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Judges to consider official’s removal

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — A three-judge panel will consider a petition seeking Clarksburg City Councilman Samuel “Zeke” Lopez’s removal from office.

The petition was filed by three other council members. It cites...

Morgantown riot arrest numbers growing

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Police are still tallying up the total number of arrests in connection with a post-football game riot in Morgantown Saturday night and likely will be making more arrests in coming days, according to the Morgantown chief of...

Pump control box theft caused water outage

ECCLES — Police are looking for the person who stole a pump control box from Beckley Water Company, according to a release from the Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office.

Police responded on Thursday to a report of the missing equipment...

Little General in Glen Daniel target of armed robbery

GLEN DANIEL — The Little General in Glen Daniel was the target of an armed robbery early Saturday morning, according to a release from the Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office.

At about 4 a.m., a white male entered the store and...

Promise scholarships up, retention down

Numbers of high school seniors qualifying for Promise scholarships has been increasing over the past four years, although rates for retaining scholarships has declined slightly during the same period, legislators were advised Monday.


New Medicaid patients ‘come in with baggage’
New Medicaid patients ‘come in with baggage’

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — With 155,000 people added to West Virginia’s Medicaid program following a major expansion, the state’s family practice doctors are seeing more patients whose medical care requires a complete overhaul, a state...

W. Va. judge to appeal punishment for affair

MORGANTOWN — A West Virginia appeals court will hear arguments Tuesday over disciplinary action against a judge who had an inappropriate sexual affair that included trysts in her judicial office.

A Judicial...

Bodies found in burned vehicle in McDowell County

State police are investigating the deaths of two people whose bodies were found in a burned vehicle in McDowell County.

Media outlets report that the bodies were discovered early Sunday morning in the Longpole community north of Panther....

Feds: Most coal dust samples would meet new mark

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Federal officials say almost every mine sample taken since August would meet tougher limits on coal dust.

A U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration news release Monday said 99 percent of about 7,500 samples were...

W.Va. couple convicted of stealing to buy N.C. house

WHEELING, W.Va. — A West Virginia couple has been convicted of stealing from a 90-year-old woman to buy a beach house in North Carolina.

A federal jury found Timothy Summers, 67, and his wife, Lea Ann...

According to plans (photos)
According to plans (photos)

Editorial: Mike Pushkin outstanding choice for House 37th

Mike Pushkin, a Democrat, emphasizes his unusual route to running for office. Son of a well-known Charleston doctor and social worker, Pushkin is a taxi driver, whose job puts him in contact with people of all occupations and income levels day and...

Editorial: Guthrie, Rowe, Wells for House 36th

Nancy Guthrie, Democrat of Charleston, retired from her own communications business and is a proven representative, focused on economic development not only during legislative sessions but year-round.

Larry L. Rowe, Democrat of Malden, has...