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Ohio Valley hillsides are slip-slidin’ away after heavy rains in West Virginia
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Ohio Valley hillsides are slip-slidin’ away after heavy rains in West Virginia

Staff reports The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — After Mother Nature took out her wrath on hillsides and roads throughout the region, officials said Monday that they expected most things to be back to normal by today. Sunday’s heavy rains led to mud sliding Monday morning onto W.Va. 2/U.S. 250 inside the Wheeling […]

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‘State of Emergency:’ Flooding prompts Randolph County rescues, road closures

By BROOKE BINNS The Inter-Mountain ELKINS, W.Va.  — Flooding prompted 14 water rescues in Randolph County Monday and multiple road closures, as members of the County Commission declared a local “state of emergency” for a period of 72 hours. Randolph County Office of Emergency Management Director Cindy Hart made a request to commissioners Monday morning […]

West Virginia legislative auditors recommend ethics investigation of Justice Loughry
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West Virginia legislative auditors recommend ethics investigation of Justice Loughry

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry might have violated the state Ethics Act’s prohibition on use of public office for private gain, for having a state-owned antique desk valued at $42,000 in his home and for use of a state vehicle and taxpayer-paid rental cars for […]

West Virginia basketball legend Hal Greer dies at 81
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West Virginia basketball legend Hal Greer dies at 81

By RICK McCANN The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Huntington native Hal Greer, a Marshall Thundering Herd basketball legend, NBA champion and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame member died Saturday in Arizona after a brief illness. He was 81. Greer was residing in Scottsdale, Arizona, with his wife, Mayme. The couple’s three children are daughters […]

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West Virginia voter registration deadline is today

The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The deadline to register to vote in the May 8 West Virginia primary election is today, April 17. The easiest way to register to vote or to check/update your registration status is online at the West Virginia Secretary of State’s website, www.sos.wv.gov. To register or update online, voters need a […]

Rockslide on tracks leads to Fayette coal train derailment
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Rockslide on tracks leads to Fayette coal train derailment

By MATT COMBS The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — A CSX train derailed at approximately 9:25 a.m. Monday in the McKendree area of the New River Gorge National River. According to National Park Service (NPS) spokeswoman Julena Campbell, one engine and 10 empty gondola cars left the tracks. Two engineers riding in the unit which ended up on its side […]

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WV Renaissance Fair plans to hold festival despite zoning issues

By SARAH RICHARDSON Mountain Messenger LEWISBURG, W.Va. — The West Virginia Renaissance Festival came up against a road block last week when the Greenbrier County Board of Zoning Appeals denied their appeal for an exception regarding plans for the festival, scheduled to open this June. The exception would allow commercial activity on a 10.78 acre […]

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10 things to know: Tuesday, April 17

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Tuesday, April 17, 2018. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. DEFENDING TRUMP HARDLY A DREAM JOB Lawyers who have been asked to help represent the president have spurned the assignment […]

Profiling the profiler: Sandy Wells looks back at a lifetime of ‘Innerviews’
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Profiling the profiler: Sandy Wells looks back at a lifetime of ‘Innerviews’

By DOUGLAS IMBROGNO For the Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Sandy Wells is an institution standing in an institution. The institution she was standing in one recent morning is the West Virginia state Capitol building. She and Gazette-Mail photographer Brian Ferguson are hunting for the office of former state House of Delegates sergeant-at-arms Marshall Clay. […]

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Republican-linked super PAC spends nearly $745,000 against Blankenship

By JAKE ZUCKERMAN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A new filing from a super PAC with ties to the national Republican party shows the group has spent almost $745,000 advertising against former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship in his Senate run. In a Friday evening disclosure to the Federal Election Commission, Mountain Families PAC reported […]