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Police worry about health of missing Illinois teen, newborn

September 23, 2016

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Investigators in southern Illinois say they are concerned about health of a teenage girl and her newborn son who they believe were kidnapped by her stepfather. more »»

US rig count up 5 this week to 511

September 23, 2016

HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by five this week to 511.

A year ago, 838 rigs were active. more »»

West Virginia governor awards $1M grant for ex-coal miners

September 23, 2016

LOGAN, W.Va. (AP) — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has awarded a $1 million grant to provide environmental jobs to workers affected by layoffs in three West Virginia coal counties. more »»

2 charges against former commissioner sent to grand jury

September 23, 2016

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A magistrate judge has sent two charges filed against a former Jefferson County commissioner to a grand jury, but found there wasn't probable cause on a third charge. more »»

Judge rules 37 years enough jail time for deputy's slaying

September 23, 2016

HAGERTOWN, Md. (AP) — A Maryland judge says a man who's been locked up nearly 38 years for the fatal shooting of a deputy has paid his debt to society. more »»

West Virginia county school board lands $1.5m flood grant

September 23, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia county school board has landed a $1.5 million federal grant for flood recovery efforts.

On Friday, U.S. Sens. more »»

2nd water lab worker to plead guilty for false samples

September 23, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Prosecutors say another former water testing lab employee is expected to plead guilty in a false sampling scheme for southern West Virginia coal mines. more »»

Inmate set for plea hearing in 1979 slaying of deputy

September 23, 2016

HAGERTOWN, Md. (AP) — A man convicted 36 years ago in the fatal shooting of a Garrett County sheriff's deputy is set for a plea hearing that could avert a retrial. more »»

West Virginia governor to award $1M grant for ex-coal miners

September 23, 2016

LOGAN, W.Va. (AP) — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is joining environmental officials to award a $1 million grant that will benefit workers affected by layoffs in three coal counties. more »»

West Virginia coalfield retraining group lands $800k grant

September 23, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia group that helps retrain coal miners who were laid off is receiving an $800,000 federal grant.

U.S. Sens. more »»

7 indicted in more than $7M Martinsburg charity bingo scam

September 22, 2016

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Seven Eastern Panhandle residents have been accused of keeping almost all of the money from bingo and raffle games that were being held for charity. more »»

Some West Virginia museums suspend admission for Saturday

September 22, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Division of Culture and History's four sites are offering free admission on Saturda. more »»

Hatfield, McCoys to gather for service at family well

September 22, 2016

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Those famous feuding Appalachian families are gathering for a special event at the McCoy well in eastern Kentuck. more »»

5 West Virginia counties stay under flood state of emergency

September 21, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is extending a state of emergency for five West Virginia counties devastated by floods in June.

Tomblin announced the extension until Oct. more »»

West Virginia editorial roundup

September 21, 2016

Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers:


Sep. more »»

Fentanyl blamed for spate of overdoses in West Virginia city

September 21, 2016

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities say the heroin that led 27 people to overdose in a five-hour span in a single West Virginia city had been mixed with the powerful painkiller fentanyl. more »»

Chemical spill exec urges settlement approval in lawsuit

September 21, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The executive in charge during a water-tainting chemical spill in 2014 wants a judge to approve his class-action lawsuit settlement. more »»

Bissett to leave coal association for Huntington chamber job

September 21, 2016

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The president of the Kentucky Coal Association is stepping down to lead a regional chamber of commerce in West Virginia. more »»

Louisiana Gov. Edwards to headline West Virginia Dems dinner

September 21, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards will headline the West Virginia Democratic Party's annual dinner next month. more »»


Music in Friendly September 24, 2016

Country Music will be played at the Friendly Community Building on the second and fourth Saturday of the month. The public is invited, and admission is FREE. 50/50 drawing, food for sale. Music begins at 5 p.m. For more information, call Bonnie Freedland at 304-337-9529. more »

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