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Charleston, W.Va., attorney’s shooting charges dismissed

By Ashley B. Craig Police Reporter CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A local attorney was suffering from delirium brought on by an over-the-counter sleep aid when he shot up his South Hills area home last summer and is “not criminally responsible” for his actions, a Kanawha Circuit judge ruled. Judge Carrie Webster issued[Read More…]

Charles Town carving out an arts hub

$50,000 NEA grant will create new district downtown By Christine Snyder [email protected] CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. – City leaders seeking to boost downtown as a one-of-a-kind destination for art and history are celebrating after winning a $50,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Charles Town Mayor Peggy Smith led[Read More…]

McMechen Pain Clinic Investigated for allegedly reusing needles and vials of pain medications on multiple patients.

By SHELLEY HANSON  The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register McMECHEN. W.Va.  – A local pain management clinic is being investigated by the West Virginia Bureau of Public Health Valley Pain Management Clinic of McMechen, which is operated by Dr. Roland Chalifoux, allegedly conducted unsafe injection practices prior to Nov. 1, 2013.[Read More…]

Marion County Board of Education questions reading programs

Votes to renew after discussion By Chelsi Baker Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va. — Questions were raised at the Marion County Board of Education meeting Monday as to whether or not certain reading programs up for renewal this year are the best option for students. FastForWord and Reading Assistant subscriptions[Read More…]

Justice and New Orleans Saints both enter training camp with big expectations

Training camp possibly $20 million in media exposure, $10 million in economic impact By Don Smith West Virginia Press Association WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Players report to the New Orleans Saints 2014 Training Camp at The Greenbrier on Thursday for a day of physicals, meetings and strength and conditioning tests before starting 20 days of[Read More…]

Study shows W.Va. child obesity levels are steady

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — While obesity rates among West Virginia’s fifth-graders have remained steady, there have been declines in the prevalence of hypertension, indicators of prediabetes and the mean level of LDL cholesterol. That’s according to the latest results of the West Virginia University School of Medicine’s CARDIAC Project. The study[Read More…]

Editorial: Juvenile Justice

States trying alternatives that prioritize rehabilitation BECKLEY, W.Va. — West Virginia nearly doubled the rate it sent youths to juvenile facilities from 1997 to 2011, in contrast to declining rates of youthful incarceration elsewhere in the United States. In fact, West Virginia had higher rates than the other three states[Read More…]

Guard ready if needed at border, WV Guard official says

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A high-ranking official with the West Virginia National Guard said if President Barack Obama decides to send the Guard to the nation’s border, troops will be ready. “If the president decides it, it is a good mission for us. We have [gone down to the border] before,”[Read More…]

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