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  • Indictment: Doctors, other providers traded prescriptions for sex, cash

    04/18/2019 12:24:11 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    UPI ^ | April 17, 2019 | Nicholas Sakelaris
    April 17 (UPI) -- In one of the largest federal crackdowns on opioids yet, prosecutors said in an indictment Wednesday investigators uncovered a vast illegal prescription scheme in which physicians traded painkillers for sex and money. The federal indictment involves 350,000 illegal prescriptions in Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Alabama and West Virginia. "That is the equivalent of one opioid dose for every man, woman and child in the five states in the region that we've been targeting," Brian Benczkowski, assistant attorney general for the Justice Department, told The Washington Post. "If these medical professionals behave like drug dealers, you can rest...
  • Lawyer confirmed as federal judge (Holly A. Brady - Northern District of Indiana)

    04/11/2019 3:56:37 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 12 replies
    The Journal Gazette ^ | Thursday, April 11, 2019 1:00 am | BRIAN FRANCISCO
    The U.S. Senate confirmed Fort Wayne attorney Holly A. Brady as a federal judge for the Northern District of Indiana on Wednesday afternoon, a year to the day after she was nominated by President Donald Trump.The Senate voted 56-42 in favor of confirming Brady. Three Democratic senators – Doug Jones of Alabama, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Krysten Sinema of Arizona – joined majority Republicans to approve her appointment.Brady fills a vacancy left by the senior status of Judge Joseph Van Bokkelen and the pending transfer of Northern Indiana District Chief Judge Theresa Springmann from the U.S. District Court's...
  • West Virginia mom pulls out a GUN and stops man 'trying to kidnap her daughter' inside an Old...

    04/02/2019 4:34:07 PM PDT · by Morgana · 45 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | APRIL 2, 2019 | DM REPORTER
    FULL TITLE: West Virginia mom pulls out a GUN and stops man 'trying to kidnap her daughter' inside an Old Navy store An Egyptian man is behind bars after he allegedly tired to kidnap a five-year-old girl at a West Virginia mall. The young girl's mother reportedly thwarted the kidnapping attempt by pulling a gun out and scaring off the man. Mohamed Fathy Hussein Zayan, 54, has been charged with attempted abduction after he allegedly grabbed the girl at Huntington Mall in Barboursville on Monday night. The girl had been shopping with her mother inside an Old Navy store when...
  • West Virginia mom pulls out a GUN and stops man 'trying to kidnap her daughter' (tr)

    04/02/2019 12:08:51 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 73 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 4/2/2019 | DailyMail.com reporter
    Full title: West Virginia mom pulls out a GUN and stops man 'trying to kidnap her daughter' inside an Old Navy store An Egyptian man is behind bars after he allegedly tired to kidnap a five-year-old girl at a West Virginia mall. The young girl's mother reportedly thwarted the kidnapping attempt by pulling a gun out and scaring off the man. Mohamed Fathy Hussein Zayan, 54, has been charged with attempted abduction after he allegedly grabbed the girl at Huntington Mall in Barboursville on Monday night. The girl had been shopping with her mother inside an Old Navy store when...
  • Should Roads to Prosperity turn toward West Virginia pothole repair?

    03/28/2019 10:43:11 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    WV Metro News ^ | March 12, 2019 | Brad McElhinny
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. West Virginia has a mountain of borrowed money on hand for Roads to Prosperity highways projects. Should a slice of that money be diverted to fix bumpy, bouncy secondary roads? West Virginia went to market with $800 million in bonds last May. Because of advantageous interest rates, the state actually wound up with bonds valued at $915 million. Since then, very little has been used. According to documents available through the state Auditors Office, only $11,133,309.19 had been spent as of earlier this week. Meanwhile, the money in reserve generated $13,666,081.46 in interest. So whats been spent...
  • State Police: I-68 shutdown was result of threat to kill President Trump, blow up Pentagon

    03/27/2019 12:56:40 PM PDT · by gattaca · 77 replies
    WCHS ^ | March 27, 2019 | Jeff Morris
    PRESTON COUNTY, W.Va. (WCHS/WVAH) West Virginia State Police said Interstate 68 was shut down several hours Wednesday near the border with Maryland after threats were made to kill President Donald Trump and to blow up the Pentagon. A 42-year-old male has been detained for questioning after a search of the vehicle revealed a fiream and explosive powder, State Police said. State Police, the FBI and Secret Service are continuing to investigate. Troopers conducted a traffic stop about 10:30 a.m. for speeding in the eastbound lanes near Bruceton Mills. The traffic stop resulted in an investigation that led to the...
  • Ocasio-Cortez Takes Credit for Not Getting Any Votes in Favor of Her Green New Deal

    03/27/2019 10:18:23 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 19 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 03/27/2019 | Molly Prince
    Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claimed on Tuesday not a single Senate Democrat voted in favor of the Green New Deal because she asked them to vote present. Because I encouraged them to vote present, along w/ others, Ocasio-Cortez responded when Republican Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso asked her why Democrats ducked going on the Senate record in support of her radical anti-climate change resolution. The New York congresswomans response came only hours after the Senate voted 57-to-0 to kill the Green New Deal, which was introduced by Ocasio-Cortez and Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey. Three Democrats voted against the...
  • Sen. Joe Manchin eyed to replace Rick Perry as energy secretary: Report

    08/11/2017 3:23:35 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 109 replies
    White House and Republican officials are looking at Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., as a candidate to take the top spot at the Energy Department, as a plan is being looked at moving Secretary Rick Perry to lead the Homeland Security Department.
  • Senate confirms Wheeler to lead EPA

    02/28/2019 10:25:35 AM PST · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 28, 2018 | Miranda Green
    The Senate on Thursday voted to confirm Andrew Wheeler as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in a 52-47 mostly party-line vote. Every Democrat voted against Wheeler, while Sen. Susan Collins (Maine) was the only Republican to vote against him. Collins in a statement Wednesday said she would not vote for Wheeler, a former energy lobbyist, because of his track record backing policies that weaken rules protecting are pollution and lowering car emissions. While Mr. Wheeler is certainly qualified for this position, I have too many concerns with the actions he has taken during his tenure as Acting Administrator...
  • GOP's anti-Muslim display likening Rep. Omar to a terrorist rocks W. Virginia capitol

    03/01/2019 2:58:12 PM PST · by BadLands59 · 47 replies
    NBC ^ | 3/1/2019 | Dareh Gregorian
    Angry arguments broke out in the West Virginia statehouse on Friday after the state Republican Party allegedly set up an anti-Muslim display linking the 9/11 terror attacks to a freshman congresswoman from Minnesota in the rotunda. The display featured a picture of the World Trade Center in New York City as a fireball exploded from the one of the Twin Towers, set above a picture of Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar, who's a Muslim. "'Never forget' - you said. . ." read a caption on the first picture. "I am the proof - you have forgotten," read the caption under the...
  • Union Leaders Announce End to Teacher Work Stoppage, Schools to Reopen Thursday (West Virginia)

    02/20/2019 8:20:04 PM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    WOWK 13 NEWS ^ | Feb. 20, 2019 | Mark Curtis
    CHARLESTON, W. Va - UPDATE: 2/20/19 @ 7:30 p.m. Union leaders have announced that the teacher work stoppage has ended and that schools will reopen Thursday across the state.
  • #RedForEd: West Virginia Teachers Strike over Charter School Bill Governor Vows to Veto

    02/20/2019 11:56:35 AM PST · by KC_Lion · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Feb 2019 | Dr. Susan Berry
    West Virginia teachers will continue to strike into Wednesday, although Republican Gov. Jim Justice has vowed since January he will not sign into law an education bill allowing charter schools and education savings accounts in the state. The New York Times, however, reported the teachers’ strike led to an immediate “victory” when the West Virginia House of Delegates voted Tuesday to table the bill. Similarly, the Associated Press reported union leaders were celebrating the decision of the West Virginia House of Delegates to kill the education bill that led to the strike: The House just voted on a motion made...
  • Union Leaders Announce (Teacher's) Strike, Senate Passes Ed Bill

    02/18/2019 9:47:43 PM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    WOWK 13 NEWS ^ | Feb. 18, 2019 | Jon Bobango
    Hours after the WV Teachers Unions announced a statewide strike, the Omnibus Education Bill passed through the Senate, 18-16. Last week, the House of Delegates made major changes to the bill but on Monday an amendment by the Senate washed away many of those changes. The new version of the bill reintroduced ESAs, with 1,000 for special needs and bullied students. It also took the number of charter schools from two to seven, with a limit of two introduced per year. Senate President Mitch Carmichael reacted to the strike on Twitter Monday night," After years of ruining our states public...
  • Democrats Squirm as Lindsay Graham Calls for a Vote on the Green New Deal

    02/11/2019 8:12:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02/11/2019 | Rick Moran
    Senator Lindsey Graham wants to hold Democrats' feet to the fire on the Green New Deal and is asking for a vote on the non-binding resolution. Lets vote on the Green New Deal! Americans deserve to see what kind of solutions far-left Democrats are offering to deal with climate change. https://t.co/VKTIyfnDCY Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) February 8, 2019 The Daily Caller: Graham knows the Green New Deal would never pass Congress. In fact, Democrats arent united behind the bill, which moderates fear will alienate key bases of their support, including unions. Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortezunveiled the Green New...
  • Brutal monsters: Porterfield says LGBTQ organizations modern day KKK [WV]

    02/09/2019 8:54:07 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Bluefield Daily Telegraph ^ | 02/09/2019 | Charles Boothe
    Del. Eric Porterfield (R-Mercer County) is standing by his statements about the brutal monsters and socialist LBGTQ organizations even after facing threats and calls for his resignation. Porterfield said he had to call the Capitol Police in Charleston Friday after receiving threats, one by a telephone call from a man who said he wants to fight him. The firestorm and threats came, he said, after he spoke in support of an amendment in a House committee Wednesday that would not allow any protective classes added that are not already in state Code. [] Porterfield played a recording of the call,...
  • Democrats Across The Country Call For Ralph Northam's Resignation

    02/01/2019 7:46:16 PM PST · by Kaslin · 106 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 1, 2019 | Timothy Meads
    Across the country, Democratic officials are condemning party member Ralph Northam due to an unearthed medical yearbook photo of the Virginia governor dressed either as a man painted in stereotypical racist blackface or dressed as a KKK member. The photo from 1984 was first discovered by BigLeaguePolitics.com, has been confirmed, and has caused an uproar across the political spectrum as liberal elected officials call for Gov. Northam's resignation.Despite Democrats still praising an actual former Klansman from their party -- a la the dead Sen. Robert Byrd of West Virginia -- party officials are saying that Gov. Northam must resign and...
  • West Virginias Drug Overdose Rate Highest in Nation, Again

    02/01/2019 9:51:04 AM PST · by Blue House Sue · 21 replies
    West Virginia still leads the nation in the rate of drug overdose deaths. The latest data from the National Center for Health Statistics shows the age-adjusted rate of drug overdose deaths in West Virginia is 52 per 100,000 in 2016. Ohio was second, with a rate of 39.1. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there were more than 63,600 drug overdose deaths in the U.S. The deadliest drug was the synthetic opioid fentanyl, which was linked to more than 19,400 deaths. The rate of drug overdose deaths connected to synthetic opioids doubled in just one year.
  • Trump praises Bible literacy classes in public schools amid legislative proposals in states

    01/29/2019 8:00:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/29/2019 | Brandon Showalter
    President Donald Trump thinks it is "great" that the option of Bible classes is returning to public schools."Numerous states introducing Bible Literacy classes, giving students the option of studying the Bible. Starting to make a turn back? Great!" the president tweeted Monday. Numerous states introducing Bible Literacy classes, giving students the option of studying the Bible. Starting to make a turn back? Great!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 28, 2019 In six states across the nation, bills to allow the Bible to be taught in the classroom, not as theology but on "Bible literacy" and historical grounds, are being considered.In...
  • Freshman in College, Freshman in the Capitol: West Virginias 19-Year-Old Lawmaker

    01/28/2019 3:09:28 AM PST · by Tired of Taxes · 12 replies
    MSN / The New York Times ^ | 1-28-19 | Adeel Hassan
    Caleb Hanna was a child when Barack Obama won the White House and, like many African Americans, he recalled his excitement at seeing someone who looks like me become president. But Mr. Hanna, now 19, soured on Mr. Obamas policies. This month, he was elected to the West Virginia House of Delegates as a Republican, becoming one of the partys youngest black legislators in the country. Mr. Hanna grew up not only in a state that is overwhelmingly white, but in a white family. He was adopted as a child, and his father, mother, four sisters and brother, who are...
  • Senate 'Democrat' hopeful Trump's offer 'will allow us to immediately reopen gov'.......

    01/19/2019 10:52:21 PM PST · by caww · 16 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 1/19/2109 | Allison Elyse Gualtieri
    At least one Senate Democrat West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, a moderate Democrat seems to be taking President Trump's offer on immigration reform as a sign an end to the partial government shutdown may be near.....said Saturday he's looking forward to working with colleagues on both sides of the aisle. I'm hopeful the President's statement tonight will allow us to immediately reopen gov, put WVians back to work & start negotiating long-term immigration reform. I look forward to working w/my GOP & Dem colleagues to make this happen so that we can end this shameful shutdown. Senator Joe Manchin...