News in Brief – 1/14/11

Published 9:43 am Friday, January 14, 2011

Man fatally shot by Huntington police

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Huntington police are investigating the fatal shooting of man by an officer during a struggle.

Police Chief Skip Holbrook says in a news release that police were attempting to arrest 59-year-old Raymond W. Adkins for assaulting a family member when he charged toward one officer and grabbed the officer’s weapon.

The shooting occurred late Thursday night at a residence.

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Holbrook didn’t identify the officer who shot Adkins or provide any other details.

Bugs, mold removed from food used in lunches

PORTSMOUTH (AP) — Officials in a southern Ohio county where workers at two schools recently removed possible contaminants from food later served in lunches say it appears the incidents were isolated.

At Portsmouth High School in Scioto (sy-OH’-tuh) County last week, workers found a quarter-size piece of mold in a bucket of frozen strawberries, removed the affected part and some extra, and then served the rest.

In New Boston, kitchen workers removed tiny boll weevil beetles found in a bag of dried noodles before boiling and serving the noodles. That district’s food services director later resigned, and two cooks were suspended for five days without pay.

Superintendents in both districts say workers have been reminded not to use potentially contaminated ingredients.

Marshall raises $2.5 million for research funding

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University says it has raised more than $2.5 million to date as part of the school’s “Bucks for Brains Challenge” campaign.

The Huntington school said Thursday that money for its research trust fund was helped by end-of-year gifts in December.

Marshall is hoping to raise $15 million in private funds by March 2013 to support its research programs.

The private contributions will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the state’s West Virginia Research Trust Fund for a total impact of up to $30 million at Marshall.

West Virginia created the trust fund in 2008 to promote world-class research at the state’s leading universities.

St. Mary’s to offer free ‘Back Boot Camp’ class

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Spine experts at St. Mary’s Regional Spine Center will offer a free class called “Back Boot Camp: Basic Training for Your Spine” on Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. in Room 205 of the Regional Heart Institute.

Participants will learn the basic anatomy of the spine, principles of back pain, treatment options available and prevention of back and neck pain.

Registration is required by calling (304) 526-1469 or (800) 9ST-MARY, ext. 1469.