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West Virginia targets broadband growth, flood protection

April 28, 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Newly signed laws are intended to extend broadband internet service to parts of West Virginia lacking it and help the state better prepare for major flooding. more »»

US rig count rises 13 this week to 870; Texas up 11

April 28, 2017

HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by 13 this week to 870.

A year ago, 420 rigs were active. more »»

Woman rescues boater overboard in Little Kanawha River

April 28, 2017

ELIZABETH, W.Va. (AP) — A woman walking in a park rescued a boater who fell into the Little Kanawha River and got tangled in a rope.

The Parkersburg News and Sentinel reports (http://bit. more »»

Former student gets prison in Morgantown sexual assault

April 28, 2017

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A former West Virginia University student has been sentenced to 10 to 25 years in prison for sexually assaulting a woman inside a parking garage elevator in Morgantown. more »»

Authorities: Football coach arrested on drug charges

April 28, 2017

SMITHERS, W.Va. (AP) — A Fayette County teacher and football coach has been arrested after authorities say he sold drugs to undercover police in Smithers. more »»

Facing funding cuts, Marshall University likely to raise fee

April 28, 2017

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University's Board of Governors has adopted four potential proposals in anticipation of funding cuts from the state. more »»

Man sentenced after leading police on chase with baby in car

April 28, 2017

OAKLAND, Md. (AP) — A West Virginia man has been sentenced to a year in jail after leading Maryland police on a 12-mile, high-speed chase with a baby in his car. more »»

Police: Man arrested for distributing contraband to inmates

April 28, 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Charleston man has been arrested after authorities say he took prohibited items into a correctional center. more »»

West Virginia narrows poll restriction on electioneering

April 28, 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia has narrowed the restriction on political signs and other electioneering to 100 feet of a voting side. more »»

West Virginia's state forester announces retirement

April 28, 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The director of the West Virginia Division of Forestry has announced his retirement Monday after 18 years in the post. more »»

West Virginia State sues Dow over groundwater chemicals

April 28, 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia State University has sued Dow Chemical Co. claiming its plant outside Charleston contaminated groundwater under the neighboring university. more »»

West Virginia authorizes online public schooling

April 27, 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia has authorized its county school boards to offer virtual school, where students in kindergarten through high school can learn online. more »»

West Virginia editorial roundup

April 27, 2017

Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers:


April 26

The Register-Herald of Beckley on state speaker Armstead's stance regarding West Virginia's budget... more »»

West Virginia bans indoor tanning by those under 18

April 27, 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia has outlawed indoor tanning by anyone under 18.

The law approved by the Legislature and signed by Gov. more »»

West Virginia enacts abortion notification change

April 27, 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Gov. Jim Justice has signed a law ending a doctor's ability to waive the legal requirement to notify parents of an underage daughter's abortion. more »»

State Supreme Court hears argument in a hate crime case

April 27, 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The state's Supreme Court has heard arguments on whether a former Marshall University football player should be charged with a hate crime under West Virginia law. more »»

Wayne County Board of Education cuts 84 positions

April 27, 2017

WAYNE, W.Va. (AP) — The Wayne County Board of Education has decided to eliminate 84 jobs to balance the budget. more »»



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