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  • Fayette County (West Virginia) residents form armed patrols to fend off looters

    06/26/2016 8:54:10 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    wchs.com ^ | June 26, 2016 | Jerrod Clay
    FAYETTEVILLE, WV (WCHS/WVAH) ó The Fayette County Sheriff's Office said it has received multiple threats of looting and is warning looters of harsh punishments. A release from the sheriff's office said the Nallen and Russelville areas have suffered extensive flood damage and many of its residents have lost nearly everything. It this time of crisis, some people are coming into the area to loot homes.
  • 24 now dead as a result of the West Virginia Storm

    06/25/2016 7:32:51 PM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | June 25, 2016 | wowk
    According to a news release from the WV Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management 24 people are now dead as a result of these deadly storms. Gov. Early Tomblin announced the request for a Federal Disaster Declaration has been granted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to assist West Virginians after extreme flooding on Thursday and Friday. The news release adds the declaration will provide individual assistance which includes emergency medical support, housing and addresses a number of immediate needs to residents in Greenbrier, Kanawha and Nicholas Counties. 16 people have been found dead in Greenbrier County, six in...
  • Hundreds trapped in shopping plaza in Elkview (West Virginia) after bridge collapses

    06/24/2016 2:26:39 AM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    WSAZ.COM ^ | June 24, 2016 | Kelsey Hoak
    ELKVIEW, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Emergency crews are working to rescue hundreds of people trapped at the Elkview Crossings Mall. On Thursday night, the overpass bridge into the shopping annex gave-way to flood waters and is completely washed out. The Kanawha County Emergency Ambulance Authority says they are estimating about 500 people are stuck in the plaza. At this time they are not sure how to rescue all of the people. One of the options they are considering is building a temporary bridge. But at this time it is unclear what they will do.
  • West Virginia Governor declares State of Emergency for 44 counties

    06/24/2016 2:15:47 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    WSAZ.COM ^ | June 23, 2016 | WSAZ
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin has declared a State of Emergency for 44 counties. This excludes the Hancock, Brooke, Ohio, Marshall, Grant, Hardy, Mineral, Hampshire, Morgan, Berkeley, and Jefferson counties.
  • Man Dies in Flash Flooding (West Virginia)

    06/23/2016 8:47:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | June 23, 2016 | wowk
    KANAWHA COUNTY, WV - Kanawha County Dispatchers tell 13 News an elderly man has died in the flash flooding in Clendenin. This is the first fatality dispatchers know of during this storm. This happened in the Jordan Creek Road area of Clendenin. Dispatchers say their preliminary reports show 50 homes have been damaged and 20 destroyed in this storm so far.
  • People stuck at the Elkview (West Virginia) Shopping Center

    06/23/2016 8:43:17 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | June 23, 2016 | wowk
    ELKVIEW, WV - The water and gas lines supplying the Elk View Shopping Center have broken. 13 News Assignment Editor Michael Carmen says there is no water at the businesses and they can't use the gas now either. Kmart is allowing its employees to stay the night in the business. Carmen adds the road in and out of the shopping center washed out at 8:30 p.m.
  • Judge nixes 'ridiculous' EPA request to block testimony in coal case

    06/17/2016 11:41:02 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 17, 2016 | Timothy Cama
    A federal judge ruled Friday that a lobbyist and former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) official can testify for a coal company in its lawsuit against the agency. The EPA had sought to block Jeff Holmstead, who led the EPAís air pollution office under then-President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2005, from appearing as an expert witness in Murray Energy Corp.ís case. The agency argued that Holmsteadís time at the EPA is a significant conflict of interest and his testimony would amount to little more than unreliable legal conclusions. The EPA ďeffectively argues that, because Mr. Holmstead once worked at...
  • Rapes, Daily Beatings, and No Escape: Christian School Was Hell For These Boys

    06/12/2016 9:30:15 AM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    dailybeast ^ | June 12, 2016 | Brandy Zadronzy
    Blue Creek Academy was an abusive hell on earth, former students sayóand the principal who ran it is now heading up a new Bible school in another state. Jacob* dressed himself in a camouflage jacket and a matching beanie on the summer morning he ran away into the West Virginia hills. At 14 years old, he was one of the youngest, smallest, and longest-attending students at Blue Creek Academy, a religious reform school for boys from which he was desperate to escape. Blue Creek Academy was made up of an old schoolhouse and several cabins situated on a remote campground...
  • Dismemberment abortion ban takes effect in West Virginia

    06/05/2016 12:48:20 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | June 2, 2016 | Danny David
    On Sunday, West Virginiaís Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Act officially took effect. The law, which bans D&E abortions, passed in February but was vetoed by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin. As Live Action Newsí Calvin Freiburger reported, less than 24 hours later, West Virginiaís House and Senate overwhelmingly voted to override the veto. According to NRL News, the ban on dismemberment abortions was supported by 100% of West Virginiaís women senators and 83% of women delegates. The ban received extensive bipartisan support, and State Sen. Ryan Ferns argues that the ban is just common sense legislation. ďWeíre talking about ripping...
  • West Virginia Man Facing More Than 1,000 Sex Charges

    06/01/2016 2:47:42 PM PDT · by Morgana · 29 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | June 1, 2016 | wowk
    A Tucker County man is facing more than 1,000 sex charges involving a family member. James Dixson Wilson, 52, of Dryfork, is charged with 553 counts of second degree sexual assault and 553 counts of sexual abuse by parent or guardian, which totals 1,106 counts, according to the Tucker County Sheriff's Department. Deputies in Tucker County received a referral from the Department of Health and Human Resources on May 19 regarding a possible sexual assault. During an interview with 16-year-old female victim, she told authorities the assault took place in July 2008 during a family reunion.
  • UPDATE: 3rd Juvenile Petition Served in Clay County

    05/19/2016 9:58:46 AM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | Updated: May 19, 2016 | Nicky Walters
    UPDATE (11:30 AM 5/19/16): The West Virginia State Police served a third juvenile petition to a 13-year-old boy on Thursday, May 19th, for incidents at Clay Middle School. The petition was served for the crimes of making terroristic threats, conspiracy to commit murder, and solicitation to commit murder
  • Woman Dies of 'Fat Embolism' During ĎBrazilian Butt Liftí

    05/17/2016 7:34:18 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 50 replies
    NBC News, Miami Herald via MRC TV ^ | May 17, 2016 | By Dan Krauth KNBC Miami, By Daniel Chang Miami Herald via Ben Graham
    A West Virginia woman died after suffering a ‚Äúfat embolism‚ÄĚ while undergoing plastic surgery to increase the size of her gluteal region.¬† Heather Meadows, a 29-year-old mother of two, was killed by fat particles that entered her bloodstream through a vein during a lipid transfer procedure. The fat particles clogged arteries in her heart and lungs, causing cascading organ failure and death. She was taken to an emergency room after going into cardiac arrest during the cosmetic surgery and was pronounced dead on arrival. This fat transfer procedure is common in what is called a ‚ÄúBrazilian butt lift,‚ÄĚ where liposuction...
  • Over four in 10 Sanders voters in West Virginia would vote for Trump

    05/11/2016 5:25:25 AM PDT · by detective · 38 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 10, 2016 | Melissa Herrmann, Jennifer De Pinto and Ellen Uchimiya
    In November, Donald Trump would be the choice of 44 percent of West Virginia Democratic primary voters who supported Bernie Sanders Tuesday, CBS News early exit polling found. But support for Trump in the general election is largely driven by independents who were allowed to vote in West Virginia's Democratic primary. More than half would back Trump against either Hillary Clinton or Sanders.
  • Clinton Finishes Third In West Virginia County That Literally Gave Her The Finger

    05/12/2016 3:57:59 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 12, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    Hillary Clintonís campaign team knew she was going to lose in West Virginia. As Iíve said in a previous post , the state hasnít gone Republican since 1996 and Romney won every county in 2012. After the Democratic primary on Tuesday, 42 percent of Democrats want the next president to be less liberal, with 44 percent of Bernie Sanders supporters saying theyíll vote for Trump in November. Itís just a more conservative electorate across the board, which is why Clintonís damage control regarding her remarks about putting coal miners out of business was so offensive. She doesnít care; she...
  • Stalagmite reveals carbon footprint of early Native Americans

    04/15/2010 7:24:19 AM PDT · by decimon · 45 replies · 728+ views
    Ohio University ^ | Apr 15, 2010 | Unknown
    ATHENS, Ohio (April 15, 2010) Ė A new study led by Ohio University scientists suggests that early Native Americans left a bigger carbon footprint than previously thought, providing more evidence that humans impacted global climate long before the modern industrial era. Chemical analysis of a stalagmite found in the mountainous Buckeye Creek basin of West Virginia suggests that native people contributed a significant level of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere through land use practices. The early Native Americans burned trees to actively manage the forests to yield the nuts and fruit that were a large part of their diets. ďThey...
  • Morgan Freeman: Hillary Clinton Will Stand For ĎRacial Justiceí

    05/11/2016 10:31:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 85 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/11/2016 | Charlie Spiering
    Hillary Clinton is anxious to compete in the Democratic primary in Kentucky, particularly after suffering a humiliating loss in West Virginia. Now she is relying on the golden voice of Morgan Freeman, to help turn out black voters in the state. In a new, minute-long ad, Clinton begins by telling voters of what she calls ďsystemic racismĒ in the United States. ďWe have to face up to the hard truths of injustice and systemic racism,Ē she says, recalling the wrongs suffered by African American voters in the justice system and at the hands of police officers.
  • The Daily 202: West Virginia results show disaffection, not ideology, fuels Sanders and Trump

    05/11/2016 11:38:47 AM PDT · by Innovative · 28 replies
    Washungton Post ^ | May 11, 2016 | James Hohmann
    Americans, collectively, are not as angry as watching cable TV would lead you to believe. But many poorer, less-educated folks who have been left behind in the 21st centuryóthe ones who have seen their wages stagnate, their opportunities for upward mobility disappear and their life expectancies shortenóare looking to disrupt a status quo that has not worked for them. Thatís what Sanders and Trump are both promising to do. And thatís the main reason why Bernie beat Hillary Clinton in yesterdayís West Virginia Democratic primary by 15.4 points. He carried every single county in the Mountaineer State, which by every...
  • WV: Hillary loses 2/3 of support from 2008

    05/11/2016 8:08:11 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 12 replies
    Hillary Clinton is putting magician David Copperfield to shame with her vanishing voter trick. Her base of support is disappearing right before our eyes, but unlike Copperfield, Clinton isnít putting on an act. On Tuesday, Clinton lost the West Virginia primary to 74-year-old socialist Bernie Sanders 51% to 36%. Thatís a stark contrast to 2008, when she trounced Barack Obama, 66.9% to 25.7% (John Edwards received 7.3%). But perhaps whatís more shocking is the raw vote total. In 2008, she received 240,890 votes. Yesterday, Clinton netted 84,176 votes, according to NBC ó a 65% decline. Other numbers show how the...
  • LIVE THREAD: West Virginia and Nebraska Primaries

    05/10/2016 9:38:29 AM PDT · by Salvation · 89 replies
    West Virginia: Primary Election Day Polls open 6:30am through 7:30pm Nebraska: The 2016 Nebraska Republican primary is being held today, Tuesday, May 10th, 2016.
  • LIVE THREAD:West Virginia and Nebraska Primary Returns. May 10, 2016

    You are cordially invited to attend the West Virginia and Nebraska returns, tonight with your friends and neighbors here on Free Republic. TIME:When you feel like fixin' to attend between now and then ATTIRE:Anything you wish to wear Champagne will be served with a selection of appetizers and French desserts
  • War Veteran Turned West Virginia State Senate Candidate Is Brutalized in Brass Knuckle Attack

    05/09/2016 1:53:12 PM PDT · by Rio · 34 replies
    Yahoo!News ^ | May 9, 2016 | Inside Edition Staff
    A candidate for West Virginia state senate was brutally attacked over the weekend when a man wielding brass knuckles blind-sided him at a cookout, police say. Retired Major Richard Ojeda, an Iraq and Afghanistan veteran who's challenging the incumbent Democrat, was attending the political function in the town of Logan when a man reportedly asked him for a bumper sticker. When Ojeda knelt to attach the sticker to the man's car, police say the suspect struck the candidate as many as nine times with brass knuckles, knocking him out. According to West Virginia State Troopers, the suspect--who's been identified as...
  • West Virginia Right-to-Work May Turn on Supreme Court Race

    05/09/2016 10:39:37 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 7 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/4/2016 | Vinnie Vernuccio
    A May 10 election in West Virginia could leave the stateís new right-to-work law in peril. On that day, voters will decide whether to re-elect Republican Justice Brent Benjamin to the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, or replace him, possibly with union-supported Darrell McGraw. McGraw, who is seen as leading the pack of those challenging the 12-term justice, is endorsed almost entirely by unions. If elected, he would be the fourth Democrat on the five-member court. Flawed Dane County ruling may show the way to killing RTW in West Virginia and nationally The main concern of those who favor...
  • Who Is Hillaryís ďTimĒ?

    05/08/2016 6:15:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 8, 2016 | Paul Jacob
    She-Who-Must-Not-Be-President ran into a dust-up in coal country last week. Sitting across a table for a media photo-op, an unemployed coal worker put the former Secretary of State and U.S. Senator from New York and First Lady on the hot seat. Strange as it might seem, the folks in West Virginia donít much cotton to politicians intent on tossing them out of work. No matter how many government handouts those politicians promise. At a CNN town hall in March, Hillary Clinton boasted: ďIím the only candidate which [sic] has a policy about how to bring economic opportunity ó using clean...
  • West Virginia Coal Association endorses Trump over Clinton

    05/06/2016 9:58:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 5/6/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    During the debates, Hillary Clinton somewhat famously told that nation, ďweíre going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business.Ē Do you suppose the people in West Virginia noticed? Even if they missed the live coverage of the event, theyíve been reminded of it plenty of times since then, and only a few days before the primary on Tuesday the powerful West Virginia Coal Association has jumped in with an endorsement of her opponent.
  • Donald Trump Creates Widespread Confusion Telling W.VA Voters to "Stay Home" (VOTE TUESDAY)!

    05/06/2016 2:51:19 AM PDT · by onyx · 126 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2016 | Sundance
    Donald Trump Creates Widespread Confusion Telling West Virginia Voters to ‚ÄúStay¬†Home‚ÄĚ Posted on May 5, 2016 - 11:30pm Candidate Donald Trump scored what appears to be an ‚Äėown goal‚Äô against his candidacy earlier this evening when he told supporters at a campaign rally in West Virginia not to vote for him. ¬ďNow what I want you to do is save your vote,¬Ē Trump told the crowd in Charleston, West Virginia. ¬ďYou know, you don¬ít have to vote anymore. Save your vote for the general election, OK? Forget this one, the primary is gone.¬Ē (link) Immediately social media erupted with people...
  • West Virginia coal group endorses Trump

    05/05/2016 12:10:44 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 5, 2016 | TYimothy Cama
    The West Virginia Coal Association is putting its weight behind Donald Trump for president. Members of the group, which represents companies in coal mining and related industries, voted Thursday to endorse the presumptive Republican nominee, days before West Virginiaís presidential primary. ďTrump has said he will reverse the Democratic regulatory assault that has cost the coal industry more than 40 percent of our production and jobs since 2008,Ē Bill Raney, the groupís president, said in a statement. ďIn contrast, Hillary Clintonís proposals essentially double-down on the job killing Obama policies,Ē he said. ďWest Virginia canít afford that and neither can...
  • Live Thread:Trump Rally in Charleston, WV @ 7pm EDT

    05/05/2016 2:33:41 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 1,184 replies
    Thursday, May 5, 2016: Live Stream of the Donald Trump for President rally in Charleston, WV at the Charleston Civic Center beginning at 7:00 PM EDT Charleston, WV Charleston is the capital and largest city of the State of West Virginia. It is located at the confluence of the Elk and Kanawha Rivers in Kanawha County. As of the 2013 Census Estimate, it had a population of 50,821, while its metropolitan area had 224,743. It is a center of government, commerce, and industry. Early industries important to Charleston included salt and the first natural gas well. Later, coal became central...
  • Trump Rally (Charleston, WVA, 05-05-2016)

    05/04/2016 9:41:04 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 19 replies
    Trump's GOP rivals may have dropped out but Trump is holding a rally in Charleston, West Virginia tomorrow. Should be a record crowd. Trump will sweep it next week.
  • Coal miners "wave goodbye" as Hillary leaves a campaign stop in Williamson, WV. She hates Americans

    05/04/2016 9:52:46 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 31 replies
    Twitter ^ | 5/4/2016 | JP Moore
    Coal miners "wave goodbye" as #NeverHillary leaves a campaign stop in Williamson, WV. She hates Americans.
  • Behold the Nominee: Will the GOP Embrace Its Trump Nightmare or Walk Away?

    05/03/2016 7:04:11 PM PDT · by Milhous · 64 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | May 3, 2016 9:09 p.m. | Ed Kilgore
    Well, so much for suspense. The networks called Indiana for Donald Trump about five seconds after the polls closed, and within two hours Ted Cruz announced he was suspending his campaign. Trump is winning a majority of the vote and will likely win all 57 delegates. Even if a few delegates stray back across the line, this win clinched the nomination for Trump. He will now have well over 1,000 bound delegates, which is less than 200 from what he needs to make it a lock. And that's without the unbound delegates he definitely has in Pennsylvania and is sure...
  • Hillary apologizes in WV for saying, 'put coal miners and coal companies out of business'

    05/03/2016 1:58:45 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 49 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03 May 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    In what Monica Alba of NBC News called ďa rare candid momentĒ (I love it that even NBC News acknowledges Hillary is such a phony), Hillary Clinton ďapologized to a man who confronted her over comments made earlier this year about putting coal miners "out of business.Ē
  • Trump, Sanders lead in West Virginia (Trump leads 61% to 22% for Cruz)

    05/03/2016 12:06:23 PM PDT · by No Dems 2016 · 80 replies
    PPP's new West Virginia poll finds it's likely to just keep Donald Trump's recent streak of dominant victories right on going. Trump leads in the state with 61% to 22% for Ted Cruz and 14% for John Kasich. Trump, with a 67/24 favorability rating, is the only candidate GOP voters in the state even like. Both Kasich (32/50) and Cruz (32/53) come in with negative favorability ratings. Adding Carly Fiorina to the ticket has done little to help Cruz. Only 12% of voters say picking her as his running mate makes them more likely to vote for Cruz, compared to...
  • Clinton Apologizes for Saying Sheíd Put Coal ĎOut of Businessí

    05/03/2016 8:48:51 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 52 replies
    Yahoo Politics ^ | 5/3/16 | Katie Relily
    Hillary Clinton apologized on Monday for saying in March that she would put coal miners and coal companies ďout of businessĒ as part of a transition to alternative energy sources. The Democratic front-runner and former secretary of state called the prior remark a ďmisstatementĒ as she campaigned in Kentucky, ahead of the stateís Democratic primary on May 17, CBS News reported. The small group discussion took place in what was once one of the countryís top coal producing counties, as protesters gathered outside. ďWhat I said was totally out of context from what I meant,Ē Clinton said. ďIt was a...
  • West Virginia Mayor: The Clintons Are ĎSimply Not Welcome In Our Towní

    05/01/2016 11:42:09 PM PDT · by MIA_eccl1212 · 19 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5/1/2016 | Chuck Ross Reporter
    ... Earlier this week, Logan Mayor Serafino Nolletti sent a letter to a staffer in Manchin's office saying that he opposed the Clintons visiting the town... "Bill and Hillary Clinton are simply not welcome in our town," Nolletti wrote in a letter, according to WOWK." "Mrs. Clinton's anti-coal messages are teh last thing our suffering town needs at this point... The policies that have been championed by people like Mrs. Clinton have all but devastated our fair town, and honestly, enough is enough.... we again state that they are welcome on any of our city properties... put a lot of...
  • Latest Campaign Data Ė Cruz Unfavorability Increases, Confidence Crumbles Ė Trump Over 60% In WV

    05/01/2016 6:18:44 AM PDT · by GilGil · 91 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 5/1/2016 | Sundance
    Ted Cruz has a net non-favorable rating amid Republican voters (Per Gallup) and the addition of Carly Fiorina has only worsened the condition of the Ted Cruz campaign. Per Gallup, Cruz now has a negative net favorability rating among Republicans.
  • "Jane Doe" found in Ohio may be from West Virginia

    04/29/2016 3:32:09 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | April 29, 2016 | wowk
    Police in Ohio along with The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children are hoping the public can help solve a 35-year-old mystery. "Jane Doe" was found deceased in Miami County, Ohio in April of 1981. New testing was just completed on the pollen that was found on the clothing she was wearing and it indicates that she may have been from West Virginia. *****PICTURE ON LINK*******
  • WV Man Arrested for Allegedly Giving 3-Year-Old Girl STD

    04/21/2016 12:39:33 PM PDT · by Morgana · 71 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | April 21, 2016 | wowk
    CLARKSBURG, WV - A Clarksburg man was arrested Wednesday after police say he gave a 3-year-old girl a sexually transmitted disease. Tyler Killingsworth, 25, allegedly had sex with the girl, according to West Virginia State Police. The mother of the girl noticed an unknown growth on the girl's genitals and took her to the hospital, where a sexual assault nurse examiner confirmed it was genital warts.
  • Former church youth volunteer pleads guilty to sexual abuse, facing 171-489 years in prison...Forme

    04/18/2016 1:32:41 PM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    bdtonline.com ^ | April 18, 2016 | Samantha Perry
    FULL TITLE: UPDATED: Former church youth volunteer pleads guilty to sexual abuse, facing 171-489 years in prison PRINCETON ó A former Bluefield church youth volunteer pleaded guilty Monday morning to charges he sexually abused teen boys. Timothy Probert, 57, of Princeton, pleaded guilty to 37 charges, including first-degree sexual abuse, third-degree sexual assault, second-degree sexual assault, first-degree sexual assault, sexual abuse by a parent, guardian or custodian and one count of delivery of a controlled substance. Probert, a former youth volunteer at Westminster Presbyterian Church and mentor for the Working to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect (WE CAN) program, entered...
  • GOP Senator Capito: ĎAbsolutelyí Weíre Worried About Trumpís Effect Down Ballot In Swing States

    04/16/2016 5:41:57 AM PDT · by Macoozie · 29 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 15 April 2016 | Pam Key
    Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) said the Republican Party was ďabsolutelyĒ concerned about Republican presidential candidate Donald Trumpís effect down ballot in swing states with close elections for incumbent senators,
  • Middle School Teacher Seen Berating Student in Video

    04/13/2016 5:16:46 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | April 13, 2016 | wowk
    KANAWHA COUNTY, WV - An East Bank Middle School teacher is seen yelling at a student in a video secretly filmed by a different student. In the video the teacher says that the next time the student, opens their ďbig stinking mouth I will write you up and send you to the office.Ē Throughout the video the teacher references the student walking into his office without being invited, and the fact that the teacher is an adult and what he watches ďis his choice.Ē The teacher also tells the class that the student threatened to blackmail him.
  • Parents Arrested after Children Found Walking Alone on Route 50

    04/11/2016 5:32:53 PM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | April 11, 2016 | Lacey Palmer, Assignment Editor
    A Grafton couple was arrested after their children were found walking by themselves along U.S. Route 50. An 8-year-old girl, 6-year-old girl and a girl young enough to not know her age were walking down U.S. Route 50 across the Fetterman Bridge, according to court documents. The clerk at the Go-Mart on Weaver Street was able to bring the girls inside and call law enforcement. Once a Grafton Police officer arrived on scene, the girls told him they were going to their grandmother's house because their mother, Dalena Austin, and their father, James Cain, didn't want them. They had three...
  • West Virginia and Pennsylvania Unbound Delegates Gain Attention

    04/09/2016 2:51:58 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 11 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 4-9-2016 | sundance
    An interesting article within the Washington Post outlines some of the challenges with unbound delegates and delegates available for purchase…(Washington Post) West Virginia looks perfect for Donald Trump: a struggling working-class state filled with the types of voters who have backed him elsewhere and could deliver one of his biggest victories.But a sweep there might not matter. That’s because as many as 34 delegates — the entire contingent — may be free to back whomever they want at the Republican National Convention.Much the same is true in Pennsylvania, home to a hotly contested April 26 primary, where there are...
  • West Virginia University to offer gender-neutral housing

    04/09/2016 7:27:46 AM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | April 9, 2016 | wowk
    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia University has launched a housing program for students to room together on campus regardless of sex, gender, gender identity or sexual orientation. WVU's True Colors community also supports students who are transgender or gender non-conforming in choosing a roommate of any gender. The gender-neutral community isn't intended for romantic couples.
  • MIA Veteran's Body Returns Home After 66 Years

    04/07/2016 9:41:26 AM PDT · by Morgana · 53 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | April 7, 2016 | wowk
    FOLLANSBEE, W.Va. - It has been 66 years since Roy Henderson has been on American soil. We live in an unrecognizable United States to the one the private first class left, but he has never been forgotten. And he has finally been welcomed home to the Ohio Valley after going being killing in action, declared MIA in July of 1950. "It's closure for the family, and not only for the family, but for the veterans who fight on a daily basis," said casualty assistance officer SFC Bradley Maston. "We want to see our brothers and sisters come back home and...
  • House resolution calling for Article V Convention approved by Senate

    03/13/2016 3:45:00 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 18 replies
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. ó After some debate Saturday afternoon, the Senate joined the House in approving a resolution that would put West Virginia on the list of states supporting an Article V Convention for consideration of a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Though shorter than the Houseís debate, similar arguments were made before a 17-16, party-line vote in favor of the measure. The Senate originally proposed itís own Article V Convention resolution, S.C.R. 10, that also included limiting the power and jurisdiction of the federal government and limiting the terms of office for its officials and for members of...
  • SILVER ALERT: State Police looking for missing Huntington woman (West Virginia)

    03/12/2016 9:27:56 PM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | March 12, 2016 | wowk
    HUNTINGTON, WV - According to State Police in Huntington, a Silver Alert has been issued for a missing woman in Huntington. State Police say they are looking for Sonya Carte, 77, of Huntington. Police say Carte suffers from dementia. She was last seen wearing a blue shirt with small white stripes, blue pants, dark green jacket, and white tennis shoes. She has shoulder length hair and had her boxer mixed dog with her. Police believe she may be possibly headed to Sandusky, Ohio.
  • West Virginia overrides veto of dismemberment abortion ban

    03/12/2016 6:06:25 PM PST · by Morgana · 22 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | March 11, 2016
    West Virginia lawmakers have voted to override Governor Earl Ray Tomblinís veto of a bill banning dilation & evacuation-method abortions, also known as dismemberment abortions, for pulling a preborn baby apart inside the womb. SB 10 enjoyed large bipartisan majorities in its override votes, which were 25-9 in the state Senate and 85-15 in the state House. In West Virginia, a second simple-majority vote suffices to override a veto. The override votes came less than 24 hours after Tomblin rejected the bill. As reported previously by Live Action news, the ban would punish abortionists who violate it with the loss...
  • West Virginia Gov Vetoes Ban on Dismemberment Abortions Tearing Babies Limb From Limb

    03/10/2016 10:29:33 AM PST · by Morgana · 25 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | March 10, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin has vetoed a a bill to ban the dismemberment abortion method that tears unborn babies limb from limb. The West Virginia Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act, SB 10, successfully made it through the state legislature and would make it the latest state to ban the abortion method. State lawmakers are expected to override the governorís veto. The bill passed by a vote of 86-13 after more than an hour of debate. Any abortion practitioner who violates the ban would lose his medical license, essentially prohibiting him from ever doing abortions again. This...
  • Permitless concealed carry in West Virginia soon to be law

    03/07/2016 10:59:22 AM PST · by Daffynition · 31 replies
    WVVA.com ^ | Mar 6, 2016 | John Asebe
    WEST VIRGINIA (WVVA) West Virginia will soon be among seven other states where residents can carry a concealed weapon without a permit. This comes after West Virginia Lawmakers voted this weekend to override Governor Earl Ray Tomblin's veto on House Bill 4145. The override on Tomblin's veto means that if you're older than 21 and live in West Virginia, permitless concealed carry will be law in 90 days. Governor Earl Ray Tomblin originally veto'd the bill with safety concerns. The West Virginia House and West Virginia Senate both voted to override Tomblin's veto.
  • WV: Legislature Overrides Governor Tomblin's Veto. Constitutional Carry Becomes Law

    03/05/2016 10:23:45 AM PST · by rktman · 11 replies
    gunwatch.blogspot.com ^ | 3/5/2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The West Virginia legislature did not waste any time in overriding Governor Tomblin's veto of HB 4145, also known as "Constitutional carry" or permitless carry. Governor Tomblin vetoed a similar bill in 2015, but the veto occurred after the legislature had adjourned, making a veto override difficult. This year, the Constitutional carry bill was passed early enough for the legislature to vote on a veto override if necessary. Governor Tomblin received the Constitutional carry bill on 26 February. He waited to the last possible day to veto it, 3 March. The House of Delegates overrode his veto on 4 March,...