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County officials preparing for weather emergency

Flooding rains, below-freezing temperatures to cause issues

Man allegedly huffs paint, assaults officer

A St. Albans man allegedly threatened to kill a police officer after huffing spray paint, according to a criminal complaint filed in Kanawha County Magistrate Court.

Kanawha County Sheriff’s Deputy Cpl. J.A. Ratliff found Glen Allen...

Repeal bill baffles Common Core backers
Repeal bill baffles Common Core backers

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The House of Delegates passed a bill Saturday to repeal Common Core standards in West Virginia, but the state schools superintendent says he doesn’t know what specific standards legislators have problems with....

Lawmakers at odds over campaign finance overhaul

West Virginia lawmakers are wrestling over a bill that would significantly raise campaign contribution limits and allow corporations to funnel money directly to candidates for the first time.

Senate Republicans laud the bill (SB541), saying...

Getting on track for spring (photo)
Getting on track for spring (photo)

Bill would roll back chemical tank oversight

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Legislation making its way through the Statehouse would ease West Virginia’s new oversight of aboveground chemical storage tanks by cutting back on state inspections, allowing lesser safety standards for some tanks,...

Senate drops veterans’ construction projects from bill

A House amendment to direct $1.5 million of state Lottery profits to construction projects to benefit veterans may be short-lived, after the Senate deleted the proposal from the bill (HB2213) Monday.

With veterans filling House galleries for...

Federal court hears gag order appeal in Blankenship case

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A gag order in the criminal case of the West Virginia coal mine explosion that killed 29 men violates the First Amendment by barring virtually anyone from discussing it publicly, a lawyer for media organizations said Monday....

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A gag order in the criminal case of the West Virginia coal mine explosion that killed 29 men violates the First Amendment by barring virtually anyone from discussing it publicly, a lawyer for media...

Giles asks judge to throw out charge

Prosecutors rushed to judgment in charging former Capital High School principal Clinton Giles with the misdemeanor of failing to immediately report an alleged sexual assault at the school, Giles’ attorney wrote Monday, calling for a judge to...

Men flee from police after vehicle theft
Men flee from police after vehicle theft

Three men allegedly tried to steal two vehicles and then fled police Monday morning, according to the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office.

Bret Maverick White, 58, of Charleston, faces charges of grand larceny, fleeing and resisting arrest....

Hurricane woman admits defrauding business

A Hurricane woman admitted Monday to defrauding a Putnam County off-road accessories business.

Sandra Ball, 58, pleaded guilty in federal court in Huntington to two felony counts of wire fraud, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney...

Bill to end state’s involvement in greyhound racing seems dead

Legislation to end the struggling greyhound racing industry in the state by providing buyouts to greyhound owners and breeders appears to be dead this session, after the bill was removed from the Senate Finance Committee agenda Monday afternoon....

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