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Nonprofit leader who wrote racist Michelle Obama post fired

December 27, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia nonprofit group has fired its director after she wrote a Facebook post referring to first lady Michelle Obama as an "ape in heels."

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Police: Woman sent drunk texts, then ran officer off road

December 27, 2016

DUNBAR, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities say a woman who tried to flee from police after running an officer off the road had texted her boyfriend saying she was drunk.

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Huntington experiences record-high temperatures

December 27, 2016

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — The city of Huntington experienced record-setting warmth on Monday. more »»

Beekeeping class proposed in Raleigh County

December 27, 2016

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — Officials are proposing a beekeeping course for students in Raleigh County.

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Justice names his administration's communications director

December 27, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov.-elect Jim Justice says Carl "Butch" Antolini will be his administration's director of communications. more »»

Hinton officials hope for increased tourism

December 26, 2016

HINTON, W.Va. (AP) — Officials in Hinton are hoping for an increase in tourism if Amtrak increases its Cardinal line runs from three to seven. more »»

Grandmas helping out Charleston police force

December 26, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Charleston Police Department has a new unit made up of grandmas.

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Official: Progress 'substantial' for flood survivors in Clay

December 26, 2016

BOMONT, W.Va. (AP) — Officials say they're making progress on the housing needs of flood survivors in Clay County. more »»

Woman dead after fire on Christmas Eve

December 26, 2016

HINTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia woman has died and a man has been injured following a house fire on Christmas Ev. more »»

Nonprofit leader's suspension ends after racist Obama post

December 25, 2016

CLAY, W.Va. (AP) — The executive director of a nonprofit group has completed her suspension after she wrote a Facebook post referring to first lady Michelle Obama as an "Ape in heels. more »»

West Virginia officials use technology to track new elk herd

December 25, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Biologists have put tracking collars on each of the 24 elk recently released in West Virginia.

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Justice names Carl 'Butch' Antolini communications director

December 24, 2016

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — Former state Department of Agriculture spokesman Carl "Butch" Antolini has been named director communications for Gov.-elect Jim Justic. more »»

Wood County sheriff's deputy retires following DUI charges

December 24, 2016

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A Wood county sheriff's deputy charged with drunken driving earlier this year has been granted disability and has retired from the departmen. more »»

Once an Afghan stray, dog finds new home in Beckley

December 24, 2016

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — To those who pass her while she's out for a stroll near her home, she probably doesn't seem much different than any other happy, energetic dog. more »»

West Virginia county sues 3 drug distributors

December 23, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia county has sued three prescription drug distributors alleging they fueled the local opioid epidemic by shipping far too many painkillers there. more »»

US rig count up 16 this week to 653; Oklahoma adds 6

December 23, 2016

HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by 16 this week to 653.

A year ago, 700 rigs were active. more »»

West Virginia gov-elect plans to keep coaching basketball

December 23, 2016

LEWISBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A month before his inauguration, West Virginia Gov. more »»



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