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Appeals court strikes down North Carolina abortion law

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A North Carolina law requiring abortion providers to show and describe an ultrasound to the pregnant woman is “ideological in intent” and violates doctors’ free-speech rights, a federal appeals court...

Innerviews: Super Santa reflects on a colorful life beyond Christmas
Innerviews: Super Santa reflects on a colorful life beyond Christmas

Believe it or not, Santa Claus does have a life beyond Clausing.

When he isn’t making lists and checking them twice, overseeing the elves, oiling sled runners and making the rounds at holiday parties, he substitute-teaches and sings in a ...

Dunbar man admits selling heroin

A Dunbar man pleaded guilty Monday in federal court to possession with intent to distribute heroin.

William Leon Sales, 37, had more than 75 grams of heroin and more than $4,000 in cash at his home on July 16, according to a news release from U....

Bouncer wounded in Putnam bar fight

ROCK BRANCH, W.Va. – A bouncer at a Rock Branch bar was wounded on Saturday after attempting to take a knife away from a bar patron, according to police.

State Police arrested Robert Eugene Simmons, 39, of Dunbar after an alleged...

Bulletin Board: Dec. 23, 2014

Speakers Advantage Toastmasters

The Speakers Advantage Toastmasters Club meets at 6 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at the Cross Lanes Public Library, 5449 Big Tyler Road, Cross Lanes. Guests and new members are welcome. For...

St. Albans man sentenced for stabbing twin brother
St. Albans man sentenced for stabbing twin brother

A St. Albans man Monday who stabbed his twin brother earlier this year will go to jail if he so much as gets a traffic violation, a judge said Monday.

Kanawha Circuit Judge Duke Bloom sentenced Christopher Michael Lake, 23, to a year in jail,...

Carnegie Hall in Lewisburg to repair crumbling bricks

LEWISBURG, W.Va. – Carnegie Hall in Lewisburg plans to repair about 5,200 crumbling exterior bricks.

A fundraising campaign called “Fix the Bricks” topped its $100,000 goal for the project.

Carnegie Hall board chairman ...

Elkins auto dealership evacuated after pipe bomb found

The Associated Press

ELKINS, W.Va. – Police are investigating a pipe bomb that prompted the evacuation of an Elkins auto dealership.

Performance Motors marketing director Stephanie Murphy tells The Inter-Mountain that a mechanic...

Heroin rises in Northern W.Va. after illegal pill crackdown

WHEELING, W.Va. – A crackdown by the Ohio Valley Drug Task Force has reduced illegal prescription painkiller operations in Northern West Virginia.

Now authorities are dealing with a new drug problem – heroin.

U.S. Attorney...

Morgantown business objects to $643,000 forfeiture to feds

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – A Morgantown business owner says federal authorities had no right to take more than $643,000 from his businesses during federal forfeiture proceedings after a synthetic cannabis sting.

In an answer to a federal...

Sutton company to pay fines to settle pollution violations

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – A Sutton-based company has agreed to pay more than $8,000 in civil penalties to settle pollution violations at a mine reclamation site.

The state Department of Environmental Protection says in a notice of violation...

Elkins resident bequeaths funds to three city departments

ELKINS, W.Va. – Elkins officials say they’re grateful for funds bequeathed to city departments by a resident.

Longtime resident Mario H. Toumayan died in April 2013 at age 75. In his will, he left $62,000 each to the police and...

Democratic group spent $446k on statehouse elections

The Associated Press

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A Democratic group chipped in almost $446,000 to sway West Virginia’s statehouse elections this cycle, adding to the flurry of party organizations, coal interests, executives, casinos and...

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