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Family of teen killed by WV state trooper gets $700K
By April 21, 2017 Read More →

Family of teen killed by WV state trooper gets $700K

By KATE WHITE Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Lawyers on Thursday disclosed the amount of a settlement agreement approved by a judge earlier this month in a lawsuit filed against the West Virginia State Police by the parents of a Mercer County teenager shot to death by a trooper in 2014. The State Police agreed […]

By April 21, 2017 Read More →

Huntington’s ABC plan praised

By JOSEPHINE MENDEZ The Herald-Dispatch CEREDO, W.Va. — When it comes to revitalizing and rejuvenating the city of Huntington, local leaders have quite a plan. From targeting three struggling neighborhoods to linking the city with high-speed broadband, city leaders say the purpose of the plan, known as the Huntington Innovation Project (HIP), is not just to […]

By April 21, 2017 Read More →

10 things to know: Friday, April 21

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Friday, April 21, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. ISLAMIC STATE GROUP CLAIMS PARIS ATTACK ON POLICE OFFICERS French presidential candidates cancel or reschedule last-minute campaign events ahead of […]

Huntington wins $3M grand prize in competition
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Huntington wins $3M grand prize in competition

By JOSEPHINE MENDEZ The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. —  For several years, the city of Huntington has been defined by its worst attributes – a drug problem, overwhelming obesity rates and financial struggles. But now, the people of Huntington have a new label to hang their hat on. After competing for three years against 350 communities, […]

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Huntington Innovation Project revitalization plan

Staff report The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — For the past three years, the city of Huntington has been judged on its revitalization plan, also known as the Huntington Innovation Project (HIP), which outlines four projects and ideas that are aimed at jump-starting the local economy and enhance quality of life. The plan focuses on three […]

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Secretary of State purges 47,000 from West Virginia voter rolls

By RUSTY MARKS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner has purged 47,000 outdated or ineligible voter files from the state’s voter rolls, including records of more than 1,100 felons. According to Warner’s office, election officials worked with county clerks in all 55 counties to review voting data and […]

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Coal industry looking up, not expected to return to peak levels

By JIM ROSS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — With exports poised to rebound and a coal-friendly president in the White House, things should be looking up for the coal industry. Given the right circumstances, the industry could rebound some, but it’s not likely to bounce back to where it was a few years ago, […]

Capito talks health reform in Follansbee
By April 20, 2017 Read More →

Capito talks health reform in Follansbee

By WARREN SCOTT The Weirton Daily Times FOLLANSBEE, W.Va.  — Healthcare reform and federal funding for local projects were among issues discussed by U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., as she met with local officials, business leaders and residents at The Daily Perk coffee shop and the Follansbee City Building on Wednesday. City Manager John […]

Building Bridges: African-American Civil War major’s name lives on
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Building Bridges: African-American Civil War major’s name lives on

By JEFF McCOY The Journal CHARLES TOWN, W.Va.  — Martin Robison Delany was a physician, journalist, abolitionist major in the Union Army and newspaper publisher. He was also an African-American, and accomplished all that before, during and after the Civil War. Born free in Charles Town, Virginia — now West Virginia — Delany was taught […]

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Media Alert: U.S. Rep. Jenkins to hold coal seminar in Charleston on Friday

  Coal and Rare Earth Elements: The Outlook for West Virginia and Central Appalachia   WASHINGTON – At 9 a.m. Friday, April 21, U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) will hold a seminar in Charleston, Coal and Rare Earth Elements: The Outlook for West Virginia and Central Appalachia.   Rep. Jenkins will kick off the seminar at the Culture […]