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Demand for police officers rising in W.Va.

BECKLEY, W.Va. — If the trend continues, police departments across the state may replace their Most Wanted posters with Help Wanted signs. Locally, two counties are experiencing what police agencies across the nation are experiencing: an unhealthy decline in men and women interested in working in law enforcement. Fayette County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Jim Sizemore […]

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Officials push for W.Va. markets for W.Va. crops
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Officials push for W.Va. markets for W.Va. crops

  HUTTONSVILLE — On a recent Friday, bitter winds swept across the fallow fields here as prisoners in bright orange jumpsuits unloaded 50-pound bags of West Virginia-grown potatoes from a flatbed truck. The men in orange from the Huttonsville Correctional Center are part of a program that allows convicts to work outside the prison walls, […]

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W.Va. officials say heroin’s public threat on rise
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W.Va. officials say heroin’s public threat on rise

Editor’s Note: This is the second part of an ongoing series which will take a deeper look at heroin in the Eastern Panhandle. MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — After 40 years in the medical field, Berkeley Medical Center Director of Emergency Services John Wilty is still surprised by the number of heroin overdose cases being seen locally […]

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West Virginia seeing rise in flu-like illnesses

ELKINS, W.Va. — The yearly flu season is underway and West Virginia is seeing evidence of influenza and influenza-like illness in areas across the state, according to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. While the flu season has already started, health officials say it’s not too late to get a flu shot. Misti […]

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Road funding solution needed

An editorial from The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register             WHEELING, W.Va. — Remember the “blue ribbon” commission Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin appointed to recommend solutions to West Virginia’s highway funding dilemma? After many months of work it has resulted in … nothing. Meanwhile, Mountain State drivers continue to dodge crumbling pavement on hillsides, slam into pothole after pothole, worry […]

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Health report points out need for more resolve

An editorial from The Herald-Dispatch  HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — As the new year approaches, anyone in the Tri-State on the fence about whether to resolve to live healthier in 2015 might want to consider the findings of the 25th annual America’s Health Rankings presented by the United Health Foundation and its partners. While the 2014 report, […]

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WVU band, fans take to Beale Street in Memphis
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WVU band, fans take to Beale Street in Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The AutoZone Liberty Bowl doesn’t kick off until 2 p.m. today, but the West Virginia and Texas A&M bands had a chance to kick off their bowl season Sunday, Dec. 28. “This was my first bowl parade and my first bowl game in general — I didn’t get to go to the […]

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GOP hopes to repeal W.Va. ‘cap and trade’ law

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — As the saying goes: “That was then. This is now.” Five years ago, the West Virginia Coal Association didn’t oppose an alternative/renewable energy bill championed by former Gov. Joe Manchin. Now, the trade industry group backs plans by Republicans taking control of the Legislature to repeal what they call a “cap and […]

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W.Va. Attorney General’s Office hit by departures

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — More high-ranking lawyers are leaving West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s office. The departures include three senior deputy attorneys general – Marty Wright, Tracy Webb and Richie Heath – who have been part of Morrisey’s leadership team for the past two years. Their new jobs with the West Virginia Legislature recently came […]

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Holiday skiers pack slopes at W.Va. ski resorts
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Holiday skiers pack slopes at W.Va. ski resorts

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Santa Claus wasn’t able to deliver a white Christmas in the Kanawha Valley last week, but that didn’t stop the state’s major ski resorts from keeping their slopes glistening with snow. About 800,000 skiers hit the slopes and trails of the state’s seven major ski areas each year, and about 35 percent […]

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