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Hurricane builds from ground up
Hurricane builds from ground up

HURRICANE — Too bad the show “Extreme Makeover’’ isn’t on television anymore. It could have done an episode on the Hurricane football program.

The Redskins have carved out a pretty...

W.Va. sees steep drop in gasoline prices
W.Va. sees steep drop in gasoline prices

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — From July to August, West Virginia drivers saw the second-highest drop in gasoline prices of any state, according to a report from AAA this week.

West Virginia’s fuel prices decreased by 19 cents from $3.69 a...

Bank to consolidate 4 branches in Va., W.Va.

HONAKER, Va. — New Peoples Bank Inc. plans to consolidate four branches in Virginia and West Virginia into other branches.

The Honaker-based bank said in a news release that the Jonesville branch will be ...

Sobriety/child safety seat checkpoint set for today

The Charleston Police Department will conduct a sobriety/child safety seat checkpoint from 5 p.m. to midnight Wednesday in the 2400 block of Sissonville Drive.

Most opposed abortion clinic probe, activists say

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — An analysis of public comments made during Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s review of West Virginia abortion clinics has found that most in-state respondents opposed the probe, according to WV FREE, the...

Humanities council seeking major grant proposals

A variety of matching grants are offered by the West Virginia Humanities Council to nonprofit organizations in West Virginia that support educational programming. The Council announces its upcoming Sept. 1 grant deadline for four grant categories:...

Officials say school sustainability programs can save millions, promote health

Mark Swiger, sustainability contact for Marshall County Schools, says his 13-school district has saved an estimated $7 million since 2000 through limiting energy and water use and improving environmental sustainability in other ways....

Report: W.Va. has one of best reserve funds in nation

Although legislators had to raid $100 million from the state’s Rainy Day fund to balance the 2014-15 budget, a new report from the Pew Charitable Trusts shows West Virginia has one of the healthiest reserve fund balances in the country....

The Greenbrier resort’s Justice to pay $1.5M fine for Kentucky mines

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — West Virginia billionaire Jim Justice has reached a $1.5 million settlement with Kentucky officials over dozens of violations at several of his coal mines in Eastern Kentucky.


U.S. agency: DHHR can’t handle chemical incidents

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The state Department of Health and Human Resources lacks a program and properly trained staff to assess community-wide chemical exposures like those that followed the Elk River chemical leak in January, federal public health ...

Nurse sues Thomas Memorial over vaccine policy

A nurse is suing a South Charleston hospital claiming she was forced to get a flu shot or risk losing her job, even though she says she is severely allergic to the vaccine.

Susan Dean says in a lawsuit filed last week in Kanawha County Circuit...

Lawsuit alleges sex assault by Maryland doctor
Lawsuit alleges sex assault by Maryland doctor

HAGERSTOWN, Md. – A suspended western Maryland physician at the center of a licensing scandal and facing molestation charges now has been hit with a lawsuit saying that he sexually assaulted a second female patient.

A West Virginia woman...

Car-train collision kills one near Buffalo

BUFFALO, W.Va. -- A person was killed Tuesday when a train hit his or her vehicle near the Buffalo Bridge, according to a Putnam County dispatcher.

The incident occurred around 4 p.m. at a crossing on W.Va. 62 just outside town limits, the...

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