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US rig count up 15 this week to 462

July 22, 2016

HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by 15 this week to 462.

A year ago, 876 rigs were active. more »»

A look 1 month later at deadly flooding in West Virginia

July 22, 2016

Some facts and figures on flooding in West Virginia, where 23 people died last month:

EMERGENCY DECLARATION: Gov. more »»

For West Virginia flood victims, the cleanup has just begun

July 22, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A month has passed since flooding devastated West Virginia, and for some residents, the cleanup has been slo. more »»

W.Va. Democratic nominee for governor will skip convention

July 22, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Gubernatorial nominee Jim Justice says he won't attend the Democratic National Convention next week in Philadelphia. more »»

Pennsylvania man shot dead by West Virginia deputy

July 22, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Police say a West Virginia sheriff's deputy shot and killed a Pennsylvania man in response to a call about trespassing. more »»

3 Nicholas County schools won't open on time, if ever

July 22, 2016

RICHWOOD, W.Va. (AP) — Three Nicholas County schools will not reopen this upcoming school year because of flood damag. more »»

Media CEO's $250k check to GOP group draws Democratic outcry

July 22, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia media executive is drawing Democratic scrutiny after contributing $250,000 to the Republican Governors Association. more »»

Cleveland man guilty of selling heroin and fentanyl in W.Va.

July 22, 2016

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — A Cleveland man has pleaded guilty to distributing heroin mixed with fentanyl in Ohio County, West Virginia.

According to a news release from the U.S. more »»

Consumer protection officials visiting Clay and Kanawha

July 22, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's flood relief mobile office will visit Clay and Kanawha counties this weekend. more »»

Officers, Humane Society seize horses from Kincaid property

July 21, 2016

KINCAID, W.Va. (AP) — The Fayette County Sheriff's Department and the Humane Society of the United States have seized five horses they say were suffering from severe malnutrition and neglect. more »»

West Virginia flood state of emergency to continue 1 month

July 21, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A dozen West Virginia counties ravaged by flooding in June will stay under a state of emergency for another month.

Gov. more »»

Court upholds veto of mountaintop mining permit again

July 21, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court has once again upheld the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's veto of a permit for a mountaintop mining proposal in West Virginia. more »»

West Virginia Chamber offers grants for flood-hit businesses

July 21, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Chamber of Commerce is offering grants to small businesses hurt by last month's devastating floods. more »»

West Virginia addiction summit slated for next week

July 21, 2016

CHESAPEAKE, W.Va. (AP) — Health officials, law enforcement officers and other specialists will gather next week for a summit on addiction issues in West Virginia. more »»

West Virginia DNR accepting applicants for special deer hunt

July 21, 2016

PIPESTEM, W.Va. (AP) — The state Division of Natural Resources is accepting applications for a controlled deer hunt this fall in southern West Virginia.

The hunt is scheduled for Nov. more »»

Lawsuit: Frontier Communications misused federal funds

July 20, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Frontier Communications is accused of misusing $40.5 million in federal stimulus funds in a lawsuit filed by Bridgeport-based Internet provider Citynet. more »»

West Virginia editorial roundup

July 20, 2016

Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers:

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July 18

The Herald-Dispatch on an anti-drug law:

Lawmakers in Washington are exclaiming they took major action this... more »»

Flood victims can get disaster-related food stamps

July 20, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Residents who lived or worked in a dozen West Virginia counties during last month's devastating floods may be eligible for disaster-related food stamps. more »»

 
 
 

 

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