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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Monday, Nov. 7

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Monday, Nov. 7, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. CLOSING TIME: CLINTON FOCUSES ON HEALING, TRUMP ON EMAILS With the cloud of an FBI investigation lifted, Clinton […]

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By November 4, 2016 Read More →

Justice reopening four mines in southern WV

BECKLEY, W.Va. — Jim Justice, the Democratic candidate for governor, announced Thursday the reopening four metallurgical coal mines in southern West Virginia with a total headcount of 375 employees going to work. Many of the mines were opened in the past month. Bill Cole, his Republican opponent, says the Justice announcement is a political ploy.  Justice […]

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West Virginia tops early voting record

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Voters have cast a record number of ballots during the early voting period, state elections officials said Thursday. Secretary of State Natalie Tennant announced that as of 4 p.m. Thursday, counties reported 158,046 early voters, which breaks the record set in 2008 of 153,096 ballots. However, early voting now lasts 10 days, ending […]

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Wheeling releases final draft of LGBT ordinance

WHEELING, W.Va. — A final draft of a proposed Wheeling ordinance which would outlaw employment and housing discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity is now available for public review. Mayor Glenn Elliott released the document Thursday, ahead of a Nov. 29 public hearing at which Wheeling City Council will collect comment from residents […]

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Study highlights interstate speeding in Ohio County
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Study highlights interstate speeding in Ohio County

BETHLEHEM, W.Va. — More than 10,000 drivers in a 24-hour period — over half of all traffic — exceeded the posted 55-mph speed limit on Interstate 470 near Bethlehem, according to the West Virginia Department of Transportation. The study occurred Oct. 25 after a treacherous accident involving a tractor-trailer shut down the highway for much […]

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Mom charged in death of long-missing WV toddler
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Mom charged in death of long-missing WV toddler

WESTON — Lena Marie Lunsford, mother of missing Lewis County toddler Aliayah Lunsford, has been arrested in Florida in connection with the case, Lewis County Sheriff Adam Gissy confirmed. Lunsford is awaiting extradition on a charge of death of a child by a parent by child abuse, Gissy confirmed. She is in custody in Pinellas […]

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EX-DNR employee fined $5K by WV ethics panel

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Former Division of Natural Resources supervisor Eugene Thorn was fined $5,000 Thursday for state Ethics Act violations stemming from his involvement in the operations of the gift shop and snack bar at the French Creek Wildlife Center. Ethics Commissioners also ordered Thorn to reimburse the commission $2,362 for the costs of the prosecution […]

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Lawmaker takes on downtown Charleston eyesore
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Lawmaker takes on downtown Charleston eyesore

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A vacant building in downtown Charleston with a colorful history is getting a much-needed facelift. Chris Walters announced Thursday morning that he has bought the property at 16 Capitol St., with plans to renovate the site and relocate the offices of his company, Structured Financial Associates. Vacant since 1996 and boasting an […]

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WVU Medicine, not Wal-Mart, state’s top private employer
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WVU Medicine, not Wal-Mart, state’s top private employer

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — For the first time since 1998, Wal-Mart is not the largest private employer in West Virginia. WVU Medicine, formerly known as West Virginia United Health System, rose to the top of this year’s ranking of the top private employers in the Mountain State, according to the annual report from WorkForce West Virginia. Wal-Mart […]

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By November 4, 2016 Read More →

The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Friday, Nov. 4

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Friday, Nov. 4, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. CLINTON ACCUSES TRUMP OF STOKING HATRED; HE DISPARAGES HER HONESTY With polls showing Trump closing in on Clinton […]

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