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W.Va. water bills with flushing credits in the mail

By David Gutman Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Customers of West Virginia American Water affected by the Elk River chemical leak should expect to see a credit on their next water bill, but it won’t be for a huge amount, and there probably isn’t any other financial help coming behind[Read More…]

Legislative leaders agree: Water has become a top issue this session

  CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Leaders of the state legislature agree, as House Minority Leader Tim Armstead put it: “The water issue obviously has become one of the central — if not the central — issues of this session.”  Senate President Jeff Kessler, D-Marshall; Senate Minority Leader Mike Hall, R-Putnam; House Speaker Tim Miley, D-Harrison; and Armstead,[Read More…]

Storm blankets Eastern Panhandle in ice

By Samantha Cronk The Journal MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A thick sheen of ice coated the Eastern Panhandle on Wednesday morning after a winter storm produced an average of three-tenths of an inch of ice, creating slippery road conditions and leaving thousands without power. Wednesday morning’s storm was one in a[Read More…]

Harris, WVU end losing skid against ranked foes

  By Justin Jackson The Dominion Post MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Eron Harris didn’t even know about the losing streak to nationally ranked teams. Neither did Terry Henderson, although the sophomore recognized the WVU men’s basketball team hadn’t beaten a ranked opponent during his time at WVU. As for Bob Huggins,[Read More…]

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…]

Rising rivers a worry for Mid-Ohio Valley

From staff reports Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va. – With rain in the forecast and slightly higher temperatures resulting in the breaking up of the frozen river in the Parkersburg area, officials are keeping an eye on the situation. A flood watch was issued by the National Weather Service[Read More…]

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