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Election complaint filed against Mason delegate


An election complaint has been filed against Delegate Scott Cadle, R-Mason, alleging he accepted an unauthorized loan and misreported his campaign finances.

Cadle denied the allegations Tuesday, saying the Democra...

Ex-cops screening patients at pain pill clinics


Some West Virginia pain clinics are using former narcotics officers to screen patients – and charging people $150 for the service.

A representative of the con...

Manchin: Expand airstrikes on ISIS army into Syria


Sen. Joe Manchin said Wednesday he supports extending airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria.

“If that’s where ISIS [Islamic State in Iraq and Syria] is planning, training and plotting ag...

Panel: Meth cooks dodge drugstore restrictions


As drugstore chains in West Virginia take steps to limit sales of cold medications that fuel methamphetamine labs, meth cooks have found ways to circumvent the restrictions, according to speakers at a Tuesday symposium o...

Psych hospitals case ‘devolved,’ patient lawyer says


A decades-old lawsuit that pits patients at West Virginia’s two state-run psychiatric hospitals against the Department of Health and Human Resources has “gone backwards” in recent months, a lawyer fo...

Changes to childcare rating system in works


West Virginia is looking to upgrade its system for evaluating childcare programs.

The state Department of Health and Human Resources hopes to increase public awareness about childcare centers and revise evaluation...

Names of 90 suspected ‘doctor shoppers’ sent to state law enforcement agencies


The West Virginia Board of Pharmacy has given police the names of 90 suspected “doctor shoppers,” who solicited an excessive number of prescriptions for pain pills over the past year.

PSC staff starts inquiry into allegations against Frontier


The West Virginia Public Service Commission’s legal staff has started a preliminary investigation into allegations that Frontier Communications is trying to shut out competition for high-speed Internet in the stat...

DOH equipment director got pay raise during investigation


The West Virginia Division of Highways’ former equipment director got a pay raise and a promotion while federal agents were investigating his office.

In Janua...

Tennant reverses plan to charge extra fees for licensing papers


In an about-face Thursday, Secretary of State Natalie Tennant’s office scrapped plans to charge fees for some business and nonprofit licensing documents.


Former U.N. ambassador Bolton to replace D’Souza at GOP fundraiser


After abruptly canceling an appearance by an admitted felon at its fall fundraising dinner, the West Virginia Republican Party has picked another controversial conservative as keynote speaker for the event: John R. Bolto...

State nursing board should do more to protect public, audit says


A state licensing board should do more to protect West Virginia residents from bad nurses, because “the potential for public harm is substantial,” according to an audit released Tuesday.

The Legislati...

FBI: DOH official ordered truck to Baltimore


CHARLESTON, W.Va. — An FBI agent recently testified that the West Virginia Division of Highways’ former equipment office chief directed two employees to drive a surplus dump truck to the Port of Baltimore, ...

U.S. 33 in West Virginia: Dangerous curves, deadly drop-offs


The truck driver from Michigan had never traveled across the deadly stretch of U.S. 33 in Pendleton County.

Anthony Jones lost control of his tractor-trailer, after barreling into a treacherous turn called “...

WVDOH official quits amid federal investigation


Staff writer

A high-ranking West Virginia Division of Highways administrator abruptly resigned Friday amid a federal investigation of the agency’s equipment division.

Bob Andrew, a 16-year DOH executiv...

Romney endorses GOP slate at Beckley rally


BECKLEY, W.Va. — Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney took the stage with West Virginia’s U.S. Senate and House hopefuls Tuesday, saying the trio of candidates woul...

Frontier wants Citynet complaint thrown out


Frontier Communications is asking the state Public Service Commission to dismiss a competitor’s complaint.

Frontier refuted allegations that it has stifled competition among high-speed Internet carriers in W...

Democratic operative files election complaint against Jackson County delegate


A West Virginia Democratic operative has filed an election complaint against Jackson County Delegate Steve Westfall, alleging the GOP House member received illegal campaign contributions from two companies and failed to ...

Charleston Gazette sues A.G. over Cardinal Health documents


The Charleston Gazette filed a lawsuit against West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey on Thursday, seeking documents about Morrisey’s role in his office’s ongoing case against a drug company that h...

GOP House candidate to expected to repay church for campaign printing


GOP House of Delegates candidate Charles Kinnison plans to reimburse a Randolph County church for the use of its copy machine to print political mailers, according to Kinnison’s latest campaign finance report.

Kroger disappoints Manchin on meth


Sen. Joe Manchin wants the Kroger supermarket chain to take tougher steps to limit the sale of cold medications that fuel illegal methamphetamine labs in West Virginia.

On Monday, Manchin, ­ D-W.Va., said he w...

W.Va. broadband-expansion panel pays $2M of $5M budget to Pa. consultants


A governor-appointed council set up to give away $5 million in state funds for projects to bring high-speed Internet to homes and businesses in West Virginia wound up paying nearly $2 million to an out-of-state consultin...

Landlord asks court to evict Kanawha delegate Raines


Kanawha County school board member Becky Jordon and her husband filed a complaint Thursday against Republican Delegate Suzette Raines, asking that Raines be evicted from a South Hills residence.

The complaint alleg...

Kroger restricts sales of medicines with meth-making ingredients


Kroger supermarkets have joined a growing number of retailers in West Virginia that are restricting sales of a cold medication that’s also used to make methamphetamine in clandestine labs.

This week, Kroger...

Morrisey sues feds; AG says Obama can’t ‘pick and choose” laws to enforce


West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey filed suit against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Tuesday, alleging that President Obama’s “administrative fix” to the federal Afford...

Broadband council likely can’t pay for expansion


A project designed to create a state-owned fiber-optic network and bolster high-speed Internet service in Pocahontas and Randolph counties was in jeopardy late last week, after the West Virginia Broadband Deployment Coun...

Frontier: $690K to duplicate broadband network ‘not appropriate’


Over strong objections from Frontier Communications, a West Virginia state board plans to spend $690,000 to put fiber-optic cable in Randolph and Pocahontas counties, even though the project would duplicate an existing n...

Citynet asks PSC to investigate Frontier over fiber network use


In an escalating feud between Internet providers, Citynet filed a formal complaint against Frontier Communications this week, alleging Frontier is stifling competition in West Virginia.

Citynet said Frontier is ref...

Frontier Internet speeds lag, report says


Staff writer

Frontier Communications customers have the slowest Internet speeds in West Virginia, according to a state report released Monday.

Only 12 percent of Frontier’s customers have an Internet ...