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Bridgeport mayor resigns as plea date nears
By September 9, 2014 Read More →

Bridgeport mayor resigns as plea date nears

  BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. — Bridgeport Mayor Mario Blount resigned Monday night, just four days before he is scheduled for a plea hearing in federal court on drug charges. Blount also filed for personal bankruptcy last Friday, listing $185,432.84 in assets, and $1,550,085.96 in liabilities. On Friday, Blount is expected to plea to: One count of […]

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W.Va. DEP to tailor chemical tank inspections
By September 9, 2014 Read More →

W.Va. DEP to tailor chemical tank inspections

  CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Department of Environmental Protection officials plan to announce as early as Tuesday a proposed rule outlining a focused plan for mandated inspections of thousands of chemical storage tanks across West Virginia and — Tomblin administration officials hope — ease concerns about implementation of the state’s new tank safety law. DEP Secretary […]

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Dog food mountain rises from Facebook challenge
By September 9, 2014 Read More →

Dog food mountain rises from Facebook challenge

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Brittany Baebenroth, a kennel attendant at the Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association, sits atop a mountain of dog food the shelter has received through a recent outpouring of donations. Sitting with her is one of the shelter residents, Lady. The massive outpouring of support to the shelter was the result of one area man’s […]

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Another West Virginian wins $1 million in Lottery
By September 9, 2014 Read More →

Another West Virginian wins $1 million in Lottery

  CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Robert Carter has been buying Powerball tickets for more than 30 years, and until this year, he had never won more than $7. His diligence paid off on Aug. 2, when his wife, Helen, checked his Powerball ticket and discovered he’d won a million dollars. “I called my daughter right away […]

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By September 9, 2014 Read More →

W.Va., Ky. seek expedited ruling on carbon emissions

An editorial from the Bluefield Daily Telegraph BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway are urging an appeals court to decide quickly on a lawsuit over the legality of proposed carbon emission standards. The two attorney generals are correct in seeking a quicker ruling due to the […]

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By September 9, 2014 Read More →

The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Tuesday, Sept. 9

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers.1. OBAMA LOOKS TO BROADEN OFFENSIVE VS. ISLAMIC MILITANTSThe plans to expand airstrikes and form […]

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By September 8, 2014 Read More →

Legislative Interim schedule available

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Legislature’s interim  meeting schedule for September has been released by Aaron Allred, legislative manager for the West Virginia Legislature. The schedule is accessible at  http://www.legis.state.wv.us/committees/interims/intcomsched.cfm

Capito, Ayotte tour anti-terrorism training program at Summit Point
By September 8, 2014 Read More →

Capito, Ayotte tour anti-terrorism training program at Summit Point

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) on Sept. 5 visited the Summit Point Motorsports Park in Jefferson County to learn how this West Virginia facility is helping to keep American dignitaries safe overseas. BSR, a local security training company, works with federal agencies such as the State Department […]

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Media Advisory: Tennant to participate in Charleston candidate forum

Charleston, W.Va. – West Virginia Secretary of State and U.S. Senate nominee Natalie Tennant will answer questions about her vision for West Virginia’s future at the ‘Our Children, Our Future’ Candidate Forum, Tuesday,  Sept. 9 at 6:30 p.m., at the Culture Center in Charleston. The forum is free and open to the public. Secretary Tennant will be answering questions at approximately […]

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Gov. Tomblin recommends $4.3 million in ARC grant funding
By September 8, 2014 Read More →

Gov. Tomblin recommends $4.3 million in ARC grant funding

Grant projects include public water systems, education and workforce development CHARLESTON, W.Va.  – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced recommendations for the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Investment Program grants. The recommended projects total more than $4.3 million in grant funding.  “From public water systems to education and workforce development, the projects I’ve recommended for funding all help foster statewide economic […]

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