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Winter storm strands Monongalia County students for hours

Monongalia County officials say a winter storm, combined with dozens of traffic crashes, kept many students stranded on buses for several hours Tuesday evening.

Monongalia County 911 Director...

Five guns found at WV airports in 2015

The Transportation Security Administration released on Monday the number of guns security officers detected at West Virginia airports over the last few years.

In 2015, five guns were found...

Jobs, lagging tax revenue discussed in session lookahead

How do you fix an unemployment rate of more than 6.5 percent, while also dealing with a state budget deficit of $353 million?

Those were two of the main themes covered at the 2016 West Virginia Associated Press Legislative Lookahead, which was...

WV AP Legislative Lookahead underway

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Lawmakers, lobby groups and university researchers are gathering to preview the upcoming state legislative session.

The 2016 West Virginia Associated Press Legislative Lookahead will take place Friday at...

Sheriff: Man arrested in connection with drug overdose death

RAVENSWOOD, W.Va. (AP) – A Ravenswood man has been arrested in connection with a drug-related death.

Jackson County Sheriff Tony Boggs told media Wednesday 40-year-old Casey Cantrell was booked on charges including murder in connection...

Kanawha Commission signs WVU Tech agreement, promises not to sue

Agreeing to a number of trade-offs with West Virginia University, Kanawha County commissioners on Thursday voted not to file or support lawsuits that would block the relocation of the school’s Institute of Technology to Beckley.


Man dies in West Virginia tree-cutting accident

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia authorities say a Maryland man has died after a tree branch he was cutting “snapped back,” pinning him against the trunk.

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Cpl. V. Tiong tells ...

Deputies arrest man they say hit mother with hammer

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – Deputies have arrested a Huntington man they say struck his mother with a hammer.

The Herald-Dispatch reports 47-year-old James Otis Brumfield II will remain in jail following...

Convicted murderer arrested on sexual abuse, incest counts

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – A convicted murderer is behind bars again after a reported yearlong sexual relationship with an underage family member.

The Herald-Dispatch of Huntington reports 34-year-old...

State bar gets $329K for foreclosure prevention assistance

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia legal services organizations providing foreclosure prevention help to indigent residents are getting a boost from a federal settlement with the Bank of America.

The West Virginia State Bar says it...

More than 900 drug-related overdoses in Cabell County in 2015

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – Officials say more than 900 drug-related overdoses were reported in Cabell County in 2015.

Director of the Mayor’s Office of Drug Control Policy Jim Johnson told The...

Around WV: Jan. 6, 2016
Around WV: Jan. 6, 2016

In Around West Virginia today: farmers and agricultural researchers are waiting to see what effect, if any, the warm weather has had on Eastern Panhandle crops; a minivan full of passengers gets stranded in Jackson County; lawyers continue to review...

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