Archive for December, 2017

Freedom officials’ attorneys cite potential juror bias

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Defense attorneys are seeking to have the cases of two former Freedom Industries executives tried elsewhere, saying the two men can’t get a fair trial in West Virginia. Attorneys for Gary Southern and Dennis Farrell filed the motion Monday, saying there has been extensive prejudicial media coverage and citing their study that […]

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Just plain facts about pistol danger

An editorial from The Charleston Gazette  CHARLESTON, W.Va. — After rival motorcycle gangs slaughtered each other at a Texas biker hangout, a CNN commentary asked: “Is this who and what we have become as a nation? … Is American culture now so drenched in weaponry — and so wearily accustomed to violence — that a bloody massacre […]

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Huntington bridge undergoing inspection, repair

Huntington bridge undergoing inspection, repair

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Drivers can expect some closures and delays on the 31st Street Bridge over the next several months as crews work to clean and paint the structure and its access ramps, but not until October of next year as the contract for the work suggests. The bridge was closed to all traffic this […]

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Manchin, other senators call for new oil exports

WHEELING, W.Va. — Before U.S. shale drilling grinds to a halt amid lower oil and natural gas prices, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and other lawmakers hope to boost domestic fracking by exporting crude to foreign countries for the first time since the 1970s. Introduced Tuesday with oil trading at around $58 per barrel on the […]

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Condition of W.Va. rural roads ranks low

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — West Virginia is ranked in the top 20 in three undesirable categories by a Washington, D.C., -based nonprofit transportation research group. Released Tuesday, the annual TRIP report on the condition of rural roads in the United States says West Virginia’s rural pavement is in the sixth poorest condition of the 50 states; […]

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Parkersburg process server, GOP chief clash at door

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — An attempt to serve a subpoena in the hearing to determine if the mayor can remain in office led to a confrontation over the weekend. Wood County Republican Party Chairman Rob Cornelius, who filed the petition that triggered the June 4-5 hearing regarding Parkersburg Mayor Bob Newell, armed himself with a baseball […]

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W.Va. trainers learn to administer overdose med

W.Va. trainers learn to administer overdose med

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — With drug overdoses on the rise in the state, training personnel learned how to administer a drug that would counter the symptoms of an overdose. On Tuesday morning, members of several training agencies met at the Regional Education Service Agency (RESA) 7 office in Clarksburg. The purpose of the meeting was to […]

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Competitive eater to defend title at Fairmont event

Competitive eater to defend title at Fairmont event

FAIRMONT, W.Va. — Matt Stonie wasn’t quite sure what to expect as he prepared to bite into one of West Virginia’s famous treats. The somewhat lumpy, light-brown pepperoni rolls looked unfamiliar and foreign to the California resident in the plastic bag. Stonie pulled one out and carefully studied the anatomy of his opponent — a […]

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Judge denies Blankenship’s request for Vegas trip

BECKLEY, W.Va. — A federal magistrate has denied former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship’s request to travel home to Las Vegas for Memorial Day. The motion, filed May 6, requested travel “home” to Nevada from May 23-30 to visit a dentist and to meet with attorneys located there.  Conditions of Blankenship’s release were set Nov. 20, […]

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WVU purchase of Beckley campus awaits federal OK

BECKLEY, W.Va. — West Virginia University’s purchase of the Mountain State University Beckley campus is on hold, waiting for federal approval, because grant money was used for the construction of two buildings. Rob Alsop, WVU’s vice president for Legal, Government, and Entrepreneurial Engagement, said Tuesday that Wiseman Hall, which housed the nursing program and laboratories, […]

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