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State agencies, centers taking applications for heating aid

CHARLESTON, W.Va. —Low-income West Virginia residents who need a hand to pay their winter heating bills can start applying for federal assistance.

The Public Service Commission of West Virginia says the Department of Health and Human...

Capito talks politics with county commissioners
Capito talks politics with county commissioners

In her 14 years as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Shelley Moore Capito represented one-third of West Virginians.

As she told a meeting of county commissioners in Charleston on Monday, being a U.S. senator is different....

State agencies, centers taking applications for heating aid

CHARLESTON, W.Va. —Low-income West Virginia residents who need a hand to pay their winter heating bills can start applying for federal assistance.

The Public Service Commission of West Virginia says the Department of Health and Human...

Union loses benefits case in U.S. Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court cast doubt Monday on the future of old union contracts that had promised lifetime health benefits for retired workers and their families.

In a case that originated in West...

NTSB: Systemic flaws in safety oversight of gas pipelines
NTSB: Systemic flaws in safety oversight of gas pipelines

WASHINGTON — Three powerful accidents in recent years — including an explosion and fire that melted a highway in Kanawha County — highlight weaknesses in the oversight of how natural gas...

New eagle pair establishes home in nest once occupied by Gorge’s Whitey and Streaky
New eagle pair establishes home in nest once occupied by Gorge’s Whitey and Streaky

A nesting site in the New River Gorge vacated last spring by a pair of bald eagles following deadly encounters with trains and cars has been reoccupied by a new eagle couple.

The new pair “are mating and adding new materials to the nest,...

Timberline launches crowd funding for resort improvements

Timberline Four Seasons Resort is looking to make improvements to its resort, with some outside help.

The resort launched its online crowdfunding, known as “snowfunding,” on Tuesday.

“We believe crowdfunding in the...

W.Va., Ohio seek energy advice in N. Dakota

MINOT, N.D. — Government and economic development leaders from West Virginia and Ohio are visiting northwestern North Dakota to see firsthand what it’s like to deal with an energy boom.

The...

Applications accepted for help with heating bills

CHARLESTON,W.Va. — Applications for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program will be accepted by the state Department of Health and Human Resources through Feb. 6. Those who need help with home heating costs are encouraged to apply....

WVU student had .493 BAC before he died

One or more Kappa Sigma fraternity members or alumni gave an underage West Virginia University student alcohol shortly before his death in November, and he had a .493 blood alcohol content before he died, according to Morgantown police.

Nolan...

Community notes: Jan. 28-Feb. 3, 2015

Unity of Kanawha Valley, located at 804 Myrtle Road in Charleston, will host a Souper Bowl Soup Sale on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

In addition to several varieties of homemade soups...

Repeal of 2009 energy law goes to governor

With a final 33-0 vote, the Senate on Tuesday sent the Alternative Energy Portfolio Act repeal bill to the governor.

The bill (HB2001), repealing a 2009 law setting thresholds that eventually would require power companies to use alternative...

Mingo County mom accused of putting fecal matter in son’s IV

A Mingo County mother put fecal matter into her 9-year-old son’s IV while he was being treated at an Ohio hospital, officials say.

Candida Fluty, 35, of Kermit, was indicted on two counts of felonious assault and two counts of endangering ...

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