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'Downtown Wheeling Inc.' Changes Name, Still Has Same Goals

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One popular organization in Wheeling has changed their name. "Downtown Wheeling Inc.," will now be known as "Reinvent Wheeling." The group hosts many events in the Wheeling area such as the Wine and Jazz Festival, the Big Ideas Speaker series, and First Fridays. According to Reinvent Wheeling member Jake Dougherty, the name change is intended to reflect the organizations efforts to revitalize the downtown area. He said, "We were looking for a name that really expresses what was happening in d... More>>

WV Attorney General says DEA ruling on hydrocodone-combinations will make it harder for buyers to abuse it

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West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said he supports the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's decision to reclassify hydrocodone-combination medications as Schedule II pharmaceuticals.  More>>

Charleston felon fighting with his girlfriend sentenced to more than 6 years in jail for threatening bystander with a gun

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Mark A. Johnson, Jr., 24, of Charleston, West Virginia, threatened to kill a construction worker trying to intervene in an argument he was having with his girlfriend outside a local shopping mall in November, then tried to persuade witnesses to tell authorities the gun wasn't real.  He's been sentenced to six years and six months in prison. More>>

Airport, chemical co want spill lawsuit dismissed

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An airport and a chemical producer want claims dismissed in a lawsuit partly targeting them over a January chemical spill.  More>>

City of Bridgeport to participate in Internet pilot program

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House Speaker Tim Miley, D-Harrison, applauded bold steps by the city of Bridgeport to become in providing residents with a huge boost in Internet speed. Miley, in a press release, also urged other West Virginia communities to consider a similar approach. More>>

Free credit monitoring offered to consumers impacted by Community Health Systems data breach

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West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says a data breach at Community Health Systems involved non-medical patient identification data related to the group's physician practice operations. More>>

Logan County, West Virginia resident sentenced to probation for using identities of family members to obtain credit cards online

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Joseph Hurley, 28, of Man was sentenced to five years' probation, with five months to be served in community confinement, plus restitution for using identifying information for two family members to obtain credit cards in their name. More>>

WV Sen. Manchin applauds DEA decision to reschedule hyrdocodone, related drugs

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The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration moved Aug. 21 to list hydrocodone-combination products as Schedule II drugs under the Controlled Substance Act. U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., applauded the DEA after the agency officially announced the final rule to reschedule the drugs, which are found in highly addictive painkillers like Vicodin and Lortab, from a Schedule III to a Schedule II controlled substance. More>>

National Parks Service bans drones over Appalachian Trail

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The National Park Service has banned drones from flying over the Appalachian Trail. More>>

US existing home sales rise for 4th straight month

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Sales of existing U.S. homes rose for the fourth straight month in July to their highest level in nearly a year, the latest sign that the housing recovery is picking up after stumbling at the start of the year. More>>

WV state Sen. John Unger to lead 3rd church

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Eastern Panhandle state lawmaker John Unger is adding to his responsibilities as a church minister. More>>

Traveling sports exhibit on tour in WV

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The West Virginia Humanities Council is sponsoring a state tour of the new Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibit "Hometown Teams. More>>

In Cabell County, mosquito pools test positive for the West Nile and La Crosse viruses

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We are in the peak season for what could be a serious health concern. More>>

WV Lawmakers announce federal funding for local law enforcement

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Senators Jay Rockefeller and Joe Manchin, both D-W.Va., along with U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall, D-W.Va., announced more than $1.4 million for local law enforcement communities across the state. More>>

2014 West Virginia Broadband Conference highlights NTIA grant

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At the West Virginia Broadband Conference: Investing in the Future, at the Charleston Mariott Town Center Aug. 19, presenters highlighted the multiple sectors in the Mountain State's 11 planning and development regions that received monetary funds through a grant by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration of the United State Department of Commerce. More>>

Court rejects class-action for Va. gas lawsuits

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The lawsuits allege that EQT Production Co. and CNX Gas. Company cheated the plaintiffs out of royalties for coalbed methane gas on their properties. More>>

Hundreds attend fracking hearing in Raleigh, NC

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The meeting is one of four during a comment period that lasts until the end of September. The state Mining and Energy Commission will analyze the comments and consider revisions to the rules, which then must undergo a fiscal review before legislators have the final say. More>>

US Senate control could rest with well-funded women

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Hagan, Shaheen, Landrieu, Nunn and West Virginia nominee Natalie Tennant created a joint fundraising committee last week to bundle donations. Blue Senate 2014 can now accept one check and then distribute the cash among the five women, making it more efficient for donors to give to women. More>>

WVU doctoral student receives scholarship for shale gas extraction research

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The Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts has awarded West Virginia University Department of Geology and Geography doctoral student Shuvajit Bhattacharya a $2,000 scholarship for the second year in a row for his research exploring oil extraction from the Bakken Shale in North Dakota. More>>

NEW INFO: WV Department of Education Shuts Down Miracle Meadows School in Salem

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The revocation comes after a teacher was arrested and accused of choking a student. More>>

UPDATE: Resolution to Build Power Plant in Marshall County Passes in 2-1 Vote Video included

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On Tuesday morning, the Marshall County Commission passed a resolution to begin construction on a proposed power plant by a 2-1 vote, with Commissioner Bob Miller opposed. More>>

Program That Tracks Purchases of Pseudoephedrine at Drugstores Making Dent in West Virginia Meth Trade Video included

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A program that keeps track of who is buying pseudoephedrine at drugstores is apparently making a dent in the meth lab business. More>>

WV Wilderness group fights against gas companies over pipeline in Pocahontas County

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The West Virginia Wilderness group has been fighting three gas companies for months, who want to put a pipeline in Pocahontas County .Lauren Ragland is the founder of West Virginia Wilderness and said the pipeline does not belong in Pocahontas County. More>>

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  • 'Downtown Wheeling Inc.' Changes Name, Still Has Same Goals

    'Downtown Wheeling Inc.' Changes Name, Still Has Same Goals

    Thursday, August 21 2014 3:16 PM EDT2014-08-21 19:16:18 GMT
    One popular organization in Wheeling has changed their name. "Downtown Wheeling Inc.," will now be known as "Reinvent Wheeling." The group hosts many events in the Wheeling area such as the Wine and Jazz Festival, the Big Ideas Speaker series, and First Fridays. According to Reinvent Wheeling member Jake Dougherty, the name change is intended to reflect the organizations efforts to revitalize the downtown area. He said, "We were looking for a name that really expresses what was happening in d...
    One popular organization in Wheeling has changed their name. "Downtown Wheeling Inc.," will now be known as "Reinvent Wheeling." The group hosts many events in the Wheeling area such as the Wine and Jazz Festival, the Big Ideas Speaker series, and First Fridays. According to Reinvent Wheeling member Jake Dougherty, the name change is intended to reflect the organizations efforts to revitalize the downtown area. He said, "We were looking for a name that really expresses what was happening in d...
  • US existing home sales rise for 4th straight month

    US existing home sales rise for 4th straight month

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:33 AM EDT2014-08-21 14:33:29 GMT
    Sales of existing U.S. homes rose for the fourth straight month in July to their highest level in nearly a year, the latest sign that the housing recovery is picking up after stumbling at the start of the year.
    Sales of existing U.S. homes rose for the fourth straight month in July to their highest level in nearly a year, the latest sign that the housing recovery is picking up after stumbling at the start of the year.
  • 2014 West Virginia Broadband Conference highlights NTIA grant

    2014 West Virginia Broadband Conference highlights NTIA grant

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 3:13 PM EDT2014-08-20 19:13:42 GMT
    At the West Virginia Broadband Conference: Investing in the Future, at the Charleston Mariott Town Center Aug. 19, presenters highlighted the multiple sectors in the Mountain State's 11 planning and development regions that received monetary funds through a grant by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration of the United State Department of Commerce.
    At the West Virginia Broadband Conference: Investing in the Future, at the Charleston Mariott Town Center Aug. 19, presenters highlighted the multiple sectors in the Mountain State's 11 planning and development regions that received monetary funds through a grant by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration of the United State Department of Commerce.
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  • City of Bridgeport to participate in Internet pilot program

    City of Bridgeport to participate in Internet pilot program

    Thursday, August 21 2014 1:42 PM EDT2014-08-21 17:42:43 GMT
    House Speaker Tim Miley, D-Harrison, applauded bold steps by the city of Bridgeport to become in providing residents with a huge boost in Internet speed. Miley, in a press release, also urged other West Virginia communities to consider a similar approach.
    House Speaker Tim Miley, D-Harrison, applauded bold steps by the city of Bridgeport to become in providing residents with a huge boost in Internet speed. Miley, in a press release, also urged other West Virginia communities to consider a similar approach.
  • WV Sen. Manchin applauds DEA decision to reschedule hyrdocodone, related drugs

    WV Sen. Manchin applauds DEA decision to reschedule hyrdocodone, related drugs

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:56 AM EDT2014-08-21 15:56:04 GMT
    The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration moved Aug. 21 to list hydrocodone-combination products as Schedule II drugs under the Controlled Substance Act. U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., applauded the DEA after the agency officially announced the final rule to reschedule the drugs, which are found in highly addictive painkillers like Vicodin and Lortab, from a Schedule III to a Schedule II controlled substance.
    The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration moved Aug. 21 to list hydrocodone-combination products as Schedule II drugs under the Controlled Substance Act. U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., applauded the DEA after the agency officially announced the final rule to reschedule the drugs, which are found in highly addictive painkillers like Vicodin and Lortab, from a Schedule III to a Schedule II controlled substance.
  • National Parks Service bans drones over Appalachian Trail

    National Parks Service bans drones over Appalachian Trail

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:49 AM EDT2014-08-21 15:49:23 GMT
    National Park Service photoNational Park Service photo
    The National Park Service has banned drones from flying over the Appalachian Trail.
    The National Park Service has banned drones from flying over the Appalachian Trail.
  • PoliticalMore>>

  • The ice bucket stops with Obama

    The ice bucket stops with Obama

    Thursday, August 21 2014 5:44 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:44:17 GMT
    The bucket stops with President Barack Obama.
    The ice bucket stops with Obama.
  • GAO: Pentagon violated law with Bergdahl swap

    GAO: Pentagon violated law with Bergdahl swap

    Thursday, August 21 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:34:20 GMT
    Congressional investigators say the Pentagon violated the law when it swapped five Taliban leaders for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held prisoner in Afghanistan for five years.
    The Pentagon broke the law when it swapped Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a prisoner in Afghanistan for five years, for five Taliban leaders, congressional investigators said Thursday.
  • Pentagon: Islamic State militants will regroup

    Pentagon: Islamic State militants will regroup

    Thursday, August 21 2014 5:24 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:24:41 GMT
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says U.S. airstrikes have helped Iraqi and Kurdish forces regain their footing in Iraq, but he expects Islamic State militants will regroup and stage a new offensive.
    U.S. airstrikes have helped Iraqi and Kurdish forces regain their footing in Iraq, but the well-resourced Islamic State militants can be expected to regroup and stage a new offensive, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said...
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  • BusinessMore>>

  • Study: Wealth gap widened in the last decade

    Study: Wealth gap widened in the last decade

    Thursday, August 21 2014 5:53 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:53:57 GMT
    A report from the Census Bureau is the latest evidence that the rich are getting richer while the poor get poorer.
    A report from the Census Bureau is the latest evidence that the rich are getting richer while the poor get poorer.
  • Bank of America settlement likely to benefit few

    Bank of America settlement likely to benefit few

    Thursday, August 21 2014 5:44 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:44:12 GMT
    Bank of America's record $16.65 billion settlement for its role in selling shoddy mortgage bonds - $7 billion of it geared for consumer relief - offers a glint of hope for desperate homeowners.
    Bank of America's record $16.65 billion settlement for its role in selling shoddy mortgage bonds - $7 billion of it geared for consumer relief - offers a glint of hope for desperate homeowners.
  • Airline group forecasts uptick in Labor Day travel

    Airline group forecasts uptick in Labor Day travel

    Thursday, August 21 2014 5:44 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:44:11 GMT
    By The Associated Press A trade group for the nation's big airlines predicts that air travel over the Labor Day weekend will rise 2 percent from the same holiday last year.
    By DAVID KOENIG AP Airlines Writer A trade group for the nation's big airlines predicts that air travel over the Labor Day weekend will rise 2 percent from the same holiday last year.
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  • 2014 West Virginia Broadband Conference highlights NTIA grant

    2014 West Virginia Broadband Conference highlights NTIA grant

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 3:13 PM EDT2014-08-20 19:13:42 GMT
    At the West Virginia Broadband Conference: Investing in the Future, at the Charleston Mariott Town Center Aug. 19, presenters highlighted the multiple sectors in the Mountain State's 11 planning and development regions that received monetary funds through a grant by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration of the United State Department of Commerce.
    At the West Virginia Broadband Conference: Investing in the Future, at the Charleston Mariott Town Center Aug. 19, presenters highlighted the multiple sectors in the Mountain State's 11 planning and development regions that received monetary funds through a grant by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration of the United State Department of Commerce.
  • Hundreds attend fracking hearing in Raleigh, NC

    Hundreds attend fracking hearing in Raleigh, NC

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:12 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:12:52 GMT
    The meeting is one of four during a comment period that lasts until the end of September. The state Mining and Energy Commission will analyze the comments and consider revisions to the rules, which then must undergo a fiscal review before legislators have the final say.
    The meeting is one of four during a comment period that lasts until the end of September. The state Mining and Energy Commission will analyze the comments and consider revisions to the rules, which then must undergo a fiscal review before legislators have the final say.
  • WV Lawmakers announce federal funding for local law enforcement

    WV Lawmakers announce federal funding for local law enforcement

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 3:13 PM EDT2014-08-20 19:13:57 GMT
    Senators Jay Rockefeller and Joe Manchin, both D-W.Va., along with U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall, D-W.Va., announced more than $1.4 million for local law enforcement communities across the state.
    Senators Jay Rockefeller and Joe Manchin, both D-W.Va., along with U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall, D-W.Va., announced more than $1.4 million for local law enforcement communities across the state.
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