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Innerviews: Trail-blazing teacher built fruitful life on hometown values
F. BRIAN FERGUSON | Gazette
Innerviews: Trail-blazing teacher built fruitful life on hometown values

In the category of trail blazing, Jada Hunter cut a swath as wide as an interstate highway. A coal miner’s daughter reared in humble but loving circumstances, she lives in the town she was born in, a tightly-knit community near Williamson...

Most states list methadone as preferred drug

WASHINGTON — As prescription drug overdose deaths soar nationwide, most states have failed to take a simple step that would make it harder for doctors to prescribe the deadliest of all narcotics.

Methadone...

Ward 7 candidates want revitalization
Ward 7 candidates want revitalization

Ward 7’s candidates for Charleston City Council are both experienced, but where do they differ beyond political party?

Republican incumbent Adam Knauff described several initiatives that he believes would rebrand and revive certain areas...

Statehouse Beat: Problems haunt state building

Though he died in 2010, Charleston real estate developer Al Summers continues to haunt the state.

The Greenbrooke Building, which Summers sold to the state in 2009 for $10.5 million although it was assessed at the time for $1.5 million (he also...

W.Va. 7 bridge named in honor of soldier killed in WWII

CORINTH, W.Va. (AP) – A bridge in Preston County has been named in honor of a soldier who was killed during World War II.

Media outlets report that the USAAF Sergeant Everett Wayne “Bud” Sell Memorial Bridge was dedicated on ...

W.Va. Supreme Court denies appeals by couple convicted in 3 slayings

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – The West Virginia Supreme Court has denied appeals by a Webster County couple convicted of charges stemming from the killings of three people.

Michael York and his wife, Amanda York, filed separate appeals seeking ...

Mountaineer Food Bank survives financial problems

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) – Mountaineer Food Bank has survived financial problems that threatened to shut it down.

Mountaineer board of directors president Julie Harris attributes the turnaround to support from various sources. She tells The ...

Mitigation of pipeline rupture underway in Marshall County

GLEN DALE, W.Va. (AP) – Williams Energy and state regulators are working to mitigate the impact of a natural gas pipeline rupture in Marshall County.

Department of Environmental Protection spokeswoman Kelley Gillenwater says inspectors...

Slide again closes U.S. 60 near Cedar Grove

U.S. Route 60 near Cedar Grove is once again closed due to a rock slide, an emergency dispatcher said.

The road, which first had problems early last week, closed to all vehicles on Saturday night. One lane has since re-opened, but only for...

Drug firms want W.Va. pill records kept sealed

Eleven out-of-state drug companies don’t want the public to know the number of prescription painkillers they’ve shipped to “pill mill” pharmacies in West Virginia.

The drug distributors are fighting a request to...

Tomblin to lead W.Va. delegation to Japan in May
Tomblin to lead W.Va. delegation to Japan in May

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin will take a bit of West Virginia craftsmanship and hospitality to Japan when he leads a West Virginia delegation on a trade mission to the Pacific nation in mid-May to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the state’s...

Debate over planned Teays Wal-Mart heats up
Debate over planned Teays Wal-Mart heats up

TEAYS VALLEY ­— Less than three months after plans for a new Wal-Mart store in Teays Valley were reported, the public debate over the proposed development has grown antagonistic.

On Thursday night, ...

Soapbox derby race will benefit Kenna child with leukemia
Soapbox derby race will benefit Kenna child with leukemia

Just a month ago, Eden Poff had what seemed like the flu or a very bad cold. But he didn’t get better. When his parents took him to the doctor, they got the news that would upend their world.

Eden, 3, has leukemia....

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Jay Rockefeller documentary coming to WVPB in June
New Rockefeller documentary coming to WVPBS this summer

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Officers react to Supreme Court decision on drug dogs at traffic stops
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Fayette County sheriff’s office buys two new K-9s
Police find several hundred grams of heroin and cocaine in Charleston residence
Police looking for man who allegedly held girlfriend captive

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Early voting in Charleston general starts May 1
Superintendent of W.Va. Schools for Deaf and Blind to retire
Standard Oil acquires Mountain Country Partners’ assets
State’s spring turkey season opens today
Rep. Tim Murphy to speak at Wheeling Jesuit’s commencement

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Putnam County high school students design downtown Hurricane redo
Putnam hires new threat prep coordinator
Residents walk out of Wal-Mart information session
Putnam Board of Education approves 2016 levies

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