Latest News

Today’s news items to display above the navigation menu

W.Va. DEP finds more chemical tanks near water

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia inspectors have discovered 600 more above-ground chemical storage tanks located near public drinking-water supplies, pushing their current inventory to more than 1,600 such tanks, according to data made public Thursday. The Department of Environmental Protection for the first time released lists of storage tanks that[Read More…]

Ex-wife says Kanawha prosecutor abused child

  CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia State Police are investigating allegations of child abuse involving Kanawha County Prosecutor Mark Plants. Plants’ ex-wife, Allison Plants, on Wednesday claimed that he abused one of his children by disciplining him in an excessive manner, according to a statement issued by the State[Read More…]

The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Friday, Feb. 28

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers. 1. RUSSIA UPS ITS INVOLVEMENT IN UKRAINE TURMOIL Ukraine’s[Read More…]

W.Va. Senate passes $837 extra raise for teachers

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Teachers across West Virginia are one step closer to getting a pay raise, though it may not be as much as they had hoped. The Senate on Wednesday passed an amended version of Senate Bill 391, legislation proposed by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin to give pay increases[Read More…]

Casinos, breeders face cuts in W.Va. budget bill

MARTINSBURG – House Bill 4333, the so-called “haircut bill,” passed the state House of Delegates Wednesday by a vote of 72 to 25 with three delegates not voting. “I spoke on the floor in opposition to the bill,” Delegate Paul Espinosa, R-Jefferson, said in a telephone interview Wednesday. “I was[Read More…]

Gov. Tomblin’s brother charged with selling drugs

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s brother illegally sold prescription drugs in Logan County last winter, according to federal prosecutors who announced the charge Wednesday. Carl Tomblin, 50, of Chapmanville, was charged in federal court with selling oxymorphone, an opioid painkiller often sold under the brand name Opana. Tomblin[Read More…]

The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Thursday, Feb. 27

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers. 1. GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS SEIZED IN CRIMEA Ukraine puts its[Read More…]

‘False Claims Act’ rejected by W.Va. Legislature

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A controversial bill to designed combat government fraud and abuse was rejected by the House by a 55-42 vote on Tuesday. Delegate Tim Manchin, D-Marion, drafted a bill, HB 4001, to offer an incentive for reporting suspected misuse of government funds. The bill allows for whistleblowers to[Read More…]

Subscribe to Our Newsletter