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Putnam farmers venture into agritourism

November 8, 2015

BUFFALO, W.Va. (AP) — With an end to this year's harvest season in sight, popular destinations such as Gritt's Fun Farm have cleared out their pumpkin patches and corn maze. more »»

Dog that ate BBQ skewer wins award for most unusual claim

November 7, 2015

PRINCETON, W.Va. (AP) — A dog that ate a barbecue skewer has won a national competition for most unusual pet insurance claim.

The Bluefield Daily Telegraph reports (http://bit. more »»

State seeing big increase in cases of whooping cough

November 7, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia health officials are reporting a spike in the disease commonly known as whooping cough.

According to the Charleston Gazette-Mail (http://bi. more »»

3 lawmakers to host tax reform public hearing in Bluefield

November 7, 2015

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (AP) — Three Republican lawmakers from Mercer County will host a public forum on tax reform in Bluefield.

The event is set for 5:30 p.. more »»

States expecting fierce legislative campaigns in 2016

November 7, 2015

With the November 2016 elections just one year away, Republicans, Democrats and outside groups are preparing for expensive battles over state legislative seats. more »»

Retiree traveled world forecasting weather for troops

November 7, 2015

HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — Not unlike other retirees, Larry Mayou doesn't pay a lot of attention to the weather -he prefers to just wait and see what happens. more »»

West Virginia drug court adds prostitution program

November 6, 2015

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia drug court has a new name and a broader mission. more »»

Sex offender pleads guilty to possessing child porn

November 6, 2015

BALTIMORE (AP) — A man twice convicted of sex offenses has pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography. more »»

2 Charleston patrolmen revive man who was overdosing

November 6, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Two Charleston police officers are being recognized for coming to the aid of a city man who had overdosed on drugs. more »»

US rig count declines by 4 this week to 771

November 6, 2015

HOUSTON (AP) — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. this week declined by four to 771. more »»

Man shot by sheriff's deputy in West Virginia identified

November 6, 2015

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Officials have identified a man that they say was fatally shot by a sheriff's deputy attempting to arrest a suspect in an armed robbery. more »»

Another former Massey official questioned in ex-CEO's trial

November 6, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A former high-ranking Massey Energy official has taken the stand in the trial of former company CEO Don Blankenship. more »»

Federal agency opposes West Virginia hospital takeover

November 6, 2015

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Federal regulators say a Huntington hospital's planned takeover of another hospital would likely lead to higher costs to patients and lower quality of care. more »»

Remembrance planned for 1970 Marshall plane crash victims

November 6, 2015

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Kentucky resident whose father was among the victims of the 1970 Marshall University plane crash that killed 75 people will speak at a memorial service. more »»

WVU fraternity suspended after prank

November 6, 2015

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University's Office of Student Life has suspended a fraternity involved in a prank. more »»

West Virginia machinery company to lay off 77 employees

November 6, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Walker Machinery Company has announced that 77 of its employees will be laid off. more »»

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