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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...

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....

Stonerise Healthcare buys Heartland of Clarksburg

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – Heartland of Clarksburg has been acquired by Stonerise Healthcare.

Media outlets report that the 120-bed long-term care and rehabilitation center has been renamed as River Oaks, effective Saturday.

The facility...

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...

WVU’s Holgorsen hopes to cram big workload into small window
WVU’s Holgorsen hopes to cram big workload into small window

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia opened football practice Monday evening with coach Dana Holgorsen unveiling the deepest and most experienced team he’s had in five seasons and revealing it will be tested by a...

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...

Woman charged after meth ingredients found with baby’s toys, police say

A Charleston woman is charged with child neglect after police say they found methamphetamine precursors stored with her 10-month-old child’s toys in her West Side home.

Charleston police noted the Hutchinson Street home of Brandie Jean...

Man charged for threatening woman with box cutter

An Elkview man is charged with brandishing and domestic battery after slapping his girlfriend and threatening to cut her with a box cutter in eastern Kanawha County.

James Edward Foster, 39, allegedly slapped victim Tanya Contilla Roberts hard...

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