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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Wednesday, March 19

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Wednesday, March 19, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers. 1. CRIMEAN FORCES TAKE UKRAINIAN NAVY HEADQUARTERS Crimea’s self-defense[Read More…]

WVPA to share photos from boys state basketball tournament

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association plans to provide photos from the opening rounds of the West Virginia State Boys Basketball Tournament, which starts Wednesday at the Charleston Civic Center. The WVPA will provide two action photos of each of the six games on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.[Read More…]

Wood County Schools probe teacher’s FB post

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — A Facebook post by a Parkersburg South High School teacher that ignited a controversy over the weekend is under investigation by Wood County Schools, officials said on Monday. David Foggin, a science teacher at Parkersburg South, on Friday posted a photo of a meeting announcement for the[Read More…]

Senator pulls his dealership ad featuring teachers union chief

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — State Sen. Bill Cole, R-Mercer, stopped running television commercials Monday that feature West Virginia Education Association President Dale Lee promoting Cole’s car dealership in Bluefield. Cole said he pulled the ads after learning that people were criticizing Lee, a longtime customer of the Bill Cole Automall. “If[Read More…]

The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Tuesday, March 18

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Tuesday, March 18, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers. 1. PUTIN APPROVES DRAFT BILL FOR ANNEXATION OF CRIMEA[Read More…]

W.Va. coalition against child poverty sees successes

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — As Stephen Smith sees it, this legislative session may go down as the one that made ending childhood poverty a priority. The Our Children, Our Future Campaign saw much of its legislative platform pass during the regular session that ended last weekend, said Smith, a member of[Read More…]

WVU wins 16th NCAA rifle championship

MURRAY, Ky. — The WVU rifle team won its nation-best 16th NCAA championship Saturday, March 15, with a 4705 score at the finals, at Murray State’s CFSB Center. It was the second straight title for the Mountaineers and third under eight-year coach Jon Hammond. WVU’s first title under Hammond came[Read More…]

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