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WV highways report outlines challenges, recommends funding possibilities

The final report of the West Virginia Blue Ribbon Commission on Highways was released on Wednesday, almost three years after Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin called for a study of the state’s infrastructure.

While many of the report’s...

Thomas Memorial pavilion without water after main break
Thomas Memorial pavilion without water after main break

The clinical pavilion at Thomas Memorial Hospital is without water after a water main ruptured around 6 a.m. today.

According to Paige Johnson, communications director for Thomas Health System, the break has affected all five floors of the...

Logan man faces up to five years in prison for threats

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A Logan County man faces up to five years in prison after pleading guilty to threatening local officials and others.

Kelly Gerald Crosby, 32, made the threats in a letter he mailed to the Logan County Courthouse on...

Teacher suspended after showing ‘50 Shades’ to students

ROMNEY, W.Va. – A Hampshire County teacher has been suspended without pay for showing part of the erotic movie “Fifty Shades of Grey” to students as a reward for good work.

The Hampshire Review reports that the county school ...

Chemical safety proposal coming to crossroads

A planning team organized by the citizen group People Concerned About Chemical Safety is nearly finished with a roadmap for how the Kanawha Valley could start a new chemical accident prevention program ...

WV Free director: ‘Calhoun is ruthless’

The director of West Virginia’s largest reproductive-health-advocacy organization has penned an open letter to the head of West Virginia University’s Health Sciences Center, calling for the termination of Charleston-based obstetrician Dr....

Mountaineer Food Bank appoints new executive director

GASSAWAY, W.Va. – Justin Morrison has been appointed executive director of the Mountaineer Food Bank.

The Exponent Telegram reports Morrison started at the food bank in October 2008 as food resource coordinator.

In 2012, he became ...

Boil-water advisory

West Virginia American Water has lifted the boil-water advisory for approximately 200 customers in the Cabin Creek/Cheylan area, including: Cabin Creek Road from W.Va. 61 to Sharon Hill Road, Hill Street, Canady Lane (White Street), Quinwood Lane,...

Beech Fork Dam to offer public tours

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Beech Fork Dam plans to offer tours to the public.

The tours will be available on May 29 as part of National Dam Safety Awareness Day.

Members of the community are invited to learn about the role of Beech Fork...

WVU to research historic log structures

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – A West Virginia University professor and doctoral student will use tree rings to help determine when three historic log structures in West Virginia were built.

Funding for the project is being provided by the West...

Former DHHR official says she was fired for water testimony
Former DHHR official says she was fired for water testimony

A former state Bureau for Public Health official alleges she was fired for her testimony to legislators last year about the Freedom Industries chemical leak and its impact.

Ann Goldberg, who served as the bureau’s director of public...

W.Va. commission to release final report on highway funding

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A group formed to develop a long-term plan for West Virginia’s highway system is issuing its final report.

The report by the West Virginia Blue Ribbon Commission on Highways is being released today in...

Suspects sought in Elkview car theft
Suspects sought in Elkview car theft

ELKVIEW, W.Va. -- Kanawha County sheriff’s deputies are looking for a man and a woman suspected of stealing a car from an Elkview convenience store over the weekend.

Sgt. Brian Humphreys of the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department...

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