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AP names Va., W.Va. news editor

By The Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. — The Associated Press has named Steve McMillan, a seasoned editor who has overseen such coverage as the foreclosure and financial meltdown and the buyout of Qwest Communications, news editor for Virginia and West Virginia. The appointment was announced Wednesday by South Regional Editor[Read More…]

War of words arises on MCHM flushing

  Experts warn ‘flushing’ might not have gotten all chemicals out By Ken Ward Jr. and David Gutman Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The “flushing” recommended by the Tomblin administration and West Virginia American Water might not have effectively eliminated Crude MCHM and other toxic chemicals from plumbing systems in[Read More…]

The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Thursday, Jan. 30

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers. 1. U.S. EXPECTED TO SHOW SOLID GROWTH FOR LAST[Read More…]

APCO chief says W.Va. energy efficiency ‘woeful’

  By Rick Kelley Register-Herald Editor BECKLEY, W.Va. — The cold temperatures plaguing West Virginians are also causing their share of problems for Appalachian Power as the utility tries to keep pace with heavy demand for electricity this month. Appalachian Power customers in West Virginia, Virginia and Tennessee set an[Read More…]

Flu season worrying W.Va. officials

By Tim MacVean The Inter-Mountain ELKINS, W.Va. – Local health officials are concerned about the frequency and severity of influenza cases so far this winter, although reports that one local woman died this week due to complications brought on by the flu could not be confirmed. The initial obituary for[Read More…]

54 guns found in Barboursville suspect’s home

  By Curtis Johnson The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The Cabell County man authorities say killed two men with one of 54 firearms he possessed rarely walked outside, according to his neighbors along Lane and Old Crow drives south of Barboursville. Shirley Hiles lived across from the street from Rodney[Read More…]

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