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US rig count up 11 this week to 508; Louisiana up 8

September 9, 2016

HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by 11 this week to 508.

A year ago, 848 rigs were active. more »»

Tiffany Dlesk clinic assisted by faithful volunteers

September 9, 2016

MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — Volunteer work is often described as a calling, something to keep one waking up and coming to work each day. more »»

Former Charlotte mayor to be released from prison next week

September 9, 2016

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon is expected to be released from prison next week.

Local media report that Cannon is expected to be released next Thursday. more »»

$250K grant will fund drug treatment beds in West Virginia

September 9, 2016

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — A peer-focused, long-term recovery program has received a $250,000 federal grant to expand its services in Beckley, Bluefield and Huntington.

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West Virginia names new acting state personnel director

September 9, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia is getting a new state head of personnel. more »»

WVU to host forum featuring US energy secretary

September 9, 2016

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University will host an energy forum that features U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz. more »»

FBI reaching out to high schools to combat drug problem

September 8, 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — FBI officials want to take the fight against illegal drugs to Kentucky's high schools. more »»

Miners rally for bill to protect health, pension benefits

September 8, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of unionized mine workers and supporters rallied at the Capitol Thursday to push for a bill that would protect health-care and pension benefits for about 120,000 forme... more »»

State school board approves Fayette Co. consolidation plan

September 8, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Board of Education has approved a consolidation plan for Fayette County public schools. more »»

EPA adds West Virginia site to Superfund cleanup list

September 8, 2016

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Federal officials are adding a Clarksburg site to the list of the most serious spots identified for environmental cleanup. more »»

Gingrich to fundraise for West Virginia GOP governor hopeful

September 8, 2016

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Newt Gingrich is heading to West Virginia to boost the gubernatorial campaign of Republican Bill Cole.

The Cole campaign says Gingrich, the former U.S. more »»

Clinton backs bill to protect benefits for ex-coal miners

September 8, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton is supporting a bill that would protect health-care and pension benefits for about 120,000 former coal miners and their families, an issue that has divided Senat... more »»

Proposed power plant would use controversial gas pipeline

September 8, 2016

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — A company wants to build a natural gas plant on the Elizabeth River that would utilize a controversial pipeline project.

The Virginian-Pilot reported (http://bit. more »»

Tombstone salesman who didn't deliver agrees to refunds

September 8, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A tombstone salesman accused of failing to deliver cemetery markers to consumers has reached a settlement with the state Attorney General's office. more »»

West Virginia governor eyes late September session on floods

September 8, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is urging county school boards to tally their flood damages quickly so he can call a special session later this month to address flood costs. more »»

Retired coal miners to rally at Capitol for benefits bill

September 8, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Thousands of retired coal miners are gathering at the U.S. Capitol to support a bill that would preserve their health and pension benefits. more »»

Trial set for hacker who called attention to Ohio rape case

September 7, 2016

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man accused of helping to hack a website to draw attention to an Ohio high school rape case is scheduled for trial in November. more »»

West Virginia editorial roundup

September 7, 2016

Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers:

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