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Baskin-Robbins Launches Two New Ways to “Seize the Yay” with a Blast of Cold Brew and New Flavor Inspired by Favorite Childhood Treat

CANTON – This August, Baskin-Robbins is launching two new ways to “Seize the Yay” during the final days of summer and beyond. Debuting August 1, Cold Brew is being added to the beverage menu for the first time with the OREO® ‘n Cold Brew Blast* – a new take on Baskin-Robbins’ beloved Cappuccino Blast®. Alongside this sweet new sip, Baskin-Robbins is continuing to innovate new flavors with the launch of Frosted Strawberry Toaster Treat, a Flavor of the Month designed to capture the nostalgia of back-to-school sweetness.
FOOD & DRINKS
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SONIC Brings Back Pickle Juice Slush and Big Dill Cheeseburger for a Limited Time

OKLAHOMA CITY – SONIC fans demanded more pickles, and America’s Favorite Drive-In is giving them what they want. For three weeks only, SONIC® Drive-In is bringing back the popular Pickle Juice Slush and the Big Dill Cheeseburger – two menu items that are sure to dill-ight pickle fans everywhere! The Big Dill Cheeseburger and the Pickle Juice Slush are available at participating SONIC locations from August 8 through August 28, while supplies last.
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Huntington Man Sentenced to Prison for Fentanyl Crime

HUNTINGTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Tekoa Rivers, 22, of Huntington, was sentenced today to one year and six months in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release, for distributing fentanyl. According to court documents and statements made in court, admitted that he sold approximately 10 grams of...
HUNTINGTON, WV

Mason County Man Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography Crime

HUNTINGTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – A Mason County man pleaded guilty today to possession of prepubescent child pornography. According to court documents and statements made in court, on November 11, 2020, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at the residence of Joseph Curtis Hubman, 50, of Henderson. Officers recovered multiple external hard drives, mobile phones, two desktop computers and a micro SD memory card. A forensic analysis of the devices revealed more than 12,000 videos depicting child pornography. Hubman admitted that he possessed the child pornography, and that it included videos of prepubescent minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.
MASON COUNTY, WV

Trump says FBI conducting search of Mar-a-Lago estate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump said in a lengthy statement Monday that the FBI was conducting a search of his Mar-a-Lago estate. The circumstances were not immediately clear. Spokespeople for the FBI and the Justice Department did not return messages seeking comment Monday evening. “After working and...
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Olivia Newton-John dies at age 73

Olivia Newton-John, who gained worldwide acclaim for her starring role in “Grease,” died Monday morning at age 73, according to her family. The actress “has been a symbol of triumphs and hope for over 30 years sharing her journey with breast cancer,” the family said in a statement.
CELEBRITIES

Georgia Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Crime

CHARLESTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – A Georgia man pleaded guilty today to aiding and abetting the distribution of 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. According to court documents and statements made in court, Brian Donaldson, 30, of Oakwood, Georgia, admitted to selling approximately 8 ounces of methamphetamine to a confidential informant in the parking lot of a Huntington, West Virginia, restaurant on June 14, 2019.
OAKWOOD, GA

Axios Media is sold to Cox Enterprises

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WVU and citizen scientists go fishing for answers on blotchy bass syndrome

West Virginia University researchers will have a chance to better understand a condition affecting bass to an unknown extent with data collected by citizens through a mobile app. Brent Murry, assistant professor of aquatic ecology in the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design, and the U.S. Geological Survey’s...
HOBBIES

Smithers man arrests on drug charges

FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – A Smithers man is facing felony charges in Fayette County. Sheriff Mike Fridley provides the following information regarding this incident. In the late evening hours, deputies executed a search warrant at a residence in Smithers, where probable cause was found that the property owner was selling narcotics. Inside, the residence deputies found over 200 grams of drugs with a street value of approximately $40,000.
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Gas Prices Fall, But Not Enough to Lure Drivers Back to the Pump

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Delegate Brandon Steele announces run for House Speaker

BECKLEY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Delegate Brandon Steele, a Republican from Raleigh County and current Chairman of the House Committee on Government Organization, announced that he will seek election as Speaker of the West Virginia House of Delegates after the November election. In a statement released today, Steele said, “Based...
RALEIGH COUNTY, WV