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ATLANTA, May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding businesses in West Virginia that working capital loans are still available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations affected by the severe storms and high winds between June 29 and July 8, 2012. (Logo ...
W.Va. gas prices down 4 cents, average $3.61 05-15-2013 08:19
Motorists in West Virginia are getting a break from price increases at the pump. AAA East Central says the average price for a gallon of unleaded gasoline fell 4 cents in the past week to a statewide average ...
New bids for WVU media rights deal are due June 18 05-15-2013 06:24
Bidders for multimedia rights to certain West Virginia University athletic events will have until June 18 to respond to a newly issued request for proposals, the school announced Tuesday. WVU said last ...
Pennsylvania DEP Seeks Missing Nuclear Gauge Lost Between Pennsylvania, West Virginia 05-14-2013 12:45
HARRISBURG, Pa., May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and West Virginia state officials are searching for a missing portable gauge containing sealed sources of radioactive material that was lost in West Virginia on May 3, and are asking anyone with information on the missing gauge to report it to ...
W.Va. officials challenging EPA clean-air rules 05-14-2013 11:28
Two West Virginia officials are blasting the Environmental Protection Agency over new air pollution rules. Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Randy Huffman and Attorney General Patrick Morrisey ...
April unemployment rate W.Va.'s lowest in 4 years 05-14-2013 11:25
West Virginia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for April was 6.6 percent, the lowest it's been in four years. WorkForce West Virginia said Tuesday that's down four-tenths of a percentage point from ...
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Graves in Lavalette Cemetery Damaged by Vandals 05-21-2013 08:46
As Memorial Day approaches, many families are preparing to decorate their loved ones’ graves with flowers. But in Wayne County, W.Va., one family will be cleaning up instead of decorating.
Man Found Dead in Elkview; Deputies Investigating Murder 05-21-2013 08:46
Deputies say David Lemons was discovered dead Monday just before 2 p.m.
UPDATE: Suspects in Wayne High School Vandalism Expelled 05-21-2013 08:46
The 20 senior students accused of breaking into Wayne High School Friday will not be walking across the stage at their graduation ceremony.
UPDATE: Fire Destroys House in East Bank 05-21-2013 08:46
The fire broke out just before 6:30 a.m. Tuesday at a home at 137 Walnut Drive in East Bank.
Search for Missing Beckley Correction Center Inmate 05-21-2013 08:46
30-year-old Joshua Greenwood was unaccounted for during Monday night's count.
UPDATE: Standoff Continues with 80-Year-Old Man in Meigs County 05-21-2013 08:46
The situation is taking place about two miles out State Route 248 in Chester Township.
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Person hit and killed by train near Fayette County border 05-21-2013 00:33
One person is dead after being struck by a train Monday near the border of Fayette and Summers counties. The incident was initially reported around 2 p.m. and involved a CSX train in the Meadow Creek area. Authorities say the accident happened on CSX property within the New River Gorge National Park. Fayette County 911 says a medical examiner was called out to the scene along with officials with the Park Service and CSX. The victim’s name has not been released as the investigation continues.
West Virginia commemorative coin sells out 05-21-2013 00:21
The limited edition silver commemorative rounds marking West Virginia’s 150th birthday sold out within 12 hours of their debut. “It shows a lot of people have an interest in having one to keep,” said Governor Earl Ray Tomblin. “We have a lot of the specialty type coin collectors in West Virginia and this is one they can pass down to the kids or their grand kids.” The state had created 1,863 of the coins to reflect the year West Virginia gained statehood. Online sales began shortly after midnight and all the coins were gone by 11:15 a.m. Monday. The coins sold...
Children who lost parent serving as officer get some extra help 05-20-2013 23:36
The children of law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty now qualify for some extra financial assistance for college. Governor Earl Ray Tomblin signed into law Monday outside the Culture Center S.B. 394 which provides a four year scholarship for children who lost their parents in the line of duty to help pay for college. “$7,500 a year will go to dependent children of those officers to help offset the costs associated with continuing education beyond high school,” said Capt. Joe White with the West Virginia State Police. The children can use the money to attend any state university,...
State granted Education Flexibility Waiver 05-20-2013 21:47
The state of West Virginia can now use its own accountability measures to identify and assist troubled schools in the state. The West Virginia Board of Education received the stamp of approval from the U.S. Department of Education this week on a proposal seeking flexibility under the No Child Left Behind Act. “This means the federally mandated one size fits all approach to academic success will no longer hinder our school’s performance and our student achievement,” said Governor Earl Ray Tomblin. Governor Tomblin along with state Board of Education President Wade Linger and state superintendent Jim Phares announced the good news Monday at the...
Body found in Kanawha County home 05-20-2013 19:21
The discovery of a body in a home in Kanawha County is being investigated as a homicide. At around 1:45 p.m. Monday, Metro 911 received a call from a male who said he saw a deceased man’s body in a mobile home on Darlington Lane in Elkview. The man caller noticed the body while peering through a window. Kanawha County sheriff’s deputies later identified the body as belonging to 28 year old David Lemons, the owner of the residence. Police said Lemons lived alone at the residence and was the only body found. Lemon’s body has been sent to Medical Examiner’s...
WVU team helps with Oklahoma tornado relief 05-20-2013 13:35
Members of the WVU baseball team are safe after a devastating tornado passed about 10 miles to the south of where the team is staying this week in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The F-4 tornado wiped out parts of Moore, Okla., on Monday afternoon. Tornado warning sirens went off in downtown Oklahoma City. MetroNews Sports anchor Kyle Wiggs, traveling with the team, watched the devastation happening just a few miles away. “I grew up in the Midwest and I’ve never seen anything like this in my life,” Wiggs said. The tornado was on the ground for at least 15 minutes and it could have been more...
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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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