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  • All Magic Marts closing: Ammar’s, Inc. announces it will close all department stores

    07/04/2018 5:32:27 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 31 replies
    Bluefield Daily Telegraph ^ | July 3, 2018 | Charles Owens
    BLUEFIELD, Va. — Ammar’s, Inc., the parent company of the regional Magic Mart chain, is closing all of its department stores in southern West Virginia and Southwest Virginia, as well as the company’s headquarters and warehouse facility in Bluefield, Va. Hundreds of employees in three states will be impacted by the looming closures, and the Magic Mart stores in Welch, Tazewell, Richlands, Grundy and Beckley will all be shuttered. WARN, or Worker Adjustment and Restraining Act, notices have been delivered to all of the impacted employees. “After more than 97 years of serving southern West Virginia, Southwest Virginia and eastern...
  • W.Va. Supreme Court Justice Loughry arrested by FBI, faces 22 federal charges

    06/20/2018 2:50:48 PM PDT · by Blue House Sue · 30 replies
    WVNews ^ | 6/20/18
    CHARLESTON — Suspended West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry was arrested by the FBI Wednesday morning and will face 22 federal charges after a grand jury meeting in Charleston indicted him Monday. Loughry will face charges including mail fraud, wire fraud, witness tampering and lying to federal agents. The indictments had been sealed and weren't acted upon until Wednesday, when federal agents showed up at his house at about 7:30 a.m. U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart announced the charges during a press conference at the Robert C. Byrd Federal Courthouse in Charleston.
  • Inflatable bounce house could mean trip to 'big house'

    06/20/2018 3:11:33 AM PDT · by Sam_Damon · 32 replies
    WTRF ^ | June 20, 2018 | Staff
    A father and son may yet rue the day when an inflatable bounce house came into their lives, should it lead to an extended stay at the “big house.” In a press release, United States Attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia Bill Powell announced federal grand jury indictments of Sergeant First Class Shane Morgan with the West Virginia Army National Guard and Master Sergeant (retired) Russell Morgan.
  • Top legislative Democrats say Governor Justice needs to meet responsibilities or resign (WV)

    06/14/2018 4:38:24 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 12 replies
    WVMetroNews ^ | June 14, ,2018 | Brad McElhinny
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The top Democrats in the House and Senate are asking for Gov. Jim Justice to improve his performance or resign. Senate Minority Leader Roman Prezioso and House Minority Leader Tim Miley put out a news release today saying, from their viewpoint, the forced departure of state Commerce Secretary Woody Thrasher was the last straw. They contended that Justice has lost touch with the work in his administration because of his preference of performing his duties off-site. Tim Miley “At a minimum, Governor Justice should be at work – and if he can’t be bothered to come to...
  • He watched his screaming kids tumble in a dryer and put video on Snapchat, W.Va. cops say

    06/04/2018 6:21:05 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 34 replies
    SacBee ^ | June 02, 2018 | MATTHEW MARTINEZ
    A West Virginia man remained in custody Saturday after police say he watched his two young children tumble around in a dryer and posted video of it to Snapchat. Ryan James Barr, 24, has been charged with child neglect by the Marshall County Sheriff's Office after video of the children screaming while bouncing in the closed dryer surfaced on the social media platform, according to jail records. Barr told deputies that his daughter frequently climbs in the dryer herself, but that he put his son in the dryer "because he was trying to teach him to not be scared," WTRF...
  • Key primary elections are coming Tuesday: Here are the races to watch

    05/07/2018 10:05:42 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 22 replies
    CNBC ^ | 5/7/2018 | Jacob Pramuk
    *Primary elections will take place Tuesday in Ohio, Indiana, West Virginia and North Carolina. *Voters will choose challengers to vulnerable Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin and Joe Donnelly in West Virginia and Indiana, respectively. *Parties will set their nominees for multiple competitive House races in Ohio and North Carolina. *In Ohio, both Republican and Democratic primaries for governor are competitive. A string of 2018 primary elections take place Tuesday, shaping elections that will help to determine which party holds the House and Senate after November's midterms. Indiana, North Carolina, Ohio and West Virginia will hold primaries Tuesday. Both West Virginia and...
  • Virginia woman charged with decapitating boyfriend, shouts to police 'let me get my heads'

    04/11/2018 8:48:09 AM PDT · by bgill · 41 replies
    cbsaustin ^ | Apr. 10, 2018 | AP
    According to a criminal complaint, Mills had been in the woods, was covered in blood and had a pocket knife in her pants when she arrived at another residence. The homeowners called authorities after they offered to give her a ride and she refused to leave the property. The complaint said Mills gave a sheriff's deputy a false identity and claimed she had been thrown through a glass door but wouldn't disclose her attacker. While Mills was being taken for questioning, she told the deputy, "you have to take me back and let me get my heads," the complaint said.
  • WV Governor Signs Reform to Protect Exercise of the Second Amendment

    04/02/2018 12:33:59 PM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 28 March, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    West VirginiaArizona -(Ammoland.com)- Governor Jim Justice of West Virginia has signed a reform bill to ensure that West Virginians can exercise their Second Amendment rights during travel. The Governor signed the bill HB 4187, on Friday, March 23rd. The bill passed the House with 85 Yea votes to 14 Nays, on February 27th. It passed the Senate on 9 March, 32 to 1, then had to return to the House because of two amendments that passed the Senate. It passed the House again, on 10 March, 87-11. From wdtv.com: CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WDTV) — Governor Jim Justice has signed a...
  • WV: Second Amendment Protection in Parking Lots Goes to Governor

    03/13/2018 10:55:17 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 March, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    On 9 March, 2018, HB 4187 passed the West Virginia senate, 32-1, with 1 senator absent. The bill insures that busnesses may not ban privately owned firearms from vehicles in company parking lots. 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 when that person possesses a firearm legally, including a condition of employment. The bill provides...
  • West Virginia gov fires Education-Arts chief Gayle Manchin

    03/13/2018 10:23:57 AM PDT · by neefer · 32 replies
    Idaho Statesman ^ | 03/12/18 | AP Staff
    West Virginia Republican Gov. Jim Justice says he has fired Secretary of Education and the Arts Gayle Manchin ahead of his decision on approved legislation to reorganize the agency. Justice announced the move in a news release Monday. Manchin is a former state school board president and is the wife of Democratic U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin.
  • 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...
  • West Virginia’s Patrick Morrisey Claims Victory in Fight Against Opioid Supply

    03/07/2018 3:57:32 PM PST · by T Ruth · 21 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | March 4, 2018 | Brent Scher
    A lawsuit filed last year by West Virginia's Republican attorney general Patrick Morrisey has resulted in a new Trump administration directive to evaluate the opioid production quota system, which Morrissey says is "responsible for many deaths across the country." Morrisey, who has been attorney general since 2013 and is now running for U.S. Senate, has long viewed the Drug Enforcement Agency's quota system on controlled substances as broken, believing it was setting limits based on sales numbers instead of true medical needs of Americans. He told the Washington Free Beacon he has been digging for information on the system for...
  • Justice puts a bow on the WV teacher pay raise bill

    03/06/2018 3:35:05 PM PST · by buckalfa · 17 replies
    WV MetroNews ^ | March 6, 2018 | Jeff Jenkins
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A week ago today, Gov. Jim Justice announced a proposed settlement to West Virginia teachers walkout that barely lasted the evening. Today, Justice received cheers as he signed the bill that will lead to an average 5 percent pay increase for educators. The agreement worked out with legislators also applies an average 5 percent pay increase to other state employees. Schools were expected to open again on Wednesday, bringing to an end a statewide strike that caused classes to be empty for nine days straight. “We have to move away from the idea that education is a...
  • Teachers and service workers say they’ve had enough [WV]

    02/18/2018 3:44:54 AM PST · by buckalfa · 67 replies
    WV MetroNews ^ | February 17, 2017 | Chris Lawrence
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — There will be no public school next Thursday or Friday anywhere in West Virginia. Whether classes resume on Monday remained up in the air. The West Virginia teachers unions and service personnel organizations all agreed to authorize the first ever walkout in all 55 counties of teachers and service personnel. “We’re done. We’re done waiting. We waited and have given them chances and they didn’t want to take it seriously,” said Teacher Christiana Frye of Cabell Midland High School. “Honestly I’m praying two days is enough because some people can’t afford to be out longer than that,...
  • Fired Weirton cop, ACLU reach reach settlement with city(WV)

    02/12/2018 12:19:34 PM PST · by buckalfa · 7 replies
    WV MetroNews ^ | February 12, 2018 | MetroNews Staff
    WEIRTON, W.Va. — A fired Weirton police officer is getting $175,000 from the Hancock County city as part of a settlement agreement which includes other relief and brings to an end a lawsuit filed in May 2017 challenging his termination. Timothy O’Brien and the American Civil Liberties Union of West Virginia sued Weirton for wrongful termination, due process violations and reputation damage on behalf of former Weirton Officer Stephen Mader. Mader claimed he was fired because he did not shoot a black man with a gun on the night of May 6, 2016 when, as a probationary officer, Mader was...
  • Joe Manchin's world of hurt following SOTU (He's ideologically closer to Mitch McConnell)

    02/01/2018 7:59:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/01/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    I can’t understand why Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia remains a Democrat. Ideologically, he is far closer to Mitch McConnell or even Ted Cruz than he is to the Schumer-Pelosi Democrats.  His constituents in the Mountaineer State (“Mountaineer” is the polite word for “Hillbilly”) gave President Trump overwhelming support in 2016, and remain loyal to him.  When it doesn’t matter to the outcome, he can break with the Dems to support the GOP in Senate votes. But when push comes to shove, he is a Party Man. During the State of the Union Address, he visibly surrendered to...
  • Justice says he’ll use National Guard to help with recent violence surge in Huntington (WV)

    12/14/2017 5:19:52 PM PST · by buckalfa · 18 replies
    WVMetroNews ^ | December 14, 2017 | Jeff Jenkins
    HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice says he’s going to use the West Virginia National Guard to help Huntington respond to the current rash of violence that has resulted in a number of murders including three this week. Gov. Jim Justice talks with WSAZ-TV Anchor Amanda Barren. “I’m going to call upon our National Guard,” Justice said during a Thursday town hall meeting on WSAZ-TV in Huntington. “Our National Guard has resources that can absolutely combat this thing.” Justice said he couldn’t be specific but said the Guard would be working with other police agencies. “That doesn’t mean setting a...
  • Remembrance ceremony to mark 50th anniversary of Silver Bridge collapse

    12/14/2017 6:20:37 AM PST · by buckalfa · 14 replies
    WVMetroNews ^ | December 13, 2017 | MetroNewsStaff
    POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — Point Pleasant Mayor Brian Billings was 10 years old when the Silver Bridge collapsed on Dec. 15, 1967. He will be on hand Friday at a ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the tragedy. Billings tells MetroNews his message will be clear. “We can’t let this ever go by without remembering, whether it’s 10, 25, 50 years from today, what took place in our city and what was enacted to work towards preventing things like this from happening across our country,” he said. Forty-six people died when the bridge between Point Pleasant and Gallipolis, Ohio fell...
  • Pipeline developers say delays in courtroom could result in big delay for construction {WV}

    11/27/2017 1:31:11 PM PST · by buckalfa · 3 replies
    WVMetroNews ^ | November 27, 2017 | Brad McElhinny
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Lawyers for the Mountain Valley Pipeline say if there are delays in the federal court system, the entire project could be delayed by at least a year. The pipeline developers wrote in a recent court filing that they need access to all the property no later than this coming Feb. 1 to comply with a window for tree clearing required by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. “If MVP is unable to gain access to commence work on each respective deadline, construction of the entire MVP project may be delayed for as much as one year given...
  • NOVEMBER 14, 1970 : PLANE CRASH DEVASTATES MARSHALL UNIVERSITY

    11/14/2017 2:47:29 PM PST · by buckalfa · 5 replies
    History.come m ^ | 2009 | History. com Staff
    On November 14, 1970, a chartered jet carrying most of the Marshall University football team clips a stand of trees and crashes into a hillside just two miles from the Tri-State Airport in Kenova, West Virginia. The team was returning from that day’s game, a 17-14 loss to East Carolina University. Thirty-seven Marshall football players were aboard the plane, along with the team’s coach, its doctors, the university athletic director and 25 team boosters–some of Huntington, West Virginia’s most prominent citizens–who had traveled to North Carolina to cheer on the Thundering Herd. “The whole fabric,” a citizen of Huntington wrote...