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Photo courtesy of the National Park Service. The Harpers Ferry area is full of history. This view is from Bolivar Heights. Photo courtesy of the National Park Service. The Harpers Ferry area is full of history. This view is from Bolivar Heights.

Park Service assesses impact of WV attractions

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Four National Park Service attractions in West Virginia drew a total of 1.5 million visitors last year, and visitors spent more than $63 million, directly supporting 839 jobs, a report found. More>>

EPA administrator testifies before US Senate committee on Clean Power Plan benefits

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy testified before a U.S. Senate committee July 23 regarding the carbon-cutting Clean Power Plan that was announced June 2. More>>

West Virginia to receive federal funding for studies on MCHM's effects on animals

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West Virginia might soon receive federal funding to understand the long-term health effects of the January 9 chemical spill, which tainted the water supply for hundreds of thousands of people. More>>

Century Aluminum, Kentucky workers reach 5-year deal

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Century acquired the smelter in June 2013 from Rio Tinto Alcan. More>>

Man, Woman, Charged in Wetzel County Arson That Killed Three People Video included

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Two Pennsylvania residents have been charged with first-degree murder in the arson deaths of three people in Wetzel County earlier this year. More>>

Boone County, WV coal company awarded for community outreach efforts

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Alpha Natural Resource’s Elk Run Coal Co. in Sylvester was selected to receive the 2014 Excellence in Surfacing Coal Mining Good Neighbor Award, Alpha announced July 23. More>>

Old stadium property in Newell, West Virginia, to house new Chrysler dealership

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The Business Development Corporation of the Northern Panhandle has found a buyer for an old football field in Newell, a western Pennsylvania auto dealer who is going to build a state-of-the-art dealership on the site.
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New CASE homes in Bluefield, WV are almost ready for move-in day

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The $1.2 million for the project came from the West Virginia Housing Development Fund. More>>

Meningitis diagnosis prompted McMechen, WV clinic probe

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Health officials in Ohio and West Virginia advised patients of Valley Pain Management in McMechen on Monday to be tested for blood-borne infections. More>>

Health agency says it's OK to use Dan River in North Carolina after February coal ash spill

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The Department of Health and Human Services recommendation Tuesday comes a week after federal environmental officials said Duke Energy has completed removal of large pockets of coal ash from the Dan River. More>>

UPDATE: No agreement reached in Freedom Industries bankruptcy hearing

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A proposed agreement would settle 24 lawsuits against Freedom. Many businesses sued to recoup profits they lost while shuttered for days. A January tap-water ban affected 300,000 people. More>>

Gaza rocket lands near Israel's main airport

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The rocket damaged a house and lightly injured one Israeli in Yehud, a Tel Aviv suburb near the airport, Samri said. As a result, Delta Air Lines and U.S. Airlines decided to cancel their scheduled flights to Israel. More>>

Obama administration says health subsidies will continue despite federal appeals court ruling

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The majority opinion concluded that the law, as written, "unambiguously" restricts subsides to consumers in exchanges established by a state. That would invalidate an Internal Revenue Service regulation that tried to sort out confusing wording in the law by concluding that Congress intended for consumers in all 50 states to have subsidized coverage. More>>

Poor metallurgical coal market causes Cumberland River mining complex to close

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Arch Coal announced July 21 that it will be idling its Cumberland River Coal Company Complex in Appalachia, Virginia due to poor metallurgical coal markets, eventually eliminating 213 full-time positions. More>>

Project under construction at Kentucky coal plant will catch carbon dioxide

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The $19.5 million testing facility under construction at the E.W. Brown Generating Station near Harrodsburg would capture and separate carbon dioxide from the emission stream after the coal is burned. Kentucky Gov. The facility is expected to be completed later this year and testing will conclude in 2016. More>>

West Virginia Fire Marshal's office files felony charges against Wharton-Barrett VFD officers

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The State Fire Marshal has filed felony charges against the Wharton-Barrett Volunteer fire chief and one of his officers for allegedly falsifying training records.
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WV DHHR caseworker in Logan County admits to filing fake claims, pocketing more than $58,000 in benefits

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Shannon Collins, 41, of Logan, a former caseworker in West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Logan County office, obtained more than $58,000 in benefits by filing false claims.

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Lottery Revenues Down, But Commission Remains Optimistic

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At its July monthly commission meeting, West Virginia Lottery director John C. Musgrave reported $1.21 billion in lottery revenues in the 2014 fiscal year, which ended June 30. More>>

WV Senator continues efforts to help employees of WV Schools for the Deaf and Blind

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One West Virginia Senator is looking to work with legislative staff members to draft a bill that aims to protect the jobs of the current child care workers of the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and Blind. More>>

Ohio steel company acquires assets in Severstal, part owner of Mountain State Carbon

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Ohio-based AK Steel has signed a $700 million cash agreement to acquire Severstal North America’s integrated steelmaking assets in Dearborn, Michigan, as well as a cokemaking facility and interests in three joint ventures that process flat-rolled steel products, the company announced July 21. More>>

Beckley man faces up to 20 years in federal prison for dealing heroin in Stanaford, WV

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Jason Kaylor, 31, of Beckley, West Virginia, is facing up to 20 years in prison after admitting in federal court he sold heroin to a police informant in Raleigh County.
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West Virginia national park one of 28 grant recipients

Photo courtesy of the National Park Service. The Harpers Ferry area is full of history. This view is from Bolivar Heights. Photo courtesy of the National Park Service. The Harpers Ferry area is full of history. This view is from Bolivar Heights.
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The National Park Foundation awarded $504,000 in grants to 28 national parks across the United States and the Virgin Islands, including one in West Virginia, through its Park Stewards Program. More>>

Public input sought for WV preservation plan

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The proposed work program is posted on the division's website, www.wvculture.org/shpo . Copies also are available at public libraries around the state. More>>

Founder of Brazil's top building firm, Norberto Odebrecht, dies at 93

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The conglomerate that carries his name went on to lead ambitious projects such as paving a highway across the Andes mountains and through the Amazon rainforest into Peru, and linking Miami's Metrorail to the city's airport. It also formed a consortium with other firms and was awarded contracts for four of the 12 stadiums that hosted games for the World Cup that ended this month. More>>

Ohio rakes in $45 million in online taxes

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Local governments say even though the state is collecting more online sales taxes than ever, the municipalities still are missing out on taxes that could help pay for paving crumbling roads and prosecuting criminals. More>>

Multiple crews fight Glade Springs fire overnight

Fire at Glade Springs Fire at Glade Springs
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No injuries were reported, and there has been no word yet on the cause of the fire. More>>

Bankruptcy Judge Clears Sale of Ormet Plant to Niagra Worldwide Video included

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A Wisconsin firm has been cleared by a bankruptcy judge to buy the Ormet Corp. plant in Hannibal, Ohio. More>>

Ecclesiastes book launch Aug. 8

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An 18-year old Poca native is about to release his third published book. More>>

  • PoliticalMore>>

  • Obama fundraises for Dems; demands GOP cooperation

    Obama fundraises for Dems; demands GOP cooperation

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:54 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:54:12 GMT
    President Barack Obama is calling on Republican lawmakers to cooperate while complaining that they have "gone off the rails." He is also urging Democrats to get over their complacency and vote Republicans out of...
    As hopes dim for bipartisan action in Congress this summer, President Barack Obama is calling on Republican lawmakers to cooperate while complaining that they have "gone off the rails" and urging Democrats to get over...
  • With GOP runoff over, Perdue and Nunn face off

    With GOP runoff over, Perdue and Nunn face off

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:44 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:44:24 GMT
    Now that Georgia Republicans have settled on businessman David Perdue as their nominee for the state's open Senate seat, the real battle begins with a marquee match-up in the fall against Democrat Michelle Nunn...
    Within hours of David Perdue's GOP Senate nomination, he and Democrat Michelle Nunn launched the real battle for Georgia's open Senate seat with attack ads in a matchup that could help settle control of the Senate.
  • Dole, vets groups renew push for disability treaty

    Dole, vets groups renew push for disability treaty

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:22 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:22:17 GMT
    Former Sen. Bob Dole and proponents of a treaty promoting equal rights for the disabled around the world stepped up pressure for full Senate ratification.
    At 91, Bob Dole won't take no for an answer.
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  • BusinessMore>>

  • US economy, though sluggish, may now be sturdier

    US economy, though sluggish, may now be sturdier

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 2:01 PM EDT2014-07-23 18:01:00 GMT
    Out of a seemingly hollow recovery from the Great Recession, a more durable if still slow-growing U.S. economy has emerged.
    Out of a seemingly hollow recovery from the Great Recession, a more durable if still slow-growing U.S. economy has emerged.
  • GM issues 6 more safety recalls

    GM issues 6 more safety recalls

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:51 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:51:31 GMT
    General Motors is issuing six more recalls covering a total of almost 718,000 vehicles in the U.S.
    General Motors is issuing six more recalls covering a total of almost 718,000 vehicles in the U.S.
  • Stocks turn mostly higher as earnings roll in

    Stocks turn mostly higher as earnings roll in

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:41 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:41:30 GMT
    U.S. stock futures are edging up ahead of the opening bell as investors size up earnings reports from Apple, Boeing and other big companies.
    U.S. stock indexes were mostly higher in early-afternoon trading Wednesday as investors weighed positive earnings from the technology industry against disappointing news from Boeing and other companies. Biotechnology...
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