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Police investigate alleged rape at Capital High

Charleston police are investigating an alleged rape at Capital High School, authorities said Tuesday.

Lt. Steve Cooper, chief of detectives for the Charleston Police Department, said detectives were working on the case Tuesday.

Cooper said...

Police investigate alleged rape at Capital High

Charleston police are investigating an alleged rape at Capital High School, authorities said Tuesday.

Lt. Steve Cooper, chief of detectives for the Charleston Police Department, said detectives were working on the case Tuesday.

Cooper said ...

ACA ‘kill-bill’ advances

In their first swipe at the federal Affordable Care Act, West Virginia Republican lawmakers advanced a bill Tuesday that would take away Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s power over any future changes in how West Virginians receive subsidized health...

W.Va. Legislature dives into charter schools debate

The now-Republican-controlled West Virginia Legislature is considering allowing charter schools in the state, but teachers’ unions are criticizing the effort and questioning the need.

The Legislature will hold a public hearing on the...

Timberline launches crowd funding for resort improvements

Timberline Four Seasons Resort is looking to make improvements to its resort, with some outside help.

The resort launched its online crowdfunding, known as “snowfunding,” on Tuesday.

“We believe crowdfunding is the...

Bowling: higher tobacco tax would lower smoking rates

Department of Health and Human Resources Secretary Karen Bowling agreed Tuesday that raising state tobacco taxes would reduce the state’s high rates of smoking and tobacco use.

“Yes, senator, the research points to that, definitely,...

W.Va. bill requires lawmakers to OK state carbon plan

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia lawmakers are considering giving themselves the ability to vote on state plans to comply with proposed federal carbon emission standards for coal-fired power plants.

Tuesday, a Senate committee passed a...

Judge: Blankenship can view record from trial

BECKLEY, W.Va. – A federal judge is letting ex-Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship see the jury selection transcript from a case where another Massey official was convicted.

Tuesday in Beckley federal court, Judge Irene Berger ordered that...

State agencies, centers taking applications for heating aid

CHARLESTON, W.Va. —Low-income West Virginia residents who need a hand to pay their winter heating bills can start applying for federal assistance.

The Public Service Commission of West Virginia says the Department of Health and Human...

Capito talks politics with county commissioners
Capito talks politics with county commissioners

In her 14 years as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Shelley Moore Capito represented one-third of West Virginians.

As she told a meeting of county commissioners in Charleston on Monday, being a U.S. senator is different....

Union loses benefits case in U.S. Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court cast doubt Monday on the future of old union contracts that had promised lifetime health benefits for retired workers and their families.

In a case that originated in West...

NTSB: Systemic flaws in safety oversight of gas pipelines
NTSB: Systemic flaws in safety oversight of gas pipelines

WASHINGTON — Three powerful accidents in recent years — including an explosion and fire that melted a highway in Kanawha County — highlight weaknesses in the oversight of how natural gas...

New eagle pair establishes home in nest once occupied by Gorge’s Whitey and Streaky
New eagle pair establishes home in nest once occupied by Gorge’s Whitey and Streaky

A nesting site in the New River Gorge vacated last spring by a pair of bald eagles following deadly encounters with trains and cars has been reoccupied by a new eagle couple.

The new pair “are mating and adding new materials to the nest,...

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