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Accused Putnam funeral home owner replaced on state board
Accused Putnam funeral home owner replaced on state board

Less than a week after being named in a lawsuit that accuses him of racketeering related to the sale of more than 100 pre-need funeral arrangements, the owner of a...

Impact of 340 expansion in Jefferson still unclear

CHARLES TOWN — The West Virginia Division of Highways says construction on the expansion of U.S. 340 South in Jefferson County, in the works since 1999, may not begin for another three years.

The DOH’s...

Young West Virginia Power fan keeps it cool
Young West Virginia Power fan keeps it cool

Christ Church United Methodist party on Morris Street
Christ Church United Methodist party on Morris Street

Deadline is Tuesday for property tax discount
Deadline is Tuesday for property tax discount

Kanawha County residents have until Tuesday to take advantage of a discount on the first half of their 2015 real estate and personal property taxes.

Those who pay their taxes on or before Sept. 1 will receive a 2.5 percent discount....

Charleston religious leaders debate Iran deal

A large group of people met under the vaulted ceilings of the First Presbyterian Church in downtown Charleston Sunday afternoon to listen to a debate about the recently-completed Iran nuclear deal.

As the gathering listened, the Rev. Jim Lewis...

Accused Putnam funeral home owner replaced on state board
Accused Putnam funeral home owner replaced on state board

Less than a week after being named in a lawsuit that accuses him of racketeering related to the sale of more than 100 pre-need funeral arrangements, the owner of a Poca-...

Troubles mount for beleaguered neurologist
Troubles mount for beleaguered neurologist

As local neurologist Dr. Iraj Derakhshan prepares for his appearance in front of the state Board of Medicine over a complaint that could result in him losing his ability to practice in West Virginia, the doctor is facing other troubles, including a...

White House says Mount McKinley to be renamed ‘Denali’
White House says Mount McKinley to be renamed ‘Denali’

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will change the name of North America’s tallest mountain peak from Mount McKinley to Denali, the White House said Sunday, a major symbolic gesture to Alaska Natives on the...

Boone ambulance director received $144K as utilities consultant

Boone County Ambulance Authority Director Randy Lengyel, who’s under investigation for accepting an illegal $103,000 loan from his board, collects $30,000 in extra pay each year as a part-time consultant for the state Water Development...

Bulletin Board: Aug. 31, 2015

Adult grief support group

An Adult Grief Support Group for those who have lost a loved one will have sessions from 2 to 4 p.m. or from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 15 and 22. Participants may attend either session on those days....

Famed neurologist Dr. Oliver Sacks dies at 82
Famed neurologist Dr. Oliver Sacks dies at 82

NEW YORK — There was the blind man who had the disastrous experience of regaining his sight. The surgeon who developed a sudden passion for music after being struck by lightning. And most famously, the man who...

Shinnston resident received French honor for WWII heroism

SHINNSTON, W.Va. – As a lifelong resident of Shinnston, John Belcastro has served his community in various ways, whether working in the local coal mines or serving in American Legion Post 31 and VFW Post 573.

But Belcastro’s...

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Statehouse Beat: Capitol security measures considered
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Police Blotter

Ex-jail guard receives probation for having sex with inmate
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Ex-Berkeley County captain convicted of embezzlement
Man wounded in early morning shooting

State News

Common Core town halls to start Tuesday
Pittsburgh Children’s Museum plans seven WV ‘makerspaces’
Teacher priest seeks OK to wear religious habit in classroom
Marshall researcher awarded grant to study obesity, aging
Wheeling Hospital seeks state’s OK to replace care center

Statehouse News

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Troubles mount for beleaguered neurologist
Impact of 340 expansion in Jefferson still unclear
Young West Virginia Power fan keeps it cool
Christ Church United Methodist party on Morris Street
Deadline is Tuesday for property tax discount

Columnists

Innerviews: South Africa native gets her kicks coaching soccer
Essays on Faith: One nation under God? Or one nation under judgment?
Fallout from Ashley Madison hack leaves West Virginia ‘Montani Semper Fidelis’

Education

School officials to discuss future of WVU Tech
Fayette schools officials to request $50M for new schools
ACT report: WV students not ready for college math, reading or science
Student retention rate improving, says Marshall officials
WVSU, New River CTC enter transfer agreement

Kanawha County

Health

W.Va. wellness center to receive $200k in federal funding
Putnam health board votes to pay remaining debt

Putnam County

Federal lawsuit alleges funeral home owners bilked insurance company

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U.S. and World

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