Parkersburg News and Sentinelhttp://www.newsandsentinel.comTop Headlinesen-usSat, 4 Jul 2015 19:47:06 EDTSat, 4 Jul 2015 19:47:06 EDT Ducky tickets on sale - Ticket sales have started for the 26th annual Rubber Ducky Derby, associated with the Parkersburg Homecoming, according to Homecoming President Sherry Valentine. The grand prize is $5,000 with nine other cash prizes available.Sat, 4 Jul 2015 00:00:00 EDTNation's law enforcement on heightened alert Federal law-enforcement agencies nationwide are on heightened alert for possible terrorists attacks. Although nothing specific has been directed toward West Virginia, people are being reminded to remain vigilant.Sat, 4 Jul 2015 00:00:00 EDTHoliday seeing heavy travel - If you are out on the road this weekend, you are joining nearly 42 million others traveling the highways, airways and waterways to celebrate Independence Day. AAA forecasts 41.Sat, 4 Jul 2015 00:00:00 EDTBlues fans brave the rain - In the face of summer showers, John, 57, and Teresa Frey, 54, danced on to the music of the Red White and Brews Festival in the Lafayette Hotel parking lot Friday night in downtown Marietta.Sat, 4 Jul 2015 00:00:00 EDTFireworks prompt safety pleas - Fireworks will fill the sky this evening and consumers are reminded of the laws and dangers of celebrating Independence Day with pyrotechnics.Sat, 4 Jul 2015 00:00:00 EDT