Representative Evan Jenkins teamed up with Rep. Katherine Clark of Massachusetts to introduce legislation to combat opioid abuse by ensuring doctors have sufficient resources and information when prescribing pain medications.
After more than a year, a Lincoln County man was found not guilty on charges of murder and malicious wounding. Andrew Staggs was accused in the murder of his daughter-in-law, Katie Toler and the malicious wounding of her ex-husband, Chad Mays.
Residents can vote early through May 7th including Saturday's from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM at all polling locations.
Homer Williamson Senior owned several businesses in the Town of Man.
A Logan High School senior signed to play tennis at Fairmont State. Hayley Hatfield played tennis for the span of her high school career. She started playing tennis at 10-years-old in Logan summer tennis camps.
Shana Nelson made her way to New York City last week to audition for an upcoming NBC Live Broadway performance of Hairspray.
The West Virginia Mine Wars Museum is offering a screening of a new documentary for public television about miners in southern West Virginia and their fight for civil liberties. The film, "The Mine Wars," will be shown at a May Day event that begins at 2 p.m. Sunday at the United Mine Workers of America Local 1440 Union Hall on Mate Street in downtown Matewan. Also featured will be snacks and musical performances.
The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals is expected to make a decision soon on whether former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship can stay out on prison on bond while his federal criminal conviction is appealed.
Saturday is the 11th Annual National Drug Take-Back Day. Drug Take-Back Day is sponsored nationwide by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency in coordination with state and local law enforcement. People can drop off medications on Saturday, April 30th between 10am and 2pm at any one of the drop off sites in Southern West Virginia. Read the full story for drop off locations in the coalfields.
Leonel Vivian Castellanos,28, pleaded guilty to distribution of methamphetamine in November 2015. Castellanos admitted to selling about 500 grams of the substance to informants in Kanawha and Boone Counties in May 2015. Castellanos was sentenced to four years and nine months in prison.
There was a meeting of the Logan County Commission Monday. Items on the agenda included a veteran’s trail ride and a loan for a housing project. Elsewhere in the meeting, the commission approved $1,890 to fix a sewer problem in Whitman. The donation is contingent upon approval by the health department.
West Virginia recently adopted the federal requirement that recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) must work or train at least 20 hours a week to maintain benefits. The change took place in January. Recipients had three months to come into compliance. The Dept. of Health and Human Resources stated 1,556 people in the Mountain State will lose benefits through the SNAP program.
West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin and natural gas industry executives have met with Japanese business leaders to discuss investment opportunities. A Tomblin news release says executives from Energy Corporation of America and MarkWest Energy Partners joined for the meeting Friday in New York City.
The West Virginia Department of Natural Resources stocked local waters with trout last week. These include… Clear Fork of Guyandotte River (delayed harvest) Pinnacle Creek (lower section) Rockhouse lake
The Man Lions Club announced a scholarship for local high school graduates who plan on pursuing higher education in West Virginia. The reward is a one-time $500 scholarship. Applicants must be a senior enrolled at Man High School, have maintained at least a 3.0 GPA for his or her final two years of high school, and must submit 2 references and a 250 word essay regarding the subject, “Why Volunteerism is Important.” All applications must be returned to Chairman Chad Story or to the Buffalo Creek Memorial Library by May 13.
Logan County will be part of a statewide tourism initiative. Wild, Wonderful West Virginia, in collaboration with local partners, will host a series of events to highlight several activities in West Virginia to celebrate the U.S. Travel Association’s National Travel and Tourism Week, May 1-7, 2016. The Hatfield McCoy Trail System’s Bearwallow Trailhead will be featured on Saturday, May 7.
Some of West Virginia’s state parks are collaborating to make cabin stays more affordable for April and May. In a release, State Parks District Administrator Matt Yeager said rentals of two or more nights are discounted on most Sundays through Thursdays at state park cabins. Twin Falls Resort State Park in Wyoming County is taking part in the special rates. To make a reservation, call 304-294-4000.
The American Red Cross will host a blood drive in the coalfields next month. The organization will be at the Madison Fire Department in Boone County from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on May 2.
Thousands of state workers will see paydays change from twice a month to biweekly.
Dorsey Ray Darby of Dingess Street in Logan admitted to an investigator from the West Virginia State Fire Marshal's Office that he set fire to a structure on High Street last week
Law enforcement in Lincoln and Mingo Counties join a coalition of six counties participating in the “Distracted Driving Enforcement Blitz.” Officers will be looking for all kinds of distracted drivers, but especially those who are using a cell phone. West Virginia law prohibits using handheld devices at all while driving, weather it’s a phone call or text.
Citizens of Mingo County are banding together to clean up their part of West Virginia.
Natalie Roper is the Executive Director of Generation West Virginia. Generation WV is a statewide network of young talent organizations established to serve as a voice of action across the Mountain State.
Outdoor burning is only permitted between 5:00 PM and 7:00 AM. Burning is limited to leaves, brush and other yard material. State law makes it mandatory that a safety strip or ring at least ten feet wide surrounds any outdoor fire to prevent the fire from spreading.
Tips for staying safe during a power outage.
The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is reminding people to leave young wildlife alone if they encounter them this spring. Their motto for this situation is 'look but do not touch or disturb.'"
Attorney General Patrick Morrisey will have mobile office hours throughout the coalfields for the month of April.
The primary election is quickly approaching, but there are several important dates you should watch for from now until you cast your ballot in May.
A dozen or more families could get free help with home repairs this summer. The Appalachia Service Project (ASP) will return to Logan County from early June through late July.