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Weekend tornadoes confirmed in West Virginia

MAXWELL — The National Weather Service has confirmed two tornadoes touched down in Pleasants, Ritchie and Harrison counties over the weekend.

The weather service says the EF1 tornado that touched down in...

Weekend tornadoes confirmed in West Virginia

MAXWELL — The National Weather Service has confirmed two tornadoes touched down in Pleasants, Ritchie and Harrison counties over the weekend.

The weather service says the EF1 tornado that touched down in...

Senate hearing to focus on gun violence and domestic abuse

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — For 20 years of marriage, Christy Salters Martin’s husband told her that he would kill her if she ever divorced him.

The Mullens native — who was one of the top female boxers in the world a decade ago...

Putnam amends budget to account for lower surplus

WINFIELD — The Putnam County Commission voted Tuesday to amend its current budget to account for almost $250,000 less in expected carryover from last fiscal year.

The county’s unassigned fund balance...

Kanawha, Putnam officials accept pay raises

All but one of the Kanawha and Putnam county officials approved for 12 percent raises effective this month have accepted the increases.

Ora Ash, deputy state auditor in charge of local government services, said the state auditor’s office ...

Morrisey sues feds; AG says Obama can’t ‘pick and choose” laws to enforce

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey filed suit against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Tuesday, alleging that President Obama’s “administrative fix” to the federal Affordable Care Act is illegal....

Full animal shelter lowers adoption fees
Full animal shelter lowers adoption fees

Staff at the Kanawha/Charleston Humane Association Animal Shelter are so overrun with cats and dogs they are again being forced to lower adoption fees.

“When we need to move them, we mark them down,” lamented animal shelter...

Claims deadline looms as Freedom tanks razed
Claims deadline looms as Freedom tanks razed

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — As crews continue this week to demolish chemical tanks along the Elk River, residents and businesses face a Friday deadline to file financial claims against Freedom Industries if they want be compensated as part of the...

3 candidates file overdue disclosures

Three of six candidates on the 2014 general election ballot who had failed to file financial disclosures with the state Ethics Commission have done so this week, including Delegate Daryl Cowles, R-Morgan.

Meanwhile, an attorney for Delegate...

P&G’s McDonald confirmed as VA chief
P&G’s McDonald confirmed as VA chief

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Tuesday unanimously confirmed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald as the new Veterans Affairs secretary, with a mission to overhaul an agency beleaguered by veterans’ long...

I-77 tunnel lanes to be closed for repairs

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — Drivers might face heavy delays this week at Interstate 77’s East River Tunnel, on the West Virginia-Virginia state line, as the tunnel is repaired because a tractor-trailer hauling...

Boil-water advisory

The Pineville Municipal Water Works has lifted the boil-water advisory issued for customers from the Bulk Plant on W.Va. 97 to the end of the system in Wyoming.

New 4th Circuit judge confirmed

RICHMOND, Va. — The U.S. Senate on Monday confirmed the nomination of Pamela Harris to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Harris fills a vacancy on the court created when Judge Andre Davis took...

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