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The Latest: Flood wrecked 1,500 homes; $36M in road damage

July 1, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Latest on flooding that has devastated parts of West Virginia (all times local):

2 p.m. more »»

1 week after flood, tap water restored in W.Va. town

July 1, 2016

CLENDENIN, W.Va. (AP) — A week after deadly floods ravaged West Virginia, all residents in one of the hardest-hit towns have tap water again. They just can't drink it yet. more »»

US rig count up 10 this week to 431

July 1, 2016

HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by 10 this week to 421.

A year ago, 862 rigs were activ. more »»

Timber industry blames governor for forestry layoffs

July 1, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — An agency that represents logging operators and timber owners is blaming Gov. Early Ray Tomblin for state Division of Forestry layoffs. more »»

Marshall University approves 5 percent tuition increase

July 1, 2016

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University in Huntington has approved a $119 million budget that will increase tuition by 5 percent. more »»

Governor names new communications director

July 1, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has named a new communications director.

She is Jessica Tice, and she replaces Chris Stadelman, who was named chief of staff last week. more »»

Vilsack, McAuliffe, Haslam convene on drug abuse issue

June 30, 2016

ABINGDON, Va. (AP) — Opioid addiction in Appalachia was the subject of a town hall Thursday featuring Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and the governors of Virginia and Tennessee. more »»

Brad Paisley: West Virginia floods shocking, heartbreaking

June 30, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Singer Brad Paisley says he's shocked and heartbroken by the destruction from deadly flooding in his home state of West Virginia. more »»

Cigarette tax hike, other West Virginia laws taking effect

June 30, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Cigarettes are getting more expensive in West Virginia.

To balance the state budget, West Virginia will raise its cigarette tax by 65 cents to $1. more »»

Crop aggregation facility designed to help farmers opens

June 30, 2016

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's first crop aggregation facility designed to help local farmers has opened in Huntington.

The Herald-Dispatch (http://bit. more »»

Kanawha officials to vote on voting district problem

June 30, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Kanawha County officials will hold a vote to try to fix a district irregularity that places about 130 people in two delegate districts. more »»

Parkersburg man sentenced for child porn

June 30, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Parkersburg man has been sentenced to more than 12 years in federal prison for child pornography. more »»

The Latest: Golfer Bubba Watson plans to help flood victims

June 29, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Latest on flooding that has devastated parts of West Virginia (all times local):

6 p.m. more »»

The Latest: Brad Paisley donates $100K to W.Va. flood relief

June 29, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Latest on flooding that has devastated parts of West Virginia (all times local):

4:15 p.m. more »»

West Virginia editorial roundup

June 29, 2016

Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers:


June 29

The Journal on state highway funding:

Give West Virginia legislators and Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin credit. more »»

Feds add 2 West Virginia counties for flood disaster aid

June 29, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Federal officials have approved two more West Virginia counties for individual aid after damaging floods killed 23 people and destroyed thousands of home. more »»

West Virginia flood: Stormy morning turns into a nightmare

June 29, 2016

RAINELLE, W.Va. (AP) — Penny McClure eyed the creek swelling up behind the Go Mart as she worked her shift on the morning of June 23. It didn't seem ominous. more »»

Police: Parents charged in 3-month-old infant's death

June 29, 2016

OAK HILL, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities say an infant's parents have been arrested in connection with the child's death.

WSAZ-TV reports (http://bit. more »»



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