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  • West Virginia State Police charge man with sexual abuse of a 1-year-old

    10/18/2019 1:54:28 AM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    WOWK TV 13 ^ | October 17, 2019 | WOWK TV 13
    CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (WBOY) — West Virginia State Police have charged a Lewis County man with sexual abuse of a minor after receiving a complaint of his actions involving a 1-year-old girl. In May, troopers conducted an interview with Daytona McClain, 22, of Horner, regarding allegations of sexual abuse against him, according to a criminal complaint. The investigation into McClain began when an unnamed individual told troopers that McClain had told her during a phone conversation that he performed lewd acts on the 1-year-old child, while at an apartment in Clarksburg, troopers said. In the interview with investigators, McClain confirmed what...
  • Michael Bloomberg pledges $500M to shutter U.S. coal plants

    06/07/2019 8:14:02 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 75 replies
    UPI ^ | Updated June 7, 2019 at 6:41 AM | By Darryl Coote
    June 7 (UPI) -- Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Friday will launch what he calls the largest ever coordinated campaign to beat climate change, which will close all U.S. coal plants by 2030. Bloomberg said the $500 million program, Beyond Carbon, will put the United States on track toward a 100 percent clean energy economy by working with advocates to "build on leadership and climate progress already underway." Bloomberg and his foundation joined with the Sierra Club in 2011 to launch Beyond Coal with the goal of closing at least a third of U.S. coal plants. "With...
  • David Carr Attacks Street Preacher

    10/14/2019 10:16:53 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    Warriors for Christ ^ | October 12, 2019 | Warriors for Christ
    David Carr Attacks Street Preacher David Carr owns King of King’s radio network out of Somerset Ky. David attacked the street preachers who were trying to preach the truth. He publicly called Chris McComas of West Virginia voices a dumbbell and he said to Rich Penkoski of Warriors for Christ that he hopes he doesn’t preach because it doesn’t do anything. Apparently David wants to just stand there holding a sign while stepping aside to allow children to go into a bar to watch a drag show. David’s actions are a good example of why perverts and child predators are...
  • Homeschooling cuts about $2 million from Harrison School System's funding (WVa)

    10/13/2019 2:52:31 PM PDT · by Morgana · 67 replies
    wv news ^ | October 12, 2019 | Kailee E. Gallahan STAFF WRITER
    CLARKSBURG — The home-schooled student population in Harrison County has increased by hundreds over the last eight to 10 years, according to officials. Because of all those students leaving the school system to be taught at home leaves, Harrison County has received less in state aid formula funding each year. On Oct. 1, when the county submitted its enrollment total to the state Department of Education, the number of home-schooled children had reached 582, according to Harrison Schools Attendance Director Jim Kirby. Over his 15 years as attendance director, Kirby said he’s seen the number of home-schooled students continue to...
  • Police: Man high on meth disturbs church service

    10/07/2019 4:04:58 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    WOWK TV 13 ^ | October 7, 2019 | WOWK TV 13
    PRINCETON, WV (WVNS) — Police say a man is facing numerous charges for disturbing a Sunday service and damaging a bathroom at a church in West Virginia. Around 11 a.m. on Sunday, October 6, 2019, an off-duty Princeton Police officer noticed a man running in traffic and attempting to wave down cars. After entering Rogers Street Community Church, the man, identified as Damon Reed, reportedly locked himself in the church’s restroom, tore off the sink, and reportedly screamed demons were trying to beat him. The officer called for backup after telling the congregation to stay seated. In addition to extensive...
  • Co. gets permit to build coal-to-liquid-facility in Mason County; more than 250 jobs (W.Virginia)

    10/05/2019 9:58:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    WTAP-TV ^ | September 13, 2019
    A company now has the construction permit to build a "state-of-the-art" coal-to-liquids facility in Mason County, creating more than 250 jobs. According to a news release from Domestic Synthetic Fuels, the company received a permit from the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection to build the facility near Point Pleasant. DSF officials said it will take thousands of workers to build the facility. After construction, the plant will create 130 jobs on-site and 130 coal- mining jobs to supply the raw materials. "This will have a tremendous economic impact on our county," said John Musgrave, executive director of the Mason...
  • Poll: West Virginians show support for abortion (no they don't)

    09/25/2019 7:08:13 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    WOWK TV 13 ^ | SEPT. 24, 2019 | WOWK TV 13
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WOWK) – A majority of West Virginia voters says women should have the option of abortion if they think it’s necessary. “It is important for all West Virginians to have access to the full range of reproductive healthcare, including abortion,” comments Rebecca Naser, Senior Vice President of Hart Research. And the majority of West Virginians agree with this statement according to new poll findings conducted by Hart Research and West Virginia Free. Today, legislators were presented with data gathered on registered voters’ attitudes towards full-range reproductive health care, and the findings show they support it. They want it,...
  • Analysis: Warren and O'Rourke's Answers on Gun Control Confirm Second Amendment(T)

    09/18/2019 10:13:54 AM PDT · by rktman · 40 replies ^ | 9/18/2019 | Guy Benson
    In our political debates over gun policies, those who favor increased regulations and restrictions on firearms often claim that they're only asking for widely-supported, modest changes in the law. We're not coming for your guns, they promise; we're only looking to make a few 'common sense' alterations to the status quo. They cite polling that favors their position, and they ridicule as paranoid those Second Amendment supporters who warn about a so-called slippery slope. But emboldened leftist Democrats have been vindicating many conservatives' worst fears in recent days, with two answers at last Thursday's presidential debate standing out on this...
  • oe Manchin: Beto O’Rourke ‘Not Taking My Guns Away’

    09/18/2019 1:40:51 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/18/2019 | Awr Hawkins
    On Wednesday Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) addressed Robert “Beto” O’Rourke’s confiscatory push on AR-15s and made clear, “[He’s] not taking my guns away from me.” Manchin then asked for someone to deliver that message to O’Rourke. Breitbart News reported that O’Rourke used the September 12, Democrat debate to tell AR-15 owners, “Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15.” Breitbart News reported that O’Rourke’s declaration was a game-changer which showed the Democrats’ intention to seize guns.
  • Prospects for Trump gun deal grow dimmer

    09/16/2019 6:24:54 PM PDT · by robowombat · 53 replies ^ | 09/16/19 06:54 PM EDT | ALEXANDER BOLTON Prospects for Trump gun deal grow dimmer BY ALEXANDER BOLTON - 09/16/19 06:54 PM EDT Prospects for a bipartisan deal on gun control legislation have dimmed significantly as President Trump and Democratic leaders appear to be far apart on the key issue of expanding background checks. Republicans expect Trump to put forward a proposal addressing gun violence later this week, but Democrats predict it is likely to fall far short of what is needed and that they may not vote for it. Democrats are pressing Trump to agree to a gun control bill already approved by the House, but...
  • Prospects for Trump gun deal grow dimmer

    09/16/2019 6:22:49 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 55 replies
    The sHill ^ | 09/16/19 06:54 PM EDT | BY ALEXANDER BOLTON
    Prospects for a bipartisan deal on gun control legislation have dimmed significantly as President Trump and Democratic leaders appear to be far apart on the key issue of expanding background checks. Republicans expect Trump to put forward a proposal addressing gun violence later this week, but Democrats predict it is likely to fall far short of what is needed and that they may not vote for it. Democrats are pressing Trump to agree to a gun control bill already approved by the House, but the president has yet to even signal support for a scaled-down background check bill sponsored by...
  • ACLU-WV hiring an Immigrants’ Rights Campaign Coordinator, following raids

    08/20/2019 12:20:57 AM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    WOWK 13 News ^ | AUG 19, 2019 | Adrienne Robbins
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WOWK)- Last week ICE raids were carried out in West Virginia, now the ACLU-WV is looking to hire a full-time candidate who can help the immigrant community. “This is something that’s going on frequently here in West Virginia,” said Billy Wolfe, Communications and Development Director for ACLU-WV. According to ACLU-WV undocumented immigrants are 7.7 times more likely to be arrested by ICE in West Virginia than in the nation at large. That is why Wolfe from ACLU-WV says West Virginia needs someone committed to teaching the immigrant community about their rights. Over the weekend ACLU-WV held their first...
  • ICE raids Tortilla Factory in Barboursville (West Virginia)

    08/16/2019 5:53:26 PM PDT · by Morgana · 65 replies
    WOWK 13 News ^ | AUG 16, 2019 | WOWK 13 News
    BARBOURSVILLE, W.Va. (WOWK) – United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers raided the Tortilla Factory, a restaurant in Barboursville, West Virginia, on Friday, August 16, 2019, according to Cabell County Sheriff Chuck Zerkle. Sheriff Zerkle says the Cabell County Sheriff’s Office was not involved. Details about the raid are limited at this time but a sign hung on the door of the restaurant reads, “Hungry? Thank ICE. Montani Semper Liberi.” A bystander near the restaurant tells WOWK 13 News that he saw ICE officers with employees around 9:30 AM and another person says he believes this is the third time...
  • State dismisses charges against man accused of assaulting 82-year-old clinic volunteer(W.Va)

    08/08/2019 7:07:56 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    WVAH.COM ^ | AUG 7, 2019 | Leslie Rubin
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS/WVAH) — The Kanawha County Prosecuting Attorney's Office has dismissed two charges against a man arrested last week who was accused of assaulting an 82-year-old volunteer at the Women's Health Center in Charleston, according to an order filed Wednesday in Kanawha County Magistrate Court. Christopher McComas, 52, of St. Albans was charged with assault and disorderly conduct after incident that occurred on July 25 outside the health center at 510 Washington St. W., according to a criminal complaint filed in Kanawha County Magistrate Court. In the motion to dismiss, prosecutors indicated that, "after careful review of the report,...
  • West Virginia Senator Robert C. Byrd Dies at 92(Flashback)

    08/06/2019 6:30:43 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 25 replies
    ABC NEWS ^ | Jun 28, 2010 | ABC NEWS
    West Virginia senator Robert Byrd, who served in office for more than 50 years, has died.
  • Arizona Dem Kyrsten Sinema joins GOP in push for program that would quickly deport migrants...

    07/20/2019 7:53:49 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | 20 July 2019 | Adam Shaw
    FULL TITLE: Arizona Dem Kyrsten Sinema joins GOP in push for program that would quickly deport migrants without valid asylum claims Freshman Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., was one of a number of Democrats to join Republican colleagues this week who called for the implementation of a pilot program that would work to quickly identify and deport migrants at the border who are judged not to have a valid asylum claim. Sinema, along with Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Doug Jones, D-Ala., joined Republicans in writing to President Trump urging the implementation of Operation Safe Return -- a Department of Homeland...
  • Trump nominees meet fiercest opposition from Warren, Sanders, Gillibrand

    07/13/2019 1:20:59 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 13, 2019 | Reid Wilson
    The senators who are most likely to reject President Trump's nominees are the very ones who want to challenge him in 2020. The Hill's review of two-and-a-half years of vote totals shows Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) voted against more Trump nominees than any other senator. At the same time, Republicans voted virtually in lock step for Trump's nominees; the average GOP senator backed 99 percent of his picks, and the one who went rogue most often -- Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) -- still voted to confirm 93 percent of his nominees. Trump's picks...
  • Sens. Manchin & Braun Attempting to Practice Medicine Without a License—& Fighting Wrong War

    07/13/2019 5:27:23 AM PDT · by GailA · 120 replies
    Cato ^ | 7/12/19 | Jeffery Singer
    Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Mike Braun (R-IN) are still trying to address the fentanyl and heroin overdose crisis—soon to be joined by a methamphetamine and cocaine overdose crisis—by denying chronic pain patients access to pain relief. They have just introduced a bill they call The FDA Opioid Labeling Accuracy Act, which would “prohibit the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from allowing opioids to be labeled for intended use of ‘around-the-clock, long-term opioid treatment’ until a study can be completed on the long-term use of opioids.” Set aside the fact that most pain specialists agree that, in some cases, long-term...
  • First lady Melania Trump in West Virginia for opioid talk

    07/09/2019 10:54:20 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 8, 2019
    HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — First lady Melania Trump visited West Virginia on Monday to learn how a city at the center of the nation’s opioid epidemic is grappling with the crisis. She met with federal, state and local officials in Huntington and heard how the area’s police, schools and health care centers are trying to fight the opioid scourge. “I am here to give you my support,” Trump told participants in the roundtable discussion. West Virginia has the country’s highest fatal opioid overdose rate and has struggled, like many other states, to confront the many aspects of the problem. Huntington...
  • Coal baron Cline among seven dead in Bahamas helicopter crash: media

    07/04/2019 10:09:12 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    reuters ^ | 07/04/2019
    West Virginia Governor Jim Justice confirmed Cline’s death on Twitter but offered no details on how it happened. “Today we lost a WV superstar and I lost a very close friend. Our families go back to the beginning of the Cline empire - Pioneer Fuel. Chris Cline built an empire and on every occasion was always there to give. What a wonderful, loving, and giving man,” Justice said. “Cathy and I are praying for his family and all those involved in this tragedy,” Justice said. Cline died the day before his 62nd birthday and was a native of Beckley, West...