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Judge: Blankenship can’t travel for the holidays
Judge: Blankenship can’t travel for the holidays

Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship will not get to travel home for the holidays, a federal judge decided.

Last Thursday, Blankenship’s attorneys filed a motion for review of an order that denied his request to travel home in the...

St. Albans man sentenced for stabbing twin brother
St. Albans man sentenced for stabbing twin brother

A St. Albans man Monday who stabbed his twin brother earlier this year will go to jail if he so much as gets a traffic violation, a judge said Monday.

Kanawha Circuit Judge Duke Bloom sentenced Christopher Michael Lake, 23, to a year in jail,...

Carnegie Hall in Lewisburg to repair crumbling bricks

LEWISBURG, W.Va. – Carnegie Hall in Lewisburg plans to repair about 5,200 crumbling exterior bricks.

A fundraising campaign called “Fix the Bricks” topped its $100,000 goal for the project.

Carnegie Hall board chairman ...

Elkins auto dealership evacuated after pipe bomb found

The Associated Press

ELKINS, W.Va. – Police are investigating a pipe bomb that prompted the evacuation of an Elkins auto dealership.

Performance Motors marketing director Stephanie Murphy tells The Inter-Mountain that a mechanic...

Heroin rises in Northern W.Va. after illegal pill crackdown

WHEELING, W.Va. – A crackdown by the Ohio Valley Drug Task Force has reduced illegal prescription painkiller operations in Northern West Virginia.

Now authorities are dealing with a new drug problem – heroin.

U.S. Attorney...

Morgantown business objects to $643,000 forfeiture to feds

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – A Morgantown business owner says federal authorities had no right to take more than $643,000 from his businesses during federal forfeiture proceedings after a synthetic cannabis sting.

In an answer to a federal...

Sutton company to pay fines to settle pollution violations

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – A Sutton-based company has agreed to pay more than $8,000 in civil penalties to settle pollution violations at a mine reclamation site.

The state Department of Environmental Protection says in a notice of violation...

Elkins resident bequeaths funds to three city departments

ELKINS, W.Va. – Elkins officials say they’re grateful for funds bequeathed to city departments by a resident.

Longtime resident Mario H. Toumayan died in April 2013 at age 75. In his will, he left $62,000 each to the police and...

Democratic group spent $446k on statehouse elections

The Associated Press

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A Democratic group chipped in almost $446,000 to sway West Virginia’s statehouse elections this cycle, adding to the flurry of party organizations, coal interests, executives, casinos and...

Book showcases West Virginia children’s folklore

FAIRMONT, W.Va. – More than 120 years of West Virginia children’s folklore is showcased in a new book.

“Mountain Mother Goose” includes riddles, rhymes, games and lesson stories gathered from folklore collected by...

Mannington to demolish bridge built in 1926, build new span

MANNINGTON, W.Va. – Mannington officials plan to demolish a bridge built in 1926 and replace it with a new span.

Demolition of the Clarksburg Street Bridge is scheduled to begin in February. Construction of a new bridge is expected to...

Funerals for: December 22, 2014

Baisden, Douglas 1 p.m., Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet.

Cavender, Herman 11 a.m., Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley.

Dalton, Ossie 1 p.m., Freeman Funeral Home, Chapmanville.

Douglas, Ada ...

Wilda Marie Meredith

Wilda Marie Lilly Meredith, 86, of Rich Creek, Va., died Dec. 21, 2014. Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 23, at Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home Chapel, Peterstown, with visitation beginning two hours prior.

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