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Police investigating beating death in Parkersburg
Police investigating beating death in Parkersburg

Police are searching for a man accused of beating a man to death in Wood County.

Wood Magistrate Court issued a warrant Sunday for the arrest of James Robert Brandjes, 30, of Parkersburg. Brandjes is wanted for the murder of Mark Weaver, 48, who...

Police investigating beating death in Parkersburg
Police investigating beating death in Parkersburg

Police are searching for a man accused of beating a man to death in Wood County.

Wood Magistrate Court issued a warrant Sunday for the arrest of James Robert Brandjes, 30, of Parkersburg. Brandjes is wanted for the murder of Mark Weaver, 48, who ...

Local delegate may run for state auditor
Local delegate may run for state auditor

Delegate J.B. McCuskey remains an undeclared candidate, but he may soon be the first Republican to enter West Virginia’s race for state auditor.

While the two-term Kanawha County Republican has not declared whether he’ll seek state ...

State mortgage interest rates drop to historic lows

Home mortgage interest rates through the West Virginia Housing Development Fund dropped Tuesday to 2.81 percent, the lowest level in the agency’s history.

The new 30-year fixed loan rate was announced Tuesday by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, who ...

Capitol Notebook: Capito votes down law that would protect LGBT students

A federal law that would have protected lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender public school students from bullying and harassment was voted down last week by 45 Republican senators, including Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va.

The law, proposed ...

Seniors warned against “grandparent scams”

Charleston area seniors have been receiving frightening phone calls, falling victim to the “grandparent scam” – nicknamed after its primary target.

The scammer typically poses as a grandchild in distress, saying...

Removal of slide area at Yeager Airport to start Monday

CHARLESTON (AP) — Work is scheduled to begin Monday on removing part of a manmade hillside at Yeager Airport that collapsed earlier this year.

A Kanawha County judge’s ruling in a lawsuit cleared the way for the work to...

A look at Medicaid expansion in West Virginia

CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia has already boomed past the extra 93,000 people the state expected to enroll by 2020 under a Medicaid expansion plan ushered in by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin in 2013.

More than 164,400 people are now...

Cannon moved to W.Va. Independence Hall

WHEELING (AP) — A cannon that stood for more than a century outside the former LaBelle Nail Plant has found a new home at West Virginia Independence Hall.

The Intelligencer and Wheeling News Register...

VA director tells lawmakers Greenbrier clinic will reopen

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s congressional delegation says the top Veterans Affairs official has committed to reopen a health clinic in Greenbrier County.

In a news release Friday, Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore...

W.Va. ag officials: discard produce tainted by flood waters

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia agricultural officials are advising growers to discard vegetables that have had contact with flood waters.

The advice comes after weeks of rain that promoted Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin to declare states...

Presidential hopefuls to skip governors meeting in W.Va.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The four Republican governors eyeing the presidency in 2016 won’t be on hand for a national governors meeting next week in West Virginia.

Scott Walker in Wisconsin, John Kasich in Ohio, Bobby Jindal in...

US judge awards attorney fees in W.Va. gay marriage case

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that West Virginia must pay about $92,000 to lawyers who fought the state’s same-sex marriage ban.

The Charleston Gazette reports that fees...

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