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For Friday, March 6th: Boone County Schools are Closed. Lincoln County Schools are Closed. Logan County Schools are Closed. Pre-K Registration for Chapmanville Area Moved to April 3rd. Mingo County Schools are Closed.

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Road Report

Road Report

There are dozens of road closures in the coalfield counties due to high water and mudslides. Residents are urged to avoid travel today unless absolutely necessary. Click on the headline above for a listing of road closures.


State Of Emergency For All Of WV

State Of Emergency For All Of WV

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has declared a statewide State of Emergency, mobilizing state resources to combat severe weather conditions and ensure the safety of residents across the state.


Flooding In The Coalfields

Flooding In The Coalfields

Click on the headline above for the latest updates on conditions and events.


Power Outages Across The State

Power Outages Across The State

Appalachian Power calls in additional line workers and damage assesors to assist with restoring electricity across West Virginia.


Report Damage

Report Damage

The Logan County Office of Emergency Management is requesting anyone who has received damage to your home or business from flooding contact the Logan County Office of Emergency Management at 304-752-0917.


Gouging Laws In Effect

Gouging Laws In Effect

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says the state's price gouging laws are now in place. The anti-gouging law kicks in any time the governor declares a state of emergency or state or preparedness.


Mostly Destroyed

Mostly Destroyed

A rockslide at Fountain Place on Wednesday has mostly destroyed the Liz Hainer Allstate Insurance office.


More Mingo Mayhem

More Mingo Mayhem

Former Mingo County Sheriff Lonnie Hannah has filed a lawsuit against Mingo County Commissioner Greg “Hootie” Smith. In the lawsuit, Hannah claims that Smith filed a bogus election complaint against Hannah just days before the election and that he illegally provided news outlets with the information. Hannah says that is what cost him the election.


"Pill Pushing"

"Pill Pushing"

The West Virginia Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Wednesday from Mingo County residents that want to sue pharmacies and doctors over responsibility for prescription drug addiction.


No More Babies At WMH

No More Babies At WMH

Williamson Memorial Hospital has decided to stop delivering babies. Effective April 1, the hospital will no longer provide labor and delivery services.


Outage Alerts From Appalachian Power

Outage Alerts From Appalachian Power

Customers can now sign up to receive text and email alerts if there is a power outage at their home or business.


Hero Passes

Hero Passes

Former Logan High school standout athlete, the Reverend West Johnson has died. Johnson passed away Wednesday morning in suburban Washington D.C. after a long illness.


Elk Restoration Bill Passes In WV House Of Delgates

Elk Restoration Bill Passes In WV House Of Delgates

House Bill 2515 will further the restoration of elk in the state. The bill was spearheaded by Rupie Phillips.


Governor Tomblin Vetoes 20-Week Abortion Ban Again

Governor Tomblin Vetoes 20-Week Abortion Ban Again

Tomblin is a pro-life supporter. He says this bill has constitutional concerns.


March To Meals

March To Meals

March for Meals is a month-long campaign that focuses attention on the thousands of senior citizens who, were it not for the services provided by PRIDE Community Services, could wind up in unnecessary hospitalization or institutionalization


Boil Water Advisory Lifted For Portion Of Boone County

Boil Water Advisory Lifted For Portion Of Boone County

System-wide weather related impacts caused a longer than usual restoration time.


Possible Increase

Possible Increase

Appalachian Power and Wheeling Power are asking regulators to approve a request that would increase customers' bills by 4 percent or more.


Justice Takes Reclamation Responsibility

Justice Takes Reclamation Responsibility

When Greebrier Resort owner and mining magnate Jim Justice bought back his West Virginia mining operations from the Russian company he sold them to he also assumed what could be up $60 million dollars in reclamation costs.


Fighting The Gag

Fighting The Gag

A lawyer for five media organizations has urged a federal appeals court to toss out a gag order in former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship’s criminal case.


Two Vacant Homes Burn Simultaneously

Two Vacant Homes Burn Simultaneously

West Virginia State Police are investigating two suspicious mobile home fires that occurred around the same time in McDowell County.


Fire At School Gym

Fire At School Gym

Wyoming County Schools Superintendent Frank Blackwell says the fire was contained to the roof of the gym at Baileysville Elementary and Middle School.


Coal Bill Passes

Coal Bill Passes

Members of the House of Delegates overwhelmingly approved the Coal Jobs Safety Act Friday after two hours of debate that focused on whether the bill would really help the coal industry.


WV Coal Exports Down Big

WV Coal Exports Down Big

A sharp drop in coal shipments is being blamed for a 34 percent decline overall in West Virginia's exports since their record $11.3 billion peak in 2012.


Coal Operators Going To Prison In Cash Scheme

Coal Operators Going To Prison In Cash Scheme

55 year old William "Bill" F. Adams of Yukon and 43 year old John B. Ward of War are among more than two dozen people who've been sentenced in the scheme.


Spring Fire Season

Spring Fire Season

The season runs through May 31. During the season, outside burning is only allowed between 5 p.m. and 7 a.m.


Lincoln County Man Arrested For Child Porn

Lincoln County Man Arrested For Child Porn

60 year old Raymond Roe was allegedly viewing child porn on a computer at the library.


DNR Meetings

DNR Meetings

West Virginia residents will have an opportunity this month to review and comment on the state's proposed new hunting, trapping and fishing regulations.


Lincoln Levy Passes

Lincoln Levy Passes

Voters in Lincoln County voted overwhelmingly for the emergency services levy. 91% voted to approve the fire levy and 87% voted in favor of the EMS levy.


McDowell Man Admits To Selling Crack

McDowell Man Admits To Selling Crack

29 year old William Sykes enter a guilty plea in a federal court in Bluefield on Friday.


President Of Southern WV Community And Technical College Announces Retirement

President Of Southern WV Community And Technical College Announces Retirement

President of Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College, Joanne Jaeger Tomblin is retiring.


January Mine Inspections

January Mine Inspections

XMV’s Mine 42 in McDowell County received six citations. Patriot Coal’s American Eagle Mine is Kanawha County received one citation.


Blankenship Hearing Delayed

Blankenship Hearing Delayed

The pretrial hearing for Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship that was set for March 3rd has been temporarily taken off the court docket because his attorneys flooded the court with motions.


Be A Beekeeper

Be A Beekeeper

The Bee School will teach a wide array of subjects that any new beekeeper will need. This includes the life cycle of the bee, the equipment you will need, how to care for your bees, and how to extract, process, and put up your honey.


PRIDE Senior Services Expands To Man Area

PRIDE Senior Services Expands To Man Area

PRIDE Community Services will be opening a new senior nutrition center in the Man area. The Lorado Intergenerational Center will combine a senior dining facility and the current Lorado Head Start Center.


Three Step Jump New Business Workshop

Three Step Jump New Business Workshop

“Three Step Jump Start” is designed to help small business owners in West Virginia accelerate their potential success by learning about the services offered by the WVSBDC.


Murder In McDowell

Murder In McDowell

The McDowell County Grand Jury has returned six murder indictments.


Donate For Auction

Donate For Auction

The Logan Kiwanis Club is in need of items for the silent auction portion of Pancake Day. Proceeds go to fund various children's events like the annual bicycle rodeo.


Pre K Registration

Pre K Registration

East Chapmanville, Hugh Dingess, and West Chapmanville will register Friday, March 6th, from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM. Holden, Justice, Logan, Omar, and Verdunville will register Friday, March 13th from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM. Buffalo, Man, and South Man will register Friday, March 27th, from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM.


EnAct To Repair Low Income Family Homes

EnAct To Repair Low Income Family Homes

The AEP Foundation has donated $10,000 dollars to the community action group EnAct.


Dining With Diabetes

Dining With Diabetes

Dining with Diabetes is a program designed to help diabetics and families learn better ways to prepare food and improve diabetes management.


Growing A Healthy Community

Growing A Healthy Community

Grow Appalachia will provide implements such as hoes and rakes, seed, soil, organic fertilizer, scales, and other needs for a successful garden free of charge. All Logan County residents are eligible for the program regardless of age or income.


Graduation Dates Set For Logan County

Graduation Dates Set For Logan County

The state now says graduation dates will stand regardless of snow days or school cancellations.


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Preserving History

Preserving History

Applications are being accepted through March for historic preservation development grants in West Virginia.


WV Has Best School Meals Program

WV Has Best School Meals Program

In 2014, West Virginia served 20.1 million public school breakfasts, feeding an average of 117,000 students daily.


Feeding Kids

Feeding Kids

The West Virginia Department of Education is looking for organizations across the state to help feed children during the summer months.


ARC Working

ARC Working

A new study finds that the nearly $4 billion investment over 50 years by the agency created to fight poverty in Appalachia has helped its counties grow faster than rural areas elsewhere. But the region still lags the rest of the country in some important areas.


Solving The Issue

Solving The Issue

A state official says the Department of Health and Human Resources is working to ease county-level workers' caseloads.


History and Heritage

History and Heritage

The annual Coal Heritage Lecture Series will run through May.


Possible New Bag Limits

Possible New Bag Limits

Citing a steep decline in the number of bucks taken last year, West Virginia is considering limits on antlerless deer this year.


WVAW Grants

WVAW Grants

West Virginia American Water is accepting applications for its 2015 environmental grant program. Individual grants of up to $10,000 are up for grabs for innovative, community-based environmental projects


$644,000 For West Virginia & Virginia

$644,000 For West Virginia & Virginia

The grants are from the AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation and are aimed at reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease.


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