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Man accused of killing ex-wife pleads not guilty to murder

February 12, 2016

FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) — A Preston County man accused of fatally shooting a woman in Fairmont has pleaded not guilty. more »»

US rig count drops 30 this week to 541; Texas down 14

February 12, 2016

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 30 this week to 541. more »»

Lawmakers override veto, will repeal W.Va. prevailing wage

February 12, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia is eliminating its prevailing wage for public construction projects. more »»

Lawmakers override veto, will make W.Va. right-to-work state

February 12, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia is set to become the 26th right-to-work state.

In House and Senate party-line votes Friday, lawmakers rebuked Thursday's veto by Democratic Gov. more »»

Dominion outlines new national forest route for pipeline

February 12, 2016

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Energy companies behind the Atlantic Coast Pipeline have carved a new proposed route through national forests in West Virginia and Virginia. more »»

Guide helps communities deal with dilapidated properties

February 12, 2016

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A clinic at the West Virginia University College of Law has published a free legal guide for dealing with dilapidated properties. more »»

W. Virginia governor vetoes so-called right-to-work proposal

February 11, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — As promised, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin vetoed bills on Thursday to make West Virginia the 26th with a so-called right-to-work law and repeal its prevailing wage. more »»

West Virginia death investigators cut backlog of cases

February 11, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Medical Examiner's Office has been working to crack down on a backlog of cases and seek accreditation. more »»

W.Va. governor vetoes right to work, prevailing wage repeal

February 11, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — As promised, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has vetoed bills to make West Virginia the 26th right-to-work state and repeal its prevailing wage. more »»

Governor frustrated by lack of effort to fill budget hole

February 11, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — About halfway through the 60-day legislative session, Gov. more »»

West Virginia House approves religious-exemptions bill

February 11, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia religious-exemptions bill that opponents say would allow for discrimination has cleared the Republican-led House of Delegate. more »»

W.Va. gov: GOP lawmakers not addressing budget "frustrating"

February 11, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — About halfway through the 60-day legislative session, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin says it's frustrating that lawmakers haven't considered options to plug a massive budget hole. more »»

West Virginia House to vote on religious-exemptions bill

February 11, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A religious-exemptions bill that opponents say would allow for discrimination in West Virginia is set for a House of Delegates vot. more »»

Councilman to serve 10-20 years in prison for sex crimes

February 11, 2016

LUMBERPORT, W.Va. (AP) — A Lumberport councilman has been sentenced to 10 to 20 years in prison for sex crimes involving children.

The Exponent Telegram reports (bit. more »»

WV death investigators cut cases backlog, seek accreditation

February 11, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Medical Examiner's Office has been working to crackdown on the backlog of cases and to seek accreditation.

WVVA-TV reports (bit. more »»

 
 

Never Alone WV meeting February 15, 2016

"Never Alone WV" holds weekly meetings of support for various addictions, each Monday night at 6 p.m. The location is 149 Preston Ave. on Weirton Heights. more »

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A quick memory for the Challenger

January 28, 2016 Time won't let me write much of a blog post about the Space Shuttle Challenger explosion, but here's the memories: It was my first anniversary at the Herald-Star. more »

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