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DEA change means no refills on much-abused painkillers
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DEA change means no refills on much-abused painkillers

Frequently abused painkillers like Vicodin and Lortab will soon be harder to come by, after the federal Drug Enforcement Agency moved Thursday to tighten restrictions on such drugs.

The DEA

DEA change means no refills on much-abused painkillers
DEA change means no refills on much-abused painkillers

Frequently abused painkillers like Vicodin and Lortab will soon be harder to come by, after the federal Drug Enforcement Agency moved Thursday to tighten restrictions on such drugs.

The DEA ...

Bank robbery reported in Ripley
Bank robbery reported in Ripley

RIPLEY -- Police are on the scene of a bank robbery in Ripley.

A Jackson County 911 dispatcher confirmed that the Premier Bank on South Church Street was robbed about 11:30 a.m. Ripley police, Jackson County sheriff’s deputies and West...

Bulletin board: August 22, 2014

Trail club hike

Kanawha Trail Club will sponsor a hike Sunday in Kanawha State Forest’s Polly Hollow/Bob Ward Pathway/Connector Road/Boundary Road/Hemlock Falls areas. Meet at 1:30 p.m. to carpool from Ohio and Randolph streets. Regroup...

Charleston Police announce sobriety/child safety seat checkpoint

Charleston Police officers will conduct a sobriety/child safety seat checkpoint from 5 p.m. to approximately midnight Friday, Aug. 22, in the 1100 block of MacCorkle Avenue S.E.

United Hospital Center in Bridgeport to take over Buckhannon hospital

United Hospital Center in Bridgeport has announced plans to become the controlling organization for St. Joseph’s Hospital in Buckhannon.

UHC CEO Bruce Carter said on Thursday that the hospital has signed a letter of intent and hopes to...

Airport, chemical co want spill lawsuit dismissed

Associated Press

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – An airport and a chemical producer want claims dismissed in a lawsuit partly targeting them over a January chemical spill.

In U.S. District Court in Charleston, Yeager Airport filed a motion...

State responds to mine guard death

State inspectors have told a coal-mine security company to create a check-in system for its guards following the April drowning of a security supervisor at a Kanawha County coal-loading dock.

The state Office of Miners’ Health, Safety and ...

Teenager’s sentence stands in West Side shooting case

The teenager who drove the getaway car in the gang-style shooting of Tymel McKinney earlier this year will spend six years in jail, a Kanawha County circuit judge reaffirmed Thursday morning.

Naquil Sayles was 17 at the time of the shooting. He...

State agency gets $560K in mine safety funding

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia is receiving more than $560,000 in health and safety training grants from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration.

The funding is part of $8.3 million in grants for 47...

Flags lowered in honor of former W.Va. lawmaker

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia and U.S. flags on Capitol grounds in Charleston and all state-owned facilities in Wayne County are at half-staff in honor of former state Sen. Mack Clarkson Jarrell.

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin ordered the...

From ‘Africa’ to Charleston: Toto at Clay Center Sunday
From ‘Africa’ to Charleston: Toto at Clay Center Sunday

It used to be one of the crown jewels of rock ‘n’ roll: getting your band’s picture on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. 

Dr. Hook famously rhapsodized about the mind-blowing pleasure it would bring — and...

Kanawha County ‘Trick or Treat’ scheduled

Staff reports

The Kanawha County Commission has set “trick or treat” hours for unincorporated areas of the county.

Trick or treat will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30. Cities and towns will set their own hours.

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