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4-17-14 W.Va. man accused of threatening U.S. senator

CHARLESTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a 49-year-old West Virginia man has been indicted on charges he threatened to kill U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin. U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin says a grand jury indicted Steven Anthony Major of Barboursville Tuesday. He is accused of making four separate threats to kill the senator from West Virginia. The […]

4-17-14 PSC OKs plans to improve power reliability

CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia utility regulators have approved utility vegetation-management plans aimed at reducing power failures during destructive storms. The plans announced Monday are for Monongahela Power Co. and Potomac Edison Co. The plans are part of a Public Service Commission of West Virginia directive in January 2013 requiring electric companies operating in the […]

4-17-14 Two plead guilty to trout fishing law violations

FARMINGTON — Two residents of Marion County were charged with and have pleaded guilty to violations of the state’s trout fishing laws. A months-long investigation by officers of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Section resulted March 19, 2014, in the discovery of 321 trout at the residence of Michael Earl Fetty, […]

4-17-14 Area gas prices up a nickel

CHARLESTON — Area gas prices increased five cents this week to $3.66 a gallon, according to AAA East Central. On the National Front: Tuesday’s national average price at the pump was $3.64 per gallon. This was six cents more expensive than one week ago, 13 cents more than one month ago, and 12 cents more […]

4-16-14 GOP targets women in W.Va., 9 other states

CHARLESTON (AP) — Two West Virginia counties are among two dozen nationwide that Republicans are targeting to sway women’s votes. The Republican National Committee announced its “14 in `14” program in Charleston on Monday, calling for GOP female volunteers in the 14 weeks before the November midterm elections. The volunteers will recruit other women who […]

4-16-14 W.Va. resort names Sampras as tennis pro emeritus

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS (AP) — Tennis Hall of Famer Peter Sampras has been named tennis pro emeritus at The Greenbrier. The southeast West Virginia resort announced Sampras’ appointment on Monday in a news release. Sampras is the resort’s first tennis pro emeritus. Sampras has played in The Greenbrier Champions Tennis Classic for the past two […]

4-16-14 Ex-Homeland Security official accused

MARTINSBURG (AP) — A Virginia man who is a former director of a Homeland Security division has been indicted on charges he used his government-issued credit card to obtain more than $100,000 in cash advances at the Hollywood Casino in Charles Town. U.S. Attorney William Ihlenfeld announced Monday that 55-year-old Gene Protogiannis of Lovettsville, Va., […]

4-15-14 Capito raises $817,000; Tennant, almost $800,000

CHARLESTON (AP) — U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito brought in more than $817,000 for her U.S. Senate bid last quarter, while her likely competition, Natalie Tennant, kept pace by raising almost $800,000, campaign officials told The Associated Press. Republican Capito still maintains about a 4-to-1 cash advantage after the January-through-March fundraising period. The seven-term congresswoman […]

4-15-14 Travel options available for 2014 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University alumni and fans have been talking for months about the matchup between the Mountaineers and the Crimson Tide of Alabama on August 30 in the 2014 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in Atlanta, Ga. In an effort to fill the stadium with seas of gold and blue, the WVU Alumni Association is […]

4-15-14 Historic Eastern Panhandle home tours set

CHARLES TOWN (AP) — As dependable as April showers and spring flowers, the annual showcase of one-of-a-kind Eastern Panhandle properties is again set to delight visitors later this month. Coming up April 26 and 27, the House and Garden Tour of Historic Berkeley and Jefferson Counties has been a staple of the season since 1955. […]

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