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W.Va. joins fight to EPA greenhouse gas rules 05-24-2013 10:54
West Virginia's governor and attorney general are joining two other states that are seeking to challenge federal environmental rules on greenhouse gas emissions. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and Attorney General ...
Gas law issue won't go to W.Va.'s high court yet 05-22-2013 09:18
A federal judge has changed her mind about having the West Virginia Supreme Court answer a question on gas drilling laws that could have statewide economic implications. Last month, U.S. District Judge ...
W.Va.'s local-food movement a model for Appalachia 05-22-2013 09:09
With eight in 10 farmers making less than $10,000 a year, West Virginia will never rival big Midwestern factory farms in producing food. But creative collaborations with food entrepreneurs are seeding ...
W.Va. average gas prices up 5 cents in past week 05-22-2013 08:16
West Virginia gasoline prices are up about 5 cents over the past week heading into the Memorial Day holiday weekend. AAA East Central says the average price for a gallon of regular gas is $3.66 in the ...
Protesters rally at FirstEnergy meeting in W.Va. 05-21-2013 09:14
At least 200 union workers picketed FirstEnergy Corp.'s annual shareholder meeting in West Virginia on Tuesday, demanding the Ohio-based utility hire enough people to keep the power on without forcing ...
ATLANTA, May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding businesses in West Virginia that working capital loans are still available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations affected by the severe storms and high winds between June 29 and July 8, 2012. (Logo ...
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W.Va. Joins Fight to EPA Greenhouse Gas Rules 05-24-2013 22:45
West Virginia is joining two other states that are seeking to challenge federal rules governing greenhouse gas emissions.
UPDATE: Armed Robbery Suspects Indicted on Charges 05-24-2013 22:45
Huntington Police charged Julian Johnson, 25, of Huntington, Antonio Lockhart, 22, of Inkster, Michigan, and Monroe Avant, 22, of Huntington, with armed robbery.
NEW INFO: Suspect in Deadly DUI Crash Indicted by Grand Jury 05-24-2013 22:45
Michael Couch, 43, of Huntington, is charged with DUI causing death in the crash that killed Deborah Rakes on March 17.
Two Motorcycles Involved in Accident on I-64 05-24-2013 22:45
The accident happened about 5:30 p.m. Friday.
Kanawha County Fair Canceled 05-24-2013 22:45
The lack of funding and alleged misuse of what little there was -- caused commissioners to make the decision Thursday night.
Father Shoots, Kills Teenage Daughter in Kanawha County 05-24-2013 22:45
Three people have been shot at a home in Kanawha County.
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Huntington, Wheeling plans green-lighted by Home Rule board 05-24-2013 10:52
The West Virginia Home Rule Board approved measures Friday from Huntington and Wheeling. Home Rule Board chairman Patsy Trecost, mayor of Clarksburg, told MetroNews that Huntington will now be allowed to assess a fee on owners who don’t keep their properties in good condition. File photo Patsy Trecost Trecost said the measure will create a partnership between Huntington and the property owners because the city will give them 10 days to fix the problems without facing a fee. The Home Rule board also approved Wheeling’s proposed half-cent increase in the state sales tax. Trecost said the money will be used to improve the city’s infrastructure. Wheeling City Council will...
Who will eat the most pepperoni rolls? 05-24-2013 09:59
Contributed photo Joey Chestnut, the world’s top-rated professional eater, has a goal for Saturday in Fairmont: 33 pepperoni rolls in 10 minutes. FAIRMONT, W.Va. — This weekend’s Three Rivers Festival will feature competitive eating royalty. Joey Chestnut, the top-ranked professional eater in the world, is in town for the third annual Pepperoni Roll Eating Contest. “Last week they sent me a couple of them,” Chestnut said in an appearance on MetroNews “Hotline” on Friday. “They were a little old when I got them, but they go down pretty easily. I think it’s going to be a pretty good competition food.” The contest is the brainchild...
McKinley says Keystone project needs to move 05-24-2013 09:00
The U.S. House bill that would bypass the requirement for Presidential approval for the Keystone XL pipeline project will likely get no traction in the U.S. Senate. First District Congressman David McKinley says he does not understand why. “This bill is mirrored after what the Senate passed (earlier this year),” the Republican Congressman said. “If the Senate was willing to adopt something like this and the House has now adopted something like this, why is the President continuing to threaten to veto it?” The legislation, the seventh such bill to get approval from the U.S. House in two years, would clear the way...
Tomblin, Morrisey challenge EPA 05-24-2013 08:50
West Virginia has filed a “friend of the court brief” with the U.S. Supreme Court in an attempt to get the Court to rein in the federal Environmental Protection Agency when it comes to greenhouse gas emissions. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced the filing Friday. West Virginia joins the states of Kansas and Montana in the EPA challenge. The states want the Supreme Court to take up an appeal of a lower court ruling in favor of the EPA. They say the ruling allows the EPA to go too far with the Clean Air Act. The joint...
Making a splash in Clarksburg 05-24-2013 08:08
CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — The Memorial Day weekend is the traditional opening of public swimming pools across the state, but it’s an extra special opening weekend in Clarksburg. The city is cutting the ribbon on a new $3.4 million Splash Zone. “It has many things to it,” said Mayor Patsy Trecost. “It has a lazy river, it has slides, it has a children’s area, and it has a six-lane lap pool. We’re very excited.” The facility was constructed through an investment by the city and by taxpayers who supported the project through a levy. While many cities are abandoning the idea of...
Holiday weekend getting off to cool start 05-24-2013 07:47
It isn’t often the Memorial Day weekend starts with folks wearing a jacket, but that’s the case this year. Temperatures across West Virginia on Friday struggle to reach 60 in the lowlands and 40 in the highest elevations. Typically the “frost free” day in West Virginia arrives around mid-May and entices many to set flowers and garden plants. Those could be in jeopardy Friday night. “We’ve got a frost advisory out for parts of northern West Virginia and freeze warnings out for the northern mountains for tonight (Friday),” said Meteorologist Nick Webb of the National Weather Service in Charleston. A...
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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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