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Saturday March 17th is "Mountain State Maple Day" in West Virginia. Sugar shacks and maple operations around the state will open their doors to the public. Maple syrup has a long tradition in the high mountain regions of our state, and the industry is growing. As part of our ongoing series called "Appetite ...
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. -- Police seized about two ounces of crack cocaine, about 16 grams of marijuana and more than $2,600 in cash as a result of a vehicle pursuit Wednesday night in Jefferson County, W.Va., West Virginia State Police said Thursday. Elwin J. Francis, 29, of New York, was arrested ...

A former West Virginia lumber company executive has been sentenced to three years and five months in federal prison for embezzling more than $800,000. U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart says 43-year-old James Matthew Miller was sentenced in federal court in Beckley on two counts of wire fraud. He also was ...
The West Virginia Supreme Court has ordered the license annulment of a lawyer who court documents say had sex with a client and caused her to ... The opinion says she was taken on out-of-town trips, during which White had sex with her and provided her with alcohol and drugs, causing the client to ...
PRINCETON, W.Va. (AP) -- A city police officer in West Virginia is suing state police over a crash that stemmed from a multi-unit police chase and ... 28 filed a complaint against West Virginia State Police and Trooper K.A. Filer in connection with the May 2017 crash, the Bluefield Daily Telegraph reported .
The governing bodies of nine towns and two counties in West Virginia have filed lawsuits alleging drug manufacturers and distributors failed to follow state ... "Considering the opioid distributors are flooding our state and city with these drugs, I feel it necessary to join the other suits to make these companies ...

CHARLESTON -- The local government of nine West Virginia towns and two county commissions are filing lawsuits against opioid manufacturers and distributors. Eleven lawsuits were filed in U.S. District Court of Southern West Virginia from different areas of the state. Each of the lawsuits names different ...
Numerous counties have also sued pharmaceutical companies, drugstores and the West Virginia Board of Pharmacy over the state's opioid crisis. The Exponent Telegram reports that Barbour and Taylor counties filed lawsuits Tuesday seeking restraining orders to curb practices they say are fueling the ...
Cabell County has been hit hard by the opioid epidemic - on one day in August 2016, more than two people in Huntington overdosed on heroin during a five-hour span. In November, the sheriff's office had its largest-ever drug seizure at a Huntington residence. West Virginia leads the nation by far in the ...
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. -- Motorists in the Charles Town area should expect delays starting Tuesday morning due to paving work on W.Va. 115 and are encouraged to use an alternate route, the West Virginia Division of Highways said. The $459,790 resurfacing project involves shoulder work, ditching, ...
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice on Thursday announced the appointment of Martinsburg attorney R. Steven Redding to fill the ... Attorney Kimberley Crockett of Falling Waters, W.Va., and 24th Family Court Circuit Judge David A. Camilletti of Charles Town, W.Va., also have filed for ...
Thursday's auction of the Royce Hosiery building in Martinsburg by the Berkeley County (W.Va.) Council failed to attract any ... The Martinsburg City Council voted Tuesday to appeal a circuit judge's decision in favor of the county to the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. Presiding 23rd Judicial Circuit ...
In her striking, Oscar-nominated documentary, "Heroin(e)," director Elaine McMillion Sheldon depicts the personal, social, and medical challenges of the opioid epidemic through the lens of Huntington, West Virginia -- a town that suffers an overdose rate ten times the national average. A documentarian and native West ...
Since completing their Tamarack Foundation Emerging Artist Fellowship, both women finished their undergraduate degrees and found employment in their fields of study in West Virginia. Lenhart recently opened a ceramic studio in Fairmont that features her whimsical, yet functional tea sets, and she is ...
... for past editions. rain and melting snow cause rising floods in the Midwest; West Virginia teachers walk off the job to protest low pay. ... [mLive / Tanda Gmiter]; Some people in small towns in Illinois and Indiana put sandbags around their properties and fled the area as the water rose. Some said they did ...
A teacher strike over pay and health benefits in West Virginia will continue into next week. Union leaders announced at a news conference Friday at the state Capitol in Charleston that teachers in all 55 counties will remain off the job Monday because of what they perceive as inaction by lawmakers and the ...
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- A West Virginia mayor says he may close his city's recreation centers or disallow school programming in them if a Senate gun bill becomes law. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports Charleston Attorney Paul Ellis says Senate Bill 244 appears to allow guns in school-owned ...

Ten doctors have been charged with overprescribing pain pills from clinics in West Virginia and Virginia, Federal Prosecutors announced Tuesday. Two of those patients died. Most of the 69-count indictment charges the owners, managers and physicians associated with Hope Clinic with conspiracy to ...
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A perception that Huntington is not safe is unacceptable, Mayor Steve Williams said. It was among comments he made Thursday afternoon during his State of the City address. "We must not engage in self pity and self doubt," Williams said, referring to the perception that the ...
West Virginia's Senate has unanimously approved legislation intended to speed processing of DNA lab testing by authorizing the state police to use outside contractors for criminal identification including rape kits. The bill would give the Marshall University Forensic science Center the first opportunity to do ...
In just two years, drug giant McKesson Corp. shipped nearly 5 million prescription painkillers to a single pharmacy in a Southern West Virginia town with 400 residents, according to a letter released Thursday by a congressional committee investigating the opioid epidemic. McKesson, which ranks No.
A white West Virginia police officer who was fired after he refused to shoot a black man who had a gun has settled a lawsuit for $175,000. The American Civil Liberties Union of West Virginia announced the settlement with the city of Weirton on Monday. In the lawsuit, Stephen Mader said he did nothing ...
The survey is available at www.cityofhuntington.com and only takes a few minutes to complete, according to the city. It also will be printed on a postage-paid postcard that will accompany municipal refuse fee bills being mailed to Huntington residents later this week. Residents are asked to either complete the survey online ...
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. (AP) -- Officials in one West Virginia county will unveil a new tool to keep parents informed about when school buses arrive to pick up their children. The Journal reports Jefferson County's school system will debut a mobile app on March 1. It is aimed at giving parents an estimated ...
West Virginia is celebrating the 2018 maple season with two Maple Days on which sugar shacks and maple operations will open to the public. The West Virginia Department of agriculture said in a news release that 16 operations will participate this year, and several retail locations will have maple-themed ...
West Virginia's Senate has voted to require hospital emergency departments as well as emergency responders to report all suspected or confirmed drug overdoses. The bill passed unanimously Monday also would require all emergency responders to carry the antidote for opioid overdoses while ...
Stranko unveiled a 26-page working draft of the revised charter during a special city council meeting Monday evening. The original charter -- enacted by the Virginia General Assembly more than 80 years before West Virginia came into being -- specifies little more than the acreage of the new town and the ...
Political turmoil in the communities of Colorado City, Ariz., and Hildale, Utah, have resulted in the resignations of nearly a dozen city and utility board ... FLDS dominance of the school system, town marshal's office and a religious trust that once controlled nearly all the land and homes in the border towns.
A woman has been thrown out of a government town hall in West Virginia for reading out the state's political donations from oil and gas Corporations. Lissa Lucas, a local resident and a Democratic candidate in this year's primaries, had prepared a testimony on a bill that would allow gas companies to drill ...
GoFundMeA former West Virginia police officer who was fired after not shooting a suicidal man wielding an unloaded gun has reached a settlement in a wrongful termination lawsuit that has drawn national headlines. The city of Weirton, W.V., agreed on Friday to pay Stephen Mader, a U.S. Marine Corps ...
In an agreement approved by a federal judge on Feb. 1, Mr. Mader agreed to end the lawsuit in return for $175,000 from the city -- $85,000 of it going to his attorneys -- and a pledge by the city that it would not interfere with any attempt by him to get another job in law enforcement or any other job.
Photo by Joselyn King Local teachers, state employees and their supporters turn out for a regional town hall meeting for local teachers Saturday at John Marshall high school. GLEN DALE -- Northern Panhandle teachers believe they are worth more than the 1 percent or 2 percent yearly raise for them ...
Charlotte Laws' grandfather was a victim in one of the city's most shocking murders in which resident and devil-worshiper Ernie Yost shot and killed his ... Laws wrote a book about 1948 murder of Her grandfather, Tucker Moroose, was a victim in one of the Fairmont West Virginia's most shocking murders.
You can't live in Lawrence Park, Pennsylvania, and not know General Electric. The company designed and built the entire community -- the street grid, the houses -- over a century ago. Jim Connelly spent his childhood in the shadow of GE's 350-acre facility near Erie. And eight years ago, after college ...
It may not seem so if you watch crime dramas like CSI, NCIS or Chicago P.D., but homicide, assault and rapes have decreased in big cities since the 1970s. Even Chicago ... deal with it." Sharkey's new book is Uneasy peace: The Great Crime Decline, the Renewal of City Life, and the Next war on Violence.
Former Massey CEO and West Virginia Republican Senatorial candidate, Don Blankenship, speaks during a town hall to kick off his campaign in Logan, W.Va., Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. Blankenship will face two other Republican candidates in the May 8th primary. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) The Associated ...
Former Massey CEO and West Virginia Republican Senatorial candidate, Don Blankenship, speaks during a town hall to kick off his campaign in Logan, W.Va., Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. Blankenship will face two other Republican candidates in the May 8th primary. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) The Associated ...
West Virginia deals with the highest overdose death rates in the country, and it was the first state to file suit against quote, "Big PhaRMA." About a year ago, McDowell was the first county, Huntington the first city and the tiny town of Kermit the first town to follow in state leaders' footsteps and file suit against ...
The city of Bluefield is applying to join a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) program that's designed to help the agency learn how to regulate the many drones now being used across the nation. This program is known as the UASIPP, according to Brandon Saddler, a geographic information system (GIS) ...
People walk the streets of downtown Charles Town. Charles Town was recently listed as the fourth safest city in the state, according to one study. (Journal file photo by Ron Agnir). MARTINSBURG -- Charles Town is the fourth safest city in West Virginia, while Martinsburg comes in at No. 20, according to a ...
Among those who have filed lawsuits are several governments in the Tri-State, including Scioto, Gallia and Lawrence counties and the city of ... The cases in West Virginia had been at a standstill since May when the sides first met in a Charleston court until a November filing requested the centralization.
A union official says a coal mine in northern West Virginia has been idled, with 260 workers losing their jobs, apparently because of adverse geological conditions and market issues. Phil Smith, spokesman for the United Mine Workers of America, says another 59 people were laid off a few months ago at ...
BROOKLYN, NY -- A Lower East Side man sold fentanyl that killed a pregnant woman in West Virginia, Federal Prosecutors said Tuesday. Edward "Super Ed" Carrillo also distributed cocaine that his associates sold as crack in Long Island City's Queensbridge housing project. He was sentenced to ...
Two Jefferson County, W.Va., men were sentenced Monday by Chief U.S. District Judge Gina M. Groh to prison terms in connection with ... Darnell Antonio Gardner, 38, of Charles Town, W.Va., was sentenced to 12 months and one day in prison, according to a news release from Powell's office.
The Martinsburg (W.Va.) Historic Preservation Review Committee voted Monday night to approve an updated design for a new building that will serve as the city police department's headquarters and municipal court. The panel reject the original plan in November. Courtesy of Silling Architects/City of ...
West Virginia's U.S. senators are pushing to reauthorize funding for the 20-year-old children's health insurance Plan, which expired in October. According to health officials, the program covers 21,321 children statewide and about 9 million nationally. It provides low-cost health coverage for children under ...
CHARLESTON -- The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org. Nov. 29, 1921: The actress Dagmar was born Virginia Ruth Egnor in Logan County. Her acting career took off in 1950 when ...
Tuggle leads a group that represents five counties in southern West Virginia, a part of the state that is particularly underserved. ... Under the new law, a group of 20 families and businesses, or three cities or counties, can form a co-op, which is one of the most cost-effective ways to close the digital divide in ...
Nearly $21 million in state funding has been awarded to expand residential treatment services for substance abuse across West Virginia, the state Department of Health and Human Resources announced Monday. The funding comes from recent court settlements with opioid distributors. Legislation passed ...
"As a resident of this town, of this city, I can look out my window any time ... In cities and town across the nation, citizens are protesting refugees ...


 

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