Alex Thomas

Today May 22, 2017

Kanawha commission to vote Tuesday on Shawnee complex

The Kanawha County Commission will take three hours of public comments Tuesday before voting on the matter.

Jenkins: Special counsel “additional layer” in Russia investigation

U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins, R-W.Va., says the five ongoing investigations by the federal government help "get to the bottom" of Russia's possible role in the 2016 presidential election.

Friday May 19, 2017

Herbert Hoover, Richwood hold first graduations after flood destroyed schools

The commencement took place nearly 11 months after the flood destroyed both buildings leaving students to spend the year in temporary quarters.

Tuesday May 16, 2017

Wood County law enforcement look for drug trafficking designation

The Parkersburg Violent Crime and Narcotics Task Force is looking for the designation in order to gain access to more resources.

Monday May 15, 2017

Raleigh County doctor failed to follow state orders regarding alleged pain clinic

The West Virginia Attorney General's Office and Department of Health and Human Resources sent a petition in March to halt Dr. Yasar Aksoy from continuing to run his business.

Manchin, Capito announce additional disaster recovery funding

The $3.2 million in assistance comes from the Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery program.

Veteran works to help, inspire others to go forward after injuries

Dave Riley of Mobile, Alabama, serves as the national commander of Disabled American Veterans.

Friday May 12, 2017

Nitro to dedicate Living Memorial Park

The park includes a fountain, stage, a statue of a World War I doughboy solder and engraved pavers honoring military veterans.

South Charleston student achieves perfect attendance

Between kindergarten and 12th grade, Joseph Clark attended more than 2,300 days of class with missing a single one.

Thursday May 11, 2017

Manchin, Capito among group to introduce miners’ pension bill

The Miners Pension Protection Act, which would transfer excess funds from the Abandoned Mine Land fund to fund the 1974 Pension Plan.

Wednesday May 10, 2017

‘Judge Judy’ speech to cap South Charleston students’ high school years

Judge Judith Sheindlin will speak at the South Charleston High School graduation ceremony on May 20.

Capito asks OMB, Mulvaney to protect drug control office budget

U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va, sent a letter Tuesday about a recommendation to cut the Office of National Drug Control Policy's budget by 95 percent.

Reporter arrested at Capitol after trying to ask U.S. health secretary questions

Dan Heyman, a reporter with Public News Service, says he was arrested after trying to ask Tom Price questions about the American Health Care Act.

Monday May 8, 2017

Jenkins: Doing nothing on health care ‘wasn’t an option’

U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins says voting for the American Health Care Act was a "tough call."

Friday May 5, 2017

NTSB begins investigation into Yeager plane crash

Bill English with the National Transportation Safety Board said there were no distress calls from the two pilots or similar indications of problems.

Thursday May 4, 2017

“The Greatest Show on Earth” says goodbye to Charleston

In January, Feld Entertainment announced Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus would stop touring at the end of May.

US Senate approves funding resolution

The bill funds the government through September, and includes a permanent solution for funding miners' health care benefits.

Kanawha County delegates hold town halls before budget session

The Legislature will reconvene Thursday at 11 a.m.

Jenkins, Manchin talk about funding miners’ health care

The House of Representatives passed a resolution Wednesday to fund the federal government through September.

Wednesday May 3, 2017

Kanawha County residents learn more about chemical spill settlement

Residents learned more about the proposed claim amounts in the settlement regarding the 2014 Elk River chemical spill.

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