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WV at the bottom of tobacco prevention list

WV at the bottom of tobacco prevention list

West Virginia is at the bottom of the list, number 49, for state money spent on tobacco prevention and cessation programs. West Virginia is tied with three other states at the bottom of the...

Shafer Equipment is winning bidder for former Freedom Industries site

Shafer Equipment is winning bidder for former Freedom Industries site

Shafer Equipment and Ace Pipeline is the winning bidder for the former Freedom Industries site along the Elk River. The winning bid was 375-thousand-dollars. The site was at the center of the 2014 water...

Board of Education recommends increased education funding

Board of Education recommends increased education funding

The State Board of Education is asking lawmaker to raise teacher’s salaries and increase the number of instructors in West Virginia. Board members would also like to reestablish leave incentives for employees to reduce...

Court rejects pipeline permit

Court rejects pipeline permit

A federal appeals court rejected a permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline to cross a national forest in Virginia and part of the Appalachian Trail. The Court said the U.S. Forest Service failed to...

Man accused of sexually abusing girl over sevearl years

Man accused of sexually abusing girl over sevearl years

A Ripley man is accused of inappropriately touching a juvenile over several years. Sixty-year-old Kenneth Asbury is charged with three counts of sexual abuse and one count of third-degree sexual assault. Asbury attempted to...

Pike County Sheriff’s Office under investigation

Pike County Sheriff’s Office under investigation

Ohio authorities have requested a special prosecutor to look into a complaint about the Pike county Sheriff’s Office. Because it’s an open investigation the Ohio Auditor’s office isn’t commenting, but they say they are...

Syracuse fans buying up tickets to bowl game

Syracuse fans buying up tickets to bowl game

At this point, there will be more Syracuse fans in the stands at the Camping World Bowl than Mountaineer supporters. Syracuse has already sold over 70-percent of their ticket allotment, which is nearly 56-hundred...

Affordable Care Plan deadline is today

Affordable Care Plan deadline is today

The deadline to register for Affordable Care Plans is today. There are two marketplace options in West Virginia, CareSource and Highmark. Early indications are that enrollment numbers are down from previous open enrollment periods.

Father of man rescued in mine, serving time for mine break-in

Father of man rescued in mine, serving time for mine break-in

The father of the man rescued this week from a Raleigh County coal mine is serving prison time for a long list of break-ins and thefts from mine sites. Forty-three-year-old Brandon Beverly has been...

Ski resort owner accused of failing to pay taxes

Ski resort owner accused of failing to pay taxes

Tax evasion charges are being filed in Tucker County against one of the owners of the Timberline Four Seasons Resort. Prosecutors say 56-year-old Fred Hertz didn’t pay hotel-motel taxes for a year, and owes...