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W.Va. American Water wants 28 percent rate increase

West Virginia American Water Company is asking for a 28 percent rate increase from the state Public Service Commission.

If the PSC approved the rate hike, average residential customers — who use 3,256 gallons of water each month —...

W.Va. American Water wants 28 percent rate increase

West Virginia American Water Company is asking for a 28 percent rate increase from the state Public Service Commission.

If the PSC approved the rate hike, average residential customers — who use 3,256 gallons of water each month —...

Sex abuse charges against Boone County principal dropped

A sexual abuse charge against the principal of Van High School was dismissed this week. Prosecutors say they didn’t want a teenage girl to have to testify in a public hearing, but one of the girls involved says she and her friend...

Bluefield State board chairman resigns after email

It’s a common but embarrassing mistake: replying to an email with a response meant for only some on a message chain, but accidentally hitting “reply all” and sending your thoughts to more people than intended.

Roger Topping,...

$174K in public funds at stake in Lottery project bid dispute

A $7.6 million renovation of the West Virginia Lottery building could soon be back on track, following a monthlong dispute over whether the state improperly bypassed the construction company with the lowest bid.

After a three-hour hearing...

Judge delays sentencing in Logan kickback scheme

A judge said Thursday he isn’t so sure that the former manager of an Arch Coal mine in Logan County is guilty of forcing companies to pay kickbacks to obtain machine repair work.

U.S. District Judge Thomas Johnston wouldn’t...

Governor orders flags lowered in honor of former senator

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has ordered state flags at the Capitol and at all state-owned facilities in Brooke County be lowered from dawn to dusk on Friday in honor of former state senator John G. Chernenko.

Chernenko served in the West Virginia...

WVU considering 10 percent increase in in-state tuition

On Friday, West Virginia University administrators will propose to the school’s Board of Governors a nearly 10 percent increase in tuition and fees for in-state students on its Morgantown campus and a nearly 5 percent increase for out-of-state...

WVU law school’s acting dean named to permanent post
WVU law school’s acting dean named to permanent post

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- The interim dean of the West Virginia University College of Law has been named to the full-time post after a national search.

Greg Bowman, who has served in the interim post since June, after former dean Joyce McConnell was...

New industry-funded exhibit to take gas info to schools
New industry-funded exhibit to take gas info to schools

With blue neon lights arcing across the ceiling, and computer-generated buzzes and beeps providing a futuristic feel, and colorful screens shining on every wall, it was like Brookview Elementary’s fourth-graders were working in a spaceship to...

Kresge Foundation president talks philanthropy in Charleston

Rip Rapson talked to a group of nearly 100 about the power of collaboration Thursday morning.

The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation and Philanthropy West Virginia welcomed Rapson, the president and chief executive officer of the Kresge...

Charleston man pleads guilty to possession of meth

A Charleston man pleaded guilty Thursday to possession of methamphetamine for distribution.

Daniel Lupson, 58, admitted having the meth after agents of the Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Network Team found it in his vehicle during a traffic stop, ...

Kanawha murder trial delayed

The trial of a Cross Lanes man charged with murder in the shooting death of his ex-fiancee’s lover was pushed back Thursday to give attorneys more time to prepare.

Dustin Wayne Bodkins, 30, is charged in last summer’s killing of...

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