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Tomblin orders flags lowered for Moore memorial services

In advance of memorial services for former governor Arch A. Moore Jr., Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin ordered all U.S. and state flags at state-owned facilities lowered Friday and Saturday.

Moore, the state’s only three-term governor, died last...

Tomblin orders flags lowered for Moore memorial services

In advance of memorial services for former governor Arch A. Moore Jr., Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin ordered all U.S. and state flags at state-owned facilities lowered Friday and Saturday.

Moore, the state’s only three-term governor, died last...

Police make arrests in Oak Hill home invasion

Police say four people found in South Carolina were allegedly involved in a home invasion in Oak Hill last week, and they are still looking for a fifth suspect, according to a news release.

Officers arrested Kentrell Goodman, originally from Oak ...

Man shot dead in Clay County

ELKHURST, W.Va. — A man was shot to death early Thursday morning, according to a Clay County dispatcher.

The shooting happened at about 8:30 a.m. in the Elkhurst area outside of Clay.

Initial...

Judge: Accused killer of Mingo County sheriff mentally incompetent
Judge: Accused killer of Mingo County sheriff mentally incompetent

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The man accused of killing Mingo County Sheriff Eugene Crum nearly two years ago is mentally incompetent to stand trial, a judge ruled Thursday.

Tennis Melvin Maynard, 38, of...

Changes could leave thousands of chemical tanks out of regulations

Changes that industry groups are promoting for West Virginia’s new chemical tank safety law would allow thousands of tanks located “in close proximity” to drinking water intakes to escape requirements for...

New GOP Legislature works to repeal alternative energy bill

Lawmakers in both houses began work Thursday on what is expected to be the first bill passed by the new, Republican-controlled West Virginia Legislature: legislation to repeal a 2009 law that would require power companies in the state to use fuels...

Calhoun schools trying to slash deficit, but employees protest

The Calhoun County school district’s deficit at the end of last fiscal year surpassed $1.8 million, exceeding one-fifth of its annual operating budget, but recent drastic efforts to reduce it have received opposition from employees....

Cabell County sheriff settles discrimination lawsuit

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The Cabell County Sheriff’s Office has settled a discrimination lawsuit regarding its firearms qualification policy.

The Herald-Dispatch reports that the office agreed to pay...

Man to be extradited from W.Va. to N.C. to face murder charges

LEWISBURG, W.Va. — A suspect in a multistate crime spree will be transferred from West Virginia to North Carolina to face murder charges.

Media outlets report that Edward Watson Campbell, 54, of Alvin,...

Mountaineer Gas asks PSC to approve $12.2 million rate hike

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Mountaineer Gas is seeking state approval to raise rates by $12.2 million.

The Public Service Commission says the proposed 4.7 percent increase would raise the average residential...

Morgantown police buy 30 body cameras for officers

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Police officers in Morgantown now have video cameras attached to their uniforms to document daily activities.

The Dominion Post reported the department bought about 30 body cameras at ...

U.S. releases state sign-ups for health insurance marketplace

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Federal officials say more than 26,000 West Virginians have signed up for the health insurance marketplace under the program’s second open enrollment.

The U.S. Department of...

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