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Wood County court gets new wave of C8 lawsuits

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — More than 100 cases against DuPont were filed Tuesday and Wednesday in the office of the Wood County Circuit Clerk. Attorney Harry Deitzler filed the lawsuits that allege negligence, concealment, misrepresentation and fraud, defective product, negligence, emotional distress and outrage, among other issues. As of close of[Read More…]

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More strong storms slam parts of W.Va.

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Severe thunderstorms across the Eastern Panhandle resulted in high winds and heavy rain Wednesday. The severe thunderstorms, which were preceded by a tornado warning for an area including southern Berkeley County, led to reports of nickel-sized hail in Martinsburg and penny-sized hail northwest of Falling Waters, as[Read More…]

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Texas firm plans to export Ohio Valley natural gas

PITTSBURGH – By the end of 2015, natural gas produced in the Ohio Valley could be on its way to such locales as Spain and India via Cheniere Energy’s liquefaction plant under construction along the Gulf Coast in Louisiana. Houston, Texas-based Cheniere is building the massive $2.3 billion facility on[Read More…]

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Heavy storm cleanup in Huntington

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Armies of work crews scattered throughout Huntington on Wednesday to restore order after Tuesday night’s storm damaged much of the area.

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Reform still needed in federal disability program

An editorial from The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The Social Security Administration’s disability program has grown by 45 percent over the past decade, and now provides benefits to 11 million disabled workers, spouses and children. But the program is running out of money, and that means even more scrutiny for[Read More…]

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Elton John rocks Charleston Civic Center

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — It seemed an unlikely thing when Elton John was booked to play the Charleston Civic Center. The Civic Center doesn’t get much rock ‘n’ roll traffic and the kind Charleston gets tends to lean toward sour hard rockers or graying hair metal. Neither description fits Sir Elton’s[Read More…]

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McKinley leading the charge against EPA

WHEELING, W.Va. – A group of House Republicans led by Rep. David McKinley of West Virginia is seeking to block new federal Environmental Protection Agency greenhouse gas regulations that are expected to deal a devastating blow to the nation’s coal-fired power plants. House Resolution 4813, introduced Monday, would not only[Read More…]

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