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  • Mercer expects 280 new jobs (West Virginia)

    03/28/2017 5:55:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Bluefield Daily Telegraph ^ | March 23, 2017 | Blake Stowers
    PRINCETON — Two new manufacturing companies, and three other currently unidentified projects, will create approximately 280 new jobs for Mercer County, officials confirmed Wednesday. Mercer County Development Authority Executive Director Janet Bailey said in a report given at a Development Authority meeting that the new projects represent an estimated $15.5 million in new capital investments for 2017 and 2018. She said officials have four or five manufacturing projects underway and three projects “we can’t talk about yet.” Bailey said project number one involves a company moving from Cedar Bluff, Va. to Princeton. “Project number one is Elgin Industries/Tabor Machines,” Bailey...
  • 13 states join brief in support of Trump’s temporary travel ban

    03/27/2017 9:20:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/27/2017 | John Sexton
    Representatives from 13 states including 12 state attorneys general and one governor filed a motion in support of President Trump’s temporary travel ban. From the Dallas Morning News: Attorney General Ken Paxton on Monday led a coalition of 13 states in filing a brief with the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals defending President Donald Trump’s revised immigration order.In the brief, Paxton and representatives from 12 other states argue that the Trump administration’s new order is legal and falls under the president’s power over foreign affairs and national security. Those joining the brief included Paxton plus AG’s in the...
  • 150 new jobs coming to GC Services in Huntington (West Virginia)

    03/16/2017 3:52:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    WSAZ-TV ^ | March 13, 2017 | Staff
    HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- GC Services, a call center in Huntington, is hiring 150 long-term, full-time customer service positions. The company will be hosting onsite job fairs Monday through Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The interviews will take place at GC Services at 4220 Terrace Ave, Huntington, WV 25705. At each job fair, managers will be taking applications, conducting interviews and making same-day offers to qualified applicants. If you don't have a computer to fill out an application, you can use one onsite. "The best part about our business is it's actually booming and we've done such a...
  • West Virginia man is charged with sexual assault after unwittingly 'admitting to it....

    03/15/2017 9:03:14 PM PDT · by Morgana · 40 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | march 15, 2017
    West Virginia man is charged with sexual assault after unwittingly 'admitting to it in his job interview to become a COP' A man was charged with sexual assault after he admitted during an interview to become a police officer that he had a sexual encounter with a woman while she was passed out from drinking. Tyler Ray Price, 21, of Nitro, West Virginia, was at the South Charleston Police Department on February 8 participating in the third phase of his interviews to become a cop. hat's when police say he said that he'd had a sexual encounter with a woman...
  • 36,635 dead lose their right to vote in West Virginia

    03/04/2017 11:15:52 AM PST · by Zakeet · 34 replies
    Don Surber ^ | March 4, 2017 | Don Surber
    Republican Mac Warner has been West Virginia's secretary of state for only 45 days, and already he has suppressed the votes of up to 36,635 dead people -- in an act of zombiephobia that defies the logic and reason. Where in the state constitution does it say that your right to vote Democratic ends when you die? Doesn't the ADA cover the "living challenged"? Well, it should. [Snip] What next? Voter photo ID to stop you from voting 11 times? If this keeps up, Democrats may never be able to steal another election in the Mountain State.
  • 225,000 liberals sign petition to fire Manchin after he hugged it out with Trump

    03/02/2017 11:13:36 AM PST · by kevcol · 31 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | March 1, 2017 | Philip Wegmann
    After his speech Tuesday night, President Trump gave Sen. Joe Manchin a bro handshake and a bro hug. Now almost a quarter million liberals want Sen. Chuck Schumer to give the West Virginia Democrat the boot. On Thursday dozens of activists plan to deliver 225,000 petitions to Schumer's office, asking the minority leader to kick the "Trump-apologist Joe Manchin from Senate Democratic Leadership."
  • Senate Dems Facing Tough 2018 Races Avoid Town Halls

    02/27/2017 6:25:32 AM PST · by scooby321 · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/27/2017 | Kerry Pickett
    Town halls centered around rowdy crowds disrupting Republican members of Congress grabbed headlines recently, but certain Senate Democrats facing tough reelection races next year have avoided in-person town halls in their own states all together. The Associated Press reported Friday Democratic Sens. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, Bill Nelson of Florida, Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Joe Manchin West Virginia all decided against going to town halls to speak to and answer questions from their constituents, preferring to communicate through tele-town halls, e-mail opinion surveys, social media and speeches.
  • Student Government Gives $1,000 to Leftist Group that Physically Attacked Conservative Students

    02/20/2017 12:23:43 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    The College Fix ^ | February 16, 2017 | Kaitlynn Critchfield - West Virginia University
    West Virginia UniversityÂ’s student government has approved funding for a leftist student group whose leader was recorded physically attacking members of a conservative group three weeks ago.The Left Alliance had also told the Turning Point USA chapter to leave its Jan. 25 meeting, a possible violation of the code for registered student organizations.Though the universityÂ’s Office of Student Conduct investigated Kelley DenhamÂ’s recorded aggression toward the conservative students and interviewed the parties, nothing public has come of it, leaving the Left AllianceÂ’s campus status intact.The group proceeded to apply for a $1,000 grant from the Student Government Association, which would...
  • Hundreds apply for new jobs coming to Milton (West Virginia, 70+ openings)

    02/16/2017 9:40:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Herald-Dispatch | February 16, 2017 | Fred Pace
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.herald-dispatch.com/news/hundreds-apply-for-new-jobs-coming-to-milton/article_b4cbdc6d-4fd9-5ae2-9cbe-75777e662e2a.html
  • Man Arrested After Snorting Heroin, Passing Out with Child in Huntington (W.Va) Walmart

    02/03/2017 3:32:10 PM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    wowk ^ | Feb 3, 2017 | Joseph Fitzwater, Assignment Editor
    Officers have arrested a man after he was found unconscious in a Huntington Walmart with a young child Wednesday. Troopers responded the Walmart on U.S. Route 60 in Huntington on the evening of February 1st, 2017, where they discovered Nathan Ferguson had passed out in the electronics section of the store. Ferguson had a 1-year-old child with him when he passed out.
  • President Trump Sends Note on Coal to Sen. Capito (West Virginia)

    01/26/2017 7:14:33 PM PST · by Morgana · 27 replies
    wowk ^ | January 26, 2017 | Mark Curtis
    A handwritten note from President Trump to West Virginia Senator Shelly Moore Capito is generating a lot of buzz, especially on social media. Capito wrote asking for support on the Miner's Protection Act, stalled in Congress. The President wrote back, saying: "Shelley: Great I am all for the miners." The coal industry appreciates the response.
  • 66-Year-Old (sex offender) Inmate Killed in Mount Olive Complex

    01/24/2017 1:46:51 PM PST · by Morgana · 20 replies
    wowk ^ | January 23, 2017 | Joseph Fitzwater, Assignment Editor
    An inmate at the Mount Olive Correctional Complex was killed Sunday evening after an apparent assault by one or more fellow inmates. Eugene Robert Anderson, 66, was fatally injured around 6 p.m. Sunday in an outdoor recreation area.
  • Charleston (West Virginia) abortion clinic closes; only one left in WV

    01/21/2017 11:11:17 PM PST · by Morgana · 15 replies
    CHARLESTON GAZETTE ^ | January 20, 2017 | Lori Kersey ,
    West Virginia women who want an abortion are down to only one in-state choice now, as one of the state’s only two abortion clinics closed its doors earlier this week. Kanawha Surgicenter closed as of 5 p.m. Tuesday, according to a note posted on the door of the clinic in Charleston’s Kanawha City. A woman who answered Dr. Gorli Harish’s phone and said she is his wife said the family moved to California two years ago to be closer to their children and grandchildren. The doctor had been commuting to Charleston once a month to perform procedures and no longer...
  • Man Takes Police on Wild Chase Through Farm Field

    01/11/2017 1:39:46 PM PST · by Morgana · 7 replies
    wowk ^ | January 11, 2017 | Joseph Fitzwater, Assignment Editor
    The Milton Police Department, along with help from Barboursville Police, WV State Police, and the WV DNR has arrested a man after a wild police chase. According to a release, Milton Police asked to speak to Justin Brafford at a Marathon gas station. Instead of speaking with officers, Brafford sped off westbound on U.S. Route 60 in his pickup truck.
  • Homeless man, 23, 'hacked another vagrant with a machete, stomped on his head then.......

    01/09/2017 12:08:14 PM PST · by Morgana · 19 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | January 9, 2017 | Snejana Farberov For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Homeless man, 23, 'hacked another vagrant with a machete, stomped on his head then threw him into frigid river in snowball fight gone wrong' A homeless man from West Virginia has been charged in a brutal machete attack on another vagrant man, who was then hurled into a ice-cold river. The violent altercation occurred Sunday morning in the Kanawha City section of Charleston. Charleston police Lt. Steve Cooper says 23-year-old Brandon Thompson was charged with attempted murder and malicious wounding. According to Cooper, the victim, identified as 19-year-old Brandon Robinson, hasn't been located as of Monday morning and...
  • West Virginia Man Blames 7-Year-Old Child for Sexual Assault

    12/20/2016 11:37:36 AM PST · by Morgana · 36 replies
    wowk ^ | December 20, 2016 | Lacey Palmer, Assignment Editor
    FAIRMONT, WV - A Fairmont man was arrested Tuesday on sexual abuse charges after police said he told them a 7-year-old girl wanted to have sex with him. Brandon Coe, 20, sexually assaulted a 7-year-old, female relative, according to the West Virginia State Police Crimes Against Children Unit. Police said the girl told family members in November that she was assaulted by Coe in October.
  • Police: Notorious 86-Year-Old Jewel Thief Strikes Again

    12/14/2016 8:44:11 PM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    wowk ^ | December 14, 2016 | wowk
    ATLANTA (AP) -- An 86-year-old jewel thief who has kept jewelry sellers on their toes since the 1970s has struck again, police say - this time by slipping a $2,000 diamond necklace into her pocket. Doris Payne, who has been the subject of a documentary and casually said during an Associated Press interview earlier this year that "I was a thief," was arrested Tuesday at a Von Maur department store outside Atlanta. Payne was arrested after she put the necklace in her back pocket and tried to leave the store, Dunwoody police spokesman Mark Stevens said in an email. She...
  • Homeowner's sign to prostitutes: 'Do not walk by this house'

    12/01/2016 3:33:42 PM PST · by Morgana · 28 replies
    wowk ^ | December 1, 2016 | wowk
    BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (AP) - Frustrated with the prostitutes who he says walk in front of his home day and night, a West Virginia man has put up signs urging them to take their business elsewhere. Jeffery Blankenship tells the Bluefield Daily Telegraph that prostitutes walk along his street at all hours, seeking clients. Three weeks ago, he began putting up anti-trespassing signs outside his Bluefield home, including one that reads, "Attention prostitutes ... Do not walk by this house 1000x a day waving your hand."
  • Clay official, mayor under fire for Facebook post about Michelle Obama

    11/14/2016 10:49:56 AM PST · by Morgana · 20 replies
    wvgazettemail.com ^ | November 14, 2016 | Ali Schmitz , Staff Writer
    Pamela Ramsey Taylor, an employee of the Clay Development Corporation, referred to the first lady as an “ape in heels,” in a Facebook post. The mayor of Clay, Beverly Whaling, commented on the post soon after, saying “Just made my day Pam.” An online petition is calling for both women to be fired for the racist post and the comment. About 2,700 people had signed the petition as of late Monday morning.
  • Fire at Midget League Football (Trump protester hoax)

    11/14/2016 9:21:54 AM PST · by Morgana · 13 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | November 14, 2016 | wowk
    The Racine Fire Department responded to a call at the midget league football field at John Slack park in Racine tonight. An estimated $10,000 worth of damage was sustained due to the fire. The press box that contained football gear was a total loss. 'Trump Train' was spray painted on the ground in front the the press box.
  • Democrat Senator to Harry Reid: You’re an Embarrassment

    11/12/2016 10:07:19 AM PST · by jazusamo · 69 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 12, 2016 | Jason Hopkins
    Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia did not appreciate what Harry Reid had to say after Trump’s election victory upset. To quote the conservative Democrat correctly, he told Reid he was, “an absolute embarrassment to the Senate as an institution, our Democratic party, and the nation." Ouch. Outgoing Senate Minority Leader Reid is not loved by Republicans, but to have a member of your party (and caucus) call you out so harshly should give you pause. After Trump won the Electoral College, Reid referred to Trump as a sexual predator. It may not be so surprising Manchin is taking this...
  • UPDATE: Judge Finds Probable Cause in Sexual Assault and Death of 10-Month-Old Girl

    10/12/2016 9:48:08 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | October 12, 2016 | wowk
    JACKSON COUNTY, WV - UPDATE (10/12/16 11:00 AM): A Jackson County judge has found probable cause against suspect Benjamin Taylor for both 1st-degree murder and 1st-degree sexual assault of 10-month-old Emmaleigh Barringer. Three witnesses took the stand Wednesday morning in an hour-and-a-half court proceeding: Emmaleigh's mother Amanda Adkins, one of the first deputy sheriffs on scene of the violent attack, and the chief medical examiner who performed Emmaleigh's autopsy. In her testimony, Adkins says both she and Taylor had been drinking and smoking marijuana the night before the attack. Adkins says she went to bed around 9 p.m. on Oct....
  • (Episcopal) Church defrocks priest accused of molestation at prep school

    10/11/2016 5:37:04 PM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | October 11, 2016 | wowk
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - An Episcopal priest accused of molesting children at an elite Rhode Island boarding school and elsewhere has been removed from the priesthood. The Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania announced Monday that it had defrocked the Rev. Howard White. The diocese says White accepted his removal but didn't admit guilt. White didn't immediately return a message seeking comment Tuesday. The move came after an investigation into widespread abuse at St. George's School in Middletown, Rhode Island, found White abused children there in the 1970s before being fired. He went on to teach in other private schools.
  • Petition Created to Publicly Hang Benjamin Taylor who Raped a 9-month-old to Death

    10/07/2016 6:46:19 AM PDT · by Morgana · 65 replies
    inquisitr.com ^ | October 5, 2016 | Amy Schaffer
    Benjamin Taylor, 32, has been arrested and is being held on a $2 million bail in Southern Regional Jail, West Virginia. The man has been charged with the rape and beating resulting in the death of nine-month-old Emmaleigh Barringer, daughter of his girlfriend, with whom he lived. The baby’s mother has three older children who were apparently unharmed by Taylor. On the morning of October 3, Amanda Adkins awoke early, around 4 a.m., after going to bed about six hours earlier. After awakening, she discovered the baby was not in her crib. She began a frantic search which ended when...
  • In the heart of Trump country

    10/05/2016 10:52:06 PM PDT · by AzNASCARfan · 3 replies
    The New Yorker | Oct. 10 issue | Larissa MacFarquhar
    Link only, we are not allowed to post The New Yorker stuff here... Very interesting article about Logan County West Virginia voters
  • WV Couple Arrested for Allegedly Strangling 3-Year-Old Boy

    10/05/2016 6:06:34 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | October 5, 2016 | wowk
    Harrison County, WV - A Harrison County woman and her boyfriend were arrested after deputies said they choked a young child in July. Brandon Ford, 27, of West Union, is charged with child abuse resulting in injury, strangulation, and conspiracy to inflict injuries to person or property. Ford's girlfriend, Shelby Chipps, 22, of Salem, has been arrested on the same three felony charges. The child was taken to the United Hospital Center's emergency room on July 7, according to the Harrison County Sheriff's Department. Chipps and Ford were both present and claimed to have supervised the child at all times,...
  • Sheriff says Jackson County baby who was sexually assaulted dies from her injuries

    10/05/2016 5:43:16 PM PDT · by Morgana · 42 replies
    wchs.com ^ | October 5, 2016 | Jeffery Morris
    RIPLEY, WV (WCHS/WVAH) — Jackson County Sheriff Tony Boggs said a 9-month-old baby girl who was sexually assaulted by a man has died from her injuries. The baby had been in critical condition at Charleston Area Medical Center General Hospital, where the child was being treated for trauma to her lower extremities and bruising to her face and head. Jackson County deputies called it the worst case of sexual assault they have seen in two decades.
  • UPDATE 9-month-old baby clinically brain dead after being sexually assaulted

    10/05/2016 9:00:17 AM PDT · by Morgana · 100 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | October 5, 2016 | wowk
    JACKSON COUNTY, WV - UPDATE (10/4/16 5:00 PM): According to the family of the victim, the infant girl is clinically brain dead.
  • 9-month-old baby in critical condition after being sexually assaulted

    10/04/2016 7:50:04 AM PDT · by Morgana · 55 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | October 3, 2016 | wowk
    JACKSON COUNTY, WV - The Jackson County Sheriff's Office tells 13 News the department is investigating a sex assault case against a 9-month-old baby. Sheriff's Office officials confirm Benjamin Taylor, the baby's mother's boyfriend, is charged with first degree sexual assault.
  • Virginia Democrat, James Madison University Student, Caught Registering Dead Voters…

    09/30/2016 4:44:27 PM PDT · by lafroste · 35 replies
    Conservative tree house ^ | 9/30/2016 | Sundance
    A few days ago it was reported the non-citizen alien who killed five people in a Washington State mall was a frequent voter. Last week a dead voter registration drive for Democrats was discovered in Colorado, this week it is Virginia. Strange how we never hear a single case of “republican voter fraud“…. (Via WFB) A Virginia Young Democrat working for a Democrat-aligned voter registration group got caught filing applications on behalf of dead people when he filed an application for a deceased World War II veteran who was known by a local clerk.
  • Fayette County (West Virginia) Sheriff: "It's time for this joke to end." (More Clowns)

    09/23/2016 10:45:48 AM PDT · by Morgana · 29 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | September 22, 2016 | Douglas Fritz
    Scary Clowns showing up on the side of the road are no joke, according to deputies with the Fayette County Sheriff's Department. There have been several complaints about people dressed up as clowns and armed with various weapons. The most recent incident happened in Mt. Hope on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016. Investigators said the intent of these "scary clowns" is to frighten as many people as possible. "Many people have a phobia about clowns, and meeting an armed "clown" in a dark, unlit area can definitely be cause for an individual to fear for his or her safety," said Sheriff...
  • West Virginian, 39, Put Out Cigarette In Her Boyfriend's Eye, Police Charge

    09/15/2016 6:11:46 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 41 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | 9/13/2016
    Meet Cindy Jean Underwood. The 39-year-old West Virginian is locked up on $10,000 bail after she allegedly put out a cigarette in her boyfriend’s eye, according to court records. The attack, cops say, occurred Monday as Underwood and Jeremy Hughes were arguing in the home they share in St. Albans, a city in Kanawha County. As the pair squabbled, Underwood jammed a lit cigarette into her beau’s eye, police charge. When cops arrived at the residence in response to a destruction of property complaint, they summoned an ambulance, which transported Hughes to a local hospital for treatment of an injury...
  • Now they are after West Virginia as new refugee office planned for state capitol

    09/13/2016 7:11:07 AM PDT · by OddLane · 22 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | September 13, 2016 | Ann Corcoran
    West Virginia has been near the bottom of the list of resettlement states for the last 9 years that I’ve followed the UN/US State Department Refugee Admissions Program, but all that could change. Resettlement contractors are running out of housing and frankly ‘welcome’ where they have overloaded cities like Lancaster, PA (do you want WV schools to have to cope with this!) and Buffalo, NY so they are casting about looking for fresh territory (populated with lots of naive do-gooders!). A couple of years ago the folks in Wyoming were able to hold off a program there. Montana couldn’t quite...
  • The poverty-stricken US community where most people hate Hillary Clinton

    09/09/2016 7:25:53 AM PDT · by PROCON · 19 replies
    itv.com ^ | Sep. 8, 2016 | Jamie Roberton
    It is difficult to imagine such levels of poverty existing in the most powerful nation on earth - but it does in McDowell County, West Virginia. Abandoned shops, closed schools and neglected homes are visible on almost every corner in every distressed community. Whole families are plagued by the consequences of unemployment and widespread drug abuse. The average life expectancy for men is 64 - the same as Namibia.But it was not always like this. McDowell was once a hustling and bustling town, thriving off the riches of the coal industry. The reliance on one industry proved fatal and...
  • AP Exclusive: Defying Downturn in Coal, 2 New Mines Planned

    09/07/2016 10:01:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 6, 2016 | Mead Gruver, The Associated Press
    Mines are closing and the coal industry is facing a run of bankruptcies and other bad news, but a company backed by a $90 million investment is defying conventional wisdom by preparing to open two new mines in Appalachia, the hardest-hit coal region. The mines in West Virginia and Virginia will create some 400 jobs in counties where unemployment ranges close to three times the national average, Ramaco Development CEO Randall Atkins told The Associated Press. "It's a fairly big deal, frankly, for southern West Virginia," Atkins said....
  • Police headquarters becomes baby safe haven

    08/25/2016 11:57:48 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 7 replies
    Bluefield Daily Telegraph ^ | Aug 24, 2016 | SAMANTHA PERRY
    A baby discovered covered in vomit in the backseat of an alleged DUI driver’s vehicle found a safe haven and compassionate caregivers at the West Virginia State Police Princeton detachment Tuesday evening. Around 5 p.m. Tuesday, Princeton troopers made a Driving Under the Influence arrest about a mile from their headquarters on Oakvale Road. “We made an arrest for DUI,” said trooper B.R. Wood, with the Princeton detachment. “The 1-year-old baby boy was in the backseat covered in vomit. The vehicle was disabled, so we brought the baby boy back to the detachment.” Wood said Senior Trooper D.C. Graham gave...
  • Democratic gubernatorial candidate in West Virginia says he can't support Clinton

    08/24/2016 9:27:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Politico ^ | August 22, 2016 | Louis Nelson
    As a growing tide of Republicans distance themselves from their party’s presidential nominee, at least one Democratic candidate is doing the same thing to Hillary Clinton. West Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jim Justice said “I cannot be a supporter of Hillary Clinton” during an appearance Monday on the state’s MetroNews radio network. Justice, a billionaire whose business interests include coal mining and West Virginia’s famed Greenbrier Resort, said he will not support the former secretary of state over her proposed energy policy. “The reason I can’t be is her position on coal is diametrically, completely wrong in many, many different...
  • Car explodes in Charleston (West Virginia) and closes nearby Grandview Elementary

    08/24/2016 8:01:40 AM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | August 24, 2016 | wowk
    A car exploded around 4:45 this morning in the North Charleston area. The car exploded at 850 Woodward Drive where the car is a total loss. Charleston Fire Department, Charleston Police and Kanawha County Sheriff's Department have responded to the scene and are currently investigating what happened. No injuries have been reported. **video on link**
  • UPDATE: 26 Heroin Overdoses in Huntington (West Virginia) on Monday

    08/15/2016 7:20:18 PM PDT · by Morgana · 83 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | August 15, 2016 | wowk
    CABELL COUNTY, WV - UPDATE: 8:46 p.m. 8/15/16 Cabell County EMS tells 13 News there were 26 overdoses in a four hour period on Monday. Original The Director of Drug Control Policy Jim Johnson tells 13 news there were 10 heroin overdoses in Huntington on Monday. The 10 overdoses reported happened over a 90 minute period. Nobody died yet from the overdoses. Dispatchers report the overdoses happened at several locations in the city.
  • After law, West Virginia reports 4 abortions after 20 weeks

    08/10/2016 7:48:43 AM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | August 9, 2016 | wowk
    <p>CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - After lawmakers banned abortions 20 weeks or later after conception, West Virginia officials say four abortions in that timeframe last year occurred to save the mother or because the fetus wasn't viable.</p> <p>A Department of Health and Human Resources report Monday details 864 abortions from May 26, 2015, through December 2015.</p>
  • Faith in the Flood Zone : Without Federal Aid, Churches find ways to rebuild (West Virginia)

    07/30/2016 11:08:04 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | July 30, 2016 | wowk
    There's been a lot taken down and a lot that needs to be put back together at Elkview Baptist Church. "We have sustained damage primarily in our children's area. It was completely wiped out," said student Pastor Clint Chiles. "The Lord's taken care of us, we're still plugging through and making due with what's been given to us," he said. As Chiles shines some light on a basement that was once, over a month ago, plunged into the darkness of flood waters, he keeps his faith despite not being eligible for government assistance.
  • UPDATE: Funeral arrangements made for 14-year-old presumed dead in flooding (West Virginia)

    07/29/2016 10:37:17 AM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    WSAZ.COM ^ | July 29, 2016 | WSAZ
    UPDATE 7/28/`6 @ 11:51 p.m. WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP/WSAZ) -- It's been more than a month since the tragic floods devastated parts of West Virginia. Funeral arrangements have been made for a 14-year-old West Virginia girl missing and presumed dead in last month's devastating floods. The obituary for Mykala Cheyanne Phillips says the service will take place Sunday afternoon at Bethesda Church in White Sulphur Springs. Philips is one of the 15 people who died in Greenbrier county. Overall, 23 people died statewide in the floods.
  • Senator questions Hobet road project’s sudden rise

    07/16/2016 1:11:02 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    MetroNews ^ | June 13, 2016 | Jeff Jenkins
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A member of the state Senate is upset the a new four-lane highway project planned for southern West Virginia has been able to jump ahead of some other longstanding road projects. Sen. Bob Plymale (D-Wayne) questioned state Transportation Secretary Paul Mattox on the sudden rise of the Hobet project during a legislative interim committee Monday at the state capitol. The 2.6 mile Hobet highway will take traffic from the U.S. Route 119-Route 3 intersection in Boone County up to the former Hobet mountaintop removal mining site which Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and others hope will be a...
  • Flash floods tear through Culloden (West Virginia) communities

    07/14/2016 7:59:52 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    wchs.com ^ | July 14, 2016 | Sean DeLancey, Jarrod Clay
    CULLODEN, WV (WCHS/WVAH) — As flash floods raged through Huntington, the storms continued down I-64 to Culloden where several communities were flooded. Many people living along Route 60 in Culloden said they have never seen flooding like they did Thursday evening, and right now, they’re happy to be alive. Home video from a Culloden resident shows mobile homes sitting like islands in floodwaters. Torrential rains in the afternoon caused flash flooding in much of the area.
  • Second suit filed against Blue Creek Academy (West Virginia)

    07/13/2016 6:26:06 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    wvgazettemail.com/ ^ | July 13, 2016 | Ryan Quinn , Staff Writer
    A second former Blue Creek Academy student, along with one of his parents, has filed suit against the now-closed Kanawha County Christian boys boarding school, its leaders and its sponsor, Bible Baptist Church, over allegations that he was starved and physically abused there. The minor’s lawsuit, filed late last month, also alleges that he was sexually abused by a school staff member’s son due to “lack of supervision and other improper standards utilized by the facility.” The ongoing suit against the same defendants filed by a separate minor in May 2015 alleges sexual abuse by another student, but doesn’t specify...
  • Deputies arrest Charleston (West Virginia) man for posing as a flood victim

    07/05/2016 6:07:57 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    wowk.com ^ | July 5, 2016 | wowk
    KANAWHA COUNTY, WV - A 30-year-old Charleston man faces up to ten years in jail for being accused of taking items from a flood relief center, the man is not a flood victim. According to the criminal complaint workers at the Elkview Baptist Church Flood Relief Site noticed Brandon Mattox had made several trips into the relief site taking large amounts of flood relief supplies. This included diapers, baby wipes, medical supplies, cleaning supplies and numerous other household items. The criminal complaint goes on to say he drew the attention of workers when he would have them dig through the...
  • ABC’s Martha Raddatz Asks Trump Supporter If ‘KFC Hillary Special’ Goes ‘Too Far’ [VIDEO]

    07/03/2016 9:23:11 AM PDT · by PROCON · 46 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | July 3, 2016 | Steve Guest
    Guest host of ABC’s “This Week” Martha Raddatz incredulously asked a female supporter of Donald Trump if she was offended by the slogan “KFC Hillary Special: Two fat thighs, two small breasts, left wing.”Earlier this week Raddatz was in Pennsylvania near the Ohio-West Virginia border following the Trump campaign where she said she found “Trump die-hards” who want “more jobs and the removal of regulations on the coal mines.”
  • 14-year-old still missing after floods destroy home in White Sulphur Springs

    07/03/2016 9:24:40 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    wvgazttemail.com ^ | July 2, 2016 | Jake Jarvis
    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — The only thing holding the family together was a few extension cords. Jason Phillips, 15, tied himself to his father and then to his younger brother and sister using whatever random cords he could find in their home on Mill Hill Drive. By this point, they knew they were going into the flood water raging just outside the door, the water that would go on to knock their home off its foundation. But the water was too strong.
  • United States et al. vs. Texas et al.: A Political Question for November

    07/01/2016 8:52:34 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 13 replies
    verdict.justia.com ^ | 7/1/2016 | John Dean
    In a nine-word per curiam decision, eight justices of the United States Supreme Court have revealed they are deadlocked in a 4 to 4 divide on the new immigration procedures of the Obama administration, with its executive decision to not deport the immigrant parents of children born in the United States (thus citizens) and give them legal status but less than citizenship in the process. The State of Texas, joined by 25 others states, filed a lawsuit to block this executive action, which affects between 4 and 5 million immigrants in the United States. The case was before the Supreme...
  • Family living in tents after flooding destroys home (West Virginia)

    07/01/2016 10:58:57 AM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | July 1, 2016 | wowk
    Nicholas County - Hundreds of people across the state have lost their homes to the deadly floods. Some are now living with friends or family and some are now in shelters. For the time being Arthur Neff and his family are living in tents in Birch River on the land where their trailer used to sit. "I reckon this would be the living room, there's a bedroom," he said as he described the current living space in the tents.