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Eric Eyre

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Manchin close to decision on Iran nuclear deal but won’t support filibuster


U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin said Thursday he remains undecided on the Obama administartion’s Iran nuclear deal, but he added that he would not support a filibuster that would block a Senate vote on a Republican resoluti...

Indicted ex-WVDOH official kills himself


Just hours after he was indicted on federal racketeering charges, a former West Virginia Division of Highways official committed suicide, authorities said Wednesday.

Bob Andrew, who headed the DOH equipment divisi...

Indicted ex-WVDOH official commits suicide, police say


Just hours after he was indicted on federal racketeering charges Tuesday, a former West Virginia Division of Highways official apparent...

Boone ambulance director received $144K as utilities consultant


Boone County Ambulance Authority Director Randy Lengyel, who’s under investigation for accepting an illegal $103,000 loan from his board, collects $30,000 in extra pay each year as a part-time consultant for the s...

Poll: Justice holds narrow lead over Cole in WV governor race


With the election of West Virginia’s next governor more than a year away, billionaire businessman Jim Justice holds a narrow lead over state Senate President Bill Cole, according to a new poll of West Virginia vot...

W.Va. lawmakers propose inspector general office to root out corruption


West Virginia lawmakers are looking at setting up an inspector general’s office that would investigate government waste, fraud and corruption throughout the state.

Thirteen states and the District of Columbi...

W.Va. ‘official’ travel guides in short supply


The West Virginia tourism office has nearly run out of travel guide magazines.

To keep up with demand for the “official” state travel guides, the tourism division recently had to place an order for 50...

Guthrie won’t seek re-election to House


One of West Virginia’s most liberal state lawmakers has decided not to seek a sixth term in office.

Delegate Nancy Guthrie, D-Kanawha, said Friday she won’t run for re-election next year in the House ...

W.Va. not losing businesses over taxes, lawmakers told


West Virginia Commerce Secretary Keith Burdette delivered a message Monday that many state lawmakers likely didn’t want to hear: Business taxes aren’t scaring away companies looking to expand operations in ...

State officials admit ‘errors’ in $7.6M Lottery project bid

- Documents sent to potential contractors said to contain ‘flaws’

Boone ambulance director got $103K loan to enhance retirement


Boone County Ambulance Authority Director Randy Lengyel secured an illegal $103,000 personal loan from the agency and used the money to enhance his retirement benefits, according to a letter that summarizes a state inves...

Morrisey survey shows few county commissions in W.Va. lead prayer


At least six county commissions in West Virginia start their meetings with a prayer led by a commissioner, according to a survey by Attorney General Patrick Morrisey.

Jackson, Mineral, Pleasants, Ritchie and Tyler ...

Frontier Internet users accuse company of ‘deceptive scheme’


For years, Frontier Communications has promised customers that they won’t be locked into contracts when they sign up for the company’s Internet service.

“No contract. No signatures. No worries,...

Morrisey’s office fielding fewer consumer complaints against businesses


West Virginians are filing a decreasing number of consumer complaints against businesses under Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s watch.

Morrisey’s Consumer Protection Division is on pace to field 25...

Frontier can’t deny Citynet fiber request, law judge says


In a case that could bolster competition between Internet providers in West Virginia, Frontier Communications must honor a decade-old agreement with Citynet and allow access to part of Frontier’s fiber-optic cable...

Morrisey aims to collect $13.8 million from usurious lender


West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is seeking to hire a lawyer licensed in California to help collect a $13.8 million judgment against a loan company that charged exorbitant interest rates and harassed borro...

Frontier, Lumos end fiber dispute


Frontier Communications and Lumos Networks have settled a three-month dispute over a high-speed Internet project, but Lumos wants assurances that the same problems don’t happen again, according to documents filed ...

WV eyes tightened pain clinic rules


After eight months and two failed inspections, Responsible Pain & Aesthetic Management in Beckley recently became only the fifth licensed pain clinic in West Virginia.

The clinic finally got the state’s...

30 governors expected at The Greenbrier for summer meeting


For the first time in 65 years, the nation’s governors are holding their summer meeting in West Virginia.

The National Governors Association meeting starts Thursday night and runs through Saturday at The Gre...

Morrisey surveys county commissions about prayer at meetings


After keeping county officials in the dark for more than a week, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey revealed Thursday that he’s surveying the state’s 55 county commissions to determine whether ...

Morrisey’s office wants county commissions’ meeting records


West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s office has directed county commissions across the state to turn over meeting minutes, but Morrisey refuses to explain the reason for the inquiry.

A Morrisey ...

W.Va. supreme court justice to sell multimillion-dollar home


Kanawha County’s most expensive home is going up for sale.

State Supreme Court Justice Robin Davis and husband Scott Segal are selling their estate on Quarry Ridge East. They plan to stay in Charleston and ...