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Today February 18, 2019

Majority of W.Va. under flood or winter storm watches and warnings

Over two inches of rain in some parts of the state while others could see a half foot of snow.

West Virginia teachers call strike as Senate brings back charters, ESAs

Senate puts off action on bill until this afternoon.

Logan, McDowell county voters pass school system levies

Both school system's levies passed with flying colors.

Rockwool opponent pushes back at recent Manchin comments

Opponent said there is no room for compromise with Rockwool.

Search continues for man accused of shooting Bluefield officer

Law enforcement in two states plus U.S. Marshal are now involved in the search after officer shot on U.S. Route 460.

Discount power rates available for some new, expanding businesses in West Virginia

The option comes from Appalachian Power and Wheeling Power.

UPDATE: Arrests made in connection to Maryland man found dead in Berkeley County

The body of Christopher Turner, 27 of Hagerstown, was found Wednesday.

Former Justice Ketchum wants probation; prosecutors say jail time is appropriate

Ketchum faces sentencing on wire fraud charge on Feb. 27.

Turnpike, Tourism discussing ways to improve travel plazas

The travel plazas are located in Beckley, Bluestone and Morton.

New state health officer bringing proactive approach to role

Dr. Cathy Slemp previously served as DHHR's acting state health officer from 2002 to 2011.

Yesterday February 17, 2019

Developer accused of pocketing $1.5 million in rent ‘acted in good faith’

Wellford says he was ready to pay off loan and sell property.

Two houses are set to collide on W.Va. education bill

Most likely route for omnibus education bill is conference committee.

West Virginia’s First Lady tells state BOE Communities in Schools program needs to expand

Governor Jim Justice's proposed budget includes $5 million for it.

Alternatives to opioids discussed at Nitro forum

Dozens turned out for the forum.

Mine trespassing bill likely before full House this week

Some delegates say they don't believe threat will be a deterrent.

Thomas Health awarded $1 million in funding to help addiction recovery

The funding is supported by the Ryan Brown Addiction Prevention and Recovery Fund.

Saturday February 16, 2019

Manchin, Capito push for passing of American Miners Act of 2019

Both Senators were on the Senate floor Wednesday.

Official: Berkeley County records 80 new addresses per week; solutions for congestion under consideration

One idea would relieve congestion in one of Martinsburg's busiest shopping districts.

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