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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Wednesday, June 3

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Wednesday, June 3, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers: 1. INTERPOL PUTS 6 LINKED TO FIFA ON MOST WANTED LIST An international alert […]

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Report: WV’s mental health system hurts kids

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Children in West Virginia’s mental health system are too often sent to institutions rather than given services that would allow them to stay in or near their homes, the U.S. Department of Justice has found. The report, the result of a year-long investigation begun in April 2014, cites a lack of integrated […]

Education Alliance program funds community partnership grants 
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Education Alliance program funds community partnership grants 

CHARLESTON, W.Va.  (June 2, 2015) – The Education Alliance announced this week a new grant program for local organizations and community partnerships that have the goal of promoting a greater public understanding of a support for a strong West Virginia education system. Under the program, 10 local partner organizations will be awarded $2,000 grants to engage their communities through local media outreach, positive […]

Cole announces run for governor
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Cole announces run for governor

By SAMANTHA PERRY Bluefield Daily Telegraph BLUE FIELD, W.Va. — Surrounded by friends and family Tuesday morning, Senate President and Mercer County businessman Bill Cole formally announced his intention to run for governor. “I stand before you today, ready to roll up my sleeves, work hard and seek a position in which I believe I […]

WV OMEGA raises nearly $80,000 for Children’s Home Society 
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WV OMEGA raises nearly $80,000 for Children’s Home Society 

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The goal of the “Every Child Deserves A Loving Home” campaign  is helping the children and families cared for by the Children’s Home Society of West Virginia.   The West Virginia Oil Marketers & Grocers Association (OMEGA), an organization representing convenience stores, independent grocers and petroleum marketers across West Virginia, raised $79,615 to assist with that effort, organization […]

Treatment centers seen as key in battle against herion
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Treatment centers seen as key in battle against herion

The Needle and the Damage Done: West Virginia’s Heroin Epidemic By Jessica Lilly West Virginia Public Broadcasting Editor’s Note: This is one in a series of stories by West Virginia Public Broadcasting, called “The Needle and the Damage Done: West Virginia’s Heroin Epidemic.” You can find the entire series, as well as interactive graphics and […]

Super Bowl champions joining Saints at Greenbrier

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — The Super Bowl champions are coming to the Mountain State. New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton announced Thursday that the New England Patriots will be joining the Saints for three days of practice at the AdvoCare Sports Performance Center at The Greenbrier this August.  “What an incredible treat for […]

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Judge orders Alpha to fund Blankenship’s defense

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Alpha Natural Resources must pay for former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship’s legal costs as Blankenship fights an indictment charging him with mine safety and securities crimes, a business court judge in Delaware ruled Thursday. Chancery Court Judge Andre G. Bouchard concluded that Blankenship is entitled to have Alpha pay his defense lawyers […]

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Social Security, lawyer sued over benefit suspension

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — A Mingo County lawsuit may be just the first salvo in a legal battle targeting the Social Security Administration and Kentucky attorney Eric C. Conn, the very lawyer credited with winning years of disability benefits for those now caught in the middle of a sweeping fraud investigation. The lawsuit was filed on […]

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Randolph County flooring maker plans $11M redo

BEVERLY, W.Va. — A leader in hardwood flooring manufacturing and one of Randolph County’s biggest employers is making an $11 million investment for major upgrades to the 75-acre Beverly facility, Armstrong officials announced Thursday. Steve Bullock, the new plant manager, said the upgrades are being utilized to modernize the facility and strengthen the infrastructure “We […]

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