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W.Va. nurses allowed to work amid drug test woes

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – An audit says a state board let four nurses in substance abuse programs return to work despite failing or not taking drug tests.

Legislative Auditor Aaron Allred wrote that the state Board of Examiners for Registered...

W.Va. nurses allowed to work amid drug test woes

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – An audit says a state board let four nurses in substance abuse programs return to work despite failing or not taking drug tests.

Legislative Auditor Aaron Allred wrote that the state Board of Examiners for Registered...

Marshall set to open academic support center

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Marshall University is celebrating the opening of a new academic support resource.

A ribbon cutting for the Towers Learning Center is set for this afternoon in the Twin Towers East Lobby on the Huntington campus....

Mason wreck injures about a dozen students

SOUTHSIDE, W.Va. – About a dozen students went to local hospitals following a wreck involving a school bus and three other vehicles in Mason County.

A Mason County 911 dispatcher says the accident was reported at 7:10 a.m. Tuesday on U.S. ...

U.S. 33 in West Virginia: Dangerous curves, deadly drop-offs
U.S. 33 in West Virginia: Dangerous curves, deadly drop-offs

The truck driver from Michigan had never traveled across the deadly stretch of U.S. 33 in Pendleton County.

Anthony Jones lost control of his tractor-trailer, after barreling into a treacherous turn called “Horseshoe Curve.” The...

WVU band to perform at southern W.Va. school

BRADSHAW, W.Va. – The West Virginia University marching band will take a side trip to McDowell County on its way to this weekend’s start of the college football season in Atlanta.

WVU says the Pride of West Virginia will perform at ...

Company plans remediation of Wood plant site

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. – State regulators and a company are negotiating a remediation agreement for the site of a proposed ethane cracker plant in Wood County.

The Department of Environmental Protection says its Office of Environmental...

State miner gets probation for falsifying records

WHEELING, W.Va. – A West Virginia coal miner has been sentenced to two years’ probation for falsifying safety records at an Ohio County mine.

U.S. Attorney William Ihlenfeld on Monday announced the sentencing of 32-year-old Sean A....

Charleston hoteliers question need for more lodging
Charleston hoteliers question need for more lodging

Hotel operators aren’t so sure the Charleston-area market can sustain another inn.

Georgette Rashid George, who owns three hotels, said Charleston’s market has been “soft” for more than a year.

“I would...

W.Va. inmate decrease pleases corrections chief
W.Va. inmate decrease pleases corrections chief

West Virginia Corrections Commissioner Jim Rubenstein told legislators Monday he’s pleasantly surprised by the decrease in the state inmate population in the first year of the state’s Justice Reinvestment Act.

Passed in March 2013, ...

Funerals for: August 26, 2014

Coffindaffer, Jewell 12:30 p.m., Cunningham Memorial Park Mausoleum, St. Albans.

Cooper, Mabel A. Noon, Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, Ohio.

Hinkle, Lonnie H. 1 p.m., Grassy Meadows Gospel...

Jeffery Lee Wyatt

Jeffery Lee Wyatt, 56, of Sutton, died Aug. 23, 2014. Service will be 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton, with visitation beginning two hours prior.

Nelson Collins

Nelson Collins, 73, of Trenton, N.C., formerly of Charleston, W.Va., died Aug. 24, 2014. He is survived by a son, Glen Collins of Marmet, W.Va., and a daughter, Brenda Collins of South Charleston, W.Va.

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