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Financial losses cited for closure of Catholic school

March 3, 2017

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — Bishop Michael Bransfield of the Wheeling-Charleston has released a letter elaborating on the decision to close Bishop Donahue High School at the end of the academic year. more »»

Ex-West Virginia trooper sentenced in arson case

March 3, 2017

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A former West Virginia state trooper has been sentenced to 30 days in jail in an arson case involving his mobile home. more »»

West Virginia man with past felonies convicted of gun charge

March 3, 2017

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A 50-year-old West Virginia man with felonies in three states has been convicted of illegal gun possession because of those prior crimes.

Rollie C. Poynter Jr. more »»

Blackjack player who left casino to rob bank gets prison

March 3, 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A drug-addicted gambler who left a West Virginia casino, robbed a bank, then returned to the blackjack table was sentenced Thursday to between five and 18 years in prison. more »»

Barge breakaway reported on Ohio River near Huntington

March 3, 2017

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Coast Guard says the Racine Lock and Dam on the Ohio River near Huntington is closed after a barge breakaway.

No injuries or spills were reported. more »»

House votes to close West Virginia Women's Commission

March 2, 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The state House of Delegates has voted to terminate the West Virginia Women's Commission by July 1, 2018. more »»

Utility: Restoring power could take days in West Virginia

March 2, 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A utility sent helicopters to survey damage from severe thunderstorms that left tens of thousands of homes and businesses in West Virginia without power. more »»

Man sentenced in fatal Morgantown hit-and-run

March 2, 2017

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A man who pleaded guilty in the hit-and-run death of a pedestrian in Morgantown has been ordered to a correctional center for young adults. more »»

Man pleads guilty in fatal Morgantown hit-and-run

March 2, 2017

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A man who pleaded guilty in the hit-and-run death of a pedestrian in Morgantown has been ordered to a correctional center for young adults. more »»

Tens of thousands remain without power in West Virginia

March 2, 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — More than 90,000 homes and businesses in West Virginia remain without power a day after severe thunderstorms rolled through the state. more »»

Justice posts budget clock, plans to visit Fairmont, Elkins

March 2, 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Gov. Jim Justice has posted on his state website a countdown clock marking the end of the regular legislative session on April 8 as the state budget deadline. more »»

Inmate possessing Social Security numbers pleads to ID theft

March 2, 2017

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A federal inmate in West Virginia has been convicted of identity theft for possessing other people's Social Security numbers in order to file false tax returns. more »»

Rep. Delaney hosting workshop on opioid addiction, treatment

March 2, 2017

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — U.S. Rep. more »»

West Virginia editorial roundup

March 1, 2017

Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers:

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March 1

The Parkersburg News and Sentinel on the state's drug crisis:

In 2015, opioids were involved in 33,091 deaths,... more »»

Budget woes force county to drop to 1 deputy in evening

March 1, 2017

WELCH, W.Va. (AP) — A budget shortfall has meant that the McDowell County Sheriff's Department has just one deputy working evening shifts and no officers available on weekends. more »»

West Virginia House votes to revise water pollution limits

March 1, 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's House has approved legislation to allow larger pollution discharges into the state's waterways by individual industrial sites. more »»

 
 
 

 

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