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West Virginia gov extends legislative session by one day

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Republican West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice issued a proclamation Wednesday extending the state legislature’s session by one day in order to pass a budget. The Republican supermajority in the statehouse is days away from the end of its 60-day session without an agreement on its top...
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West Virginia to get $3.3 million for affordable housing

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia will receive $3.3 million for affordable housing from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The state’s U.S. senators, Democrat Joe Manchin and Republican Shelley Moore Capito, announced the funding on Tuesday. Most of the money, $3.1 million, will go to the housing...
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Beckley Issues Boil Water Advisory

Through a post on social media at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 6, the Beckley Water Company released the following statement:. “The Beckley Water Company has issued a precautionary boil water advisory effective immediately for West Neville Street, beginning at 902 West Neville Street and ending at 101 West Neville Street. This only affects the westbound side of this section of West Neville Street. Included in this advisory are Adkins Street, Reservoir Road, Campbell Street, Hill Street and Combs Street. This notice is being issued due to a broken main line.
Charleston, WVPosted by
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WVa man sentenced for trying to help wife fake death

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man accused of helping his wife try to fake her death to avoid being sentenced for health care fraud has been sentenced to eight months in prison. Rodney Wheeler of Beckley was sentenced Monday in Charleston federal court after pleading guilty to conspiracy...
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Two Fayette County Men Facing Drug Charges

Two men are facing drug charges in Fayette County. According to Sheriff Mike Fridley in a Facebook post, this weekend a deputy was attempting to serve arrest warrants on a subject in the Boomer area. Upon arrival, the deputy established contact with two persons inside a residence, both of whom...
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New Hampshire teen saves W.Va. boy via TikTok

GILMANTON, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire teen has been credited with saving a boy more than 800 miles (1,290 kilometers) away — thanks to TikTok. Caden Cotnoir, 13, was watching a TikTok livestream of Trent Jarrett, 12, riding a four-wheeler in West Virginia, when something went awry, WMUR-TV reported.
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Greater Greenbrier COVID-19 Task Force: April 6 Update

The Greater Greenbrier COVID-19 Task Force met this morning via conference call and reports the following information. 1. HEALTH DEPARTMENT — Greenbrier County has 1,717 confirmed cases, 3 suspect cases, 827 probable cases, 2,414 recovered cases, 73 active cases, 0 hospitalized, and 60 deaths. (These numbers will be updated this afternoon.) We are in the orange. Our infection rate is up to 21% and our daily percent positive is above 5%. About 55% of our county has received at least one shot.
Morgantown, WVPosted by
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WVU to hold in-person commencement ceremonies in May

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University will return to in-person commencement ceremonies for 4,500 graduating students in May. Four separate ceremonies will be held May 15 and 16 at Milan Puskar Stadium in Morgantown, WVU said in a news release. Some restrictions will be in place due to the...
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Municipal Round Up April 5 through April 9

Hinton — The Summers County Council on Aging is once again able to provide hot meals to county senior citizens. After a water leak destroyed much of their building, they have spent the last couple of months only able to provide boxed meals. The hot meals are back to being delivered and can be picked up so long as the person calls ahead before noon.
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Oak Hill Man Arrested On Felony Drug Charges

An Oak Hill man has been arrested on a felony warrant after allegedly selling narcotics to a cooperating individual with the Central WV Drug Task Force. According to the criminal complaint filed in the Fayette County Magistrate Court, Clyde Austin Ervin Jr., 61, sold a quantity of methamphetamine, a schedule II controlled substance, to the cooperating individual on February 5.
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Beckley Man Facing Felony Sexual Abuse Charges

A Beckley man is in Southern Regional Jail after allegations of sexual abuse on a minor. According to the criminal complaint filed in Fayette County Magistrate Court, Chad Matthew Eldredge, 35, is being charged with two counts of sexual abuse by a parent, guardian or person in a position of trust, two counts of sexual assault in the second degree, two counts of incest and one count of child neglect for events that began in 2015.
Talcott, WVPosted by
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Ronald R. “Ron” Bowling

Ronald R. “Ron” Bowling, 69, of Talcott, passed away Sunday, March 7, 2021 at WVU Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown following a short illness. Born June 28, 1951 in Hinton, he was the son of the late Charles J. and Virginia N. Lively Bowling. Ron was a retired surface miner...
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Lloyd William “Bill” Lightner Sr.

Lloyd William “Bill” Lightner Sr., 67, of Alderson passed away Monday, March 29, 2021 at Ruby Memorial Hospital. Born May 6, 1953 in Hinton and was a son of the late Godfrey William and Mary Catherine Bowden Lightner. Bill was a member of the Griffith Creek Baptist Church, farmer, bail...
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Groundbreaking Ceremony Held For New Transit Station

Dignitaries, city leaders and more were in attendance at the Bluefield Arts Center on March 29 for the groundbreaking ceremony of the Laryln Patrick McKinney Bluefield Area Transit Transfer Station. This new facility will provide those who use bus services in the city with a safe place to stay out...