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2 Marion residents fined, 321 trout found in home

The Associated Press

FARMINGTON, W.Va. – Two Marion County residents have been fined for exceeding the state’s trout possession limit following the discovery of more than 300 trout in their home.

The individual limit for...

2 Marion residents fined, 321 trout found in home

The Associated Press

FARMINGTON, W.Va. – Two Marion County residents have been fined for exceeding the state’s trout possession limit following the discovery of more than 300 trout in their home.

The individual limit for...

Cars on coal train en route to Va. derail in W.Va.

ROCK, W.Va. – Crews are cleaning up after a dozen cars of a coal train destined for export from Virginia derailed in southern West Virginia.

A spokesman for Norfolk Southern Corp. says the cars derailed late Tuesday in Rock, which is...

Barlow Drive closed Thursday and Friday for repairs

Barlow Drive in Charleston will be closed to traffic Thursday and Friday in order to do much-needed repairs, said Charleston Assistant Mayor Rod Blackstone.

Roadwork will be going on from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and only emergency vehicles will be...

Boy Scouts of America to merge scout councils in Huntington, Charleston

Local leaders with the Boy Scouts of America are in the process of merging scout councils based in Huntington and Charleston.

Jeff Purdy, scout executive for the Charleston-based Buckskin Council said the council could merge with the Huntington-...

No charges likely in fatal Jackson County wreck, sheriff says

FAIRPLAIN -- Jackson County Sheriff Tony Boggs said charges would probably not be filed in a crash that killed one man and injured nine, including four children, last week in Fairplain.

Boggs said investigators believe John Abbot, 22, of Ripley, ...

Huntington Bank earns top SBA lender spot

Huntington Bank leads the nation in providing Small Business Administration loans halfway through the SBA’s fiscal year, the bank announced Wednesday.

The 7(a) small business loans are provided to businesses not individuals through the...

Tennant among energy-state Dems in Senate races to bail on Obama

Scrapping to keep a West Virginia Senate seat Democratic in a state that’s sprinted to the right, Natalie Tennant is counting on her allegiance to the coal industry to separate herself from an unpopular President Obama.

Her approach...

State wants swift ruling in whistleblower suit

An attorney representing the state Department and Health and Human resources asked a judge Wednesday to rule in the agency’s favor and throw out the claims filed against it in a lawsuit before the case goes to trial.

Two former DHHR...

Employer contributions must increase, retirement board told

Employer contributions to the Public Employees Retirement System will need to increase from the current 14 percent of employee salaries to at least 16 percent to cover increased pension benefits for retirees who served in the military, members of the...

Boil-water advisory

The Rainelle Water Department has lifted the boil-water advisory for customers west of the Rainelle Clinic on U.S. 60 and West Greenbrier and Fayette streets.

Letter to the editor: Is the U.S.A. going to be the next U.S.S.R.?

What’s happening in our country today is like stepping back in time when Stalin was putting forth his agenda, of moving “forward”, in the U.S.S.R.

This kind of thinking is not new to a lot of our elected officials, as they...

Letter to the editor: Stick with Nick? I’m sick of Nick

Let me get this straight.

Kathleen Sebelius, the former secretary of Health and Human Services -- the Queen of Obamacare -- cut West Virginia’s funding for our black lung clinics.

At the same time I see ads on TV 10 times a day of...

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