Archive for October, 2010

Jury finds Hale guilty of accidentally killing roommate

Friday, October 29th, 2010
Jury finds Hale guilty of accidentally killing roommate SALEM – After hearing four days of testimony and evidence, a jury deliberated for three hours before finding Samuel Hale guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the fatal stabbing of his roommate in January. Hale had been charged with first-degree murder in the killing of roommate and best friend Josh McCoy, 25, in the apartment... »

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Hale takes stand in own defense before murder case goes to jury

Thursday, October 28th, 2010
SALEM – Samuel Hale took the witness stand in his own defense this morning, explaining to the jury how he accidentally fatally stabbed his best friend with a steak knife after a night of drinking at two downtown Roanoke bars. Hale, who turned 25 in jail, is accused of first-degree murder of his roommate,... »

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The Dish Fairy goes on strike

Thursday, October 28th, 2010
The Dish Fairy is on strike. Usually the Dish Fairy comes to our house at about 5:30 or 6 a.m. when she unloads and puts away the clean dishes from the dishwasher, and puts in the dirty ones. First let me say that although my sweet husband does a number of chores around the... »

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Yard of the living dead

Thursday, October 28th, 2010
Yard of the living dead VINTON–For most children, earning their Halloween candy is a relatively simple process. They say “Trick or treat”, they smile when people compliment their costumes, and then they get a piece of candy. At Vinton resident Diane Ruble’s house, however, children have to work a little bit harder. “We will be having ghosts, we will... »

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Demolition Derby is a smash hit

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010
Demolition Derby is a smash hit NEW CASTLE – Close to 1,000 fans turned out Saturday afternoon for the first Demolition Derby to be held in New Castle in over 15 years, according to Sammy Huffman who helped organize the popular event. “By 9 a.m. that morning trucks were lined up from the Fairground’s gate all the way to Rt.... »

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Richardson, Neil Edward

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010
Richardson, Neil Edward Neil Edward Richardson, 69, of New Castle went to be with the Lord Monday, October 18, 2010. He retired from Elizabeth Arden after 32 years service. He also served in the US Army in Germany. He was preceded in death by his parents Ed Richardson and Emma Abbott Harless. He is survived by loving... »

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Fridley, Nell Bowers

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010
Fridley, Nell Bowers Nell (Bowers) Fridley, beloved wife of Sebert Fridley, was born on April 27, 1931 and died October 16, 2010. She was born in Paint Bank, graduated from New Castle High School and later moved with her husband from the Covington area to Hamilton, Ohio. Nell loved her family. She enjoyed crocheting, quilting, sewing, and... »

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Death divides families: jury trial continues in best friend’s stabbing

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010
Death divides families: jury trial continues in best friend’s stabbing SALEM – The photographs of Kit Hale and Sue Longworth were only six pages apart in the 1973 Patrick Henry High School annual. This week the parents of Samuel Lucas Hale and Joshua Louis McCoy are divided by crushing grief. Kit Hale and his family and Sue Longworth McCoy, husband Scott, and their daughters... »

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Jones, Phyllis Smith

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010
Phyllis left us smiling on Oct. 20, 2010. She was born on a sunny November day in Covington, to the late Aaron and Rose Smith. Her mother described it as “a beautiful Indian summer day.” She is survived by her husband, Leslie T. Jones, to whom she was definitely an asset in accomplishing their... »

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Prosecution rests in murder trial, defense witnesses continue tomorrow

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010
SALEM – The prosecution completed its evidence today after putting 10 witnesses on the stand in the first-degree murder trial involving two roommates and best friends. Twenty-five-year old Samuel Lucas Hale’s defense team plans to call additional witnesses when the trial resumes at 9 a.m. tomorrow, Oct. 28, in Salem Circuit Court. The trial... »

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