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Senate passes DOH audit bill

Legislation to require a performance and efficiency audit of the state Division of Highways (SB8) passed the Senate Wednesday 26-8, over objections from Sen. John Unger, D-Berkeley, who said the potential $500,000 cost of the study should not come out...

Senate passes DOH audit bill

Legislation to require a performance and efficiency audit of the state Division of Highways (SB8) passed the Senate Wednesday 26-8, over objections from Sen. John Unger, D-Berkeley, who said the potential $500,000 cost of the study should not come out ...

After arrest in sexual assault case, delay questioned

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A Capital High School student who was allegedly raped at the school on Monday didn’t have a forensic exam until the next day, because school officials didn’t notify police until then -- a delay that could make it...

Boil-water advisory

The state Department of Health and Human Resources has issued a boil-water advisory for the Pax Water company’s Lively area only, following a water main break.

Customers in that area should boil their water for at least one full minute...

CAMC officials laud rating from national company

Charleston Area Medical Center is among the top 5 percent of best-performing hospitals in the country for the second year in a row, chief quality officer Dale Wood told CAMC’s Board of Trustees on Wednesday.

The 2015 Healthgrades...

W.Va. lawmakers pass bill allowing well pad permit transfers

CHARLESTON, W.Va — State lawmakers have approved a bill letting companies transfer oil and natural gas horizontal drilling well permits. The change would help Southwestern Energy Co., which bought $5 billion in assets from Chesapeake Energy...

SSAC keeps volleyball tournament in Charleston

SSAC keeps volleyball tournament in Charleston

The SSAC Board of Directors Wednesday voted to keep the state volleyball tournament at the Charleston Civic Center, approving a four-year deal. The tournament has been held in Charleston since 2005, ...

Charleston woman gets 7 years for heroin, drugs

A Charleston woman was sentenced Wednesday to seven years in federal prison for heroin and firearm charges.

Chandra Ross, 30, pleaded guilty last year to possession with intent to distribute heroin, possession of a firearm with an obliterated...

Civic Center plans could be finalized by May

Plans for the Civic Center renovation could be set by May, City Councilwoman Mary Jean Davis said.

On Monday, Davis and Councilman Jack Harrison discussed the plan’s progress at a regular meeting of the Charleston Convention and Visitors...

West Virginia History Bowl schedule set

The state Division of Culture and History has announced the dates for the sixth annual West Virginia History Bowl regional and state competitions. All eighth-grade history buffs are invited to showcase their knowledge of West Virginia and participate....

Ethics hearing set for West Liberty president

Ethics Commissioners have set an April 16 hearing date on a 13-count charge of alleged ethics violations by West Liberty University President Robin Capehart.

An order by the commission’s Probable Cause Review Board released Wednesday...

Manchin wants meth lab eradication bill; GOP lawmakers not interested

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin is urging West Virginia legislators to pass a bill that would require a prescription for a cold medication that’s used to fuel illegal methamphetamine labs.

In a letter sent this week to al1 134 members of the Senate ...

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