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Senate passes charter schools bill

Legislation allowing establishment of autonomous charter schools (SB14) passed the Senate Monday evening on a party-line 18-16 vote.

The bill would allow non-profit or public organizations to operate state-funded charter schools on a pilot...

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....

Flooding expected as new storm brings rain, warmer temperatures

The presence of accumulated snow along with a forecast of widespread rain and warmer temperatures are likely to cause flooding in much of the state this week.

The National Weather Service issued a flood watch Monday for all but the Eastern...

Boil-water advisory

Beckley Water Company has lifted a boil-water advisory issued on Feb. 23 for the area of Blue Room Road in Midway, including all side streets.

Solid waste officials open bids to tear down Slack Street center

Kanawha County solid waste officials opened bids Monday on the demolition of the nearly 100-year-old Slack Street recycling center.

The Kanawha County Solid Waste Authority wants to tear down the crumbling structure to make way for a safer...

Police looking for man in South Hills burglaries
Police looking for man in South Hills burglaries

Police are looking for a man who allegedly stole property from several homes in the South Hills area of Charleston over the past couple of weeks.

Dustin Randolph White, 27, allegedly pawned a large amount of property that was stolen from the...

Governor adds Pleasants County to Polymer Alliance Zone

DAVISVILLE, W.Va. – Pleasants County has joined an organization that promotes West Virginia’s plastics and polymer industries.

An executive order signed recently by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin added Pleasants County to the Polymer...

First Community Bank to close Mercer Mall branch in May

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. – First Community Bank’s branch in the Mercer Mall in Bluefield will close at the end of May.

First Community Bank vice president Robert Buzzo tells media outlets that the decision follows an evaluation of the...

WVSU, University of Sharjah partner on health conference

INSTITUTE, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia State University is partnering with a Middle Eastern university on an international health conference.

The “Solutions for Better Life” conference will be held Nov. 15-19 at the...

Wyoming County school cancels classes following gym fire

BAILEYSVILLE, W.Va. – Classes at a Wyoming County school have been canceled following a fire.

Wyoming County Schools Superintendent Frank Blackwell tells The Register-Herald that the fire was contained to the gym at Baileysville...

Dunbar police seek would-be robber
Dunbar police seek would-be robber

DUNBAR, W.Va. — Dunbar police are looking for a man they say tried to rob a local discount store Monday morning.

Detective J.A. Payne, of the Dunbar Police Department, said a man walked into the Family Dollar store at Dunbar Village just...

Police investigate shooting at Roane County school

LEFT HAND, W.Va. -- State Police and Roane County sheriff’s deputies were investigating Monday after someone shot the glass out of one of the front doors at Geary Elementary/Middle School over the weekend.

Roane County School...

Charleston council candidates have had run-ins with law

Three Charleston City Council candidates have criminal histories that weren’t addressed during interviews regarding their campaigns.

Bernard Allen Slater Jr., Obi Henderson and Ivan H. Lee have all had run-ins with the law within the last ...

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