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AEP announces plans for dividend payout

American Electric Power Co., parent company of Appalachian Power, on Tuesday announced it plans to pay a 50-cent cash dividend to shareholders later this summer.

The company will pay the dividend Sept. 10 to all shareholders of record on Aug. 8.

Police: infant dies after parents sell formula to buy drugs

A 20-month-old infant died from anemia and malnutrition after his Mason County parents traded his formula in for money for drugs, according to state police.

Jimmie Edwards, 25, of Milton, is charged with child abuse causing death, while Carla...

County exploring ways to remove prosecutor from office

Kanawha County commissioners are trying to figure out whether they can use an obscure section of the state’s tax code to remove Prosecuting Attorney Mark Plants from office.

Commissioners Kent Carper, Dave Hardy and Hoppy Shores are...

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...

Freedom executives want legal costs paid

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — 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...

Campers talk education at Capitol
Campers talk education at Capitol

Courtney Fogle, 14, likes school, but she’s concerned that other kids don’t take it seriously.

“It’s fun to me,” Fogle said. “I like to learn new things [but] kids don’t care. I don’t know...

Judge dismisses charges in South Hills shootout

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — 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....

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...

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 ...

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....


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