Alex Thomas

Friday January 20, 2017

Huntington budget deficit could result in police, fire department cuts

The deficit is because of increasing health care costs, unexpected pension costs and department overspending, said Mayor Steve Williams.

Thursday January 19, 2017

Kanawha BOE approves contract to start building process

PCS&manage will provide construction management services for two new schools that will replace Clendenin Elementary School and Herbert Hoover High School.

Wednesday January 18, 2017

Fairplain woman trying to catch a bus hit and killed by car

Linda Stutler, 61, of Fairplain, was walking on Route 21 near the Fairplain exit when she was struck by a vehicle.

State unemployment rate falls slightly in December

While higher than the national average, West Virginia's unemployment rate fell to 5.9 percent.

Most West Virginians want ‘Obamacare’ replacement before repeal

Seventy-nine percent of West Virginia voters want a replacement plan for the Affordable Care Act before it is repealed.

EPA nominee wants to understand impact of regulations in West Virginia

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt said at his Senate confirmation hearing he would visit the state to better understand environmental issues.

Tuesday January 17, 2017

Drug wholesaler will pay record fine for supplying narcotics

The Drug Enforcement Agency and the U.S. Attorney's Office said their settlement with McKesson Corporation is "historic and unprecedented."

PSC holds public comment hearings on 2014 chemical spill

The Public Service Commission continues its investigation into West Virginia American Water Company's reaction to the Jan. 2014 chemical spill that tainted water for thousands.

Monday January 16, 2017

Justice takes aim at education bureaucracy in inaugural address

Gov. Jim Justice announced a plan Monday to eliminate growing bureaucracy in the state's education system.

State Board of Education president hopeful about test changes

West Virginia Board of Education President Michael Green said he hopes educators participate in and embrace adopting a new assessment system.

Friday January 13, 2017

Plea hearing for Putnam County murder case set for Tuesday

Philip Casto will plead guilty to murdering Jennifer Evans in September 2015.

Thursday January 12, 2017

Woman takes own life in Marion County incident

Police first called to "well-being check."

Kiss to return to private sector

Revenue secretary Bob Kiss was appointed by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin to the position in July 2013.

Wednesday January 11, 2017

Capito supports Trump’s transportation secretary pick

Sen. Shelley Moore Capito participated in the Tuesday confirmation hearing of Elaine Chao.

State Board of Education considers replacing Smarter Balanced tests

Statistics have shown students have been rushing through the exam. Current assessments are not connected to final grades or college readiness assessments.

Kanawha County flood recovery group updates citizens on efforts

The Greater Kanawha Long-Term Recovery Committee held a meeting Tuesday to discuss progress made by the group and others so far.

Tuesday January 10, 2017

Body of homeless murder victim found

According to witnesses, Brandon Robinson was attacked by Brian Thompson late Saturday night with a machete.

Monday January 9, 2017

Nicholas County superintendent recommends consolidating schools

Superintendent Donna Burge-Tetrick said numerous middle and high schools should merge as a result of school loss from the June flood and decreased enrollment.

Manchin talks with Trump to discuss health care for miners

Manchin spoke with the President-elect about securing a more permanent health care solution for miners.

Former Hancock County deputy sentenced to 18 months in federal prison

Mark Cowden was convicted in October of deprivation of rights for using excessive force against Ryan Hamrick in January 2015.

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