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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Monday, Oct. 17

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Monday, Oct. 17, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. IRAQI FORCES LAUNCH MILITARY PUSH IN MOSUL The offensive to retake Iraq’s second largest city from Islamic State […]

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By October 14, 2016 Read More →

WV Coal Association sticking with Trump

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s coal industry is not backing away a bit from its support for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, despite the disclosures that Trump bragged about sexual assault and new reports from women who say they were assaulted by Trump. Bill Raney, president of the West Virginia Coal Association, said Thursday that he […]

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By October 14, 2016 Read More →

WV PEIA board says $25M in benefit cuts needed

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — State and public school employees with health insurance through West Virginia’s Public Employees Insurance Agency could be looking at $25 million in benefit cuts next year, primarily to offset higher prescription drug spending. The PEIA Finance Board gave preliminary approval Thursday to a 2017-18 plan that cuts benefits to help cover higher-than-projected increases […]

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New Charleston Ronald McDonald House to open
By October 14, 2016 Read More →

New Charleston Ronald McDonald House to open

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Jennifer Oliver’s son, Ethan, was coughing up blood and pieces of the lining of his esophagus at one point during his chemotherapy treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Getting up extra early once a week in the winter, during the hardest part of Ethan’s cancer treatment, to drive from Athens to Charleston for appointments […]

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Lewis County assessor pleads guilty to harassment
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Lewis County assessor pleads guilty to harassment

WESTON — Lewis Assessor T. Chad Kelley on Thursday pleaded guilty to misdemeanor harassing communications by cellphone and was placed on unsupervised probation for 6 months and fined $500 by Special Magistrate Juanita Adams. If Kelley violates probation, Special Prosector Leckta Poling said she would seek a revocation and jail time. Kelley is to have […]

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Huntington case of concealed OD death advances
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Huntington case of concealed OD death advances

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — A Huntington woman charged with concealing a deceased body in her motel room will await a review of her case by a Cabell County grand jury after a Cabell magistrate found probable cause for the case to move forward. Alfreda Coleman Jewell Steele, 47, was charged on Aug. 31 with concealment of […]

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Wheeling scrimmage is WVU basketball debut
By October 14, 2016 Read More →

Wheeling scrimmage is WVU basketball debut

WHEELING, W.Va. — For the residents of the Ohio Valley, it was a great day to be a Mountaineer. Bob Huggins brought his West Virginia University men’s basketball team to WesBanco Arena Thursday for the annual Gold and Blue Debut and a packed crowd made the veteran coach and his team feel right at home. […]

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Red Dawson returns as Herd’s Grand Marshal
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Red Dawson returns as Herd’s Grand Marshal

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — It’s been 45 years since Red Dawson, assistant coach of Marshall University’s Young Thundering Herd, has led the football team onto the field. In 1970, Dawson had been an assistant coach with the team for two years when the devastating Marshall plane crash shook the Huntington community indefinitely. All 75 team members, coaches, […]

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By October 14, 2016 Read More →

The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Friday, Oct. 14

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Friday, Oct. 14, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. TRUMP LASHES BACK AT FEMALE ACCUSERS The GOP presidential candidate heatedly rejects the growing list of sexual assault […]

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Bridge Day offers adventure, more this weekend
By October 13, 2016 Read More →

Bridge Day offers adventure, more this weekend

BECKLEY, W.Va. — Fayette County will welcome nearly 80,000 attendees looking for high adventure, live music and good food for the annual Bridge Day festival this Friday and Saturday in and around Fayetteville. The event is one of the largest extreme sports events in the world. The festival begins Friday with the annual Taste of […]

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