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Ex-miner seeks to break black lung backlog
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Ex-miner seeks to break black lung backlog

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A retired West Virginia coal miner on Tuesday asked Congress to help streamline the process of obtaining black lung benefits, and the Obama administration insisted it is taking steps to fix longstanding abuses outlined in a...

Ex-miner seeks to break black lung backlog
Ex-miner seeks to break black lung backlog

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A retired West Virginia coal miner on Tuesday asked Congress to help streamline the process of obtaining black lung benefits, and the Obama administration insisted it is taking steps to fix longstanding abuses outlined in a...

W.Va. customers’ health insurance subsidies in peril

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A ruling issued by a federal appeals court Tuesday has called into question whether West Virginia will be able to offer health insurance subsidies through the Affordable Care Act.

In its decision, the U.S. Court of...

Judge dismisses charges from South Hills shooting

A judge on Tuesday dismissed attempted murder and wanton endangerment charges against a Charleston attorney who police say fired almost 50 rounds from several guns inside and out the windows of his home last year.

Three forensic psychiatrists...

Fayette County man pinned under truck, dies

DANESE, W.Va. — A man who was working on a truck died after the jacks that were lifting the truck shifted and the truck fell onto the man, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department said.

Police were ...

Freedom insurance settlement hits potential snag

The nearly $3 million settlement Freedom Industries has reached with its insurance company has hit a potential snag, as former officers of the bankrupt company try to force that insurer, AIG Specialty, to pay their personal legal costs in any civil...

Dirty Girl Mud Run canceled this weekend

This weekend’s Dirty Girl Mud Run was washed out on Tuesday, after city officials and the Charleston Convention and Visitors Bureau decided to cancel the event.

A statement from the bureau said Park Tours, a shuttle company that was to...

Putnam commissioner says he lacks confidence in parks budget numbers

WINFIELD — Putnam County Commission President Steve Andes said Tuesday he “absolutely” lacks confidence in the county Parks Commission’s accounting.

Andes questioned Scott Williamson, the...

‘Safety on the Blue’ event slated for Aug. 3 at Bluestone Lake

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the “Safety on the Blue” Committee will host the 10th Annual “Safety on the Blue” celebration to promote water safety at Bluestone Lake from 1 to 4 p.m. on Aug. 3 at the Bluestone Bridge ...

25th annual Multifest to be held Aug. 1-3
25th annual Multifest to be held Aug. 1-3

Despite rumors to the contrary, the 25th annual Multifest will be held at the State Capitol Complex Aug. 1-3, organizers said Tuesday.

More than 30,000 people are expected to attend the event....

Boil-water advisory

A boil-water advisory for customers of the Glen White-Trap Hill Public Service District water system has been lifted.

Meth lab discovered in Shrewsbury

Owners of a trailer park in Shrewsbury discovered the components of a meth lab in an abandoned outbuilding late Monday, police said.

The parts of the meth lab were discovered in the 3300 block of East Dupont Avenue, according to Kanawha...

Jackson man charged again with selling turtles

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A Jackson County man was charged again Tuesday by federal prosecutors with unlawful transport and sale of wildlife for allegedly capturing wild Eastern box turtles in West Virginia and selling them to out-of-state buyers....

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