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Mosquito in Cabell tests positive for West Nile virus
By June 22, 2017 Read More →

Mosquito in Cabell tests positive for West Nile virus

Staff report The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — A mosquito trapped in Cabell County has tested positive for West Nile virus, according to the Cabell-Huntington Health Department. The health department has been monitoring West Nile virus in the mosquito populations by trapping the mosquitoes and submitting them to the West Virginia Office of Laboratory Services for viral […]

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By June 21, 2017 Read More →

Hearings in WV drug wholesale lawsuits begin

By KAYLA ASBURY Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Attorneys for drug wholesalers being sued by numerous West Virginia counties want the lawsuits tossed out, arguing that claims against them are “legally insufficient.” The first hearing for the West Virginia counties suing various drug wholesalers took place Tuesday in the U.S. District Court, in Charleston. Parties […]

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By June 19, 2017 Read More →

Berkeley County overdose deaths see decrease

By JIM McCONNVILLE The Journal MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Berkeley County has seen a decrease in drug overdose deaths in the last two months, according to Berkeley County Community Recovery Services Coordinator Kevin Knowles, who spoke before the Berkeley County Council on Thursday. “We went from 7 overdose deaths in March and 7 in April, to […]

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WV paid Frontier $4.7M for improper charges, federal report says
By June 16, 2017 Read More →

WV paid Frontier $4.7M for improper charges, federal report says

By ERIC EYRE Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The state of West Virginia and Frontier Communications squandered $4.7 million in federal stimulus funds designed to expand high-speed internet across the state, according to an investigative report released Thursday. The U.S. Commerce Department’s Office of Inspector General found that Frontier padded hundreds of invoices with extra […]

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By June 12, 2017 Read More →

$2 mistake costs WVU thousands of federal dollars

By JAKE JARVIS Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia State University was not the only college in West Virginia to recently lose federal funding for a program that benefits low-income first-generation college students. A $2 mistake on an application from West Virginia University means the school will lose more than $200,000 to fund its […]

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Report: $50B invested In Ohio natural gas drilling
By June 12, 2017 Read More →

Report: $50B invested In Ohio natural gas drilling

By CASEY JUNKINS The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio – Companies spent more than $50 billion to extract and move natural gas from the Marcellus and Utica shale in Ohio from 2011 to 2016, according to a new study from Cleveland State and Youngstown State universities. As contractors build multiple interstate pipelines through […]

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West Virginia Business College degrees not accredited
By June 9, 2017 Read More →

West Virginia Business College degrees not accredited

By CASEY JUNKINS The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — A day after conferring degrees to graduating students, West Virginia Business College officials learned the school will not be allowed to operate after June 30, as the West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education upheld an April decision to revoke the school’s […]

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By June 7, 2017 Read More →

Audit: WV state payroll system wastes millions

By JAKE ZUCKERMAN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — An audit released Tuesday details more problems with the state’s beleaguered payroll system, alleging it wasted millions of taxpayer dollars. In the report, the Legislative Auditor’s office details several issues with wvOASIS, a $123 million supercomputer system the state uses to handle its back office functions such […]

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Frontier axes WV Senate president weeks after broadband vote
By June 6, 2017 Read More →

Frontier axes WV Senate president weeks after broadband vote

By ERIC EYRE Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Frontier Communications has laid off West Virginia Senate President Mitch Carmichael, a six-year Frontier executive who noted Monday that his dismissal follows his refusal to torpedo a broadband internet expansion bill that the company vigorously opposed. Carmichael, R-Jackson, said Frontier cut him loose 10 days ago, citing […]

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Meth use surging locally, nationally
By June 5, 2017 Read More →

Meth use surging locally, nationally

By BISHOP NASH and MICHAEL HUPP The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — It would be easy to overlook an uptick in crystal meth use with the Tri-State awash in an opioid epidemic, but the rise of meth along with existing widespread heroin addiction creates a new dynamic of dangers. According to data collected by the Cabell-Huntington Harm Reduction […]

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