Man fatally shot by police in W.Va. bar
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) - Huntington police have fatally shot an armed man during an argument at a city bar.
Huntington police Capt. John Ellis identified the gunman as 37-year-old Robert Henderson. Ellis says Henderson was a native of the Detroit area.
Media outlets report police were summoned to the El Ranchito Mexican Bar and Grill early Saturday.
Interim Police Chief Jim Johnson says officers witnessed several people arguing, including Henderson, who had a gun. Officers repeatedly ordered Henderson to keep his arms up and not to move.
Ellis says Henderson didn't comply and made a gesture that an officer felt was threatening. The officer then shot Henderson, who was pronounced dead at the scene.
More than a dozen people were in the bar at the time.
The FBI is assisting in the investigation.
W.Va. board to meet this week on dangerous animals
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A board tasked with compiling a list of animals that are illegal to keep as pets in West Virginia will consider a list that is shorter than one suggested earlier.
Media outlets report the state Wild and Dangerous Animal Board will meet on Wednesday as it tries to comply with legislation passed earlier this year.
Gone from the amended list are savannah cats, turtles, hedgehogs and sugar gliders. Those were on the board's original list that drew more than 200 public comments, prompting a subcommittee work out a compromise.
Wendy Skidmore of Lost Creek owns sugar gliders, which are small, gliding possums. She agrees they don't belong on the list.
Josie McInturff of Pipestem breeds savannah cats and says the animals are considered playful, not wild or dangerous.
W.Va. man arrested after child found in hot car
WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) - A Wheeling man faces charges that he left his 18-month-old daughter in a hot car while he was asleep on a couch.
Media outlets report 33-year-old Cory Rockhold was arrested Thursday night after police found his daughter in his car on Wheeling Island.
A criminal complaint in Ohio County Magistrate Court says the girl was drenched in sweat when she was located. Officers then went to a nearby residence and found Rockhold asleep.
Rockhold was charged with one count each of child neglect resulting in injury and one count of child neglect creating risk of injury.
He was being held in the Northern Regional Jail in Moundsville on $50,000 bond. Jail records didn't indicate whether Rockhold has an attorney.
The child has been placed with Ohio County Child Protective Services.
BOONE COUNTY FATALS
2 killed in crash in southern West Virginia
MADISON, W.Va. (AP) - Police in southern West Virginia say two men have died when their vehicle overturned outside Madison.
Media outlets report the accident occurred early Saturday on state Route 17 in Boone County.
Sheriff's Deputy Chad Barker says the vehicle flipped several times and crashed into trees. He says Eddie Javins of Big Ugly and Curtis Kelly of Greenview were ejected from the vehicle.
Barker says speed appears to be a factor in the accident, which remains under investigation.
Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) - Record coal exports in recent years are helping the U.S. appear to be making more progress on global warming than it is. But they may not be helping the planet.
As America gets greener, and produces more energy, it has sent more dirty fuels abroad, saddling other countries with cleaning up the exported pollution.
This fossil fuel trade threatens to undermine President Barack Obama's plans to curb global warming. But the administration doesn't want to figure out how much coal exports are contributing to global warming. It says the impact is small.
U.S. coal consumption declined by 195 million tons from 2008 to 2013. About 20 percent of that coal was exported.
Exports are expected to grow as global demand grows and the U.S. further cleans up its power sector.
LITTER CONTROL GRANTS
23 litter control grants awarded in West Virginia
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - The state Department of Environmental Protection has awarded more than $54,000 in grants for litter control programs to 23 communities, county commissions and solid waste authorities in West Virginia.
Funding for the program is generated through circuit court penalties for littering.
The awards range from $725 to $3,000.
Communities receiving grants include Burnsville, Delbarton, Fayetteville, Kenova, McMechen, Milton, Nitro, Parkersburg and Terra Alta.
County commissions and solid waste authorities receiving grants are in Berkeley, Clay, Gilmer, Harrison, Kanawha, Mason, Mercer, Monroe, Putnam, Raleigh, Wayne, Wood and Wyoming counties.
HUMAN TRAFFICKING CONFERENCE
Human trafficking conference set in Morgantown
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - A workshop at West Virginia University will focus on issues related to human trafficking.
The free, private conference is set for Tuesday at WVU's Life Science Building in Morgantown.
Among those invited to attend are law enforcement, social workers and educators.
The conference is being organized by the public-private West Virginia Intelligence Fusion Center, which is part of the state Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety.
Fusion liaison office coordinator Jessica Griffith says West Virginia's geography and interstate system makes it a potential prime target for modern-day slavery.
Griffith says the goal of the conference is to give participants the tools that could help them if they come across human trafficking cases.
Marshall RB Grooms dismissed after arrest
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) - Marshall has dismissed running back Kevin Grooms following his arrest.
The Marshall athletic department issued a statement saying Grooms was dismissed Saturday for a violation of team rules and policies. The department said it would have no further comment.
Western Regional Jail records show Grooms was charged with domestic assault, burglary, petit larceny and fleeing on foot. Jail records didn't indicate whether he has an attorney.
Last November, Grooms was arrested on domestic battery and obstruction charges and was suspended from the team indefinitely.
Grooms led Marshall as a freshman in 2012 with 737 rushing yards. He ran for 503 yards during an injury-plagued season in 2013.
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