News in Brief – 9/16/09

Published 10:08 am Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Ky. woman pleads guilty to intrusion

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Kentucky woman has pleaded guilty to charges that she illegally accessed Mattress Warehouse’s computer servers and deleted employees’ user accounts.

Misty Dawn Evans of Ashland, Ky., entered her plea Monday in federal court in Huntington. She pleaded guilty to computer intrusion and causing damage to a protected computer.

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Federal prosecutors said Mattress Warehouse lost more than $30,000 because of the intrusion. The accounts’ deletion prevented employees in four states from communicating and conducting business from about 3:30 p.m. on April 9, 2008, through 6:30 a.m. on April 10, 2008.

The 34-year-old Evans faces 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 14.

Mr. Cartoon to be guest DJ on 97.9

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Jule Huffman worked in television for more than forty years. He took over the role of Mr. Cartoon in 1969 and performed in this role of afternoon cartoon program host until 1995.

Huffman retired that year, but still remains one of the most popular television personalities in our region. He will say hello to all Cartooners between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m. as he joins host JB Miller for a walk down memory lane.

Miller in the Morning kicked off his “Guest DJ” segment in March of last year and has welcomed guests from all over the Tri-State weekly.

Miller welcomes all those with an interest in slipping behind a microphone to contact him via the station Web site at or contacting him via WMGA Radio at 304-399-9603.

Steve Free to perform Sept. 20

WHEELERSBURG — AFM Local # 482 Musicians Union and Local sponsers will present a concert by award-winning singer/songwriter/recording artist STEVE FREE and his band on Sunday, Sept. 20 at Porter Township Park in Wheeelersburg from 3 to 5 p.m.

A tri-state favorite Free is an internationally known recording artist and winner of the 2008 Governor’s award as Ohio’s #1 artist

The concert is free and open to the public.

Ohio execution delayed after vein troubles

LUCASVILLE (AP) — Problems finding a usable vein during an attempt to execute an Ohio inmate have halted his lethal injection for a week, but one death penalty scholar says possible legal challenges could further delay his return to the death chamber.

Gov. Ted Strickland on Tuesday issued a one-week reprieve to Romell Broom, 53, who spent more than two hours awaiting execution as technicians searched for a vein strong enough to deliver the three-drug lethal injection.

The issue arose three years after Ohio revised its lethal injection protocol due to problems with another inmate’s IV.