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Live Stream: West Virginia Seceding from Virginia, Celebrating 150 Years of Statehood 06-19-2013 06:06
We will have a live stream available at 5:30 p.m. on June 19 of re-enactment events held at Independence Hall in Wheeling, West Virginia as part of the Sesquicentennial celebration.
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Hamilton: Big need for coal 06-19-2013 05:31
WHEELING - The coal industry's troubles have been well documented over the past few years, but West Virginia Coal Association Vice President Chris Hamilton said he believes the worldwide need for coal can provide the industry somewhat of a silver...
W.Va. celebrates 150 years 06-18-2013 23:47
Fifty years ago, on the occasion of West Virginia's centennial, then-President John F. Kennedy spoke at the West Virginia State Capitol in Charleston on the origins of a state "born to turmoil."
State parties differ on new speaker 06-18-2013 21:28
PARKERBURG - The Democratic and Republican parties in West Virginia Tuesday spun different directions on the selection of the new speaker of the House of Delegate.
Picnic and historical program look back at state history 06-18-2013 21:27
PARKERSBURG - Rainy skies on Tuesday nearly washed out a West Virginia history program for children at City Park, but a few kids attended the event and learned about the state's history.
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West Virginia unemployment rate declines 06-18-2013 22:49
CHARLESTON, W. Va.– The unemployment rate in West Virginia continues to decline. According to WorkForce West Virginia, the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined four-tenths of a percentage point in May to 6.2 percent. The number of West Virginians without a job fell 3,300 to 50,200. The biggest employment gains were seen in the service-providing sector with 1,300 in leisure and hospitality. In the goods-producing sector, manufacturing employment had the highest gains at 500. The highest employment declines were seen in trade, transportation and utilities with 600 followed by 400 in government. The national unemployment rate increased one-tenth of a percentage point to 7.6 percent.
Body found in Cameron could belong to escaped inmate 06-18-2013 22:33
CAMERON, W. Va.– A body found in Cameron Monday night could be that of an inmate who escaped while on work release, according to police. Deputies in Marshall County said the body was found with clothes on that matched the description of clothes worn by Derek Midcap when he was last seen last week. On June 13, Midcap did not return to the Northern Regional Jail from work release. The body has been sent to the state Medical Examiner’s Office to be identified.
Two teenagers arrested after making false 911 call 06-18-2013 22:16
ANSTED, W. Va– Two teenagers were taken into custody Tuesday in Fayette County after placing a false 911 call. Dispatchers with the Fayette County 911 said they received a call around 2:30 a.m. stating that a pair of individuals were breaking windows and possible stealing items from a Shell station in the Ansted area. Once police arrived on scene, they found that no windows had been broken at the business. As they further investigated other businesses in the area they noticed two males fleeing on foot. Police pursued the pair and after a brief chase through several yards and a wooded area, the suspects...
Details of 150th celebration birthday cake released 06-18-2013 21:57
CHARLESTON, W. Va– The details of the giant birthday cake to be served during the birthday celebration at the State Capitol this week have been released. Governor Earl Ray Tomblin announced Tuesday that the main cake will feature a detailed replica of the State Capitol. In addition, the cake structure will be 8 feet long, over 3 feet tall, and decorated with nearly 900 pounds of fondant icing. The creators of the structure underlying the Capitol replica are a father-and-son team of Culture Center employees, David and Darren Husband. The detailed icing and baking was done by Sara Lane of Cross Lanes. Tomblin is...
CHARLESTON, W. Va.– The West Virginia ACLU says state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is over-reaching and being political with his letters to a pair of abortion clinics asking them to answer a number of questions. “These services are providing women with safe and good care and I’m just concerned that it is politically motivated and not truly about the well-being of West Virginia women and families,” said ACLU Board President Sara Bird. In a prepared release, Morrisey stated that a recent lawsuit filed by the Family Policy Council of West Virginia against the Women’s Health Center in Charleston and a doctor there...
State Department of Transportation stressing work zone safety 06-18-2013 18:47
CHARLESTON, W. Va.– The West Virginia Department of Transportation (DOT) is starting a more aggressive campaign to stress work zone safety across West Virginia. Officials with the DOT along with the West Virginia State Police met with media Tuesday in Charleston to get the message out to motorists. “We just can’t stress enough how avoidable these accidents are in work zones if people just pay attention,” said DOT Director of Communications Brent Walker. “Turn off the cell phone and just drive.” The extra work zone safety push comes just weeks before the act of using a hand held cell phone while driving becomes a primary offense...
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Local Judicial Corruption In WV Social Security Office Could Topple National SSA Commissioner
West Virginia News 02-21-2013
Problems Within The Social Security Administration Are Mounting... by Jack SwintWhat began back in late 2010 as a regional SSA scandal alleging fraud and 'case-fixing' of disability appeal claims with the Office of Disability Adjudication Review (ODAR) office in Huntington WV, now has federal authorities and US Senators focusing their...Read more...
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