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Heavy rains and rockslides close W.Va. roads

  By Rusty Marks Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Some areas were flooded, schools closed and roads blocked by high water and rockslides today. The southbound lanes of Interstate 79 just north of Charleston were briefly closed by a boulder that fell around 11 a.m. Flooding, or the threat of[Read More…]

Rockefeller tells colleagues W.Va. regulation has ‘always been soft’

By Dave Boucher Charleston Daily Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Senators from across the country said it’s time to revise federal chemical safety standards in light of the Elk River chemical spill. The scope of those revisions remained under debate at a congressional hearing Tuesday in Washington that saw testimony from[Read More…]

Legislators debate ban on homemade class treats

By Pamela Pritt Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The State Board of Education takes the cake — at least the homemade kind — out of school parties and holiday celebrations. State rules in place since 2008 prohibit parents from bringing homemade treats to their children’s parties. Instead, state education leaders say[Read More…]

WVU sports official Mike Parsons’ payout detailed

By Ed Owens The Dominion Post MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Deputy Director of Athletics Mike Parsons and WVU reached an agreement to end Parsons’ more than 34-year career at the university last week. On Monday, Feb. 3, obtained a copy of Parsons’ settlement agreement through a Freedom of Information Act[Read More…]

W.Va. coal production down significantly

By Jeremiah Shelor The Exponent Telegram CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — In January, Murray Energy temporarily idled the Harrison County Mine for two days due to what the company called a “lack of adequate stockpile capacity.” According to experts, this apparent drop in demand for the mine’s coal is likely symptomatic of[Read More…]

Ohio Valley in path of drug-fueled storm

  Prescription pills and heroin have become common recently By Fred Connors Intelligencer/Wheeling News Register WHEELING, W.Va. – Just as the Ohio Valley is emerging from a stretch of bitterly cold weather, it finds itself in the eye of another storm that is sweeping across the country – prescription pills[Read More…]

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