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Lethal mix of heroin turning up in West Virginia

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — Police officials have confirmed that a deadly heroin batch mixed with fentanyl is in this region. The lethal concoction of heroin and the drug fentanyl — that is 100 times more potent than morphine — has been blamed for dozens of deaths in the eastern United States. No deaths have been reported […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Thursday, Feb. 20

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers. 1. TRUCE COLLAPSES IN UKRAINE, DEATH TOLL MOUNTS An AP reporter counts 18 bodies […]

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Wood County native appears in “Nashville Wives”
By February 19, 2014 Read More →

Wood County native appears in “Nashville Wives”

NASHVILLE – Cassie (Piersol) Chapman, a self-professed country girl from Blue Front Hollow Road in Wood County, is one of the stars in the new television series “Private Lives of Nashville Wives,” set to premiere at 10 p.m. Monday on TNT. How did Chapman go from showing horses, winning ribbons at the Wood County 4-H […]

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By February 19, 2014 Read More →

W.Va. judge dismisses medical device case

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — After a week of testimony in the most recent case against pelvic mesh manufacturers, a federal judge ruled that there wasn’t enough evidence to support that the devices were defective. Trial began last week in a case brought by women who said a particular kind of mesh used to treat stress urinary […]

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Former W.Va. State president Hazo Carter dies
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Former W.Va. State president Hazo Carter dies

INSTITUTE, W.Va. — Hazo Carter Jr., who served as president of West Virginia State University from 1987 through 2012, has died. The university announced Carter’s death late Tuesday evening. After 25 years as university president, Carter took on the title of president emeritus when current President Brian Hemphill took over at the Institute school. Kimberly […]

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By February 19, 2014 Read More →

W.Va. Senate OKs anti-meth prescription bill

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — After brushing aside pressure from drug industry lobbyists, the West Virginia Senate passed legislation Tuesday that aims to reduce methamphetamine labs across the state by requiring a prescription for cold medications containing an ingredient used to make meth. Senators said they have to do something to stop West Virginia’s growing meth lab […]

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Register-Herald group wins $1 million lottery prize
By February 19, 2014 Read More →

Register-Herald group wins $1 million lottery prize

  For The Register-Herald CHARLESTON — A lottery group of 27 players from the Beckley area were announced Tuesday as winners of $1 million after matching five of the six numbers from the Feb. 8 Powerball drawing. West Virginia Lottery Director John Musgrave said the winners, now known as “The Beckley 27,” were represented by […]

By February 19, 2014 Read More →

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

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers. 1. UKRAINE PRESIDENT BLAMES OPPOSITION LEADERS FOR ERUPTION OF VIOLENCE Yanukovych says he has […]

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By February 18, 2014 Read More →

Jefferson County officials fight loss of casino funds

MARTINSBURG – Jefferson County’s public schools could lose $525,000 in funding if a so-called “haircut bill” is passed by the West Virginia Legislature. On Jan. 20, bills were introduced in the state House of Delegates and the state Senate at the request of Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin to reduce by 15 percent, or about $39 […]

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Citizen groups push for W.Va. water reforms
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Citizen groups push for W.Va. water reforms

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Environmental groups gathered at the state Capitol on Monday, hoping to convince lawmakers that last month’s Elk River chemical spill is proof that major changes are needed in how West Virginia protects its water. As part of its annual E-Day, West Virginia Environmental Council organizers urged the Legislature to strengthen a chemical […]

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