Alex Thomas

Today March 24, 2017

Budget problems in Logan County schools could result in teacher, Junior ROTC cuts

The county school systems is facing problems caused by declining tax revenue, lower student enrollments and overspending by the previous school board.

Wednesday March 22, 2017

Justice talks economy, jobs during TV town hall

It was the third televised town hall Justice has participated in since March 13.

Monday March 20, 2017

Kanawha County tank leak caused by bullet holes

The leak is believed to have not impacted drinking water.

Friday March 17, 2017

Manchin speaks at Martinsburg, South Charleston town halls

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., answered questions on an array of topics, including the American Health Care Act and the legalization of marijuana.

Wednesday March 15, 2017

Department of Agriculture to cut vehicle fleet by 15 percent

The department will reduce its fleet from 150 vehicles to 127.

Morrisey, WVU School of Nursing to raise opioid abuse prevention awareness

The collaboration will launch in six counties close to Morgantown.

Suspect in Fairmont homicide takes own life

Tim Jung Braunsberg, 34, of Clarksburg, allegedly was involved in a shooting Tuesday evening at the First Exchange Bank in Fairmont.

Tuesday March 14, 2017

Justice responds to legislative budget proposal during TV town hall

The town hall was hosted by WVVA-TV.

Monday March 13, 2017

Sanders talks coal, health care at Welch town hall

The town hall was taped for an episode of MSNBC's "All In with Chris Hayes."

School districts use job fairs, alternative pathways to attract more teachers

There are currently 718 teacher vacancies across the state, with 330 vacancies being in special education and math.

Friday March 10, 2017

Armstead, delegates introduce bill establishing flood protection groups

The State Flood Protection Planning Council and Joint Legislative Committee on Flooding would be responsible for creating a statewide flood protection planning program.

Thursday March 9, 2017

Cabell, Kanawha counties file separate lawsuits against drug distributors

The Cabell County Commission said nine companies sold 40 million doses of pain medication from 2007 to 2012 The Kanawha County Commission said 16 companies sold 66 million doses during that same period.

Roane County woman pleads guilty to taking more than $10,000 from United Way

Rhonda Conrad, 49, faces up to 10 years in federal prison, a fine up to $250,000 and a restitution payment to United Way of Central West Virginia.

Despite obstacles, Herbert Hoover earns first trip to the state basketball tournament

The Herbert Hoover High School building in Clendenin was destroyed in the June 2016 flood. The team has been holding morning practices at the Charleston YMCA, and played its home games at Elkview Middle School.

Wednesday March 8, 2017

State school board waives A through F school ratings

The board also approved a memorandum of understanding to return control of the Fayette County Schools system to the local school board.

Tuesday March 7, 2017

3 groups denounce Obamacare replacement bill

Representatives of three organizations held a joint press conference in Charleston regarding the American Health Care Act.

Nicholas County school board approves consolidation

The $130 million project still needs to be approved by the West Virginia Board of Education.

Monday March 6, 2017

Johnson named permanent Administrative Director of state Supreme Court

Former Circuit Judge Gary Johnson presided over 28th Judicial Circuit Court for 24 years.

DHHR to reduce fleet by 33 vehicles

The cuts are estimated to save West Virginia more than $73,000 annually.

Bill would require additional drug prevention programs in public schools

If House Bill 2195 becomes law, all West Virginia public schools would be required to have drug awareness and prevention instruction for K-12 students.

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