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Deadline looms for W.Va. college financial aid grants

April 2, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The clock is ticking for West Virginia high school seniors to be considered for a higher education grant to attend a state college or university. more »»

WVa gov vetoes strangling bill, local health pilot project

April 2, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has vetoed bills adding criminal charges for strangling someone, and putting a state agency in charge of a Charleston health projec. more »»

Arkansas women's gymnastics headed back to NCAA Regional

April 1, 2015

FAYTETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — For the 12th straight season, head coach Mark Cook has guided the University of Arkansas women's gymnastics team to the NCAA Regional competition. more »»

West Virginia editorial roundup

April 1, 2015

Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers:

March 31

Charleston (West Virginia) Daily Mail on improving state parks:

West Virginia's 32 beautiful state parks have no... more »»

WVa gov signs bill to expand FOIA, nix gun permit disclosure

April 1, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has signed a bill expanding some access of public records, while eliminating public disclosure of who owns concealed carry permits. more »»

Alderson police say boy found in tank apparently fell in

April 1, 2015

ALDERSON, W.Va. (AP) — Alderson police say the death of a 2-year-old boy found in an underground tank appears to be an acciden. more »»

Judge pens conflict survey for prosecutors in WVa spill case

April 1, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A federal judge is drafting a questionnaire to weigh whether prosecutors are conflicted in the criminal case over a massive chemical spill last year. more »»

No injuries in tank fire at well pad in Marshall County

April 1, 2015

MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — An emergency official says no one was injured when a storage tank fire broke out at a drilling well pad in Marshall County. more »»

NC police say W.Va. prep team won't be charged for prank

April 1, 2015

NEW CUMBERLAND, W.Va. (AP) — Police in North Carolina say a West Virginia high school baseball team won't be charged for a kidnapping prank.

Lt. more »»

Murray temporarily idles part of Monongalia County Mine

April 1, 2015

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A portion of Murray Energy Corp.'s Monongalia County Mine has been temporarily idle. more »»

School cancels classes following fire at adjacent church

April 1, 2015

BENWOOD, W.Va. (AP) — The Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston has cancelled classes at a school in Benwood following a fire at an adjacent church. more »»

2 properties on new W.Va. Buildings At Risk Register

April 1, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Creel House in St. Marys and Top O Rock in Charleston are the first properties to be listed on Preservation Alliance of West Virginia's new Buildings At Risk Register. more »»

A look at microbrewery laws being considered nationwide

April 1, 2015

Lawmakers around the country have been taking up various bills that cater to the growing microbrewery industry. Here are some of the efforts:


Gov. more »»

US Forest Service extends comment period on Va-WVa pipeline

April 1, 2015

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service is again extending the public comment period on whether portions of the Jefferson National Forest can be surveyed for a possible pipeline route. more »»

W.Va. officials unveil program to help traumatized children

April 1, 2015

DUNBAR, W.Va. (AP) — Officials have unveiled a program aimed at providing quick assistance to West Virginia children traumatized by violence at home, school or in their communities. more »»

Ex-Freedom officials head back to court in W.Va. spill case

April 1, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Two former Freedom Industries executives who face federal charges in a massive chemical spill last year are returning to court. more »»

Disaster relief volunteers being trained in W.Va.

April 1, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Disaster response organizations in West Virginia are preparing a new group of support staff. more »»

FEMA approves federal disaster declaration in W.Va.

March 31, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin says the Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved his request for a disaster declaration in West Virginia after a severe storm in early March. more »»

About 100 Special Metals workers laid off in Huntington

March 31, 2015

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — The parent company of the Special Metals alloy plant in Huntington is laying off about 100 workers.

Portland, Oregon-based Precision Castparts Corp. more »»

David Farmer named interim head of W.Va. jail authority

March 31, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A corrections official has been named interim executive director of the West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority. more »»



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