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  1. PSC Orders $236.2 Million Returned to CustomersRead the original story

    Aug 24, 2018 | Huntington News

    In a ruling from the bench today, the Public Service Commission of West Virginia approved Joint Stipulations and Agreements for Settlements and proposed rates for utility companies ordering rate reductions of $84.8 million per year beginning September 1, 2018. The Commission also approved the elimination of approximately $151.4 million in recoverable costs that, in the absence of this decision, would have been included in current Expanded Net Energy Cost and Vegetation Management Plan surcharge increases or the APCo/WPCo and West Virginia American Water rate cases currently before the Commission.

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  2. PSC Orders Hearing on Federal Tax Cut CaseRead the original story

    Aug 18, 2018 | Huntington News

    The Public Service Commission of West Virginia issued an Order today scheduling a hearing at 9:00 a.m. Friday, August 24, 2018, for the consideration of a proposed stipulation and agreement for settlement with West Virginia American Water Company and the possible expedited relief and treatment of that stipulations and agreements. In January 2018, the Commission directed all privately owned electric, gas, water, sewer and solid waste facilities to begin tracking the savings resulting from the 2017 Federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on a monthly basis.

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  3. Cousins establish Dodson, Dotson and Hairston Family Scholarship for southern West Virginia studentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 4, 2018 | Huntington News

    The Marshall University Foundation Inc. recently established the Dodson, Dotson and Hairston Family Scholarship in memory of Marguerite Hairston Coleman, a Charleston native and 1967 graduate of Marshall University. The scholarship will benefit southern West Virginia students pursuing degrees at Marshall.

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  4. Beckley Woman Sentenced to Federal Prison for Her Role in Drug Trafficking ConspiracyRead the original story

    Jul 2, 2018 | Huntington News

    A Beckley woman was sentenced to federal prison on drug charges, announced United States Attorney Mike Stuart. Detria Carter, 33, of Beckley, previously entered a guilty plea to possession with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine.

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  5. Two Honduran National Men Sentenced for Illegally Reentering the United StatesRead the original story

    Jun 27, 2018 | Huntington News

    Jeyson Francisco Sanchez-Castillo and Olvin Alexis Ramos-Diaz both were sentenced to time served for the felony offense of Reentry of a Removed Alien, announced United States Attorney Mike Stuart. Sanchez-Castillo, 19, of and Ramos-Diaz, 21, both of Honduras, pleaded guilty on May 2, 2018 and had been in custody since February 28, 2018-nearly four months of federal incarceration.

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  6. Mark Scott named DNR assistant chief of Fisheries ManagementRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 18, 2018 | Huntington News

    Mark Scott has been named assistant chief of Fisheries Management for the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. He replaces Bret Preston, who retired in October 2017.

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  7. Last of Nearly Two Dozen Defendants Plead Guilty for Roles in Drug ConspiracyRead the original story

    Mar 31, 2018 | Huntington News

    Two men pled guilty today for their roles in a drug trafficking conspiracy, announced United States Attorney Mike Stuart. Derrick Lamar Staples, 41, of Charleston, pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute or possess with intent to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine, more than 280 grams of cocaine base, and more than one kilogram of heroin.

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  8. More than 130 employers to meet with prospective employees during southern West Virginia job fairRead the original story

    Mar 15, 2018 | Huntington News

    More than 130 employers, among them Facebook, will participate in the Job and Resource Fair on Friday, March 23 at the Erma Byrd Higher Education Center, southern West Virginia's collaborative public higher education center. The list of 137 employers representing local, state and national organizations will share career opportunities and hiring information with college students, graduates and area residents who are interested in work opportunities in West Virginia.

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  9. Three More Beckley Defendants Plead Guilty for Roles in Drug ConspiracyRead the original story

    Mar 13, 2018 | Huntington News

    Shaun A. Jones, 40, pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute more than 100 grams of heroin. Corey D. Larkin, 38, entered his guilty plea to conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine and more than 100 grams of heroin. 6 comments

  10. Attorney General Morrisey Celebrates National Consumer Protection Week In Central W.Va.Read the original story

    Mar 5, 2018 | Huntington News

    Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced his office will host various events across central West Virginia aimed at consumer education and fighting fraud as part of National Consumer Protection Week 2018. The Attorney General collaborates with the Federal Trade Commission and federal, state and local agencies, consumer groups and national organizations to raise awareness about consumer fraud issues to Saturday, March 10. "Consumers must be educated on ways they can protect themselves," Attorney General Morrisey said.

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  11. U.S. Attorney announces 69-count indictment charging owners, managers ...Read the original story

    Feb 20, 2018 | Huntington News

    United States Attorney Mike Stuart announced the unsealing of a 69-count indictment charging a total of 12 individuals with operating a "pill mill." The indictment charges the owners, managers and physicians associated with HOPE Clinic, which operated as a purported pain management clinic in Beckley, Beaver and Charleston, West Virginia, as well as Wytheville, Virginia, and a related company, with conspiring to distribute oxycodone and other Schedule II controlled substances, not for legitimate medical purposes and outside the usual course of professional practice, from November 2010 to June 2015.

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  12. W.Va. AG, Faith Leaders to Tackle Opioid Abuse in Putnam CountyRead the original story

    Feb 13, 2018 | Huntington News

    Attorney General Patrick Morrisey will travel to Putnam County to continue a faith-based initiative aimed at empowering religious groups across the Mountain State in the fight against substance abuse. The Attorney General's "Combating Addiction with Grace" program will roll into Hurricane for a conference next week at River Ridge Church.

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  13. Attorney General Morrisey, Faith Leaders to Tackle Opioid Abuse in Logan CountyRead the original story

    Jan 18, 2018 | Huntington News

    Attorney General Patrick Morrisey will travel to Logan County to continue a faith-based initiative aimed at empowering religious groups across the Mountain State in the fight against substance abuse. The Attorney General's "Combating Addiction with Grace" program will roll into Logan for a conference next week at Word of Life Church.

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  14. Marquee Confirms The Post for its WV MultiplexesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 4, 2018 | Huntington News

    The highly acclaimed Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep film , The Post, which is set during the decision to publish the Pentagon Papers, will open at four Marquee Cinemas multiplexes on January 12, according to Robin Shumate , Marquee's marketing director. Marquee Pullman, Marquee Southridge , Marquee Galleria and Marquee Highlands 14 will open the film on Jan. 12 when 20th Century Fox releases it for a nationwide wide release.

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  15. W.Va. AG Renews Call for Greater Human Trafficking AwarenessRead the original story

    Jan 3, 2018 | Huntington News

    West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey recognizes January as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month and urges all citizens to participate in eradicating the growing criminal industry. Human trafficking is defined as commercial sex or labor that is induced by force, fraud or coercion.

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  16. Raleigh County Human Society Brings Paws to 'Jedi' Lobby Party at Galleria 14Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 23, 2017 | Huntington News

    A bunch of homeless four legged friends joined visitors for the "Last Jedi" adventure Saturday morning , Dec. 23 , at Marquee's Galleria 14 in Beckley.

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  17. Beckley woman pleads guilty for role in federal drug conspiracyRead the original story

    Dec 18, 2017 | Huntington News

    A Beckley woman pleaded guilty for her role in a drug trafficking conspiracy, announced United States Attorney Carol Casto. Detria S. Carter, 33, entered her guilty plea to possession with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine.

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  18. Comprehensive narcotics investigation resulted in indictment of...Read the original story

    Dec 13, 2017 | Huntington News

    A Beckley man pleaded guilty for his role in a drug trafficking conspiracy, announced United States Attorney Carol Casto. Dominic J. Copney, 24, entered his guilty plea to conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine and more than 100 grams of heroin.

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  19. WVDNR Law Enforcement reminds hunters to obey laws and hunt safelyRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 16, 2017 | Huntington News

    With the deer firearms seasons beginning Nov. 20, the Law Enforcement Section of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources reminds everyone to take precaution and be aware of laws regarding safety and lands open to hunting. Any person who hunts on public or private lands is required to wear a daylight fluorescent orange, or "blaze orange," outer garment that is at least 400 square inches and visible from front and back.

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  20. AG Joins Faith Leaders to Fight Opioid AbuseRead the original story

    Nov 16, 2017 | Huntington News

    Attorney General Patrick Morrisey traveled to Raleigh County to continue a faith-based initiative aimed at empowering religious groups across the Mountain State in the fight against substance abuse. The Attorney General's "Combating Addiction with Grace" program took place in Beckley for a conference on Tuesday at Calvary Assembly of God.

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