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Transmission line repairs could cause discolored water for many
Transmission line repairs could cause discolored water for many

A water main repair may cause thousands of customers in Kanawha and Putnam counties to see discolored water this week, West Virginia American Water announced Wednesday.

External affairs manager Laura Jordan said in a news release that a 36-inch...

PSC approves American Electric Power rate increase

Appalachian Power and Wheeling Power residential customers can expect an 11.8 percent increase on their next monthly bills.

The West Virginia Public Service Commission ordered an overall 9 percent rate increase Tuesday for the two American...

First Fridays After 5 attracts visitors to Lewisburg
First Fridays After 5 attracts visitors to Lewisburg

It’s a Friday night in downtown Lewisburg. The shops are open later, live music can be heard from all directions, artists are exhibiting their most recent works, samples of food and beverages are being served and dozens of...

Ex-coal chief wants judge’s OK to attend son’s race in Ohio

BECKLEY, W.Va. – Ex-Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship wants permission to see his son compete in an Ohio dirt track race.

In a motion Tuesday in Beckley federal court, Blankenship requests the trip to Sidney, Ohio, from June 5-6....

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State law allowing life-saving heroin treatment takes effect

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A law is taking effect to let first responders, friends and family administer potentially life-saving medication to people overdosing on opioids, including heroin.

The law opening up access to opioid antagonists became ...

Ohio man pleads to drug trafficking in state

WHEELING, W.Va. – A 38-year-old Cleveland man has pleaded guilty to heroin and cocaine trafficking in West Virginia.

LeDon Gaither made the plea in federal court on Tuesday.

Prosecutors say Gaither engaged in a coordinated effort to ...

Parkersburg mayor seeks dismissal of removal petitions

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. – Parkersburg Mayor Robert Newell has asked a court to dismiss two petitions seeking his removal from office.

A motion filed in Wood County Circuit Court says neither petition complies with state law regarding removing...

Hinton police: Shots that hit school, houses were vandalism

HINTON, W.Va. – Hinton police say gunshots that hit a school, two houses and three vehicles were an act of vandalism, not violence.

Media outlets report that the gunfire early Tuesday morning prompted a lockdown at Summers Middle School...

Three plead no contest to trespassing in hidden camera case

WAYNE, W.Va. – Three Wayne men have pleaded no contest to trespassing in a case involving a hidden camera in a high school locker room.

Media outlets report that Scott D. Followay, Jeffrey L. Spence and James Ramey III entered their pleas ...

Huntington council restricts locations of gun businesses

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Huntington City Council has placed restrictions on where businesses that sell, manufacturer or repair guns can open in the city.

A new ordinance bans firearms businesses from opening in neighborhood commercial...

More than 3,000 lose power in Cabell, Wayne, Lincoln

Thousands of Appalachian Power customers lost power Tuesday night.

More than 3,000 customers in Cabell, Lincoln and Wayne counties were in the dark as of 10 p.m.

Cabell County had the highest number of outages, followed by Wayne and...

Ship righted, South Charleston softball sails into states
Ship righted, South Charleston softball sails into states

South Charleston's season started out like a ride on a boat tossed about the sea, but once the Black Eagles found calm waters it has been smooth sailing.

SC has put it all together and finds itself in the state tournament for the first time in ...

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Ship righted, South Charleston softball sails into states