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Downtown Charleston gets ‘Homeless Jesus’ statue
By November 24, 2014 Read More →

Downtown Charleston gets ‘Homeless Jesus’ statue

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Walk down Washington Street in downtown Charleston, across the street from the post office, and you’ll come to a bronze park bench that wasn’t there last week. You may be hesitant to take a seat. There’s a man, who looks to be homeless, asleep on the bench. Take another look. The man […]

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By November 24, 2014 Read More →

School breakfast program frustrates teachers

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Participation in the state’s school breakfast program has skyrocketed since its reconfiguration in 2013, but grumblings among some teachers show that those numbers alone aren’t necessarily indicative of its success. While teachers praise the program for feeding hungry children — more than 50 percent of West Virginia students qualify for free or […]

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By November 24, 2014 Read More →

The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Monday, Nov. 24

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers.1. UNCERTAINTY OVER FERGUSON DECISION FEEDS ANXIETYThe grand jury weighing whether to charge Officer Darren […]

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By November 21, 2014 Read More →

Mercer man pleads guilty to igniting $4 million fire

MATOAKA — A cigarette that was tossed into a hole at a building being renovated led to a fire that did an estimated $4 million in damage and a guilty plea to a state information by a Mercer County man. Brandon Coomes, 29, of Lashmeet, entered the building owned by Matoaka Mayor Todd Colonna on […]

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By November 21, 2014 Read More →

Assets seized from ex-Fairmont State official

FAIRMONT, W.Va. — Thousands of dollars were seized from a former Fairmont State University vice president who was convicted of embezzling $1.3 million from the institution. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of West Virginia seized $75,000 in forfeited assets in the 2014 fiscal year from former FSU vice president David Tamm of […]

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Evan Jenkins gets U.S. House Appropriations seat
By November 21, 2014 Read More →

Evan Jenkins gets U.S. House Appropriations seat

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Congressman-elect Evan Jenkins was approved Thursday by the House Republican Steering Committee for a seat on the House Appropriations Committee, which is chaired by Rep. Hal Rogers, whose East Kentucky district borders Jenkins’. Members of the Appropriations Committee play a role in shaping federal spending decisions. Of 40 newly-elected GOP House members, […]

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Blankenship pleads not guilty, released on $5M bail
By November 21, 2014 Read More →

Blankenship pleads not guilty, released on $5M bail

BECKLEY, W.Va. — Longtime Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship pleaded not guilty Thursday to criminal charges that he conspired to put coal production and profits ahead of miner safety at Massey’s Upper Big Branch Mine, where 29 workers died in an April 2010 explosion. “Not guilty,” Blankenship said in a courtroom filled with news media and […]

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By November 21, 2014 Read More →

The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Friday, Nov. 21

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers.1. WHAT’S NEXT FOR OBAMA ON IMMIGRATIONDespite Republican opposition, the president heads to Las Vegas […]

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Capito prepares for move from House to Senate
By November 20, 2014 Read More →

Capito prepares for move from House to Senate

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Although it will be more than a month before she’s sworn into office, Senator-elect Shelley Moore Capito is planning her move from one side of the U.S. Capitol to the other. Capito, who has served in the House of Representatives for 14 years, will be sworn in as West Virginia’s first female […]

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Wheeling mayor talks of positioning city for future
By November 20, 2014 Read More →

Wheeling mayor talks of positioning city for future

WHEELING, W.Va. — There’s no doubt downtown Wheeling has changed, Mayor Andy McKenzie said, but he believes those who compare today’s downtown to that of a generation ago are missing something important. For example, he said, when Williams Lea completes its planned expansion at the Stone Center on Market Plaza, the company will have about […]

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