- West Virginia
Report: Half of state’s seniors felt college-ready
Only about 50 percent of West Virginia’s graduating high school seniors believe their high school education fully prepared them for college, according to a report that will be presented to state lawmakers on Monday.
Six more charged in local pill mill case
Six more people have been charged in connection with a north-central West Virginia doctor accused of overprescribing painkillers, U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld II said Friday.
Weston man charged with killing mother, grandmother
Authorities on Thursday charged a Weston man with the 1999 slayings of his mother and grandmother, whose bodies have never been found.
Joseph Metz, 39, was charged with two counts each of first-degree murder, kidnapping and robbery, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities also have issued a warrant for Steve Freeman, who faces the same charges.
Feds charge judge in drug-related conspiracy
A southern West Virginia sheriff assassinated on the job was hailed as a hero at his funeral in April for crusading against the scourge of illegal drugs destroying his community. He had filed more drug indictments in his first three months than in the previous eight years.
McConnell pushes again to ease federal regulations on coal mining
Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell called on Congress again Thursday to pass legislation to ease federal regulations he says are forcing job cuts in the coal industry.
Report: State lagging on health care for poor
West Virginia isn’t doing a good job of delivering health care services for low-income residents, according to a private foundation’s report released Wednesday that even looked at the risk of tooth decay among the state’s poor.
Tennant to seek Rockefeller’s Senate seat
West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant is running for Democrat Jay Rockefeller’s seat in the U.S. Senate.
Data: Dozens of W.Va. bridges at risk of collapse
State highway officials say West Virginia’s bridges are safe despite dozens that are both in disrepair and at risk of collapse if hit hard enough in the wrong place.
State Election Commission certifies new voting system
The State Election Commission on Friday certified a new voting system touted as having technology to count ballots faster and more accurately. Now it’s up to West Virginia’s counties to decide if they want to spend the money to upgrade their voting systems.
Pastor resigning after lending bus to police
A West Virginia pastor is losing his job in the pulpit after lending his church’s bus to law enforcement officers for a meth lab bust.
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