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The ad shows Grimes shooting skeet, as she describes how she is different from President Obama. It's a response to McConnell's repeated charge that she would simply be a rubber stamp for Obama in the Senate.
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According to reports, Raechel Kaelyn Miles, 21, digitally penetrated a girl who was in the care of the state of West Virginia. The incident allegedly happened at the stage area of Grand Vue Park.
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A total of 22 West Virginia cities have applied for the 16 new slots in the West Virginia Municipal Home Rule Pilot Program. And they won't have to wait long to learn whether or not they have made the cut.
School systems across West Virginia will be graded in determining accreditation, according to a new performance-based system being implemented this month. The West Virginia Office of Educational Performance Audits will conduct on-site reviews starting this month in Monongalia County.
While brownfields may not sound like something to celebrate, the successful collaborative approach being used statewide to help reclaim them is noteworthy - especially since it includes local governments, communities, federal and state agencies as well as higher education professionals.
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin says he will dip into West Virginia's Rainy Day Fund to close a more than $100 million gap in state funding. Tomblin will present the Fiscal Year 2016 budget in January, but officials already are looking at ways to shore up the gap caused by declines in revenue and federal reimbursements.
The new Racetrack/Casino in Austintown, Ohio, went on line Sept.11. Neighboring states expanding their gaming venues is something which has taken place for years now.
Police say a North Carolina man has been charged in the death of a West Virginia man whose body was found in a park. Police in St. Albans say in a statement that an arrest warrant was served in Charleston on Friday charging 24-year-old Michael Benbow of Huntersville, North Carolina, with first-degree murder.
The Morgantown Dominion Post is reporting that WVU's director of Procurement, Contracting and Payment Services has left her position at the university. A WVU spokesman confirmed that Brenda Mowen left her post on Aug. 24. It was not clear if the termination of employment was voluntary.
Police in West Virginia were caught on video violently arresting a terminally ill man they believed to be drunkenly abusing his children, the Daily Dot reported. The video shows officers pinning 39-year-old Jeffery Bane to the ground.
West Virginia's public education system is working toward a tighter focus on student academic achievement on the local level. The state Board of Education on Thursday discussed merging some positions and financial responsibilities in county school districts in order to help smaller counties that have limited cash and resources.
Opposition to the proposed $5 billion natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to southeastern North Carolina appears to be hardening in some Virginia mountain communities the pipeline is slated to run through. Local newspapers and television stations in western Virginia report that over the past several days, three local government boards have passed resolutions concerning the 550-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline, which starts across the state line in Harris County, W.Va.
Nearly 30 Mount Olive inmates successfully applied for the program's inaugural class. The program will be an extension campus of Appalachian Bible College.
The case against two out-of-state firefighters for an incident during a blaze in a tunnel along the Virginia-West Virginia border has been dismissed. The Bluefield Daily Telegraph reports that the obstruction charges against 30-year-old Virginia Price of Maine and 30-year-old Colin Dunn of Maryland were dropped Thursday.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 03:12 pm
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