Archive for December, 2017

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Ex-Logan County circuit clerk gets probation, fine

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Former Logan County Circuit Clerk Alvis Porter, 61, of Holden, was sentenced to three years of federal probation and a $2,000 fine on Wed., Feb. 18, in U.S. Federal Court in Charleston. In July 2014, Porter pleaded guilty to failing to collect, account for and pay over federal employment taxes. He also […]

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Two indicted in plot against W.Va. lawmaker
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Two indicted in plot against W.Va. lawmaker

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A father and son accused of plotting to burn down the home of West Virginia Delegate Stephen Skinner in an alleged attempt to kill the legislator in retaliation for lawsuits filed against them were indicted Wednesday by a Berkeley County grand jury. Darryl Edmond Palmer, 48, of Inwood, and Matthew Brian Palmer, […]

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State officials need to be smart on Common Core

An editorial from The Journal MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — State Board of Education members are right to back away from wholesale adoption of national Common Core standards in West Virginia public schools. No one-size-fits-all education reform package permits the flexibility teachers and school administrators need to do their jobs effectively. Common Core is meant as a […]

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NCAA penalizes WVU for recruiting violations

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia University’s athletic department was hit with two years probation for more than 350 violations of NCAA recruiting rules. The probation began Wednesday and runs through Feb. 17, 2017.  The violations were committed by 14 sports over a period of 31 months and were termed “significant breaches of conduct” by the […]

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Charleston pastor offers drive-by ashes for Lent
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Charleston pastor offers drive-by ashes for Lent

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Pharmacist who shot robber: “Why did you make me do this?”

PINCH, W.Va. — A Kanawha County pharmacist shot and killed a masked, would-be robber who walked into his business Wednesday morning and pulled out a gun. Good Family Pharmacy employee Chris Monk said pharmacist Don Radcliff first attempted to “feel the guy out.” Monk said Radcliff pointed at the man, who was wearing a bandanna […]

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Man outran derailing train that destroyed his home
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Man outran derailing train that destroyed his home

BOOMER, W.Va. — It’s rare a man can say he’s glad his wife is in the hospital, but it’s also not every day a train destroys his home. Morris Bounds said his wife was supposed to come home over the weekend, but she stayed hospitalized Monday after her open-heart surgery involving four major bypasses. He’s also […]

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Experts have advice for dealing with the brutal cold
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Experts have advice for dealing with the brutal cold

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginians won’t be getting a break from cold temperatures and snow for a while, but some experts say there are a few steps people can take to weather the winter storm. Meteorologists expect temperatures to plummet Thursday with a high of 7 degrees and a low of minus 9 degrees. Although […]

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Leaning billboard threatens Princeton home
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Leaning billboard threatens Princeton home

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — A local family has been forced to temporarily move from their home in Princeton due to a leaning billboard sign. Amanda Saunders and her son were sitting in the living room watching television when they heard a commotion outside. “Me and my son looked at each other and we were like ‘what was […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Thursday, Feb. 19

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers. 1. HOW OBAMA VIEWS TERROR FIGHT He says the U.S. is not at war […]

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