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West Virginia Senate OKs tobacco tax hike; heads to House

May 19, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Amid a budget quandary, West Virginia senators have narrowly approved a higher tax on cigarettes, e-cigarettes and other tobacco products. more »»

Mississippi State names former Alabama president as provost

May 19, 2016

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State University has named former University of Alabama President Judy Bonner as its provost.

The College Board must vote to approve the appointment. more »»

Third teen accused of making threats at West Virginia school

May 19, 2016

CLAY, W.Va. (AP) — State Police say a third West Virginia teenager has been charged with making violent threats at a middle school.

State Police spokesman Lt. more »»

Congress reaches deal to overhaul chemical regulation

May 19, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — House and Senate negotiators have reached a bipartisan agreement on a bill to set safety standards for tens of thousands of chemicals that have gone unregulated for decades. more »»

Auditor: West Virginia Legislature saves $300K in printing

May 19, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — An auditor says the West Virginia Legislature is saving $300,000 a year by taking care of its printing needs in-house. more »»

Study: West Virginia had greatest drop in uninsured

May 19, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Federal data shows West Virginia had the greatest percentage drop among the states over a two-year period for adults without health insurance. more »»

Corps of Engineers offering tours of Marmet Locks and Dam

May 19, 2016

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is offering public tours at the Marmet Locks and Dam in Belle, West Virginia on June 4 in observation of National Dam Safety Awareness Day. more »»

The Latest: House Speaker says tobacco tax vote will happen

May 18, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Latest on West Virginia's budget session (all times local):

5:31 p.m. more »»

West Virginia editorial roundup

May 18, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. more »»

Greenbrier Classic to fans: Register online to get in free

May 18, 2016

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — The Greenbrier Classic has released details about giving golf fans free admission to the July tournament for the entire week. more »»

The Latest: In budget crisis, governor offers furlough bill

May 18, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Latest on West Virginia's budget session (all times local):

3:50 p.m.

Gov. more »»

Ex-police officer pleads guilty to sexually assaulting teen

May 18, 2016

DELBARTON, W.Va. (AP) — A former Delbarton police officer has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl while he was still on the force. more »»

West Virginia lawmakers ask governor for more budget options

May 18, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Republican legislative leaders are asking Democratic Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin for more options during the ongoing budget session. more »»

County to help pay for hepatitis testing for clinic patients

May 18, 2016

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — The Raleigh County Commission has voted to cover some of the testing costs for Raleigh Heart Clinic patients possibly exposed to hepatitis. more »»

Judge tosses man's conviction in stepdaughter's 2004 death

May 18, 2016

ROMNEY, W.Va. (AP) — A judge has thrown out a man's conviction in connection with the 2004 death of his 2-year-old stepdaughter.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail (http://bit. more »»

Ohio man catches West Virginia record blue catfish

May 18, 2016

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources says a state-record blue catfish has been caught on the Ohio River. more »»

Whitewater rafting traffic up in West Virginia last year

May 18, 2016

LANSING, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's whitewater rafting industry saw a 3 percent increase in visitors last year compared to 201. more »»

West Virginia man sentenced in pain pill trafficking case

May 18, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 11 years and seven months in prison for a Florida-to-West Virginia pain pill trafficking operation. more »»

Last of 3 W.Va. residents pleads guilty in robbery spree

May 18, 2016

ABINGDON, Va. (AP) — The last of three people charged in an armed robbery spree that ended with the shooting death of a North Carolina shopkeeper has pleaded guilty. more »»

 
 
 

 

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