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State Senate passes energy act repeal unopposed

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The Republican-run state Senate has passed a repeal of an energy portfolio.

The Senate voted 33-0 Wednesday to repeal the Alternative and Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard. One senator was absent.

The portfolio...

State Senate passes energy act repeal unopposed

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The Republican-run state Senate has passed a repeal of an energy portfolio.

The Senate voted 33-0 Wednesday to repeal the Alternative and Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard. One senator was absent.

The portfolio ...

Governor fills 2 vacancies on state Board of Education

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has filled two vacancies on the West Virginia Board of Education.

Tomblin announced the appointments of Dr. James S. Wilson and Beverly E. Kingery on Wednesday in a news release. Their...

Report: state gets failing grades on controlling tobacco use

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia got failing grades on tobacco control from the American Lung Association, which reported Wednesday that funding for prevention programs has declined and an attempt to increase tobacco taxes was unsuccessful....

Budget cuts not necessarily permanent, state revenue secretary says

In the midst of three straight years of dwindling tax revenues and budget cuts, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s revenue secretary said Wednesday morning that those cuts should not necessarily be seen as permanent.

Bob Kiss said that the projected ...

W.Va. woman finds unexpected history in her family tree
W.Va. woman finds unexpected history in her family tree

While growing up in West Virginia, Myra Bonham Lucas didn’t know much about her father’s family. In fact, she knew nothing.

“He was very private about his past,” she said. “Dad was secretive and would even get...

Bill to add seats to urban renewal authority heads to committee

A bill that would create seats for two Charleston City Council members on the Charleston Urban Renewal Authority could soon be on its way to the state’s Municipal Home Rule Board.

Russ Young spoke in favor of the bill during a public...

Cop accused in racial video case resigns from force
Cop accused in racial video case resigns from force

A Charleston police officer who was suspended for allegedly making racially insensitive videos submitted his resignation on Tuesday.

Lt. Shawn Williams was placed on administrative leave in September pending an internal investigation after a...

Huntington firefighter pleads guilty to DUI, other charges

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – A suspended Huntington firefighter has been sentenced to seven months in jail on drunken driving and other charges.

Media outlets report that 44-year-old Shane Patrick Masters pleaded guilty on Tuesday to second-...

Ex-Wheeling school counselor sentenced for role in drug ring

WHEELING, W.Va. – A former elementary school guidance counselor will spend 18 months in prison for participating in a prescription drug ring.

Kristyn Fetcko was among more than a dozen people indicted on charges stemming from an...

Charles Town shooting suspect kills self after chase

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. – Charles Town police say a man suspected of fatally shooting one person and wounding another killed himself following a police chase.

The Herald-Mail reports that the shootings occurred Tuesday night. Police say one...

Coal River Group names new officers and board member

Coal River Group names new officers and new Board member

The Coal River Group has announced its 2015 slate of officers along with a new board member, which were selected Jan. 15 at the CRG’s annual meeting. New officers and board member...

Regional jail relocating inmates during heating system repairs

AUGUSTA, W.Va. -- The Potomac Highlands Regional Jail in Hampshire County is transferring about 200 inmates to other West Virginia regional jails while repairs are made to its heating system, according to the state Regional Jail Authority....

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