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Stories with place: West Virginia
  • Fracking foes cringe as unions back drilling boom 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 12:46 pm
  • PITTSBURGH - After early complaints that out-of-state firms got the most jobs, some local construction trade workers and union members in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia say they're now benefiting in a big way from the Marcellus and Utica Shale oil and gas boom.

  • Bible verse on Parkersburg S. T-shirts questioned 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 11:47 am
  • PARKSBURG, West Virginia - Wood County school officials have asked their lawyers to review a wrestling team's T-shirts that bear a Bible verse on the back.

  • Ex-Mingo County prosecutor set for sentencing 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 11:31 am
  • CHARLESTON, West Virginia - The upcoming sentencings of two key former Mingo County public officials are an opportunity for a southern West Virginia coal mining community shaken by corruption to start bouncing back, U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin said.

  • Former Upshur sheriff candidate's suit dismissed 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 11:16 am
  • BUCKHANNON, West Virginia - A judge has dismissed a former Upshur County sheriff candidate's lawsuit against the County Commission.

  • Antero cited for tank ruptures at 2 W.Va. sites 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 10:59 am
  • CLARKSBURG, West Virginia - State regulators have ordered Antero Resources to suspend operations at two drilling pads where water tanks ruptured recently.

  • Group looks to help stranded I-81 motorists 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 9:30 am
  • MARTINSBURG, West Virginia - Everyone thinks John G. "JG" Bartley has a great idea - a mobile comfort station that could be used during traffic jams on Interstate 81, during large structure fires and disasters - but wonders why someone hasn't thought of it before.

  • Shinnston couple charged in infant's death 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 12:53 pm
  • CLARKSBURG, West Virginia - A Shinnston woman and her husband are charged in what authorities are calling the unintentional suffocation of her 3-month-old son.

  • Some W.Va. state Dems flip to GOP for midterms 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 12:01 pm
  • CHARLESTON, West Virginia - As Republicans rally for more control in West Virginia's long-time Democratic Legislature, a few Democrats have jumped ship to the GOP and are challenging former colleagues in midterm races.

  • Rockefeller to speak at W.Va. Wesleyan forum 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 11:37 am
  • BUCKHANNON, West Virginia - Retiring U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller will discuss his five decades of public service at a public forum at West Virginia Wesleyan College.

  • Wheeling police warn of student target game 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 11:08 am
  • WHEELING, West Virginia - Nearly 300 Wheeling-area high school students are sneaking around neighborhoods, hiding in yards and cars and stalking their targets with water guns that could be mistaken for real weapons. Some are wearing camouflage, masks and bandannas.

  • Corps seeks volunteers to help at Burnsville Lake 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 7:19 am
  • BURNSVILLE, West Virginia - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is looking for volunteers to work at Burnsville Lake.

  • W.Va. expands tourism campaign after chem spill 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 6:41 am
  • CHARLESTON, West Virginia - West Virginia is expanding its tourism funding in hopes of offsetting negative publicity from the January chemical spill in the Elk River that spurred a water-use ban for days.

  • May 8 groundbreaking set for Coonskin Park bridge 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 3:04 am
  • CHARLESTON, West Virginia - A groundbreaking will be held next month for a bridge that will provide a new entryway to Charleston's Coonskin Park.

  • W.Va. worker gets 2 years for pocketing payments 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 2:49 am
  • BECKLEY, West Virginia - A 44-year-old Beckley man who pocketed cash payments rightly intended for his employer has been sentenced to two years in prison and ordered to pay restitution.

  • Boaters warned of restricted areas in W.Va. rivers 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 2:49 am
  • HUNTINGTON, West Virginia - The Army Corps of Engineers is reminding boaters about restricted areas near navigation dams on the Ohio and Kanawha rivers.

  • Change opens WIC services to more W.Va. families 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 2:19 am
  • CHARLESTON, West Virginia - The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources says a program intended to keep mothers and their young children healthy has raised its income eligibility guidelines.

  • Tug-of-war arises in W.Va. for man sought in Va. 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 2:04 am
  • WHEELING, West Virginia - A public defender in West Virginia says a northern Virginia man sought for questioning in three slayings is being held illegally.

  • W.Va. AG court filings: dismiss gun law question 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 5:26 pm
  • CHARLESTON, West Virginia - The attorney general says a court challenge should be dismissed over whether West Virginians can bring guns to city recreational facilities that hold school events.

  • Rock slide closes W.Va. Route 20 near Hinton 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 1:30 pm
  • HINTON, West Virginia - A rock slide has closed a section of W.Va. Route 20 between the Bluestone Dam and Veterans Bridge near Hinton.

  • Martinsburg shooting plaintiffs to get reports 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 12:19 pm
  • MARTINSBURG, West Virginia - The family of a Virginia man shot and killed by Martinsburg police officers has won a legal fight to obtain autopsy and state police reports from the incident.

  • W.Va. miner charged with bomb threat against mine 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 8:52 am
  • WAYNESBURG, Pennsylvania - A West Virginia man has been jailed on charges he phoned in a bomb threat to the southwestern Pennsylvania mine where he worked because he couldn't find a baby sitter to watch his 8-year-old daughter during his shift last week.

  • Woman's body found in Ohio River near E. Liverpool 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 8:41 am
  • CHESTER, West Virginia - Authorities in West Virginia are investigating a woman's body that was found in the Ohio River near East Liverpool, Ohio.

  • Motive for W.Va. arson that killed 3 unknown 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 8:29 am
  • LITTLETON, West Virginia - A West Virginia State Police trooper says the investigation of an arson that killed three people is progressing. But the motive remains unknown.

  • Theatre W.Va. to return for 54th season 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 7:46 am
  • BECKLEY, West Virginia - Theatre West Virginia is preparing to return for its 54th season following a shutdown caused by financial problems.

  • WVU signs junior college transfer Tarik Phillip 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 3:06 am
  • MORGANTOWN, West Virginia - West Virginia has signed junior college transfer Tarik Phillip for the 2014-15 men's basketball season.