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  • Man Nearly Dies After Rappelling Down Huntington Parking Garage with Garden Hose and Falling

    03/12/2018 12:09:08 PM PDT · by Morgana · 43 replies
    WOWK 13 NEWS ^ | Mar 12, 2018 | Joseph Fitzwater, Assignment Editor
    HUNTINGTON, WV (WOWK) - A man has received 'significant' injuries after falling from a parking garage in Huntington. According to Huntington Police, at around 8:15 p.m. Sunday, a man was found laying on the ground on the 700 block of 3 1/2 alley with items laying around him. Police say that the man, identified as Christopher Sowards, of Huntington, is believed to have a fractured skull and a broken back after a fall. Police say they believe Sowards broke into two vehicles in the parking garage across from the civic center on 3rd Avenue, and took a garden hose to...
  • COMMENTARY: The “Trump Miracle” continues to stoke the U.S. economy

    03/11/2018 12:19:40 PM PDT · by bitt · 24 replies
    review journal ^ | 3/11/2018 | Wayne Allyn Root
    I’m the guy who predicted a Trump victory against all odds in the 2016 election. I also predicted a “Trump Miracle” for the economy. Here’s my new prediction: President Trump guaranteed his re-election last week. Liberals must be sick to their stomachs. No matter what they do or say, no matter how hard they try to distract us from the booming economy, the “Trump Miracle” shines through. I was going to write about the Trump administration’s war with California, illegal immigration and liberal politicians serving as “lookouts” for illegal felons. This move is cheered by middle-class Americans sick of being...
  • West Virginia Moves to Extend Second Amendment Rights to Parking Lots

    03/08/2018 5:33:31 PM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 2 March, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    In the trend to restore Second Amendment rights across the United States, 22 states have created statutes to protect the right to have arms inside personal means of transportation.  On 27 February, a bill in West Virginia passed the House by an overwhelming majority of 85-14. Here is the Summary From HB 4187: The purpose of this bill is to create the “Business Liability Protection Act”. The bill includes the right to limit possession of firearms on certain premises and definitions. It also provides for misdemeanor criminal offense and penalty. It prohibits employers from certain specific actions against a person...
  • White House gears up campaigning for PA special election

    03/08/2018 9:08:56 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 6 replies
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | March 8, 2018 | Steve Peoples
    GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Fighting to stave off another special election embarrassment, the White House is strengthening its final-days offensive in western Pennsylvania. President Donald Trump has long been scheduled to rally voters on Saturday behind Republican congressional candidate Rick Saccone, a state representative whose underwhelming campaign has some Washington-based Republicans fearing the worst. It will be the president's second visit to the district on Saccone's behalf. Daughter Ivanka Trump appeared with Saccone in a separate visit last month as well and praised him as "a champion" for Republican priorities. The national GOP confirmed late Wednesday that Trump counselor Kellyanne...
  • Company Will Reimburse Drunk Bro’s $1,600 Uber Ride

    03/07/2018 3:05:43 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 7, 2018
    A New Jersey man who got drunk in West Virginia and mistakenly ordered a $1,635 Uber ride to his home state will be reimbursed by a food delivery company. Jamie Giovinazzo, founder of Eat Clean Bro in Freehold, New Jersey, says his company will pay the fare to thank Kenny Bachman for choosing not to drive while drunk. Giovinazzo says Bachman’s decision helped keep the roadway safe for other motorists.
  • ]West Virginia Legislature Passes Bill Confirming There’s No Constitutional Right to Abortion

    03/05/2018 3:26:22 PM PST · by Morgana · 18 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Mar 5, 2012 | Micaiah Bilger
    West Virginians will have the chance to vote on a constitutional amendment that makes it clear that their state does not recognize abortion as a “right.” On Monday, the state House of Delegates passed the proposed constitutional amendment in a 72-25 vote, WVVA News reports. The ballot measure, which does not require the governor’s approval, passed the state Senate in February. West Virginia Senate Joint Resolution 12 will be on the ballot in November. If approved by voters, the following would be added to the state Constitution: “Nothing in this Constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires...
  • Update: Police find man who allegedly held gun while driving by teachers (W.Va)

    03/05/2018 1:19:10 PM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    WOWK 13 NEWS ^ | march 5, 2018 | Tessa DiTirro
    MOUNDSVILLE, WV (WTRF) - UPDATE: Officers have found the man who allegedly showed a gun over his steering wheel while driving past teachers who were picketing on Lafayette Avenue, according to Moundsville Police Chief Tom Mitchell. Chief Mitchell says now the issue is the man's intent. Mitchell says the man claims he was carrying a concealed firearm and it was poking him, so he pulled it out to adjust it. They will not release his identity due to the fact that he has not been charged at this time. Chief Mitchell says the public is not in danger. The Marshall...
  • California Group Orders Hundreds of Pizzas for West Virginia Teachers

    03/05/2018 11:00:09 AM PST · by Morgana · 18 replies
    WOWK 13 NEWS ^ | Mar 5, 2012 | Craig Poole
    CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - The United Educators of San Francisco have raised more than $11,000 to buy a pizza for the teachers striking at the West Virginia Capitol building. Husson's Pizza confirms to 13 News that an order from San Francisco of 500 pizzas is being given to teachers by the slice at the Capitol this afternoon. Nick Husson himself is at the capitol to hand the slices of pizza out. The GoFundMe was started by Lita Blanc, the President of the UESF, and has raised more than $11,004 in 22 hours. The description for the GoFundMe says:
  • Manchin: Trump's Right. China's to Blame.

    03/04/2018 3:47:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies ^ | March 4, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    Last week President Trump announced a new 25 percent tariff on steel imports and a 10 percent hike on aluminum imports. Foreign leaders like Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called the move "unacceptable" and the European Union threatened to respond to the U.S. with their own tariff. Try it, Trump dared. He'll just add a new tax on European cars.British Prime Minister Theresa May shared her own "deep concerns" with Trump directly in a phone call on Sunday. What he should have done was pursue "multilateral action," May reportedly told the president.At least one person sees where Trump is coming from.Sen....
  • Trump Wants Joe Manchin’s Gun Control, Rejects Steve Scalise’s National Reciprocity Push

    02/28/2018 5:11:24 PM PST · by OneVike · 160 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/28/18 | AWR HAWKINS
    President Donald Trump embraced Sen. Joe Manchin’s (D-WV) gun control bill but rejected Rep. Steve Scalise’s (R-LA) push for national reciprocity during a bipartisan meeting with lawmakers Wednesday afternoon. After listening to Sen Chris Murphy (D-CT), Trump looked at toward the end of the table and asked Sens. Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) to detail their gun control bill. The Manchin/Toomey gun control bill is the same universal background check legislation supported by Barack Obama in the wake of the heinous attack on Sandy Hook Elementary School. It the very bill that was defeated in the Democrat-controlled...
  • If We Receive a Message From Aliens, Should We Delete it Without Reading it?

    02/25/2018 7:19:26 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 59 replies
    Univerese Today ^ | Feb 12, 2018 | Matt WIlliams
    Roughly half a century ago, Cornell astronomer Frank Drake conducted Project Ozma, the first systematic SETI survey at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, West Virginia. Since that time, scientists have conducted multiple surveys in the hopes of find indications of “technosignatures” – i.e. evidence of technologically-advanced life (such as radio communications). ...But according to a new study, such a message could also pose a serious risk to humanity. Drawing on multiple possibilities that have been explored in detail, they consider how humanity could shield itself from malicious spam and viruses. The study, titled “Interstellar communication. IX. Message...
  • West Virginia Teacher's Work Stoppage will Continue Through Monday

    02/23/2018 4:32:36 PM PST · by Morgana · 15 replies
    WOWK 13 NEWS ^ | Feb 23, 2018 | WOWK
    CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - The West Virginia Education Association and American Federation of Teachers leaders say the statewide work stoppage will continue. Schools across West Virginia will be closed on Monday. The AFT-West Virginia, West Virginia Education Association, and the West Virginia School Service Personnel Association released the following statement:
  • Extending ‘bridge to nowhere’ still on track for next year

    02/21/2018 10:06:04 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The Bluefield Daily Telegraph ^ | January 28, 2018 | Charlie Boothe
    BLUEFIELD — Extending the King Coal Highway’s “bridge to nowhere” in Bluefield to the Airport Road area is still on track for next year. Del. Marty Gearheart, R-Mercer County, said the project remains on the Department of Highways six-year plan for a 2019 start. “Dirt should be moved next spring (2019),” he said. “It will be built when it is supposed to. It’s been part of the six-year plan and was not scheduled until next spring.” The bridge, which connects to Rt. 460 and then to Interstate 77, was finished almost 10 years ago but funding for the highway has...
  • McConnell: Of course we’re going to lose seats this fall

    02/18/2018 1:41:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 123 replies
    Hot ^ | February 18, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    A new interview with Mitch McConnell this week showed the first cracks in the wall of his optimism about the midterms. While not going down a path of gloom and doom, he no longer sounds positive of breaking a long-standing trend of the party in power losing ground in such scenarios. He’s not coming out and saying the GOP’s majorities in both chambers are toast, but he seems to think they’ll be losing seats. (The Hill) Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) says in a new interview that he expects to see GOP majorities in the House and Senate shrink...
  • Cold doesn't freeze out progress on I-81

    02/15/2018 11:00:02 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    The Hagerstown Herald-Mail ^ | January 17, 2018 | Mike Lewis
    MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The widening of Interstate 81 from West Virginia into Maryland remains on track to be finished in 2020. "Work is still continuing in the cold," Stephen Bucy said Wednesday. Bucy, an engineer with the Maryland Department of Transportation, reported on the project and other Interstate 81 work Wednesday afternoon during a meeting of the Hagerstown/Eastern Panhandle Metropolitan Planning Organization's Interstate Council in Martinsburg. The current I-81 work is widening the highway from two to three lanes in each direction from about U.S. 11 (Exit 23) in West Virginia across the Potomac River to Md. 63/68 (Exit 1)...
  • Woman claims she found filthy conditions inside Charleston, WV hospital

    02/14/2018 4:01:03 PM PST · by Morgana · 23 replies
    WOWK 13 NEWS ^ | Nikky Walters
    A Parkersburg, WV mother said a visit to Charleston Area Medical Center's Women and Children's Hospital left her feeling disgusted. Using her cell phone Cassandra Shields documented what she described as filthy conditions and posted the pictures and video and social media. "It was not an experience that I thought I would ever have in a hospital," she said. Desperate for answers about her daughter's illness Shield's made the drive to the CAMC emergency room. She said she was shocked by what she saw. "When we first walked in I noticed there were dirty tissues laying on the ground used...
  • Inebriated Democrat Asks Intelligence Community to Outline Covert Operations in Public

    02/14/2018 1:03:59 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 17 replies ^ | February 13th, 2018
    It’s doubtful you can find a more succinct example of TDS than a seemingly inebriated Democrat Senator asking the aggregate intelligence apparatus, during a public session of congress, to give specific details of U.S. covert intelligence efforts to thwart Russian, Chinese and North Korean cyber-warfare. As Democrat Senator Joe Manchin professionally restrained himself from laughing, even Democrat Senator Kamala Harris couldn’t avoid the eye-roll. ‘Muh Russia’ is real. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI), ranking member of armed services committee, began his mid-day sluration with a ‘resist-we-much‘ effort to continue the vast White House Russian conspiracy narrative, and slowly morphed into a...
  • West Virginia woman dragged out of capitol for reading list of corporate donors

    02/13/2018 7:18:19 PM PST · by Theoria · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12 Feb 2018 | Fox News
    Lissa Lucas, a candidate in this year’s Democratic primary for West Virginia delegates, was escorted out of the Charleston state house because she read a list of House members and how much they pocketed from oil and gas companies. Newsweek reported that the meeting was about a proposal, the Co-Tenancy and Majority Protection Act, or H.B. 4268, that would allow these companies to drill on “minority mineral owners’ land without their consent.” The report said that some landowners worry that the bill will allow these companies to drill on their properties for the minerals located below. The West Virginia Oil...
  • West Virginia Bill Would Finally Ban Taxpayer Funding of Abortions

    02/06/2018 7:48:01 AM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Feb 5, 2018 | Micaiah Bilger
    A West Virginia bill that would end taxpayer funding for abortions in the state is slated for a public hearing Monday in the state House. West Virginia is one of 17 states that funds elective abortions for low-income women through Medicaid. State House Bill 4012 would end taxpayer funding for abortions except when medically necessary to save the mother’s life, the AP reports. Since 1977, state taxpayers have been forced to pay millions of dollars for tens of thousands unborn babies’ abortion deaths, according to West Virginians for Life. “The federal government limits tax funding of abortions to cases of...
  • Republican congressman says feds should nearly DOUBLE gasoline tax

    02/02/2018 1:12:19 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 67 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | February 1, 2018 | David Martosko
    A Republican congressman says the U.S. government should significantly raise the gas tax in order to fund President Donald Trump's ambitious infrastructure plan. Rep. Bill Shuster of Pennsylvania told Bloomberg TV that the tax should be increased by 15 cents per gallon of gasoline. The current rate is 18.4 cents, and hasn't seen a hike since 1993. Shuster said Thursday at a Republican congressional retreat in West Virginia that for the average American, a 15-cent increase would equal the cost of 'a cup of coffee a week that they might have to forgo.' 'Or if you're a Starbucks person, half...