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Hospital advocates rights restored at state psych hospitals
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Hospital advocates rights restored at state psych hospitals

The state Department of Health and Human Resources agreed Wednesday to restore full building access to Legal Aid patient advocates at its two psychiatric hospitals this week, and to develop a way for the advocates to access specific electronic patient...

Hospital advocates rights restored at state psych hospitals
Hospital advocates rights restored at state psych hospitals

The state Department of Health and Human Resources agreed Wednesday to restore full building access to Legal Aid patient advocates at its two psychiatric hospitals this week, and to develop a way for the advocates to access specific electronic patient ...

Chambers puts W.Va. same-sex marriage decision on hold

A federal judge has again put a hold on his decision in a lawsuit challenging West Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage.

U.S. District Court Judge Robert C. Chambers stayed the case in West Virginia, pending a decision by the U.S. Supreme...

Record amount of illegal ginseng seized
Record amount of illegal ginseng seized

With enough ginseng roots to fill a conference room, West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Law Enforcement revealed Wednesday the largest seizure of illegal ginseng in the state’s history.

Approximately 190 pounds of the lucrative...

State’s unemployment rate heading wrong way in August
State’s unemployment rate heading wrong way in August

West Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose three-tenths of a percentage point to 6.6 percent in August, according to data released this week by WorkForce West...

WVEA softens stance on Wells

In a bit of political détente, the West Virginia Education Association’s political action committee Wednesday released its list of endorsements for the Nov. 4 general election – with no candidate endorsed in Kanawha’s 8th...

Mingo voters won’t decide family judge, court rules. Tomblin appoints replacement

The state Supreme Court ordered Wednesday that the Mingo County clerk remove the family court race from the general election ballot. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin instead appointed a judge.

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin appointed Sabrina Leigh Deskins on...

WVU’s Worley charged with battery against a woman

MORGANTOWN -- A warrant was issued this afternoon charging West Virginia cornerback Daryl Worley with misdemeanor battery after he allegedly grabbed a woman by the throat and pushed her down at a Morgantown nightclub late Saturday night.

Worley...

Police charge man in bar break-ins

A 36-year-old California man was arrested by Charleston Police on Wednesday on breaking and entering charges related to the theft of safes from a series of Charleston taverns in recent weeks.

Police said James Arthur Smith Jr. was involved in...

Boil-water advisory

West Virginia American Water has lifted a boil-water advisory for approximately 150-200 customers in the Gatewood Road areas of Oak Hill. The advisory was issued for customers on Chapel Hill Road, Needleseye Road, Gatewood Road from Dooley Lane to...

CVB to receive reimbursement check following embezzlement ruling

The Charleston Convention and Visitor’s Bureau will receive more than $63,000 in recovery payment from its insurance company, following a former CVB employee’s guilty plea to embezzlement charges.

Finance committee chairman and...

W.Va. doc accused of illegally prescribing pills

A Martinsburg doctor already facing a disciplinary hearing by a state medical board has been indicted on federal charges that she illegally prescribed prescription painkillers, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

A grand jury in U.S. District Court in...

Monthly ArtWalk takes place Thursday
Monthly ArtWalk takes place Thursday

This month’s Downtown Charleston ArtWalk runs 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at nearly two dozen venues, including the Art Emporium, 823 Quarrier St., which has recent works by Emily Roles and Traci Higginbotham, such as Higginbotham’s...

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