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Appalachia report cites progress, challenges after 50 years

February 22, 2015

The agency created five decades ago to fight poverty in Appalachia has helped county economies grow with nearly $4 billion in spending, but the region still lags in key measures of educational,... more »»

AP EXCLUSIVE: Fuel-hauling trains could derail at 10 a year

February 22, 2015

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The federal government predicts that trains hauling crude oil or ethanol will derail an average of 10 times a year over the next two decades. more »»

Ohio city wins top tap water prize at W.Va. tasting contest

February 22, 2015

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — Hamilton, Ohio, has won the top tap water prize at an international tasting contest. more »»

CAMC program helps families welcome new members

February 22, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — "Sibling Prep Class" helped Taylor Ball get ready for being a big sister.

Taylor, who turned 4 on Nov. 8, now has a sister named Hayden, who was born June 17, 2014. more »»

Police suspect weather a factor in deaths of 2 in W.Va.

February 21, 2015

CHAPMANVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia State Police believe the frigid weather was a factor in the deaths of two people in Logan County.

Senior Trooper J.E. more »»

Prosecutor opposes moving trial in W.Va. inmate slaying

February 21, 2015

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A prosecutor is urging a judge to reject a change of venue for the trial of a West Virginia federal prisoner charged in the slaying of a fellow inmate. more »»

Federal highways trust fund cash dwindles for West Virginia

February 21, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Federal cash for building and fixing West Virginia roads has diminished at more than twice the national rate, over the five years ending in 2013. more »»

W.Va. church holds Snow Day Program for children

February 21, 2015

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — For most folks, a snow day means staying home, snuggling beneath the covers and generally hibernatin. more »»

Nursing student gives away scarves, gloves

February 21, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The drab concrete environment of Slack Plaza near the downtown transit mall never looked quite so colorful as it did Feb. 14. more »»

WVU board backs purchase of Mountain State U's campus

February 20, 2015

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — The board of West Virginia University is encouraging administrators to complete the $8.5 million purchase of Mountain State University's Beckley campus. more »»

Media appeals gag order ruling in Blankenship criminal case

February 20, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — News outlets are appealing a judge's ruling over a gag order in ex-Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship's criminal case. more »»

W.Va. Senate passes bill letting people drink raw milk

February 20, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia senators have narrowly approved a bill letting people drink raw milk through animal herd sharing agreements. more »»

US rig count decreases 48 to 1,310

February 20, 2015

HOUSTON (AP) — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. fell by 48 this week to 1,310 amid depressed oil prices. more »»

Wheeling Suspension Bridge closed after cable snaps

February 20, 2015

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities in Wheeling say a suspension bridge has been closed to vehicle traffic after a cable snapped.

The Wheeling Suspension Bridge was closed Friday morning. more »»

Thousands lose power in W.Va.

February 20, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.V. more »»

Most residents return to homes near W.Va. train derailment

February 20, 2015

MOUNT CARBON, W.Va. (AP) — Most residents were allowed to return to their homes Friday along a road where an oil train derailed in southern West Virginia. more »»

1 lane of road reopens near W.Va. train derailment

February 20, 2015

MONTGOMERY, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities have partially reopened a stretch of road where an oil train derailed in southern West Virginia.

One lane of state Route 61 reopened Friday in Montgomery. more »»

W.Va. man indicted on abuse charges in child's death

February 20, 2015

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A Berkeley County man has been indicted on felony abuse and neglect charges after a toddler in his care died. more »»

 
 
 

 

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