy Kinsey, Kenneth R. Hicks and Mathew McComas.

Tomblin now has 10 days to appoint one of the three to serve District 19.

 

Original story:

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin issued the official proclamation just after noon June 17 to call the 100 members of the House of Delegates into a special session at noon June 18 to select a new speaker.

Click here to read the official proclamation

Members are called to meet at the state Capitol in Charleston, and the full Legislature is scheduled to meet in Wheeling June 19 for the start of monthly interim committee meetings in celebration of the state's 150th birthday.

Outgoing House Speaker Rick Thompson, D-Wayne, announced in mid-May he would accept Tomblin's appointment at the helm of the Department of Veterans Assistance.

The Wayne County Democratic Executive Committee is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. June 17 to nominate three people to serve District 19 in Thompson's absence. Tomblin will select one name from those three to fill the vacancy created by Thompson's departure.

Click here for our recent coverage of this issue.