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Cause of most US wildfires traced to people, study finds

February 27, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study blames people for triggering five out of every six wildfires in the United States and tripling the length of the wildfire seaso. more »»

Ravi Nessman named news director for US South region

February 27, 2017

ATLANTA (AP) — The Associated Press has named Ravi Nessman regional news director for the U.S. South, a new position overseeing AP's journalism and news operations across formats in 13 states. more »»

Foundation created to stop Catholic high school from closing

February 27, 2017

MCMECHEN, W.Va. (AP) — Parents, alumni and supporters of a Wheeling-area Catholic high school are asking for donations to try to keep the school open for the next school year. more »»

Officials trying to help anglers catch larger wild trout

February 27, 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia officials are working on a plan to help anglers catch larger trout in the wild. more »»

Discussion of Byrd legacy being held at Marshall this spring

February 27, 2017

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Panelists will discuss the longtime senator from West Virginia, the late Robert C. Byrd, at a free program at Marshall University this spring. more »»

New River Gorge prescribed fires planned this spring

February 27, 2017

GLEN JEAN, W.Va. (AP) — New River Gorge National River officials say several prescribed fires are planned this spring between Monday and May 31. more »»

Ohio town wins top US tap water prize at tasting contest

February 26, 2017

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — The small northwest Ohio community of Montpelier has won the top prize for U.S. tap water at an international tasting contest. more »»

Meeting sought with West Virginia leaders from Congress

February 26, 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Demonstrators at the Capitol in Charleston are calling on the state's congressional delegation to hear their concerns about the Affordable Care Act. more »»

Wood County Technical Center welcomes therapy dog

February 26, 2017

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — The Wood County Technical Center recently officially welcomed its newest employee: Gatsby the therapy dog. more »»

High school volunteer award is music to teen's ears

February 26, 2017

GLEN DALE, W.Va. (AP) — Elena Polinski's journey with music began at just 7 years old, after watching the story of Johnny Cash in 2005's "Walk the Line." The next day, her father traveled to C.A. more »»

Jennifer Garner stresses early education with US governors

February 25, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — Actress Jennifer Garner says growing up "surrounded by generational, rural poverty" in West Virginia inspired her to become an advocate for early-childhood education. more »»

8 months later, Richwood residents remember flooding

February 25, 2017

RICHWOOD, W.Va. (AP) — Addie Jackson remembers her fear the most — fear of dying, of drowning in a swirling torrent of brown water. more »»

Official warns of possible cuts to program for disabled

February 25, 2017

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A top state official says a program that helps developmentally disabled West Virginians will face a 25 percent cut unless state lawmakers agree to Gov. more »»

Flu outbreak on the rise in West Virginia

February 25, 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's health officer says the flu outbreak has increased statewide and is expected to peak in a few weeks.

Dr. more »»

Norton grandmother helps deliver new family member

February 25, 2017

NORTON, W.Va. (AP) — A local grandmother who helped deliver her 14th grandchild in a surprise home birth calls the experience a blessing. more »»

Gov. Justice requests authority for state worker furloughs

February 25, 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 »»

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 »»

 
 
 

 

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