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HARRISON COUNTY, W. Va. (WDTV) - There's something you've definitely seen, and that's gas prices going up! The average this week in West Virginia is up to $2.69. This has been the largest jump in gas prices for a consecutive week.
More than a dozen people, including two major distributors, were arrested in a major crackdown on the opioid drug trade Tuesday in West Virginia and Michigan involving hundreds of federal, state and local law enforcement officers, officials said.

The American Legislative Exchange Council Center for State Fiscal Reform released its annual 2018 “Rich States, Poor States: ALEC-Laffer State Economic Competitiveness Index,” which gives West Virginia an average score of 30th in the country for its economic outlook, based on 15 different criteria that ...
The West Virginia Department of Agriculture is inviting residents to vote on four options for the next "West Virginia Grown" logo for products produced in the Mountain State. ... This is a branding mechanism for our producers and those who are proud to buy or use 'West Virginia Grown' products,” he said.
CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man has died 10 days after being shot by a sheriff's deputy. Lt. R.G. Waybright II of the Harrison County Sheriff's Department said in a news release that 59-year-old Raymond Lyle Bell of Reynoldsville died Sunday at J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital. No further ...
CHARLESTON — While the data is not yet finalized, the number of overdose deaths in 2017 in West Virginia has now surpassed all previous years. The West Virginia Health Statistics Center data shows 909 residents died due to overdose in 2017. Many deaths are still pending due to reporting delays, ...

Thirty people in the drug organization were indicted in state and federal court in southern West Virginia, and more arrest and search warrants were ... state and Marshall University police, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the West Virginia National Guard, the FBI and local sheriff's departments.
Senate Republicans are escalating their attacks on West Virginia Senate GOP candidate Don Blankenship, increasingly worried that the coal baron and ex-prisoner will blow a winnable race against Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin. Republicans see West Virginia as a prime pickup opportunity in November, ...
Going into the depths of the earth where it's dark and wet might not seem fun for most people, but for the Ohio University Geology Department, it's just another normal weekend. Three weekends ago, I had the opportunity to travel to West Virginia with “cavers” who do this kind of thing for research.
I don't think, though, that Southern West Virginia -- and even the nation -- have hit rock bottom for as low as [the opioid crisis] can get. These numbers aren't as high today as they're going to be," Chafin said. "When facts, numbers, like these come out though, it sort of reinvigorates us. I guess it reminds us ...
Although amusement parks are still a few weeks away from starting up, for West Virginia's ski resorts, the proverbial rollercoaster season is finally ... This season with a seasonably cold November and December all five of West Virginia's downhill resorts were open by mid December with Snowshoe first out ...
Funeral services have been set for both West Virginia firefighters killed while responding to a fatal highway crash. March 29, 2018, at 7:05 ... (AP) — Funeral services have been set for two West Virginia firefighters who were killed when their fire truck crashed into a rock wall on a highway. Pratt assistant ...
As rank-and-file teachers waged their audacious strike in my home state, lots of people cited West Virginia's stirring labor heritage: the epic mine wars in the 1920s, including the Battle of Blair Mountain, when planes dropped bombs on striking miners, fighting to unionize and end the dictatorship of the coal ...
Welcome to our weekly wrap-up of everything happening with West Virginia football recruiting. In this edition, we discuss the Mountaineers' recruiting plans as spring practice continues. While the rest of the Mountain State is in the grips of basketball fever, a top-rated recruit will inspect West Virginia and its ...
The Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope in Green Bank, West Virginia. Photo: NRAO/AUI/NSF. Could you survive in Green Bank, West Virginia? Settled in the center of the National Radio Quiet Zone, wireless signals have been banned from the 143-population town to prevent interference with the Green ...
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Saturday could turn into a tale of two weather days in West Virginia. All counties generally north of Braxton County were expected to stay largely dry while a weather system packing rain and some potentially heavy snow moved through southern West Virginia, according to the ...
In a March 20, 2018, press release to promote the bill, Jenkins wrote, "The federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration announced on Monday that West Virginia will be receiving $330,000 in additional funding, as our state has the highest overdose death rate in the nation." Is Jenkins correct ...

Less than two months after being appointed as director of the West Virginia Office of Drug Control Policy, Michael Brumage has stepped down. March 23 ... In a statement, Brumage said he could best serve people through his work with the West Virginia University School of Public Health and "away from the ...
FLAGSTAFF – Five dozen Arizona elk recently travelled more than 2,000 miles to West Virginia in an effort to restore the population in a state that hasn't seen elk since the Civil War. The elk now roam the Tomblin Wildlife Management Area. Officials said they hope the reintroduction will contribute to the ...
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 ...
This story was produced by the West Virginia Department of Agriculture as part of a collaboration among the agency, West Virginia Public Broadcasting and Inside Appalachia. This Saturday is "Mountain State Maple Day" in West Virginia. Sugar shacks and maple operations around the state will open their ...
The governing bodies of nine towns and two counties in West Virginia have filed lawsuits alleging drug manufacturers and distributors failed to follow state and federal law to prevent the distribution and abuse of prescription pain medication thorough the Mountain State. The 11 lawsuits filed in U.S. District ...
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 ...
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 ...
A super PAC supporting West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey in the GOP Senate primary is pouring money into mail and digital efforts ahead of the May 8 primary. Morrisey is competing against Rep. Evan Jenkins and former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship to take on Democratic Sen.
ELKINS, W.Va. - Catholic Charities West Virginia will be hosting the Eighth Annual Race for Hope, and preparations are underway for the regional event on May 5. The race features a half marathon and a 5k walk/run on the Allegheny Highlands Bike Trail. The event averages about 55 runner and walkers, ...
Over the three-year period between 2016 and 2018, TransCanada's investment in critically needed energy infrastructure within West Virginia will eclipse $3 billion. That means the Mountain State and surrounding region are gaining unparalleled access to a reliable, affordable and environmentally ...
For about two weeks, 30,000 West Virginia teachers and school staff went on strike. Last Tuesday saw them earn a victorious end to their efforts, which shuttered schools in all the state's 55 counties. The strike, one of the largest in the country in years, began with teachers demanding long overdue pay rises ...
The university said in a news release that West Virginia ranks fourth in the U.S. for instances of oral cavity and pharynx cancer. ... West Virginia University Medicine head and neck surgeon Rusha Patel said in the release that the state has one of the highest rates of oral and smoking tobacco use in the ...
Raises, Guns, Abortion Highlight West Virginia Session. The approval of 5 percent pay raises ... West Virginia teachers and other public workers flexed their collective muscle and pushed the Republican-controlled state Senate to approve 5 percent raises. The workers were among the lowest paid in the ...
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – The West Virginia Senate has voted 27-6 to impose the federal 20-hour weekly work requirement for many food stamp recipients statewide. It would apply to people ages 18 to 49 who aren't pregnant, disabled or military veterans, have no dependent children and get ...
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- The West Virginia Senate has voted 27-6 to impose the federal 20-hour weekly work requirement for many food stamp recipients statewide. It would apply to people ages 18 to 49 who aren't pregnant, disabled or military veterans, have no dependent children and get ...
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Behind five singles victories and winning the doubles point for the seventh time this season, the Maryland women's tennis team (5-5, 0-0 B1G) defeated West Virginia (4-5, 0-0 Big 12), 6-1 on Saturday. Millie Stretton and Eva Alexandrova each earned their team-best sixth singles ...
Earlier this week, West Virginia's teachers ended a strike that had shuttered schools across the state for nine days. The issue was low wages: In West Virginia, the average teacher earned $45,622 in 2016, according to the National Education Association, placing the state 48th in the nation. The strike ...
West Virginia's Heroines Attend Oscars for Opioid Doc. A heart-wrenching documentary ... Sheldon has been working on another film about four men in a northern West Virginia recovery center and hopes to release it this year as a way to keep the conversation going. She said she is grateful that the film has ...
West Virginia's House and Senate have unanimously approved a budget for the state government with $4.38 billion in general revenues for the fiscal year starting July 1 including raises for the state's teachers, prison guards and other workers. March 10, 2018, at 5:24 p.m.. West Virginia Legislators Approve Budgets With ...
(AP) — West Virginia's death toll from drug overdoses has improved slightly, with 872 deaths last year. The state hit a grim record in 2016 of 887 fatal overdoses, or 52 per 100,000 residents, the highest drug-related death toll in the nation. Public Health Commissioner Dr. Rahul Gupta said he's cautiously ...
After nine days of statewide school closures, West Virginia lawmakers reached a deal with the teachers' union on Tuesday to end the teachers' strike. Gov. Jim Justice signed a measure to raise pay for all state employees, including teachers, by 5 percent. West Virginia Superintendent of Schools Steven ...
CHARLESTON — West Virginia KIDS COUNT hosted a press conference in partnership with the West Virginians for Affordable Health Care Thursday to release an Issue Brief on The State of West Virginia's Kids. The brief focuses on children's' healthcare coverage, noting that having health insurance can ...
While Texas Tech (24-8) advanced past the quarterfinals for the first time since 2005, West Virginia (23-9) recently has grown accustomed to making deep runs at the Sprint Center. Runners-up for the past two years, the Mountaineers rode a torrid second half to beat Baylor 78-65 in Thursday's late game.
West Virginia's death toll from drug overdoses has improved slightly, with 872 deaths last year. The state hit a grim record in 2016 of 887 fatal overdoses, or 52 per 100,000 residents, the highest drug-related death toll in the nation. Public Health Commissioner Dr. Rahul Gupta said he's cautiously optimistic ...
"The nine days lost are nine days that are contractually our employees are required to make up. But most importantly are days our students need to be given back so that they can learn what they need to learn," West Virginia State Schools Superintendent Steven Paine told CNN affiliate WSAZ in Huntington.
Generation West Virginia (GWV) is promoting the second year of the organization's cutting-edge Impact Fellow-ship program. The program invites tomorrow's leaders to work, live and give in West Virginia by offering yearlong, paid fellowships, starting at $31,000 and full benefits, at some of the Mountain ...
Students returned Wednesday to schools across West Virginia, a day after the state's teachers wangled a 5 percent pay increase from their elected leaders. Their victory came after walking off the job in all 55 counties of this poor Appalachian mountain state to protest some of the lowest pay for their ...
The statewide teachers' strike in West Virginia — one of the biggest in the nation in years — could signal the beginning of a new trend: a revolt against austerity policies. The nine-day walkout, which ended Tuesday, was highly unusual. Teachers don't leave their classrooms unless they're seriously fed up, ...
School had been closed since February 22 when West Virginia teachers walked off the job to demand better pay and a fix to the state's embattled health care system known as the Public Employee Insurance Agency, or PEIA. West Virginia ranks 48th in the nation in terms of how much it pays its teachers, ...
A few days ago, her colleague shared a Facebook post about the teacher strike in West Virginia. Email chains and social media threads followed. Soon Gentry-Ballance, who leads the classroom teachers' association in the Phoenix Union High School District, was listening as a coworker explained the ...
An auction to sell West Virginia's largest newspaper, the Charleston Gazette-Mail, is scheduled for Thursday. The Gazette-Mail reports bankruptcy court filings show a second company, HD Media of Huntington, West Virginia, has placed a bid. A subsidiary of Wheeling-based Ogden Newspapers was the ...
Leader Of West Virginia Teachers Union Discusses Resolution To Strike ... NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks to Dale Lee, president of the West Virginia Education Association, about the resolution of the West Virginia teachers strike. Lee has taught in West Virginia public schools for 22 years. Facebook
Wyoming County's Mullens Elementary school teachers Kara Brown, from right, Katherine Dudley and Nina Tunstalle, along with Lois Casto of Central Elementary school in St. Albans, react to news that West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice and Senate Republicans have reached a tentative deal to end a strike by ...


 

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