Archive for October, 2017

Huntington authorities bust ”organized retail theft operation’
By September 21, 2016 Read More →

Huntington authorities bust ”organized retail theft operation’

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — At least three people were arrested and more arrests are expected after police raided two locations in Huntington as a result of a yearlong investigation of a West Huntington gas station officials allege was an “organized retail theft operation.” The multi-agency investigation alleges Basim Tallozi, 61, his brother, Samir Tallozi, 63, and […]

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Fentanyl blamed in Huntington’s mass overdoses
By September 21, 2016 Read More →

Fentanyl blamed in Huntington’s mass overdoses

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — An indictment charging an Ohio man of distributing heroin that resulted in 27 overdoses in Huntington on Aug. 15 alleges that the street drug was mixed with fentanyl. The federal indictment against Bruce Lamar “Benz” Griggs, 22, of Akron, Ohio, was the first indication of what might have made the heroin distributed […]

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By September 21, 2016 Read More →

State budget nightmare looms on the horizon

An editorial from The Journal  MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — By the end of August, West Virginia’s general fund budget was out of balance by $48.9 million. On Monday, state legislators and Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin made it $78.9 million. They were right to do so, in a way. Our neighbors need help and in West Virginia, […]

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Parkersburg paper boxes now Little Free Libraries
By September 21, 2016 Read More →

Parkersburg paper boxes now Little Free Libraries

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. – The United Way Alliance of the Mid-Ohio Valley had an idea and The News & Sentinel helped bring it to life. A few months ago, The News & Sentinel donated four newspaper boxes that were no longer in circulation with the understanding that United Way would use them in a new way. […]

By September 21, 2016 Read More →

WVU band to be in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A familiar Mountaineer sound will be heard on the streets of New York City this Thanksgiving as the The Pride of West Virginia performs in the 90th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade for the first time in the University’s history. The Pride was selected out of 175 applicants. It is the only […]

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WV Gov. Tomblin signs $85M flood relief bill
By September 21, 2016 Read More →

WV Gov. Tomblin signs $85M flood relief bill

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Only a day after approval in the West Virginia Senate, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin on Tuesday signed into law a flood relief bill that provides $85 million for recovery from the late-June floods, an amount he said will ensure the state meets its obligation to cover 25 percent of the cost of […]

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Gayle Manchin used education role to promote school epinephrine, paper says
By September 21, 2016 Read More →

Gayle Manchin used education role to promote school epinephrine, paper says

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — USA Today reported Tuesday that Gayle Manchin, mother of Mylan CEO Heather Bresch, used her former position as head of the National Association of State Boards of Education to spearhead “an unprecedented effort that encouraged states to require schools to purchase a drug” that Bresch’s company sells. Manchin, West Virginia’s former first […]

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WV schools chief resigns effective June 30
By September 21, 2016 Read More →

WV schools chief resigns effective June 30

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Michael Martirano announced Tuesday that he is leaving his position as West Virginia’s 30th state schools superintendent on June 30, 2017, the end of the current fiscal year. He’s spent about two years in the role, during which the Department of Education he leads has defended from legislative attack the state’s Common Core-based […]

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By September 21, 2016 Read More →

The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Wednesday, Sept. 21

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. NY/NJ BOMB SUSPECT: ‘DEATH TO YOUR OPPRESSION’ Ahmad Khan Rahami bought bomb ingredients on eBay and in a […]

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By September 20, 2016 Read More →

Gov. Tomblin signs flood relief legislation

State’s share of $85 million finalized for disaster recovery Governor’s Press Release: CHARLESTON, W.Va. (September 20, 2016) – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today signed legislation, House Bill 201, that he presented to the Legislature earlier this week in a special session to appropriate funds to cover West Virginia’s share of costs associated with the June 2016 […]