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West Virginia senator seeks to reverse approval of new painkiller, citing risk of abuse 03-10-2014 14:32
WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin is calling on the government's top health official to overturn the approval of a powerful painkiller, arguing that the pill Zohydro could add to the national epidemic ...
Feds attribute W.Va. pipeline blast to corrosion 03-10-2014 10:06
Severe corrosion caused a 2012 natural gas pipeline rupture and explosion in West Virginia that destroyed three houses and cooked a stretch of Interstate 77, and the incident likely could have been prevented ...
West Virginia beats No. 8 Kansas 92-86 03-08-2014 11:05
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Its NCAA chances all but gone, West Virginia showed it still has some fight left in a lackluster season.
'Take Me Home, Country Roads' a WVa state song 03-07-2014 11:03
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Singer John Denver never called West Virginia home, but his 1970s hit "Take Me Home, Country Roads" is one of the state's official songs.
NCAA, conferences sued over scholarship value 03-06-2014 02:16
Former West Virginia football player Shawne Alston sued the NCAA and five major conferences Wednesday, saying they violated antitrust laws by agreeing to cap the value of an athletic scholarship at less ...
NCAA, conferences are sued over scholarship value 03-05-2014 13:22
A former West Virginia football player sued the NCAA and five major conferences Wednesday, saying they have violated antitrust laws by agreeing to cap the value of an athletic scholarship at less than the actual cost of attending school.
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Ho-hum budget week not likely 03-10-2014 15:13
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is considering a special legislative session later this week to deal with several bills that are needed to help the struggling state budget. The governor met with leading lawmakers Monday evening to discuss the possibility after those bills failed to pass in the 60-day regular legislative session. Two Senate bills, 344 and 345, proposed by the governor contained funds to help in the current state budget. They both failed to pass Saturday night. There will likely have to be a special session to deal with those measures but another bill, connected to next year’s budget,...
Martinsburg woman strangled and smothered 03-10-2014 13:56
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A Martinsburg woman found dead in her home back on Saturday was strangled and smothered to death according to a report from the state Medical Examiner’s Office. The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department said Martha Tyler, 72, had a bag over her head and hands tied behind her back when she was found in her Picture Mountain Drive home Saturday afternoon. No arrests have been made. Deputies said Tyler’s front door was kicked in by an intruder two weeks ago but there was no sign of forced entry in the latest incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Berkeley County...
Poison Control Center faces uncertain future with budget cuts 03-10-2014 13:25
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A spokesperson with the West Virginia Poison Control Center said Monday it is in danger of closing with additional state budget cuts that would impact the federal money it receives. Community Outreach Coordinator Carissa McBurney said the center could lose as much as $114,000 from a 7.5 percent state budget cut and matching federal cut. The center currently has eight full-time nurses, a director and two part-time employees. It answers calls 24/7 365 days a year. The Poison Center was very busy in the days after the Jan. 9 Elk River chemical spill that impacted parts of nine West Virginia...
Former Mingo magistrate going to prison 03-10-2014 13:19
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — U.S. District Judge Thomas Johnston said a more than two year long prison sentence for Dallas Toler, 45, a former chief magistrate in Mingo County, was designed to send a strong deterrent message. On Monday, Toler, who is from Delbarton, received a 27 month long sentence for voter fraud. He knowingly registered a convicted felon to vote in 2012 and that person voted for “Team Mingo,” a slate of candidates that included Toler, in the 2012 May Primary Election. “Voters deserve clean elections and honest public officials,” said Booth Goodwin, U.S. Attorney for West Virginia’s Southern District. “Politicians have to...
Charleston considering next step after passage of gun bill 03-10-2014 11:30
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Charleston Mayor Danny Jones is livid over the passage of legislation backed by the NRA. The bill, which won approval Saturday before the end of the regular legislative session, would allow the carrying of guns into municipal buildings if the person armed has a legal conceal-carry permit. “I wasn’t surprised, but what this bill does is put guns in the recreation centers in the poorest zip codes in our city,” said the mayor. “It exposes children in daycare and Head Start programs to be in the proximity of handguns.” The legislation cleared the way for carrying at city recreation centers,...
Gee contract not yet finalized 03-10-2014 10:19
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Higher Education Chancellor Dr. Paul Hill said Monday there are a few things to clear up before a contract is finalized with new WVU President E. Gordon Gee. The HEPC confirmed Gee’s hire Monday. The WVU Board of Governors voted last week to hire Gee for his second stint in Morgantown. Hill said a two-year contract should be done in a short period of time. “They have a few minor details that now will require me to clear up and finalize those with the university and with the president,” Chancellor Hill said. The HEPC’s vote Monday was not...
Charleston, WVa – November 25, 2013 — Thousands of West Virginians will be preparing meals and traveling in inclement weather throughout the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The American Red Cross has safety tips for the kitchen and for the highway. more... (pdf)
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Local Judicial Corruption In WV Social Security Office Could Topple National SSA Commissioner
West Virginia News 02-21-2013
Problems Within The Social Security Administration Are Mounting... by Jack SwintWhat began back in late 2010 as a regional SSA scandal alleging fraud and 'case-fixing' of disability appeal claims with the Office of Disability Adjudication Review (ODAR) office in Huntington WV, now has federal authorities and US Senators focusing their...Read more...
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