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Outrunning a train wreck in sock feet
Outrunning a train wreck in sock feet

BOOMER, W.Va. -- It’s rare a man can say he’s glad his wife is in the hospital, but it’s also not every day a train destroys his home.

Morris Bounds said his wife was supposed to come home over the weekend, but she stayed...

Outrunning a train wreck in sock feet
Outrunning a train wreck in sock feet

BOOMER, W.Va. -- It’s rare a man can say he’s glad his wife is in the hospital, but it’s also not every day a train destroys his home.

Morris Bounds said his wife was supposed to come home over the weekend, but she stayed...

CSX, water company sued over train derailment and response

Two Fayette County restaurants and two shareholders in those restaurants sued CSX and West Virginia American Water Company on Wednesday, two days after a train carrying crude oil derailed, caught fire and exploded in western Fayette County, leaving...

Lawmakers hear from right-to-work opponent

A right-to-work law could lower annual wages in West Virginia by an average of $1,500, said Ross Eisenbrey, vice president of the Economic Policy Institute based in Washington, D.C.

But that legislation would do little or nothing to attract new ...

Skeletal remains found in Raleigh County

ECCLES, W.Va. — West Virginia State Police are asking for help with an investigation into skeletal remains found in a remote area of Raleigh County.

According to a press release authorized by Capt. B.L. Mankins of the West Virginia State...

State ACA sign-ups top 33,000 in latest enrollment period

More than 33,000 West Virginians signed up or re-enrolled in health insurance plans through the Affordable Care Act marketplace during the latest enrollment period, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Wednesday....

Fayette incident comes amid huge jump in oil-train accidents

This week’s huge crude oil train derailment in Fayette County comes amid a skyrocketing number of such incidents across the country that experts say points to outdated equipment, inadequate planning and insufficient regulation of the boom in...

W.Va. bill to build $78M rural broadband network advances

A West Virginia Senate committee advanced legislation Wednesday that aims to expand affordable high-speed Internet service to rural communities across the state.

The bill (SB459) would authorize the construction of a state-owned 2,600-mile fiber ...

NCAA: WVU on probation for recruiting violations

West Virginia University’s athletic department has been placed on two years probation for Level III violations, according to the NCAA.

According to the organization, “between June 2010 and February 2013, West Virginia University...

Shelters prep for sub-zero temperatures
Shelters prep for sub-zero temperatures

Of the more than 300,000 people living in the Kanawha Valley, Traci Strickland is most concerned for about 50 of them this week — the people who have been identified as homeless and unsheltered in a January census by the Kanawha Valley...

Senate passes bill letting lawmakers OK state carbon plan

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia lawmakers have passed a bill letting the Legislature approve state plans to meet proposed federal carbon emission standards.

Senators passed a proposal 24-10 Wednesday requiring the GOP-led...

Lawmakers put severance tax cut bill on hold

House leadership Wednesday pulled a bill that would cut a severance tax surcharge used to pay down massive Workers Compensation Fund debts, over concerns with pending amendments that would instead shift the proposed tax cut to fund programs to assist...

CSX, owner of exploded train, spends millions on donations, lobbying

CSX Corp., the company whose oil train derailed, caught fire and exploded in Fayette County on Monday, is a prodigious political donor, giving millions of dollars to politicians of both parties, around the country and in West Virginia, and spending...

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