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WVa gov nixes 'In God We Trust' bill, cites technical errors

March 27, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Citing technical errors, Gov. more »»

US oil and natural gas rig count drops by 21 to 1,048

March 27, 2015

HOUSTON (AP) — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by 21 this week to 1,048 amid falling oil prices. more »»

Tomblin OKs bill to trim safety law that followed 2014 spill

March 27, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Less than a year after signing legislation with new safeguards in response to a 2014 chemical spill that prompted a tap-water ban for 300,000 people, West Virginia Gov. more »»

WVa gov signs bill to scale back law after chemical spill

March 27, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has signed a bill to scale back a law safeguarding against chemical spills from aboveground tanks. more »»

W.Va. woman gets year in jail for crash that killed Md. girl

March 27, 2015

HAGERTOWN, Md. (AP) — A West Virginia woman is going to jail for knowingly driving an uninsured vehicle in a crash that killed a 5-year-old Maryland girl. more »»

Bodies of missing Pittsburghers found in West Virginia river

March 27, 2015

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh police say two separate missing persons cases have been solved as their bodies surfaced downstream in a river in West Virginia in recent days — and one is now being... more »»

Kentucky man charged in W.Va. with $800K VA fraud

March 27, 2015

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Kentucky man has been charged in West Virginia with defrauding the federal Veteran's Affairs Disability Compensation Program. more »»

Md. officers learning to combat animal cruelty, fighting

March 27, 2015

HAGERTOWN, Md. (AP) — About two dozen law enforcement officers and veterinarians are gathering in Hagerstown to learn how to combat animal cruelty and animal fighting. more »»

W.Va. getting $5.6 million US dollars for sidewalks, trails

March 27, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — More than $5.6 million in federal funding is headed to 42 alternative transportation projects in West Virginia.

Gov. more »»

W.Va. sheriff's office buying K9 vests with donated dollars

March 27, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Like their human counterparts, the canine members of the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office now have protective vests. more »»

W.Va. woman gets prison for bogus water quality reports

March 27, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A 60-year-old McDowell County woman has been sentenced to federal prison for filing fraudulent water quality reports.

U.S. more »»

W.Va. delegation asks for snow storm emergency declaration

March 26, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's congressional delegation is requesting a major disaster declaration after winter storm Thor hit the state early this month. more »»

WVa gov vetoes bill letting businesses fund road repairs

March 26, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has vetoed a bill to let businesses pay for minor road repair projects, like filling potholes. more »»

Census: More residents in West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle

March 26, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle counties continue to bulk up on population gains, according to Census figures released Thursday. more »»

Authorities seize 40 dogs, 5 cats from Parkersburg home

March 26, 2015

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities have seized 40 dogs and five cats from a Parkersburg residence. more »»

Augusta County seeks extension of pipeline's comment period

March 26, 2015

VERONA, Va. (AP) — Augusta County wants federal regulators to give the public more time to comment on a proposed natural gas pipelin. more »»

Coal company seeks OK to expand W.Va. slurry impoundment

March 26, 2015

LUMBERPORT, W.Va. (AP) — A Murray Energy company wants to expand a coal slurry impoundment in Harrison County to increase its capacity.

The former Consolidation Coal Co. more »»

Man convicted of involuntary manslaughter in baby's death

March 26, 2015

PRINCETON, W.Va. (AP) — A Bluefield man has been convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the death of his infant so. more »»

Pa. man who escaped from W.Va. psychiatric hospital captured

March 26, 2015

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia State Police have captured a Pennsylvania man who escaped from a state psychiatric hospital. more »»

W.Va. Eastern Panhandle shows population gains in 2014

March 26, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — U.S. Census figures show counties in West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle continue to bulk up on population gains. more »»

Kicking the can: a South Charleston icon going away

March 26, 2015

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A giant metal paint can that has been a part of the commercial landscape in South Charleston since 1963 is coming down. more »»


Belmont County Commissioners Meeting April 1, 2015

Meetings held every Wednesday in the court house at 10 a.m. more »

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