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A look at microbrewery laws being considered nationwide

April 1, 2015

Lawmakers around the country have been taking up various bills that cater to the growing microbrewery industry. Here are some of the efforts:


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US Forest Service extends comment period on Va-WVa pipeline

April 1, 2015

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service is again extending the public comment period on whether portions of the Jefferson National Forest can be surveyed for a possible pipeline route. more »»

W.Va. officials unveil program to help traumatized children

April 1, 2015

DUNBAR, W.Va. (AP) — Officials have unveiled a program aimed at providing quick assistance to West Virginia children traumatized by violence at home, school or in their communities. more »»

Ex-Freedom officials head back to court in W.Va. spill case

April 1, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Two former Freedom Industries executives who face federal charges in a massive chemical spill last year are returning to court. more »»

Disaster relief volunteers being trained in W.Va.

April 1, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Disaster response organizations in West Virginia are preparing a new group of support staff. more »»

FEMA approves federal disaster declaration in W.Va.

March 31, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin says the Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved his request for a disaster declaration in West Virginia after a severe storm in early March. more »»

About 100 Special Metals workers laid off in Huntington

March 31, 2015

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — The parent company of the Special Metals alloy plant in Huntington is laying off about 100 workers.

Portland, Oregon-based Precision Castparts Corp. more »»

David Farmer named interim head of W.Va. jail authority

March 31, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A corrections official has been named interim executive director of the West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority. more »»

Feds: 2 ex-Freedom execs agree to testify on behalf of US

March 31, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say two ex-Freedom Industries officials have agreed to testify for the goverment in two remaining chemical spill cases. more »»

12 W.Va. teachers get Arch Coal Foundation awards

March 31, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Twelve West Virginia teachers have been honored for their classroom contributions. more »»

Freedom Industries, state sign spill site cleanup agreement

March 31, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Freedom Industries and state regulators have signed an agreement for a cleanup of the site of a 2014 chemical spill into the Elk River. more »»

48 E. Panhandle sex offenders haven't complied with registry

March 31, 2015

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — The U.S. Marshals Service says 48 sex offenders in the Eastern Panhandle haven't complied with registry requirements. more »»

Mercer airport to realign taxiway, plans other improvements

March 31, 2015

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (AP) — Mercer County Airport plans to begin construction this summer on a taxiway realignment.

Airport manager Clinton Ransom tells the Bluefield Daily Telegraph (http://bit. more »»

Fire destroys 140-year-old Catholic church in Benwood

March 31, 2015

BENWOOD, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a fire that destroyed a 140-year-old church Catholic church in Benwood.

Media outlets report that the fire occurred just before 9 p.m. more »»

Annual survey finds 18 bald eagles in New River Gorge

March 31, 2015

BROOKS, W.Va. (AP) — An annual survey has found 18 bald eagles in the New River Gorge.

The Charleston Daily Mail (http://bit. more »»

Marbles tournament for W.Va. kids set Saturday

March 31, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Children ages 7 to 14 can participate in a marble tournament hosted by the West Virginia Division of Culture and History.

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W.Va. Medicaid switching from monthly to annual cards

March 31, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Medicaid recipients are being switched from a monthly card to an annual card.

The change takes effect Wednesday. more »»

School leadership summit set in Charleston

March 31, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Educators from across West Virginia are gathering in Charleston for a school leadership summit. more »»

W.Va. offers free testing of bulk fertilizer

March 31, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginians who buy fertilizer and lime in bulk can have it tested free of charge to ensure that it meets label specifications. more »»

Lincoln County man charged in shooting death, wounding

March 30, 2015

HAMLIN, W.Va. (AP) — A Lincoln County man has been charged in a shooting that left one person dead and another wounded. more »»

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