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Police shoot man in Berkeley County
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 19:10:37 -0700

By Staff reports FALLING WATERS -- Police shot an armed man in Falling Waters earlier this week after they say he refused to surrender his weapon. A trooper with the Martinsburg detachment of the West Virginia State Police and a deputy with the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department responded to a 911 call on Monday around 8 p.m. alleging that Travis Brant, 32, was intoxicated and involved in a ...

PSC receives grant to increase inspections on commercial vehicles
Tue, 09 Sep 2014 11:28:00 -0700

NEWS RELEASE:The Public Service Commission of West Virginia has received a $180,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to increase inspections of commercial motor vehicles...

Clock ticking in W.Va., Va. to seek flood loans
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 08:44:11 -0700

Time is running out to apply for federal disaster loans in areas of West Virginia and Virginia that were hit by flooding on June 12.

Friday Night Lights
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:04:16 -0700

OHIO Coal Grove 46, Meigs 13 Wheelersburg 42, Ironton 16 Oak Hill 40, Chesapeake 0 Symmes Valley 26, Huntington 16 Johnson Central, Ky. 46, Fairland 0 Minford 37, South Point 14 River Valley 26, Rock Hill 18 Athens 52, Gallipolis 0 Southern 27, Portsmouth N.D. 0 Newark Catholic 7, Portsmouth West 0 Belpre 35, Fort Frye 21 Unioto 39, Vinton Co. 25 Trimble 34, Nelsonville-York 14 Marietta 46 ...

After long journey, Hugo scores direct hit on S.C.
Sat, 20 Sep 2014 22:40:00 -0700

Hurricane Hugo was born out of a tropical depression, an area of low pressure off the west coast of Africa. Revolving across the Atlantic, feeding its winds on the warm, moist air, the storm gathered fury, growing to become a fierce 15O-mph killer hurricane, cutting a 2,300-mile swath of destruction in a one-week rampage from the Guadeloupe islands to the Carolinas.

Family of slain Berkeley woman offer reward
Wed, 10 Sep 2014 09:40:38 -0700

The Associated Press MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The family of a slain Berkeley County woman is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the killer. Media outlets report that Taylor Hawkridge's family announced the reward Tuesday at a news conference. The reward is being offered through the West Virginia State Police through September. It will drop to $5,000 beginning in ...

Plants hearing begins with national spotlight on domestic violence
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 18:55:32 -0700

By Kate White Amid high-profile domestic violence cases around the nation, a hearing to remove Mark Plants as Kanawha County prosecuting attorney begins today. After Plants was charged with two misdemeanor domestic-violence related charges, his office was barred from handling many cases involving domestic-violence charges, and Kanawha commissioners filed a petition asking a three-judge panel to ...

W.Va. to increase commercial vehicle inspections
Tue, 09 Sep 2014 10:45:03 -0700

The West Virginia Public Service Commission plans to increase commercial vehicle inspections on roads considered as high crash areas.

More than $1.26M in grants awarded across state
Thu, 04 Sep 2014 21:10:42 -0700

The West Virginia Commission on the Arts and the West Virginia Division of Culture and History recently awarded more than $1.26 million in competitive grants to 55 organizations and 25 individual artists across the state. Individual artists, nonprofit arts and community organizations, public educational institutions, school boards, local or county government agencies and colleges and ...

Police warned about 'sovereign citizens'
Sun, 14 Sep 2014 21:11:03 -0700

By Kate White In August, State Police arrested a man in Roane County after they said they found improvised explosives, AK-47 style rifles and about 30 live chickens in his wrecked SUV at 3:30 a.m. The man, Seth Grim, 21, allegedly told police that he was a "sovereign citizen," a group that rejects taxes and local, state and federal laws. Courthouse and law enforcement officials, both in West ...