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West Liberty president’s film sparks ethics charges
By January 29, 2015 Read More →

West Liberty president’s film sparks ethics charges

WHEELING, W.Va. — The West Virginia Ethics Commission has charged West Liberty University President Robin Capehart with using university resources to promote his film company’s 2011 movie “Doughboy.” A 13-count complaint released Wednesday accuses Capehart, who has been WLU’s president since 2007, of using a state purchasing card for expenses related to promoting the film, […]

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By January 29, 2015 Read More →

Manchin, Republicans at odds on cold medicine

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin is urging West Virginia legislators to pass a bill that would require a prescription for a cold medication that’s used to fuel illegal methamphetamine labs. In a letter sent this week to al1 134 members of the state’s Senate and House of Delegates, Manchin said West Virginia is […]

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Hearing speakers split on W.Va. charter schools
By January 29, 2015 Read More →

Hearing speakers split on W.Va. charter schools

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Plans to make West Virginia the 43rd state to allow public charter schools were debated Wednesday during a legislative hearing at the state Capitol. Since taking control of the Legislature, Senate and House Republicans have come out in favor of lifting West Virginia’s ban on charter schools, but many within the state’s […]

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By January 29, 2015 Read More →

A more equitable way to pay for accidents

An editorial from the Charleston Daily Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — In a bipartisan 75-24 vote, the West Virginia House of Delegates on Tuesday passed a bill that would change the way damages are allocated in cases where multiple parties are found to be at fault. It’s a long overdue change and an important part of the new […]

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By January 29, 2015 Read More →

W.Va. legislature now live-streaming on web

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia state legislature took a major leap into the 21st Century on Wednesday by live-streaming the state senate session. “We had a test run on Monday,” Howard Wellman, senate sergeant-at-arms said. He added that the first session would be aired on Wednesday. “Just go to the state legislature’s web site […]

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By January 29, 2015 Read More →

The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Thursday, Jan. 29

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers.1. TOKYO STUDYING NEW MESSAGE ALLEGEDLY FROM HOSTAGEThe audio recording, purportedly in Kenji Goto’s voice, […]

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By January 28, 2015 Read More →

Senate Republicans ready for fight on right to work

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Republican leaders in the West Virginia state Senate are ready and willing to take on the opposition they expect to face from organized labor after introducing a bill that could dramatically affect the state’s unions because they believe it is time to take a different approach. Five Republican lawmakers, including Senate Minority […]

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By January 28, 2015 Read More →

WV mom accused of putting fecal matter in son’s IV

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A Mingo County mother put fecal matter into her 9-year-old son’s IV while he was being treated at an Ohio hospital, officials say. Candida Fluty, 35, of Kermit, was indicted on two counts of felonious assault and two counts of endangering children, Hamilton County, Ohio Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced Tuesday. The […]

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New way to get to Grandma’s house
By January 28, 2015 Read More →

New way to get to Grandma’s house

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Cold temperatures and another winter storm are expected to hit the Morgantown area by Sunday, Feb. 1. AccuWeather meteorologist Brian Edwards said Wednesday, Jan. 28, will be sunny, with a high temperature of 28 degrees, which is 10 degrees below average for this time of year….

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WVU student who died at frat had 0.493 BAC
By January 28, 2015 Read More →

WVU student who died at frat had 0.493 BAC

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A WVU student who died following a medical emergency at a frat house in November had a 0.493 BAC, police said Tuesday, Jan. 27. Nolan Burch, 18, of Williamsville, N.Y., died Nov. 14, after what WVU officials described as a “catastrophic medical emergency” at the Kappa Sigma house. Evidence collected during the […]

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