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Blankenship pleads not guilty, released on $5 million bail
Blankenship pleads not guilty, released on $5 million bail

BECKLEY — Longtime Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship pleaded not guilty Thursday to criminal charges that he conspired to put coal production and profits ahead of miner safety at Massey’s Upper Big...

Employees, retirees speak out about proposed insurance cuts
Employees, retirees speak out about proposed insurance cuts

State employees and retirees vented their displeasure with the Public Employees Insurance Agency’s proposal to cut their health insurance benefits by a total of $40 million during a public hearing Thursday evening at the...

Second WVU fraternity’s charter revoked

A second West Virginia University fraternity has had its charter revoked by its national office, the school announced Thursday.

The release from WVU stated only that Beta Theta Pi had informed the university Wednesday night that the local...

Former Consol exec stole $440,000 in gas royalties

PITTSBURGH — A former Consol Energy executive has pleaded guilty to stealing $440,000 in gas royalties from the company by forging deed transfers so he could funnel the money into a fake company he ran out of...

Greear hired as W.Va. House lawyer

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s chief deputy, Dan Greear, is leaving the office — and taking an $18,500 pay cut — to work as head lawyer for the House of Delegates.

Greear, a Republican who worked under...

Housing authority director, staff get raises

The agency’s director, Mark Taylor, will also get his first raise in five years.

“The whole time that Mark has been our executive director or CEO, we’ve done a great deal of work. He’s been extremely proactive...

Thursday cartoon
Thursday cartoon

WVEDA to help Edgewood Summit renovate, refinance bonds

Members of the West Virginia Economic Development Authority decided Thursday to help the Edgewood Summit Senior Living Community, located on Charleston’s West Side, refinance its outstanding bonds and make facility improvements.


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I see it in the school system on a daily basis — today’s coal miners are not pushing their...

Rockefeller introduces black lung bill; Capito still mum on support

Congressional Democrats introduced a broad bill Thursday intended to make it easier for miners with black lung disease to get the federal benefits that they are owed.


Boil-water advisory

The boil-water advisory has been lifted for the Mount Hope Water System.

Fenwick Mountain Public Service District has issued a boil-water advisory for its entire system.

Customers in those areas should boil their water for at least one...

Things to do today: Nov. 21, 2014


MARSHALL PETTY & THE GROOVE: 5 to 8 p.m. Free. 5 Corners Cafe, corner of Delaware Avenue and Virginia Street. Call 304-205-7817.

COUNTRY SWINGERS BECKY AND KENNY: 7 to 10 p.m. Cover $5. Elk River Community Center, 1047 Main St.,...

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