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Judges approve sale of Mountain State campuses
Judges approve sale of Mountain State campuses

A three-judge panel approved the $10 million sale of the now-defunct Mountain State University’s two campuses, including the $8 million sale of its Beckley campus to West Virginia University.

Attorneys appeared Friday in the Kanawha...

Regulators: Coal dust samples compliant with new rule

ARLINGTON, Va. – Federal regulators say samples collected from U.S. mines last year found the lowest levels of breathable coal dust since stepped-up efforts aimed at reducing miners’ exposure.

The U.S. Mine Safety and Health...

Funding available for W.Va. projects in coal heritage area

BECKLEY, W.Va. – The National Coal Heritage Area Authority is seeking proposals for funding for projects within the National Coal Heritage Area.

The money is aimed at supporting community efforts to preserve, interpret and promote coal...

Man sentenced for immigration violation

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – A Mexican national has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for illegally re-entering the United States.

U.S. Attorney William Ihlenfeld says Rogelio Portillo Vasquez, 38, was sentenced recently in federal...

Coonskin Park to revise gun restrictions
Coonskin Park to revise gun restrictions

People with valid concealed weapons permits may soon be allowed to carry guns into Coonskin Park.

Under current park regulations, firearms are banned from the park, and a sign at the park entrance says guns can’t be brought in....

Man arrested following high speed chase

A Kanawha County man is in jail after leading police on a high speed chase.

West Virginia State Police spokesman Lt. Michael Baylous said Trooper C.A. Boner of the Quincy detachment spotted a red Mitsubishi pickup truck cross three lanes of...

Former governor Moore remembered during service at Culture Center
Former governor Moore remembered during service at Culture Center

Gov. Arch A. Moore Jr. was remembered Friday for his unconditional love of family, friends and the state of West Virginia during an hour-long service at the Culture Center.

“If you know Arch Moore, you know he never did anything half-way,...

Judges approve WVU’s $8 million purchase of Mountain State campus

Judges Friday approved Mountain State University’s sale of its Beckley campus to West Virginia University for $8 million and its Martinsburg campus to a separate entity for $2 million, contributing to what’s become a proposed $17 million ...

2014 deer kills in state down 31 percent

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The number of deer killed during West Virginia’s various seasons fell 31 percent last year compared with 2013.

The Division of Natural Resources says hunters killed 104,223 deer during the bucks-only, antlerless,...

Timber county payments fall in state after subsidy expires

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia and 40 other states are losing money after Congress ended subsidies to counties that contain national forest land.

Agriculture officials announced Thursday that the U.S. Forest Service is distributing...

Scholarship to honor retired Cabell Huntington Hospital CEO

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – A scholarship fund is being launched to honor the newly retired CEO of Cabell Huntington Hospital.

Officials announced the $1 million endowment for the Brent A. Marsteller Scholarship Fund this week to benefit students ...

Blankenship in contact with ‘central witness’ in criminal case, court records show

Former Massey Energy Co. CEO Don Blankenship has been in contact with what his lawyers called the “central witness” in the criminal case against him, but the defense lawyers said Blankenship has not tried to influence potential testimony,...

Funerals for: January 16, 2015

Atkinson, Jack E. 1 p.m., Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre, Ohio.

Bailes, Gwendolen 2 p.m., Bethel United Methodist Church, Poe.

Bias, Paul D. 5 p.m., Laurel City Freewill Baptist Church, Ottawa....

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