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Fayette, Mineral counties receive federal Head Start funds

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Fayette and Mineral counties have been awarded federal funding for Head Start and Early Head Start programs.

The Department of Health and Human Services awarded more than $2 million...

Fayette, Mineral counties receive federal Head Start funds

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Fayette and Mineral counties have been awarded federal funding for Head Start and Early Head Start programs.

The Department of Health and Human Services awarded more than $2 million...

Name released in Cross Lanes shooting

A Cross Lanes woman was taken to an area hospital after she was shot in the abdomen around 7 a.m. Tuesday, according to the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department.

Kanawha Sheriff’s Sgt. Brian Humphreys released the name of the woman, ...

Bulletin Board: July 5, 2015

Gardening workshops

West Virginia State University Extension Service will present a series of free workshops to help beginning and experienced gardeners learn a variety of garden management and production techniques beginning at 9 a.m. Thursday...

Boil-water advisory

The Department of Health and Human Resources has lifted the boil-water advisory for the Cow Town area of the Meadow Bridge Water System.

Concerns loom over DHHR’s managed care transition

West Virginia’s entire Medicaid expansion population — more than 160,000 people — have received letters asking them to choose a new insurance plan, but with many switching from traditional Medicaid to a managed care program,...

Patriot Coal issues layoff notices to workers

SCOTT DEPOT, W.Va. – Patriot Coal Corp. has issued layoff notices to an unspecified number of workers.

Patriot tells media outlets that the notices issued Monday, known as WARN, are in accordance with the terms of an agreement to sell a...

Event to educate state trucking industry on sex trafficking

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – An event to educate those who work in West Virginia’s trucking industry about sex trafficking is set in Charleston.

The Truckers Against Trafficking meeting will be held today at the NiSource Building Auditorium....

State receives $20M higher ed research grant

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A West Virginia higher education research program has received a $20 million grant.

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and the state’s congressional delegation announced the National Science Foundation funding Monday....

Hawks Nest State Park aerial tram reopens

ANSTED, W.Va. – The aerial tram at Hawks Nest State Park has reopened.

Extensive repairs and upgrades had idled the tram for most of the 2015 season. The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources says new electrical components were...

Ex-Bank of Romney loan officer sentenced for bank fraud

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – A former loan officer at The Bank of Romney will spend a year in federal prison for bank fraud.

Kimberly Haslacker had pleaded guilty to bank fraud in May. The 39-year-old Romney resident was sentenced on Monday in U....

Obama urges coalfield officials to support climate action

As coal industry officials and their political allies launched furious opposition to a federal effort to fight climate change, President Obama on Monday urged coalfield communities to support the plan, offering to work with local leaders to address...

Manchin, Capito vote to end Planned Parenthood aid

West Virginia’s two U.S. senators voted Monday to defund Planned Parenthood, a Republican-led effort that failed to get enough votes.

“Like many West Virginians, I am very troubled by the callous behavior of Planned Parenthood...

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Manchin, Capito vote to end Planned Parenthood aid
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Morrisey’s office fielding fewer consumer complaints against businesses
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Lots of concerns on Iran deal at Mooney town hall

Police Blotter

Name released in Cross Lanes shooting
Ex-Bank of Romney loan officer sentenced for bank fraud
Woman charged after meth ingredients found with baby’s toys, police say
Man charged for threatening woman with box cutter
Former Cabell County pharmacy owner sentenced to federal prison

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Bulletin Board: July 5, 2015
Boil-water advisory
Patriot Coal issues layoff notices to workers
Event to educate state trucking industry on sex trafficking
State receives $20M higher ed research grant

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Past week’s news leaves much for which to be grateful

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Three counties to test out school bus arm extensions

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Putnam school board creates school nurse job
Putnam County denies Winfield annexation
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