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Businessman expects action after birth control ruling

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Attorneys for South Charleston car dealer Joe Holland expect a federal judge in West Virginia will soon make a swift ruling in their favor after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that employers can refuse to pay for...

Businessman expects action after birth control ruling

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Attorneys for South Charleston car dealer Joe Holland expect a federal judge in West Virginia will soon make a swift ruling in their favor after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that employers can refuse to pay for...

Power companies seek 17 percent rate hike

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Appalachian Power and Wheeling Power, both subsidiaries of American Electric Power, asked the West Virginia Public Service Commission on Monday to approve a 17 percent overall increase in electric power rates, which would...

Religious exception OK’d in birth control coverage

WASHINGTON — A sharply divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that some companies with religious objections can avoid the contraceptives requirement in President Obama’s health-care overhaul, the first time the...

Hurricane landfill wants judge to consider EPA letter saying MCHM not ‘hazardous waste’

The operator of the Hurricane landfill, facing a lawsuit for accepting 228 tons of MCHM-contaminated wastewater mixed with sawdust, wants a judge to consider a federal Environmental Protection Agency official’s letter saying the chemical...

Grand jury indicts Coonskin logger

A logger who allegedly stole timber from Coonskin Park last summer has been indicted by a Kanawha County grand jury.

David Russell Bowen, 50, of Whitney Lane in Charleston, is charged with felony counts of wrongful injury to timber, destruction...

Boil-water advisories have been lifted for the city of Ronceverte, the city of Mount Hope and the Arnett Water System.

Man arrested after alleged knife assault on deputy
Man arrested after alleged knife assault on deputy

A Boone County man faces criminal charges after allegedly coming after a sheriff's deputy with a butcher knife late Saturday.

The man was taken to the hospital for an apparent drug overdose, and Charleston Area Medical Center officials...

Pennsylvania man charged in shooting death of W.Va. man

ALEPPO, Pa. – A southwestern Pennsylvania man has been charged with criminal homicide in the shooting death of a man with whom police say he had been drinking.

State police in Green County said Randy Flynn Anderson, 52, was arrested in...

West Virginia has a complicated history with race and civil rights
West Virginia has a complicated history with race and civil rights

For 122 years, Article XII, Section 8 of the West Virginia Constitution said, “White and colored persons shall not be taught in the same school.”

Brown vs. Board of Education, the landmark Supreme Court case that outlawed...

He banked it all on coal
He banked it all on coal

I used to know a guy who was a coal miner.

He came back from Vietnam and got a job in the southwestern Pennsylvania coalfields, not too far from where he grew up.

His family was poor, fueled mostly by the fact that his dad...

State tells McDowell County to address jail issues

WELCH, W.Va. – The Division of Corrections has told the McDowell County Commission to address deficiencies at the Stevens Correctional Center or risk losing its contract to house state inmates at the facility.

Corrections Commissioner Jim ...

Weirton man pleads to lesser charge in death

WEIRTON, W.Va. – A Weirton man accused of killing a woman has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge.

Media outlets report that Leslie Arnold Jr. pleaded guilty Monday to voluntary manslaughter in connection with the death of Tonia Garan, 51....

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