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National TV shows to feature Skylar Neese case

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The murder of Star City teen Skylar Neese will be covered on two national television shows in March. At 8 p.m. Friday, March 7, WBOY, “Dateline NBC” will air its show. On Comcast that is Channel 12, WBOY. Also on NBC, on Monday, March 10, the “Dr.[Read More…]

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House panel alters Senate chief’s Future Fund bill

WHEELING, W.Va. – The House Finance Committee on Wednesday approved Senate President Jeff Kessler’s West Virginia Future Fund proposal, but not before making several significant changes that would bring coal revenue into play and only allow investment in the fund when financial times are good. The bill is scheduled to[Read More…]

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Senate panel won’t take up concealed gun confidentiality

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Senate Judiciary Committee will not take up this session a bill that would make lists of people with conceal carry permits confidential, Chairman Corey Palumbo, D-Kanawha, said Thursday. The bill (HB4310) would also have made lists of applicants for those permits confidential. “There’s some interest among[Read More…]

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State plans ‘pothole blitz’ to address road damage

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The state Division of Highways is readying a multimillion-dollar plan to mend the plague of potholes now pitting state roads. The winter snow removal and ice control season always leads to wear and tear on state roads. But the successive heavy winter storms this year have taken[Read More…]

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Lewis County community set for Irish Festival

WESTON, W.Va. — The 33rd annual Irish Spring Festival in the Ireland community will kick-off on Sunday with the flag raising ceremony next to the community building at 11:30 a.m., to be followed by a Pot O’clock dinner at 1 p.m. and The Psalms of Ireland gospel sing will start at[Read More…]

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Legislators reduce proposed teacher pay raise

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Lawmakers ratcheted back a proposed pay raise for teachers to $1,000 Wednesday. The House Education Committee changed the Senate bill earlier in the week from an $837 raise to a $6,000 raise over three years. Teachers unions did not expect the larger raise to stay in place.[Read More…]

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