MOUNT LOOKOUT, W.Va. (AP) - State police say a volunteer firefighter and his son are charged with setting a string of fires in Nicholas County. Media outlets report that Charles Fillmore Barnett and his son, Charles Lindell Barnett, were arrested yesterday. Each is charged with arson.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A former hospital executive has been named to head West Virginia's Department of Health and Human Resources. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin named Karen Bowling to his Cabinet, effective July 1. Bowling arrives on the heels of the governor's decision to expand Medicaid.
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) - A bright light that was seen shooting across the sky by dozens of witnesses across Maryland and the region is what astronomers are calling a fragmenting meteoric fireball. The Frederick News-Post of Maryland reports witnesses saw the fireball early Saturday. The American Meteor Society says it was seen in at least eight states, including West Virginia.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Elkins folklorist Gerald Milnes will be honored this week during the 37th Annual Vandalia Gathering at the Capitol Complex in Charleston. The Division of Culture and History says Milnes will be given the Vandalia Award during a ceremony Friday at the Culture Center. The award is West Virginia's highest folklife honor.
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