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US rig count increases 3 this week to 754; Texas up 8

February 24, 2017

HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by three this week to 754.

A year ago, 502 rigs were activ. more »»

10-year-old dies in off-road vehicle accident

February 24, 2017

MONTCALM, W.Va. (AP) — Officials say a 10-year-old southern West Virginia boy has died after an off-road vehicle crashed and landed on him. more »»

Justice requests authority for worker furloughs

February 24, 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Gov. Jim Justice is calling for legislation to give him authority to furlough state workers to help address the government's budget deficits. more »»

Appeals court won't rehear coal CEO appeal in deadly blast

February 24, 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court has refused to rehear the case of former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship in the deadliest U.S. mine disaster in four decades.

The 4th U.S. more »»

Amy Shuler Goodwin announces candidacy for Charleston mayor

February 24, 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Former state tourism commissioner Amy Shuler Goodwin is running for mayor of Charleston.

Goodwin announced her candidacy at a news conference Thursda. more »»

West Virginia district gets $1.9M for flood protection

February 24, 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's U.S. senators say the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency is providing a $1.9 million grant to the state. more »»

Yeager Airport, Uber reach tentative contract

February 23, 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Ride-booking service Uber has reached a tentative contract to serve Charleston's Yeager Airport.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail (http://bi. more »»

Sunoco building 2 pipelines, not just 1 across Pennsylvania

February 23, 2017

NEW Pa. (AP) — Sunoco Logistics Partners says there's so much interest in its plans to build a natural gas liquids pipeline across southern Pennsylvania that they'll actually build two pipelines. more »»

Father and son killed in Mercer County house fire

February 23, 2017

BLUEWELL, W.Va. (AP) — A father and son have died in a Mercer County house fire that started in a downstairs bedroom.

Kathy Hamm tells the Bluefield Daily Telegraph (http://bit. more »»

Former guard accused of 2 assaults at West Virginia jail

February 23, 2017

ELKINS, W.Va. (AP) — Federal authorities have accused a former jail guard of assaulting and injuring two suspects who were awaiting trial in 2015 at Tygart Valley Regional Jail in Barbour County. more »»

NFL, Steelers aid West Virginia prep team hit by floods

February 23, 2017

CLAY, W.Va. (AP) — The National Football League and the Pittsburgh Steelers are helping a West Virginia high school football team recover from last year's devastating floods. more »»

West Virginia State Police: Man with knife fatally shot

February 23, 2017

PRINCETON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia State Police say a man who refused demands by two troopers to drop a large knife and then lunged with it at one of the officers has been fatally sho. more »»

West Virginia editorial roundup

February 22, 2017

Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers:


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West Virginia funeral home settles complaint over contracts

February 22, 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia attorney general's office has settled a complaint with the operators of a Putnam County funeral home over its business practices. more »»

US inmate admits threatening to blow up government buildings

February 22, 2017

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A federal inmate in West Virginia has admitted he threatened to blow up government buildings in several major U.S. cities.

The Exponent Telegram (http://bit. more »»

Huntington to hold open house on redevelopment project

February 22, 2017

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — The city of Huntington is holding a public meeting next week about proposed recommendations for a neighborhood redevelopment project.

An open house is set for Feb. more »»



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