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DOH audit first step to identify cost efficiencies

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — When members of the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Highways held a public outreach meeting at the Comfort Suites in Kearneysville in July 2013, one of the issues brought up by several speakers was the need to cut waste in the West Virginia Division of Highways before asking residents to pay more […]

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Huntington council votes to demote its chairman
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Huntington council votes to demote its chairman

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Huntington City Councilman Scott Caserta was removed as chair of the body during a special meeting Wednesday, two days after he submitted documents to the county prosecutor alleging Mayor Steve Williams appeared to have made an illegal payout to a former departing police chief. Williams maintains he has done nothing wrong, as […]

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GOP lawmaker considers secretary of state run
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GOP lawmaker considers secretary of state run

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — While official paperwork has yet to be filed, Delegate Amanda Pasdon, R-Monongalia, may soon be the first Republican to enter West Virginia’s little talked about secretary of state race. Pasdon, who currently serves as chairwoman of the House Education Committee, is one of several Republicans being recruited by party officials to unseat Democratic […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Thursday, May 21

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Thursday, May 21, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers: 1. HOW VAST EXTREMIST RECRUITING NETWORK NETS LEGIONNAIRES As many as 17,000 people from […]

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McDowell County lawmaker pleads to DUI charge
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McDowell County lawmaker pleads to DUI charge

WELCH, W.Va. — A McDowell County member of the West Virginia House of Delegates pleaded no contest Tuesday to non-aggravated driving under the influence. Delegate Clif Moore, D-McDowell, pleaded to DUI first offense and was sentenced to time served and court costs, a spokesperson with the McDowell County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office said. In addition to […]

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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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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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W.Va. trainers learn to administer overdose med
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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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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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