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Flooding begins, with more inclement weather on the way
Flooding begins, with more inclement weather on the way

Overlap of rain and snow will create a ‘two-headed monster’

W.Va. push to drug test welfare recipients dead in Legislature

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A push to drug test some welfare recipients is dead in the West Virginia Legislature.

On Wednesday, Republican bill sponsor Del. Patrick Lane confirmed the bill was done for the session.

The Republican-led House...

Feds charge Morgantown CPA with tax fraud

A Morgantown certified public accountant was indicted on a tax fraud charge Tuesday by a federal grand jury.

While preparing tax returns, Gregory N. Cason, 45, knowingly underreported income, failed to report expenses paid in cash, and failed to ...

Elkins man charged in bomb plot at federal building

An Elkins man was indicted Tuesday on a charge of possessing stolen explosives, which he allegedly planned to detonate at a federal building.

Jonathon Schrader, 30, who is also known as “Hobo John,” was found with the explosives...

Man charged with killing informant gets new lawyer

A Charleston man facing a murder charge in federal court over the slaying of a police informant has a new attorney.

Marlon Dewayne “Ice” Dixon,” will now be represented by Charleston attorney John Carr, who was appointed to ...

Flooding starts around state, worse expected this afternoon
Flooding starts around state, worse expected this afternoon

Parts of the state hit by heavy rains on top of recent snowfall were just beginning to experience flooding this morning, but officials with the National Weather Service warned that things are going to get worse before they get better.


Truck runs into store to avoid pedestrian after brakes fail

FAIRMONT, W.Va. – Fairmont police say a motorist drove a pickup truck into a liquor store to avoid a pedestrian after the vehicle’s brakes failed.

Sgt. Glen Staley tells The Times West Virginian that the motorist had driven onto a...

Hurricane man indicted on murder charge in baby’s death

A Putnam County grand jury has indicted a Hurricane man on a first-degree murder charge in the death of his baby, who was found dead in the backseat of his car in Kanawha City last year.

Robert Jeremy Smith, 34, also faces a charge of...

Williamson Memorial Hospital to stop delivering babies

WILLIAMSON, W.Va. – Williamson Memorial Hospital has decided to stop delivering babies.

Effective April 1, the hospital will no longer provide labor and delivery services.

Hospital CEO Cindy Segar-Miller’s office tells The...

House votes to override veto on abortion ban

With no debate and little fanfare, the House of Delegates took the first step this morning toward the first override of a governor’s veto in nearly 28 years.

The House voted 77-16 to override ...

Appalachian Power outage alerts keep customers informed

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – With some weather extremes in the forecast, Appalachian Power is rolling out a new alert system for customers. The new system notifies customers by text message or email when their home or business is affected by a power...

‘Cookie Lobbyist’ tries sweet-tooth approach to sway W.Va. legislators
‘Cookie Lobbyist’ tries sweet-tooth approach to sway W.Va. legislators

Lori Jo Magana is a citizen lobbyist with a sweet touch.

A literally sweet touch.

For more than a year, the Charleston woman has been lobbying West Virginia state legislators with blue-frosted cookies in the shape of water droplets,...

Water monitoring group seeking state volunteers

ELKINS, W.Va. – A water monitoring project developed by Trout Unlimited is seeking volunteers to monitor West Virginia streams.

The West Virginia and Virginia Water Quality Monitoring project says the volunteers are being recruited amid...

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