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WVU FOOTBALL: Smallwood arrested by University PD

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia running back Wendell Smallwood was arrested by the University Police Department Monday as a fugitive from justice, apparently in connection with an undisclosed incident in Delaware. Smallwood, a...

Putnam PSD water customers paying higher rates to fund expansions

SCOTT DEPOT — The Putnam Public Service District’s roughly 9,200 water customers began paying higher rates Monday to fund a slate of projects.

The monthly bill for an average residential customer using...

Transportation chief calls for long-term roads plan
Transportation chief calls for long-term roads plan

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Congress must soon pass long-term legislation — opposed by scores of conservative Republicans — to improve the country’s infrastructure in order to avoid collapsing bridges and deteriorating and...

Transportation chief calls for long-term roads plan
Transportation chief calls for long-term roads plan

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Congress must soon pass long-term legislation — opposed by scores of conservative Republicans — to improve the country’s infrastructure in order to avoid collapsing bridges and deteriorating and...

Facebook spurs police to reiterate call for “person of interest” to turn self in

Charleston Police repeated their call for a “person of interest” in a homicide over the weekend to turn himself in, after viewing a recent Facebook post by the Charleston man.

Marlon ...

Max Gottlieb: W.Va. voters must not vilify ‘compromise’

I am young, and I am a West Virginia Democrat. Among various tenets, being a West Virginia Democrat means that you believe the government should be in the business of helping people and not in the business of hurting or hindering individuals; that we...

Editorial: The decline of coal

What’s it like when the coal industry leaves a place? Former West Virginian Mike Connell, now a Pennsylvania columnist, wrote a touching account of the former mining town where his father grew up — today mostly abandoned.

Leckrone, ...

Progressive star Warren campaigns with Tennant
Progressive star Warren campaigns with Tennant

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — Focusing on pocketbook issues like student loan debt, Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren stirred up support for Natalie Tennant’s Senate bid in a packed Shepherdstown ballroom...

Poca mayoral race town’s only contested election

The race for mayor of Poca will be the town’s only contested election Nov. 4.

Only one person, incumbent Carroll Westfall, applied to run for town recorder by the June 30 deadline, and only four people applied to run for the five-member...

Hurricane, Putnam officials call EPA letter on MCHM ‘highly problematic’

Lawyers for Hurricane and Putnam County are arguing that a federal judge shouldn’t give any weight to a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency official’s letter saying Crude MCHM isn’t a “hazardous waste.”

The...

Hurricane to host workshop to end child poverty

Low-income families in Logan County could pay less for their utilities by installing solar panels, one of several proposals to be discussed at next week’s Central Region’s Our Children Our Future Policy Workshop.

The day-long...

Two more plead guilty in mining kickback scheme

Two more men pleaded guilty Monday for lying to federal agents about a coal mine kickback scheme in Logan County.

Gary K. Griffith, 62, of Oceana, and Ronald Barnette, 53, of Holden, both pleaded guilty to lying to federal agents about the...

Capito will fight EPA, health-care law, Ryan says
Capito will fight EPA, health-care law, Ryan says

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Rep. Paul Ryan told a group of business leaders at a campaign event in Charleston Monday that West Virginia needs to elect Rep. Shelley Moore Capito to the U.S. Senate to help block environmental regulations on existing...

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