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East End woman accused of killing roommate pleads not guilty
East End woman accused of killing roommate pleads not guilty

The woman accused of stabbing her roommate to death on Charleston’s East End last fall over living arrangements, spilled alcohol and a crackpipe pleaded not guilty to the crime at a hearing Thursday morning.

Patricia Miller, 51, is...

Blankenship can’t get a fair trial in Beckley, attorneys say

A motion unsealed this week to move the trial of Don Blankenship from Southern West Virginia lists dozens of times Blankenship’s name has been in the public spotlight over the last 30 years and, his attorneys argue, shows that an impartial jury ...

Ohio VA clinic 1 of 75 with highest rate of care delays

CINCINNATI (AP) – A Veterans Affairs medical facility in rural southern Ohio was among 75 VA clinics and hospitals across the country with the highest percentage of patients waiting more than a month for care.

An Associated Press review...

W.Va. Board of Education adopts science standards teaching climate change

The West Virginia Board of Education Thursday adopted new K-12 science education standards, but not without adding in changes suggested by board member Wade Linger to the teaching of global warming.

The amendments and full set of standards were ...

Boil-water advisories

The Glen-White Trap Hill Public Service District has issued a boil-water advisory for Stover, Sandlick, as well as for customers of the Raleigh County Public Service District. The advisory follows a water main break.

The Raleigh County...

Oil truck crashes in Jackson County creek

KENNA, W.Va. -- A truck believed to be carrying crude oil ran off Interstate 77 and crashed into a creek late Wednesday night, according to the state Department of Environmental Protection.

It’s unknown how much crude oil may have leaked ...

Ex-transit worker sues WVU board, alleges age discrimination

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia University’s Board of Governors is being sued by a former WVU employee who says she was discriminated against because of her age.

Former Personal Rapid Transit employee Alice Vickers also alleges a ...

Two southern W.Va. Head Start programs get federal funding

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Two Head Start programs in southern West Virginia will receive nearly $11 million in federal funding.

U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito announced the funding Wednesday.

The Southwestern Community...

Audra State Park adding electricity to some campsites

BUCKHANNON, W.Va. – A state park in northern West Virginia is adding electricity to some campsites.

The Barbour County Commission is funding 30-amp electrical boxes for six of Audra State Park’s 67 campsites.

Park...

Board: Fayette injection wells can’t operate without permit

BECKLEY, W.Va. – A state board says two underground injection wells in Fayette County can’t operate without a permit.

The West Virginia Environmental Quality Board says the Department of Environmental Protection violated state law...

Weirton Transit could face cuts after voters reject levy

WEIRTON, W.Va. – Weirton Transit Corp. could face cuts after voters rejected a levy that supported the bus service.

The excess levy required 60 percent of the vote for passage. Unofficial results show the levy received 57 percent of the...

Spring storm blows through Charleston
Spring storm blows through Charleston

Funerals for: April 09, 2015

Arthur, Frances K. 1 p.m., O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Barrett, Arden G. 1 p.m., Greene

Brown, LeDonna 2 p.m., Lobban Funeral Home Chapel, Alderson.

Browning, Bill R. 11 a.m., First...

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