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Senate heads toward approval of Keystone XL pipeline bill

Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled Senate moved Thursday toward passage of a bipartisan bill approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline, defying a presidential veto threat and setting up the first of many expected battles...

W.Va. GOP wants election changes in possible Manchin gov bid

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – As U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin considers a 2016 return bid for governor, Republicans hope to block West Virginia’s most prominent Democrat from handpicking his Senate successor for two years.

Should he reclaim his old ...

Two convicted in connection with three-state robbery spree

Two men involved in a three-state robbery spree that included a 2012 South Hills robbery in which the victim was shot and stabbed were convicted by a federal jury this week on charges of conspiracy and obstruction of justice.

U.S. Attorney Booth ...

Knapper’s buzzer-beater lifts South Charleston over Huntington

HUNTINGTON — Huntington didn’t make many mistakes in the final minute against South Charleston Wednesday night, but a big one for the Highlanders was leaving six seconds on the clock — enough time for...

Hunters kill 105 deer during Morgantown’s 2014 urban hunt

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Hunters killed fewer deer during Morgantown’s 2014 urban archery hunt than they did the previous year.

The city said Thursday that 105 deer were killed during the four-month hunt that ended Dec. 31....

Town hall focus on West Side revitalization

No one person has all the answers when it comes to reducing crime and poverty on the West Side, but the combined efforts of the entire community would make a difference, a longtime West Side business owner told a group of attendees at a town hall...


CHARLESTON, W.Va. – In a Jan. 28 story, The Associated Press reported that Southwestern Energy expects to employ up to 400 full-time workers by the first quarter’s end. The story should have specified that some of those will be vendors...

W.Va. lawmakers pass bill allowing well pad permit transfers

CHARLESTON, W.Va — State lawmakers have approved a bill letting companies transfer oil and natural gas horizontal drilling well permits. The change would help Southwestern Energy Co., which bought $5 billion in assets from Chesapeake Energy...

Employee pleads guilty to taking money from WVU-Parkersburg

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. – A West Virginia University at Parkersburg employee faces up to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to using school funds for personal expenses.

Kevin Francis Offenberger is scheduled to be sentenced in April. He...

Shots from the Bar: Jan. 29, 2015
Shots from the Bar: Jan. 29, 2015

We are on a fact-finding mission to prove without a doubt that there is life in Charleston after dark.

Here’s how you can help: Send us pictures of your friends, pictures of your friends’ friends or even pictures of complete...

In Short: Jan. 29-Feb. 4

Louisville’s Forecastle Music Festival has announced a list of some of the headlining acts for the huge event that takes place July 17-19.

Acts include Sam Smith, My Morning Jacket, Widespread Panic, Modest Weekend, Tweedy, The Tallest...

Diving into driving
Diving into driving

During the holidays, while most entertainers are settling in for some much-needed time with their families, monster truck drivers keep busy — at least, some of them do.

Corey Rummell, the driver for “Spike,” which appears...

Finding Frisson
Finding Frisson

Like a lot of musicians, Yvette Landry started playing music in school. It just happened that she was a teacher at the time.

Landry, who performs Saturday night with Cajun trio Frisson at the Culture Center, said she probably wouldn’t...

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