Jeff Jenkins

Today February 26, 2017

New DEP chief hears a lot from trade groups during first weeks in office

Austin Caperton says industry wants to know how long it takes to issue permits.

Ohio carjacking suspect in custody after arrest near Charleston

One officer injured as result of crash during chase.

Senate passes bill to give judges option of ordering 7 years probation

Supporters say addition would help in some restitution cases.

Yesterday February 25, 2017

Record high temperatures fall as weather settles back to normal

More than a half dozen West Virginia cities set new records Friday.

Friday February 24, 2017

Justice SBA appointee questioned by senators concerning possible conflict

Bucky Blackwell says he would recuse himself from any bids his daughter's company would submit for school work.

Thursday February 23, 2017

Some senators say new state police cadet class should be priority

New state police superintendent says this year's limited budget funds will be used to reduce drug case backlog in crime lab.

Budget debate further divides Governor, Legislature

The exercise of political power is often about leverage; using a particular circumstance to gain an advantage. Tuesday’s announcement by Moody’s that the state’s bond...

Wednesday February 22, 2017

Carper: Crossings Mall Kmart workers laid off

Bankrupted mall owner says he has a plan for bridge rebuild.

Tuesday February 21, 2017

State’s colleges and universities seek more flexibility with staff

Bill would change bumping and recall rights for staff workers.

Stronger heroin reported in Charleston, 1 dead

Detective says overdose reversing drug didn't work as well as usual in recent overdoses.

Monday February 20, 2017

House bill tightens language concerning Turnpike’s future

Transportation committee measure sets up process for putting road under DOH control.

Justice wants to expand duties of fleet office to get handle on state vehicles

Governor says keeping track of every vehicle will save the state money.

House passes bill increasing fines and community service for littering

Bill sponsors say current fines are no deterrent.

Friday February 17, 2017

Listeners to WVRC Charleston stations come through for St. Jude kids

12th annual radiothon another success.

Huntington man dead following wrong way crash on Interstate 64

Police tried to stop driver but say he was going too fast.

Pruitt confirmed as EPA administrator

Capito, Manchin vote in favor of Oklahoma attorney general.

Miners injured in mantrip collision

Accident happened Thursday in McDowell County mine.

Thursday February 16, 2017

New look state school board dials back student testing, A-F school grading program

Board follows previous comments from Gov. Jim Justice that students are tested too much. Move also made on A-F grading for schools.

Morrisey asks lawmakers to keep his budget the same

Attorney General says he doesn't want to have to hire additional outside counsel.

Wednesday February 15, 2017

DEA 360 Strategy will provide additional resources to fight opioid-heroin epidemic

Charleston-Huntington Corridor will be the first target.

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