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FCC program expanding broadband in rural W.Va. 12-06-2013 05:17
Broadband service is being expanded to about 36,000 homes and businesses in rural West Virginia. The Federal Communications Commission announced Thursday that its Connect America Fund has earmarked $22 ...
CONSOL completes sale of 5 W.Va. mines to Murray 12-05-2013 07:57
CONSOL Energy Inc. says it has completed the sale of subsidiary Consolidation Coal Company to Murray Energy. The sale includes five longwall mines in West Virginia. They include the McElroy, Shoemaker, ...
Chamber of Commerce ads to run in Idaho, W.Va. 12-05-2013 05:17
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is launching ads backing eight-term Republican Rep. Mike Simpson, who faces a primary challenge in Idaho, and two GOP candidates in West Virginia as the business organization ramps up its political activity for next year's congressional elections.
Gas prices down 1 cent in W.Va. 12-04-2013 05:37
Gas prices have dipped a bit in West Virginia. AAA East Central says the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas in the state dropped 1 cent over the past week to about $3.32. That's down about ...
W.Va. ski season opening with plenty of snow 11-27-2013 05:11
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Snow is arriving in West Virginia just in time for the opening of the state's ski season.
Gas prices creep up 6 cents in W.Va. 11-27-2013 05:08
West Virginia motorists will pay a little more this week when they gas up for Thanksgiving travel. AAA East Central says the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas in the state increased six ...
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PEIA approves health insurance plan for state workers 12-06-2013 12:18
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The state Public Employees Insurance Agency Finance Board approved the health insurance plan for next fiscal year for state workers at a meeting Friday. PEIA Director Ted Cheatham said the plan approved is basically the same proposal the board took out for public hearings in November. Most state workers and retirees will be paying the same monthly premiums next year as they are now. The monthly prices are the same because PEIA is using the agency’s reserve fund to the keep the costs down. Cheatham said that fund is now just below $200 million. He said it won’t take...
E. Gordon Gee hired 12-06-2013 12:00
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — More than 30 years after he first served as president of West Virginia University, Dr. E. Gordon Gee will be returning to Morgantown to take over the same role on a temporary basis. On Friday, members of the Higher Education Policy Commission unanimously approved the presidential selection WVU’s Board of Governors had unanimously made Thursday. Gee has been appointed for a term which means he is president, not interim president. His annualized salary at WVU will be $450,000 and he will live at Blaney House on WVU’s campus. Gee, who is considered one of the most highly experienced university presidents...
Flood warnings issued for several counties 12-06-2013 11:24
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The National Weather Service placed 15 counties under a flood warning Friday afternoon as rain from a large storm system continued to pound central and south central counties. The first warning was scheduled to stretch until 11:45 p.m. for Boone, Cabell, Clay, Jackson, Kanawha, Lincoln, Mason, Putnam and Wayne counties. A flood warning for central counties will extend until midnight Saturday night. Those counties include western parts of Harrison County, along with Pleasants, northern Ritchie County, Tyler and northeastern Wood County. Some parts of the state were forecasted to pick up sleet and snow early Saturday morning as the temperatures...
Mega Millions jackpot increased 12-06-2013 11:05
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Mega Millions jackpot for Friday night’s drawing has been increased to $297 million by the Multi-State Lottery Association. The West Virginia Lottery says tickets will be sold until 9:59 p.m. for the 10:59 p.m. drawing.
Randolph man charged with sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl 12-06-2013 08:53
ELKINS, W.Va. — Bond was set at $150,000 cash only for the Randolph County man who allegedly had sex with an 11-year-old girl twice. State Police arrested Jared Michael Iseli, 20, of Beverly, earlier this week, and charged him with two counts of sexual assault. The girl’s parents told troopers she had snuck out of their home early Sunday to meet a man, later identified as Iseli, whose number was found on the girl’s phone. Iseli allegedly had sex with her at his home that day and, previously, on Nov. 29. State Police said Iseli told them he had met the girl at a...
Dozens of Preston County students treated for possible exposure 12-06-2013 08:51
TUNNELTON, W.Va. — Officials with the Preston County Office of Emergency Services confirmed 37 students at Tunnelton-Denver Elementary School in Preston County were taken by ambulance to hospitals in three counties Friday. It followed an air quality incident that also prompted a school evacuation. An unknown number of students were taken to hospitals in private vehicles. Estimates indicated more than 50 students total may have been treated. It started Friday morning when officials said dozens of students started complaining of respiratory problems. Craig Schmidl, assistant superintendent of schools in Preston County, told MetroNews Affiliate WAJR-AM in Morgantown there were concerns about possible carbon monoxide fumes that...
Charleston, WVa – November 25, 2013 — Thousands of West Virginians will be preparing meals and traveling in inclement weather throughout the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The American Red Cross has safety tips for the kitchen and for the highway. more... (pdf)
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Local Judicial Corruption In WV Social Security Office Could Topple National SSA Commissioner
West Virginia News 02-21-2013
Problems Within The Social Security Administration Are Mounting... by Jack SwintWhat began back in late 2010 as a regional SSA scandal alleging fraud and 'case-fixing' of disability appeal claims with the Office of Disability Adjudication Review (ODAR) office in Huntington WV, now has federal authorities and US Senators focusing their...Read more...
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