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WVU Tech to keep campus closed until Monday
WVU Tech to keep campus closed until Monday

Campus set to reopen once boil advisory is lifted

Pharmacist who shot robber: “Why did you make me do this?”
Pharmacist who shot robber: “Why did you make me do this?”

PINCH, W.Va. — A Kanawha County pharmacist shot and killed a masked, would-be robber who walked into his business Wednesday morning and pulled out a gun.

Good Family Pharmacy employee Chris Monk said pharmacist Don Radcliff first...

Morris Bounds, 68, outran derailing train that destroyed his home
Morris Bounds, 68, outran derailing train that destroyed his home

BOOMER, W.Va. — It’s rare a man can say he’s glad his wife is in the hospital, but it’s also not every day a train destroys his home.

Morris Bounds said his wife was...

DEP postpones hearing

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection is rescheduling a public hearing on two permit renewal applications for an underground injection control (UIC) facility near Lochgelly in Fayette County due to inclement weather conditions,...

CSX, water company sued over train derailment and response

Two Fayette County restaurants and two shareholders in those restaurants sued CSX and West Virginia American Water Company on Wednesday, two days after a train carrying crude oil derailed, caught fire and exploded in western Fayette County, leaving...

Lawmakers hear from right-to-work opponent

A right-to-work law could lower annual wages in West Virginia by an average of $1,500, said Ross Eisenbrey, vice president of the Economic Policy Institute based in Washington, D.C.

But that legislation would do little or nothing to attract new ...

Skeletal remains found in Raleigh County

ECCLES, W.Va. — West Virginia State Police are asking for help with an investigation into skeletal remains found in a remote area of Raleigh County.

According to a press release authorized by Capt. B.L. Mankins of the West Virginia State...

State ACA sign-ups top 33,000 in latest enrollment period

More than 33,000 West Virginians signed up or re-enrolled in health insurance plans through the Affordable Care Act marketplace during the latest enrollment period, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Wednesday....

Fayette incident comes amid huge jump in oil-train accidents

This week’s huge crude oil train derailment in Fayette County comes amid a skyrocketing number of such incidents across the country that experts say points to outdated equipment, inadequate planning and insufficient regulation of the boom in...

W.Va. bill to build $78M rural broadband network advances

A West Virginia Senate committee advanced legislation Wednesday that aims to expand affordable high-speed Internet service to rural communities across the state.

The bill (SB459) would authorize the construction of a state-owned 2,600-mile fiber ...

NCAA: WVU on probation for recruiting violations

West Virginia University’s athletic department has been placed on two years probation for Level III violations, according to the NCAA.

According to the organization, “between June 2010 and February 2013, West Virginia University...

Shelters prep for sub-zero temperatures
Shelters prep for sub-zero temperatures

Of the more than 300,000 people living in the Kanawha Valley, Traci Strickland is most concerned for about 50 of them this week — the people who have been identified as homeless and unsheltered in a January census by the Kanawha Valley...

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