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Former Cabell County pharmacy owner sentenced to federal prison

The former owner of a Barboursville pharmacy will spend five years in federal prison after admitting to banking crimes committed with money from illegal pharmacy sales.

Chief U.S. District Judge Robert Chambers sentenced 37-year-old Kofi Ohene...

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...

Former Cabell County pharmacy owner sentenced to federal prison

The former owner of a Barboursville pharmacy will spend five years in federal prison after admitting to banking crimes committed with money from illegal pharmacy sales.

Chief U.S. District Judge Robert Chambers sentenced 37-year-old Kofi Ohene...

Man faces involuntary manslaughter charge in Elk River drowning death

A Clay County man is being charged with involuntary manslaughter for allegedly failing to help a drunk woman who drowned in the Elk River.

Travis McCormick Pozzi, 25, of Bomont, allegedly last saw Freda Short floating on her back, but said he...

Annual Pinch reunion set for this weekend

The 114th annual Pinch Reunion will be held Friday through Sunday in Pinch. The reunion, founded by Judge William Wertz, originally included civic debates, music and various community events. The reunion still features music, food, fellowship and fun...

Committee to reconsider ban on Charleston recycling bins

Residents in Charleston who prefer using recycling bins instead of bags will be able to continue to do so — for now, at least.

City Council voted Monday to re-examine a proposal that would bar residents from placing recyclables in bins....

Dunbar to participate in National Night Out

The city of Dunbar will participate in National Night Out Tuesday evening, Dunbar police Captain Scott Elliot said during a City Council meeting on Monday.

The nation-wide event is held to promote the combined efforts between police,...

University of Illinois tops party school rankings, WVU still in Top 10
University of Illinois tops party school rankings, WVU still in Top 10

Associated Press

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) – The University of Illinois stakes claim to 23 Nobel Prize winners and tech prowess that contributed to the creation of YouTube, Netscape, Java and Yelp.

But students at the central Illinois...

Putnam school board creates school nurse job

WINFIELD — The Putnam County Board of Education voted unanimously Monday night to approve the creation of a new itinerant school nurse position.

“What’s happening is we’re getting more and more kids with these severe...

Capitol security renovations about to begin
Capitol security renovations about to begin

Changes will soon be coming to the state Capitol Complex grounds, with the awarding of a $3.04 million contract to enhance security around the Governor’s Mansion and to convert two parking lots next to the Culture Center into a bus turnaround....

Three counties to test out school bus arm extensions
Three counties to test out school bus arm extensions

Following alarming reports of the number of West Virginia drivers who illegally pass stopped school buses, three districts are testing out adding to their existing bus stop signs 6-foot-long extensions that fold out into adjacent lanes of traffic....

Capito optimistic Congress will approve highway bill
Capito optimistic Congress will approve highway bill

U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito is optimistic Congress will approve a long-term highway funding bill that will provide stability to West Virginia and the rest of the nation.

“We are really pushing the House to pass a long-term bill so...

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