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Protective order blocks Williams videos from being shown

Racially charged videos involving a Charleston police officer and his daughter are now prohibited from being disclosed or disseminated to the public, according to a protective order issued Friday.

The order, signed by Kanawha Circuit Judge...

Bulletin Board: Dec. 20, 2014

Free films

The West Virginia Culture Center will show two free movies during the holidays. “Frozen” will be shown at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Dec. 29. “Maleficent” will be shown at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Dec. 30. For...

No Mountain State announcement from WVU; deadline Monday

With a deadline looming on Monday, West Virginia University’s Board of Governors took no action Friday on the possibility of buying the defunct Mountain State University’s campus in Beckley.

The board discussed the potential...

Police: Woman drove while intoxicated with kids in vehicle

FAYETTEVILLE — A Mount Hope woman faces child neglect charges after driving while intoxicated with her two young children in the vehicle, according to a news release from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department.

Amanda Lynn...

Frank Jezioro, state Natural Resources director, to retire

West Virginia’s longest-serving Division of Natural Resources director is retiring.

Frank Jezioro, appointed to head the DNR in January 2005, will leave the post on Dec. 31. His 10-year stint as director spanned the administrations of Joe ...

Things to do Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014

Music

BLUE YONDER: 8 p.m. Free. Black Sheep Burrito, 702 Quarrier St. Call 304-343-2739.

ALASHA AL QUDWAH: 7 p.m. Free. Gypsyesque amalgamy. Bluegrass Kitchen, 1600 Washington St. E. Call 304-346-2871.

“AN OLD FASHIONED...

State inmate pleads guilty to threatening president

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – A West Virginia inmate faces an additional five years behind bars after pleading guilty to threatening President Barack Obama.

U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld II says Robert Dale Tasker, 44, entered his plea...

Cool Ridge woman who killed burglar won’t be charged

COOL RIDGE, W.Va. – Police say an elderly Cool Ridge woman who fatally shot a burglar won’t face any charges.

Raleigh County sheriff’s Lt. Jim Canady tells media outlets that the woman acted in self-defense when she shot...

ACLU brief backs media challenge of WV gag order

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The ACLU is supporting news organizations challenging a gag order in an ex-coal executive’s criminal case.

In a brief supporting the motion, the American Civil Liberties Union of West Virginia Foundation says...

Ky. company awarded contract for W.Va. expressway project

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A Kentucky company has won a contract to build a section of the Coalfields Expressway in southern West Virginia.

Bizzack Construction, LLC of Lexington, Kentucky bid about $45 million for the project. West Virginia...

McKinney resigns PSC post

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin will soon be faced with filling another vacancy on the state Public Service Commission.

Commissioner Jon McKinney is resigning effective Dec. 31, the governor’s office confirmed Friday.

“The governor is...

Vicki Riley to lead W.Va. Northern Community College

WHEELING, W.Va. – Vicki Riley has been named as president of West Virginia Northern Community College.

Riley has served as the school’s vice president of academic affairs since January 2008.

Media outlets report that the West ...

Four indicted for N.J. to W.Va. oxycodone distribution

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – A New Jersey man and three West Virginia residents have been indicted by a federal grand jury in connection with a prescription painkiller distribution ring.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced...

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