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Morgantown teen gets 30 years for friend’s murder
By February 27, 2014 Read More →

Morgantown teen gets 30 years for friend’s murder

  MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Rachel Shoaf was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Wednesday, Feb. 26, for the murder of Skylar Neese. Shoaf will be eligible for parole after 10 years. She previously pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, and the plea agreement recommended a sentenced of 20 years. However, Monongalia Circuit Court Judge Russell […]

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By February 27, 2014 Read More →

The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Thursday, Feb. 27

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers. 1. GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS SEIZED IN CRIMEA Ukraine puts its police on high alert after […]

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Morgantown pets get cookies for World Spay Day
By February 26, 2014 Read More →

Morgantown pets get cookies for World Spay Day

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The Mountaineer Spay Neuter Assistance Program (M-SNAP) gave out cookies to area humane societies and veterinarians in honor of World Spay Day. The cookies were given as a token of appreciation to those who show progress in M-SNAP’s cause. February is Spay Month, and M-SNAP wants to remind everyone about the importance […]

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By February 26, 2014 Read More →

Bill to bar public access to gun permits off target

An editorial from The Dominion Post MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Some state legislators want to conceal who’s carrying a concealed weapon. House Bill 4310 would make information on concealed-carry permits and applications exempt from Freedom of Information Act inquiries. This information would become strictly confidential except for law enforcement purposes. At issue in this debate is […]

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Gift lets Huntington’s Comfort House remain open
By February 26, 2014 Read More →

Gift lets Huntington’s Comfort House remain open

HUNTINGTON — The Jeffrey George Comfort House will remain open after an anonymous local donor offered to assume its $545,000 mortgage, said Jo Fannin, executive director. The board of directors met Tuesday evening with the donor and his attorney and voted in favor of accepting his offer. “The gentleman, who wants to remain anonymous, told […]

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By February 26, 2014 Read More →

Yes, extend W.Va. driver’s license renewal period

An editorial from The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Legislation passed by the West Virginia Senate on Monday combines more convenience for the state’s residents and money savings for state government. Those are both pluses that make Senate Bill 431 worthy of passage by the state’s House of Delegates. The measure would lengthen the renewal cycle […]

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By February 26, 2014 Read More →

‘False Claims Act’ rejected by W.Va. Legislature

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A controversial bill to designed combat government fraud and abuse was rejected by the House by a 55-42 vote on Tuesday. Delegate Tim Manchin, D-Marion, drafted a bill, HB 4001, to offer an incentive for reporting suspected misuse of government funds. The bill allows for whistleblowers to receive a portion of recouped […]

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By February 26, 2014 Read More →

Study says W.Va. cracker plant would yield billions

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. – Construction of a cracker plant could mean billions of dollars in economic impact for West Virginia over the next four decades, but the state must take steps to realize that potential, according to a study released Tuesday. “We need to keep our eyes on the prize, and that’s long term,” said Tom […]

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By February 26, 2014 Read More →

Satisfying lobbyists isn’t protecting rights

An editorial from the Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — West Virginia lawmakers are flirting with an idea that will make government more opaque, more secret – and take away at least one piece of the public’s right to know. House Bill 4310 is summarized as “making gun permits and applications confidential except for […]

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By February 26, 2014 Read More →

WVU business center partly funded by Kochs

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia University announced on Tuesday that it will receive $5 million in donations to create a new Center for Free Enterprise as part of its College of Business and Economics “to study the economic, political and social factors that increase prosperity.” The money will come from the Charles Koch Foundation and […]

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