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Morgantown police say WVU frat pledge died with blood-alcohol level of 0.493
Morgantown police say WVU frat pledge died with blood-alcohol level of 0.493

Investigation shows Nolan Burch, 18, had consumed large quantities of alcohol at ‘Big-Little’ night

West Virginia lawmakers send energy act repeal to governor

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The Republican-run Legislature is sending a repeal of an energy portfolio to Democratic Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin.

The Senate cast a 33-0 procedural vote Tuesday to repeal the Alternative and Renewable Energy Portfolio...

Putnam County seeks funds to prevent wave pool losses

WINFIELD, W.Va. — County officials took the first steps Tuesday morning to save thousands of dollars lost annually to cover temporary repairs at Hurricane’s Valley Park wave pool.

The Putnam County Commission voted 2-1 to request...

WVU student had .493 BAC before he died

One or more Kappa Sigma Fraternity members or alumni gave an underage West Virginia University student alcohol shortly before his death in November, and he had a .493 blood alcohol content before he died, according to Morgantown police.

Nolan...

Remaining vacancy filled on Kanawha County Solid Waste Authority

The last vacant position on the Kanawha County Solid Waste Authority’s governing board has been filled.

Officials with the state Public Service Commission recently appointed Steven Adams, a communications specialist for the West Virginia...

Hayes Middle dismissing students early today

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Hayes Middle School will be dismissing students early today because of a lack of water, according to a notice from Kanawha County Schools. Students will be dismissed at 12:45 p.m.

Prep hoops roundup: Capital downs Parkersburg

Capital held a 13-point lead after the first quarter and withstood a second-half rally Monday night as the Class AAA No. 8 Cougars escaped Parkersburg with a 75-72 road victory in boys high school basketball.

Jordan Kinney and Miguel Bays...

W.Va. bill requires lawmakers to OK state carbon plan

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A West Virginia Senate panel is considering requiring lawmakers to approve state plans to comply with proposed federal carbon emission standards for coal-fired power plants.

Tuesday, a Senate committee will discuss the ...

Charles Town company to pay fine for pollution violations

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. – A Charles Town company and state regulators have agreed to resolve pollution violations at construction sites in Hardy and Jefferson counties.

Under a proposed settlement, Commercial Associates Inc. will pay an $11,...

W.Va. lawmakers to take up ACA ‘kill bill’

West Virginia’s Republican-controlled Legislature has fired its first salvo against the federal Affordable Care Act.

Lawmakers plan to take up a GOP-backed bill today that would repeal a 2010 state law that set up a health insurance...

WVU Foundation reports milestone in drive for $1 billion

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The West Virginia University fundraising campaign has topped the 80 percent mark in its quest to raise $1 billion.

Called the State of Minds, the private campaign has reached $819 million. The WVU Foundation credits a...

State agencies centers taking applications for heating aid

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Low-income West Virginia residents who need a hand to pay their winter heating bills can start applying for federal assistance.

The Public Service Commission of West Virginia says the Department of Health and Human...

U.S. funding programs aimed at helping state’s homeless

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia is receiving $6.7 million in federal funds for projects aimed at helping the homeless.

The funding is from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development under its Continuum of Care Program. It is...

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