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Charleston officials contemplate smoking ban in parks
SAM OWENS | Gazette-Mail
Charleston officials contemplate smoking ban in parks

Charleston city parks could soon become smoke-free.

Charleston City Council’s Parks and Recreation Committee is putting forth a resolution that would prohibit smoking on the ground of municipal recreation centers, city parks and green...

West Virginia woman laid off by mining company sues

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) – A woman let go by a West Virginia mining company has filed a federal lawsuit claiming she lost her job to a man because of her gender and pregnancy.

The Dominion Post reports...

Nonprofit leaving winter gear on utility poles for needy

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – A charitable group is distributing winter coats, scarves and hats across Huntington, attaching the gear on street fixtures for anyone to pick up.

The Herald-Dispatch reports the ...

West Virginia announces $13 million settlement with lender

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says a private lender has agreed to a $13 million settlement stemming from abusive debt collections.

Morrisey announced on Wednesday the settlement with CashCall Inc....

Airline to resume flights to Myrtle Beach in June

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. (AP) – Allegiant will offer flights from the North Central West Virginia Airport to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, again next summer.

The Benedum Airport Authority announced Tuesday that seasonal service will resume in...

Man from Jamaica pleads guilty to lottery scam in WV court

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) – A man from Jamaica has pleaded guilty in West Virginia federal court to conspiring to scam U.S. citizens through an international lottery scheme.

The Exponent Telegram reports...

Jobless rates drop in 51 of 55 West Virginia counties

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Unemployment rates dropped in 51 of West Virginia’s 55 counties in October.

WorkForce West Virginia says Jefferson County had the lowest unemployment rate in the state at 3.2 percent, followed by Monongalia ...

Award-winning Marshall professor to speak at commencement

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – One of Marshall University’s own award-winning professors will be the keynote speaker at winter commencement.

The ceremony is set for Dec. 12 at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena in downtown Huntington....

Review: ‘The Good Dinosaur’ a wondrous, wacky Jurassic world for tykes
Review: ‘The Good Dinosaur’ a wondrous, wacky Jurassic world for tykes

LOS ANGELES - In ordinary hands, “The Good Dinosaur” might not be worth your time. It's got its share of gee-whiz elements and isn't shy about imparting sweet lessons ideal for improving 5-year-old minds. But this is Pixar we're talking...

Review:  Yo Rocky! Gritty, soulful ‘Creed’ goes the distance
Review: Yo Rocky! Gritty, soulful ‘Creed’ goes the distance

Admit it. When you heard another “Rocky” movie was coming out – a seventh – you thought, really? How many “Rocky” movies do we need?

Well, it turns out we needed seven. At least.

From its very...

Around WV: Nov. 25, 2015
Around WV: Nov. 25, 2015

In Around West Virginia: rallies for Syrian refugees, youth overdoses, a soldier receives a letter six years after it was sent, and more.

n West Virginia’s rate of youth overdoses is the highest in the...

Man shot after allegedly trying to run over officer

Staff writer

A Nitro police officer shot and severely injured a South Charleston man overnight, police say.

The man, Mickey Davis, 28, allegedly tried to hit the officer with his sedan, according to a release from the Kanawha County...

Former WVU star Stedman Bailey in critical condition after shooting
Former WVU star Stedman Bailey in critical condition after shooting

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Suspended St. Louis Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey was shot and critically wounded as he and four other people were sitting in a car outside a home in the Miami area, police said Wednesday.

Bailey was at a hospital...

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