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W.Va. abandons plan to send inmates out of state

January 26, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia is abandoning a plan to house some inmates in Kentucky.

The state had considered the transfer of up to 400 inmates. more »»

Companies bid millions to drill under state lands in W.Va.

January 26, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Companies have bid millions of dollars to drill for oil and natural gas beneath several state-owned lands in West Virginia. more »»

Court rules for company seeking to trim retiree health costs

January 26, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court is ordering lower courts to take a new look at a dispute over a chemical company's efforts to cut costs in its health plan for retired workers. more »»

Gas line explodes in Brooke County, no injuries reported

January 26, 2015

FOLLANSBEE, W.Va. (AP) — Police have shut down an area in northern Brooke County following a gas line explosion. more »»

Fayette board asks state to OK inspections of all facilities

January 26, 2015

FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — The Fayette County Board of Education is seeking state approval to inspect all of the district's school buildings.

The request comes in the wake of the Jan. more »»

Plane makes emergency landing at W.Va. airport, no injuries

January 26, 2015

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. (AP) — An airport official says no one was injured when a United Express flight made an emergency landing at North Central West Virginia Airpor. more »»

About 12,000 in Lewisburg area without water due to spill

January 26, 2015

LEWISBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A diesel fuel spill has left about 12,000 people in the Lewisburg area without drinking water. more »»

Hurricane offers free smoke alarms to residents

January 26, 2015

HURRICANE, W.Va. (AP) — Hurricane is offering free smoke alarms to residents in an effort to prevent fire-related deaths. more »»

Director of Oglebay Park's Good Zoo retires after 40 years

January 26, 2015

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — The director of Oglebay Park's Good Zoo has retired after 40 years.

Penny Miller's retirement was effective Saturday. more »»

W.Va. to release draft natural gas air permit Feb. 5

January 26, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A draft of a new state air quality permit for natural gas activities will be released next month. more »»

FEMA awards hazard mitigation grants to 3 W.Va. counties

January 26, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Three West Virginia counties will share more than $835,000 in federal hazard mitigation funding. more »»

Trash-to-fuel project in Martinsburg back on track

January 25, 2015

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A $19 million trash-to-fuel project in Martinsburg is back on track following delays. more »»

Bluefield to revise animal ordinance in wake of ruling

January 25, 2015

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (AP) — Bluefield officials plan to revise an animal ordinance in the wake of a ruling that says the city can't euthanize vicious dogs. more »»

Baby boom: Wheeling Hospital breaks birth record in 2014

January 25, 2015

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — Wheeling Hospital experienced a baby boom in 2014, delivering a record 1,215 newborns. more »»

Lewisburg asks water customers to conserve following spill

January 25, 2015

LEWISBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Lewisburg is asking its water customers to conserve water following a diesel fuel spill. more »»

Developer renovates 'eyesores' into chic living spaces

January 25, 2015

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Developer Shane Radcliff just keeps going, in terms of renovating downtown buildings.

While he finishes up the Renaissance Building at 831 4th Av. more »»

Miss Extraordinary pageant helps to build student bonds

January 25, 2015

SHENANDOAH JUNCTION, W.Va. (AP) — Nine Jefferson High School students were given the star treatment by their peers at the third annual Miss Extraordinary Special Needs Pageant. more »»

Officials: Foam found on W.Va. river likely natural

January 24, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia officials say foam found on the surface of the Coal River tested negative for soap or other harmful materials. more »»

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