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A not-so-silent issue with fracking: Noise from procedure can be a health hazard

By CASEY JUNKINS The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — Forget about breathing silica dust or drinking methane-infused water: A new study suggests merely hearing the noise associated with natural gas fracking operations can jeopardize human health. Industry leaders, however, maintain their operations are safe, while highlighting declines in carbon dioxide[Read More…]

10 things to know for Wednesday, Dec. 28

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2106. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. TURKEY, RUSSIA REPORTEDLY AGREE ON SYRIA CEASE-FIRE PLAN A Turkish news agency says Ankara[Read More…]

Holgorsen hopes underdog role ignites WVU

By BOB HERTZEL Times West Virginian MORGANTOWN, W.Va.  — West Virginia University is ranked, has only two losses to a pair of teams that figured in the playoff picture until the final weekend, yet they are an underdog to a four-loss Miami team. Is this a comment on West Virginia[Read More…]

Brooke County EMS group exposed to lethal poison

By JANET MEZNER The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Regiser WHEELING — Employees at Brooke County Emergency Medical Service may have mistakenly handled the lethal poison ricin during Federal Emergency Management Agency training. That’s because a private company failed to supply the less-toxic version that’s better suited for training, according to agency officials. Brooke[Read More…]

Antolini named Justice communications director

By JESS MANCINI The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — A former Parkersburg resident was named to the staff of the governor-elect of West Virginia. Carl “Butch” Antolini will be director of communications, Gov.-elect Jim Justice said. Antolini is the communications director for Agriculture Commissioner Walt Helmick, a first-term Democrat who[Read More…]

Va. police respond to chain-reaction crashes on I-77 amid heavy fog

By GREG JORDAN Bluefield Daily Telegraph FANCY GAP, Va. — Heavy fog and crashes delayed traffic both north and south Monday on Interstate 77 as travelers headed home or to other destinations the day after Christmas. Beginning at about 11:30 a.m. Monday, Virginia State Police began responding to a series[Read More…]

10 things to know for Tuesday, Dec. 27

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. OBAMA, JAPAN’S PM TO SEEK RECONCILIATION AT PEARL HARBOR Though Japanese leaders have come[Read More…]

Study: Rural deputies’ view of guns complex, nuanced

By JAKE JARVIS Charleston Gazette-Mail Rural law enforcement officials have complex, subtle views about gun control and frequently favor more limited access to guns, according to new research from West Virginia University. Sociology professor Rachael Woldoff said, for her paper, published this month in the academic journal Rural Sociology, she[Read More…]

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