West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is filing a new lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency.After the threat of thousands of layoffs at Alpha Natural Resources, West Virginia is not the only state taking action. More>>
Similar public hearings have been held in Denver, Atlanta and Washington, D.C. More>>
West Virginia officials are planning to recognize thousands of volunteers who pick up litter along the state's roadways. More>>
A gas leak at Middletown Mall in Fairmont, WV originated at Mi Pueblo’s, according to Betty Schmidt, management and marketing for the mall. More>>
Jeffrey S. Walton, 48, of Ronceverte, West Virginia, a former work supervisor at the Federal Prison Camp at Alderson , has been sentenced to 10 months in prison for touching a female inmate's breasts.
West Virginia Family Health announced July 31 it is entering the Medicaid managed care market in 53 West Virginia counties to deliver services to Medicaid members eligible for managed care. More>>
A new report from the state Office of Drug Control Policy shows heroin overdose deaths in Kentucky increased 60 percent in 2013. In 2011, 22 people died from heroin overdoses in Kentucky. By 2013, that number has risen to 230. More>>
Authorities are still searching for two of the 14 people named in a 24-count federal indictment this week charging them with dealing a variety of drugs in West Virginia’s eastern panhandle over the past six years. Twelves have been taken into custody. More>>
Alpha Natural Resources announced July 31 that 11 affiliated coal mines and other facilities in West Virginia could be idled by mid-October, potentially causing 1,100 to be laid off. More>>
The Environmental Protection Agency held the first of two hearings in Pittsburgh today regarding the June 2 Clean Power Plan; in response, the United Mine Workers of America held a rally in the Steel City, which resulted in 14 arrests. More>>
A study commissioned by the National Association of Manufacturers and released July 31 claims that a new ozone regulation from the Obama Administration could cost the United States $270 billion per year and place millions of jobs at risk. More>>
An Oklahoma-based cell phone tower contractor has been cited following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration into a February 2014 tower collapse in Clarksburg that killed two employees and a volunteer firefighter. More>>
Century Aluminum Company CEO Michael Bless told analysts this week the company is “working hard” on restarting its Ravenswood, West Virginia, plant.
The West Virginia Dangerous Wild Animal Board also lowered some of the registration fees. More>>
Inbound Logistics has included Norfolk Southern and CSX, two major railroad companies with major operations in West Virginia, on its 75 Green Supply Chain Partners list for 2014. More>>
The judges said the buildings cannot be exempt because Sunoco Logistics' Mariner East pipeline service does not constitute public utility service. The propane service is to begin later this year, while the ethane service is to begin next year. More>>
U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., and chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, released a majority staff report on the findings of the Committee’s investigation into wireless cramming – where consumers get charged on their phone bills for goods and services they never agreed to purchase. More>>
West Virginia State Police have arrested a Philippi man accused of stabbing a woman after she allegedly threw his box of money and meth into the woods.West Virginia State Police said Hull told them the woman had stabbed herself. More>>
As an attempt to keep up with the rapid expansion of the Marcellus Shale gas industry, FirstEnergy announced July 30 that it has begun construction on a new transmission substation near Sherwood in Doddridge County. More>>
Girls enrolled in the Boone and Lincoln Juvenile Drug Court participated in a court-supervised, gender-specific self-esteem program recently. Juvenile Drug Court emphasizes positive social activities and role models.
Thousands of pro-coal West Virginians including Bill Raney, president of the West Virginia Coal Association, attended a rally in Pittsburgh on July 30. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin spoke at the coal rally as well. More>>
On July 31, students from the SURE program at West Liberty University will present their individual research projects at Campbell Hall of Health Sciences from 10 a.m.-noon. More>>
Thanks to Dominion Resources and the Dominion Foundation, West Virginia University’s Department of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering will be building a Natural Gas Measurement Laboratory, WVU announced July 29. More>>
West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced July 29 the State of
Hundreds of West Virginians are expected to head to Pittsburgh to attend Thursday and Friday's EPA hearings.
The company's website lists 15 states that extended their deadlines for submitting the exams. The Boca Raton, Florida-based ExamSoft also has offices in Dallas and administers bar exams in 43 U.S. states. More>>
You've heard of smart phones, but what about a smart meter? The city of Fairmont's utility board is bringing that new technology to customers as a way to help them save money and the environment.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded a new five-state Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) contract to a partnership led by the West Virginia Medical Institute (WVMI). More>>
During the first half of 2014, 22 miners were killed in accidents across the country, representing an increase in the mid-year fatality count, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration announced July 28. More>>
The tank that contributed to the chemical spill that contaminated the drinking water supply for 300,000 West Virginians has been demolished.
To keep the NCAA from having to hold unwieldy talks with multiple plaintiffs, 10 lawsuits filed nationwide were consolidated into the one case in Chicago, where the first lawsuit was filed in 2011. More>>
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection will accept comments this week on a proposed revision to the state’s Solid Waste Management rule, the department announced July 29. More>>
U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., testified, along with several other lawmakers and representation from the Sierra Club, a national activism group. More>>
Huntington, West Virginia, resident Kamel Auntae Burris, 31, described as an enforcer for a local drug gang, wore a mask in November 2013 when he robbed a known drug dealer at gunpoint in his apartment on 10th Street in Huntington, U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin said.
The Keeper of the Mountains Foundation will make a trip from Charleston to Detroit to deliver over 1,000 gallons of water by July 30. More>>
Connie Lynn Whitley, 51, of Proctorville, Ohio, stole more than $150,000 in federal funds intended to help low income and disabled residents at Huntington's Uptowner Inn pay rent. More>>
Arch Coal Inc. (ACI) on July 29 reported a bigger loss in its second quarter, and beat analysts' expectations. More>>
The super PAC named Honest West Virginians received the check from the West Virginia State Building & Construction Trades Council in late June. More>>
The District would join cities including Seattle and San Francisco that have banned plastic foam for environmental reasons. The ban will take effect starting in 2016. More>>
Other places around the country have started using mobile delivery systems for their summer meals programs. In Baltimore, a summer meals program drops meals off at 11 sites, while in Waco, Texas, school buses go to certain designated sites and kids get on the bus to get their meals. More>>
Troopers from the Princeton Detachment of the West Virginia State Police say two people are arrested for allegedly stealing an emergency vehicle from the scene of a vehicle fire.
UPDATE: The July 27 fire at the Morris Building in downtown Huntington, WV is now under investigation. Investigators say it started in the elevator, which collapsed onto the 4th floor. More>>
West Virginia will receive $950,000 from a settlement with GE Funding Capital Market Services, Trinity Plus Funding Co. LLC and Trinity Funding Co. LLC, to resolve complaints that they'd rigged bids, fixed prices and manipulated the market for municipal derivatives, More>>
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