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Officials rethink education at summit

School board head details new policy

for deeper learning

Dave Hickman: Flag Day came late

MORGANTOWN — Cleaning out a crowded notebook and a cluttered mind while wondering if football officials ever need to launder their yellow flags:

There’s nothing wrong with a few penalties in a football...

Upsets leave Big 12’s playoff chances in peril
Upsets leave Big 12’s playoff chances in peril

DES MOINES, Iowa — The Big 12 has been as entertaining as any league in the country.

All that fun might come with a price.

Recent upsets like...

UC defensive back earns MEC award
UC defensive back earns MEC award

UC defensive back earns MEC award

Charleston defensive back Torie Wagner picked up the Mountain East Conference’s football special teams player of the week award for the second time on Monday.

Wagner returned a punt 59 yards for a...

UC’s Maciel, Branson pick up MEC awards

University of Charleston men’s soccer player Augusto Maciel is the Mountain East Conference offensive player of the week and teammate Conor Branson earned defensive player of the week honors.

Maciel, a junior forward, earns the award for...

Morgantown riot arrest numbers growing

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Police are still tallying up the total number of arrests in connection with a post-football game riot in Morgantown Saturday night and likely will be making more arrests in coming days, according to the Morgantown chief of...

Pump control box theft caused water outage

ECCLES — Police are looking for the person who stole a pump control box from Beckley Water Company, according to a release from the Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office.

Police responded on Thursday to a report of the missing equipment...

Little General in Glen Daniel target of armed robbery

GLEN DANIEL — The Little General in Glen Daniel was the target of an armed robbery early Saturday morning, according to a release from the Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office.

At about 4 a.m., a white male entered the store and...

Promise scholarships up, retention down

Numbers of high school seniors qualifying for Promise scholarships has been increasing over the past four years, although rates for retaining scholarships has declined slightly during the same period, legislators were advised Monday.

Also,...

New Medicaid patients ‘come in with baggage’
New Medicaid patients ‘come in with baggage’

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — With 155,000 people added to West Virginia’s Medicaid program following a major expansion, the state’s family practice doctors are seeing more patients whose medical care requires a complete overhaul, a state...

W. Va. judge to appeal punishment for affair

MORGANTOWN — A West Virginia appeals court will hear arguments Tuesday over disciplinary action against a judge who had an inappropriate sexual affair that included trysts in her judicial office.

A Judicial...

Bodies found in burned vehicle in McDowell County

State police are investigating the deaths of two people whose bodies were found in a burned vehicle in McDowell County.

Media outlets report that the bodies were discovered early Sunday morning in the Longpole community north of Panther....

Feds: Most coal dust samples would meet new mark

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Federal officials say almost every mine sample taken since August would meet tougher limits on coal dust.

A U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration news release Monday said 99 percent of about 7,500 samples were...

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