CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Charleston officials want a Kanawha County circuit judge to decide whether or not the city’s municipal recreation centers qualify as educational facilities under state law. If the judge agrees with the city’s arguments, Charleston would be able to continue to ban firearms from its recreation centers. The[Read More…]
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia American Water shut down its water intake on the Elk River for nearly two hours Thursday, after a white foam was seen floating along the banks of the river. The water company has faced criticism over its decision not to shut down its water intake[Read More…]
Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Friday, March 28, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers. 1. ANALYSIS LEADS TO NEW SEARCH AREA FOR MH370[Read More…]
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MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – Two people were killed and several others were injured Wednesday morning on Interstate 81 after a sudden snow squall resulted in traffic accidents involving nearly 50 vehicles, including more than a dozen tractor-trailers. According to a press release issued from the West Virginia State Police, a trooper[Read More…]
WHEELING, W.Va. — When John Marshall High School senior Sierra Cook heard her name called at the inaugural West Virginia Statewide High School Business Plan Competition this past weekend, she couldn’t believe her business plan had won first place statewide. “I was so surprised,” Cook said. “I was just shocked[Read More…]
An editorial from The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is being urged by liberal groups to sign a bill he has good reason to believe was not what West Virginia legislators intended. As we reported last week, a bill to increase the state-required minimum wage[Read More…]
Appalachian tasting held for international students at Marshall Herald-Dispatch photo by Sholten Singer International students with INTO Marshall University get a chance to taste local foods during a Taste of Appalachia event on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, in Huntington. Click here for more.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The Herald-Dispatch will publish one guest column per candidate prior to May primary elections in West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky. Columns submitted by candidates must be no more than 600 words and submitted via email (either in an attachment in Word format or in the body of[Read More…]
PRINCETON, W.Va. — A former Mercer County magistrate who was under investigation for misconduct has been formerly admonished by a Supreme Court commission that called his behavior while serving on the bench “an embarrassment to the robe.” Richard D. “Rick” Fowler came under scrutiny by the Judicial Investigation Commission (JIC)[Read More…]