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  • Much of W.Va. under winter storm watch

    The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch this weekend for more than half of West Virginia.
    The weather service says the storm is expected to start Sunday afternoon as rain, becoming freezing rain and sleet and eventually snow.

    March 1, 2014

  • Chemical spill bill amended in House committee

    As time ticks away, West Virginia lawmakers are suggesting another face-lift for a bill that would tighten aboveground storage tank regulations and safeguard water systems against chemical spills.
    The House of Delegates Judiciary Committee introduced an amended bill Thursday responding to the Jan. 9 Freedom Industries spill, which contaminated 300,000 people’s water for days.

    February 28, 2014

  • Teen sentenced to 30 years in her friend’s death

    A West Virginia teenager was sentenced Wednesday to 30 years in prison for her role in her friend’s death.
    Rachel Shoaf, 17, apologized before being sentenced in Monongalia County Circuit Court. She pleaded guilty last May to second-degree murder in the July 2012 death of 16-year-old Skylar Neese.

    February 27, 2014

  • Lawmakers push dozens of bills before deadline

    Facing a deadline to keep bills from fizzling, West Virginia lawmakers gave the go-ahead to all sorts of ideas Wednesday, from budget cuts and teacher raises to bans on selling bongs and permission to bring cupcakes to school parties.

    February 27, 2014

  • State plans to work on tourism image after chemical spill

    West Virginia officials want to put the shine back in the state’s “Wild and Wonderful” tourism image after a chemical spill tainted the tap water for thousands of residents.

    February 27, 2014

  • W.Va. teen to learn sentence in friend’s death

    A West Virginia teenager is due in court to learn her sentence for her role in her friend’s death.

    February 26, 2014

  • Fed health officials: W.Va. water ‘safe’

    A federal health official says it’s safe to use water contaminated by a chemical spill in West Virginia last month.

    February 25, 2014

  • Taxpayer-funded team testing water

    A taxpayer-funded research team has collected hundreds of water samples from 10 homes, in the hope of determining how much of a coal-cleaning chemical can be present in the water supply before it is too toxic for people to drink.

    February 22, 2014

  • Chemical spill firm winding down operations

    The company at the center of West Virginia’s chemical spill that contaminated drinking water for 300,000 people is selling the rest of its chemicals, helping its 51 employees find new jobs and winding down operations.
    Saying the company’s problems exceed its small size, attorney Mark Freedlander announced Freedom Industries’ plans in federal bankruptcy court Friday.

    February 22, 2014

  • West Virginia lawmakers are struggling to get budget deal

    After proposals to raise cigarette, sales or other taxes fell flat Thursday, West Virginia lawmakers will likely have to bear down for more budget cuts and dig deeper into state reserves next year.
    Speaker Tim Miley, D-Harrison, said after hearing from his Democratic caucus in a closed meeting Thursday that tax increases don’t have the support needed in the House of Delegates.

    February 21, 2014

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