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Energy state Dems in Senate races split from Obama 04-16-2014 09:49
Scrapping to keep a West Virginia Senate seat Democratic in a state that's sprinted to the right, Natalie Tennant is counting on her allegiance to the coal industry to separate herself from an unpopular ...
W.Va. average per-gallon gas price up 5 cent 04-16-2014 09:13
Gas prices in West Virginia went up a nickel a gallon since last week. AAA East Central reports that the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is $3.66 this week. That's 2 cents cheaper than the ...
W.Va. man accused of threatening US senator 04-15-2014 13:27
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a 49-year-old West Virginia man has been indicted on charges he threatened to kill U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin.
W.Va. jobless rate inches up in March 04-15-2014 11:19
West Virginia's unemployment rate inched up in March to 6.1 percent. The seasonally adjusted rate is up two-tenths of a percentage point from February. WorkForce West Virginia reported Tuesday that the ...
W.Va. governor signs storage tank safety bill 04-02-2014 05:52
West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has signed legislation imposing new safeguards on above-ground storage tanks and water systems in response to a Jan. 9 chemical spill in Charleston. The Water Resources ...
West Virginia bill signed to regulate storage tanks after spill 04-01-2014 13:21
(Reuters) - West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin on Tuesday signed a bill regulating above-ground chemical storage tanks, a measure prompted by a spill in January that tainted water supplies for some 300,000 people. The new law requires above-ground tanks in critical areas near public water supplies to be registered with the state Department of Environmental Protection, which will perform ...
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Interviews Monday in Raleigh County school superintendent search 04-20-2014 04:00
BECKLEY, W.Va. — Two internal candidates for the open school superintendent’s job in Raleigh County will be interviewed Monday. Reports indicate Director of Secondary Education Miller and Hall and Assistant Superintendent David Price are scheduled to interview with school board members. Board President Rick Snuffer could announce the board’s selection following the interviews. The board hopes to have a new superintendent on board July 1. Current Superintendent Jim Brown’s last day is June 30.
Plants responds to ODC’s recommendations 04-19-2014 04:34
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Kanawha County Prosecutor Mark Plants says the state Supreme Court should reject the recommendations from the state Office of Disciplinary Counsel that he be suspended or stopped from prosecuting domestic-related cases. Plants filed a response to the ODC’s recommendations Friday. The ODC made the recommendations because Plants faces two misdemeanor charges including allegedly violating a domestic violence protective order along with a charge of domestic battery in connection with spanking his son. In that response filing–Plants called the ODC’s recommendations an overreach and premature. The response points toward a move made this week by Plants and his assistants to alert...
Attempted murder indictments from Western Regional Jail 04-19-2014 03:58
BARBOURSVILLE, W.Va. — An indictment unsealed late Friday in Cabell County alleges four inmates and four correctional officers at the Western Regional Jail in Barboursville conspired to kill another inmate. The charges are connected to an attempted murder from last October. The four correctional officers have already been fired–the four inmates moved to other jails. State Regional Jail Authority Director Joe DeLong told the Huntington Herald Dispatch the plot was uncovered by the authority’s internal investigators. “All correctional officers are held to a very high standard,” DeLong told the newspaper. “When I believe people have committed acts within our facilities that are improper...
Old White Turns 100 04-18-2014 13:42
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — The Old White Course at the Greenbrier Resort is the home of the PGA Tour’s Greenbrier Classic in recent years but it has a rich history. The 100th year anniversary of the course will be celebrated Saturday. Greenbrier Resort owner Jim Justice, PGA Tour officials and others will be on hand to recognize the Charles Blair MacDonald-designed course. The Old White first opened in 1914. Justice will strike the ceremonial first ball from the first tee at 11:30 a.m. He’ll be using an historical driver and replica ball from the 1914 era.
State to spend money keeping the ‘Wild & Wonderful’ brand 04-18-2014 13:30
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The state Division of Tourism will have more money to spend on advertising West Virginia in the wake of the Jan. 9 chemical spill and water emergency in parts of nine counties. “You have to make some strategic decisions based upon the circumstances,” said Keith Burdette, secretary of the state Department of Commerce, of the decision to put an additional $1.2 million into the tourism budget. “This is the right time to do it. We’re going to shift money around to try to get this done. This has to be a priority this spring,” he said. Stories about contaminated tap...
WAYNE, W.Va. — Wayne County Prosecuting Attorney Tom Plymale is promising an appeal on this week’s decision from Senior Status Judge James Holliday to dismiss charges against a man who plead guilty in 1989 to killing his ex-girlfriend and injuring two men a year earlier. A new trial for Stephen Hatfield, who has been in prison since then, had been scheduled to be begin as early as this month. When he was granted that new trial in 2012, a federal judge questioned whether Hatfield’s competency had been adequately determined prior to his plea. In his order this week, Holliday said trying to address competency now would...
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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