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Weekend tribute concert set for late Opry star
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Weekend tribute concert set for late Opry star

Russ Hicks was 13 years old and just learning to play guitar when he and a friend went to see one of their musical heroes play a telethon for the March of Dimes.

Some 60 years later, Hicks still remembers hearing Little Jimmy Dickens play...

Appalachian Power outage alerts keep customers informed

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – With some weather extremes in the forecast, Appalachian Power is rolling out a new alert system for customers. The new system notifies customers by text message or email when their home or business is affected by a power...

‘Cookie Lobbyist’ tries sweet-tooth approach to sway W.Va. legislators
‘Cookie Lobbyist’ tries sweet-tooth approach to sway W.Va. legislators

Lori Jo Magana is a citizen lobbyist with a sweet touch.

A literally sweet touch.

For more than a year, the Charleston woman has been lobbying West Virginia state legislators with blue-frosted cookies in the shape of water droplets,...

Water monitoring group seeking state volunteers

ELKINS, W.Va. – A water monitoring project developed by Trout Unlimited is seeking volunteers to monitor West Virginia streams.

The West Virginia and Virginia Water Quality Monitoring project says the volunteers are being recruited amid...

WVU students to promote research funding at Capitol

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – More than 50 West Virginia University undergraduates are heading to the Capitol to promote research funding.

One of the students participating today is Stephen Sullivan, who has researched the natural gas futures...

Uber, campaign finance on tap in State Legislature

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia lawmakers are trying to keep alive pushes to bring Uber ridesharing to the state and overhaul the campaign finance system.

Today marks crossover day in the 60-day legislative session. It’s the last ...

Class AAA girls hoops bracket released

The SSAC has released the Class AAA pairings for the girls’ state high school basketball tournament, set for Charleston’s Civic Center next week.

South Charleston High is the third seed and will meet sixth-seeded Greenbrier East at ...

Tomblin signs bill letting lawmakers OK state carbon plan

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Democratic Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has signed a bill letting lawmakers approve state plans to meet proposed federal carbon emission standards.

The power plan bill requires the GOP-led Legislature’s vote before the ...

State officials say state faces deficit of up to $80 million

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – State officials say West Virginia could end the fiscal year $60 million to $80 million in the red.

February revenue collections were about $5.4 million below estimates for the month. That increased the total shortfall...

Beckley historic district, 2 other sites on endangered list

BECKLEY, W.Va. – Beckley’s historic district and two other sites are on the Preservation Alliance of West Virginia’s latest endangered properties list.

The other sites are a farmhouse built around 1845 in Mount Nebo and a...

Flooding starts around area, worse expected this afternoon

Parts of the state hit by heavy rains on top of recent snowfall were just beginning to experience flooding this morning, but officials with the National Weather Service warned that things are going to get worse before they get better....

Some Sissonville students being dismissed at 9 a.m.

Sissonville Elementary will be dismissing students at 9 a.m. this morning because of the possibility of flooding according to a message from Kanawha County Schools.

Kanawha County schools will also be dismissing students that live in the...

WVU takes Kansas to OT before falling 76-69
WVU takes Kansas to OT before falling 76-69

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- In the end, Bob Huggins’ assessment was as succinct and on point as it possibly could have been.

That didn’t make it any less painful, however....

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