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NCAA, conferences sued over scholarship value 03-06-2014 02:16
Former West Virginia football player Shawne Alston sued the NCAA and five major conferences Wednesday, saying they violated antitrust laws by agreeing to cap the value of an athletic scholarship at less ...
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NCAA, conferences are sued over scholarship value 03-05-2014 13:22
A former West Virginia football player sued the NCAA and five major conferences Wednesday, saying they have violated antitrust laws by agreeing to cap the value of an athletic scholarship at less than the actual cost of attending school.
Want to Live Happily Ever After? Don’t Move Here! 03-04-2014 13:52
For the fifth year in a row, the residents of West Virginia are the unhappiest people in the country, according to the State of the States Gallup Healthways Well-Being Index , released last week. After ...
W. Va. spill company hires firm to keep its data 03-04-2014 10:08
The West Virginia company at the center of a January chemical spill is hiring experts to preserve emails and phone records for ongoing investigations. In bankruptcy court Tuesday, Freedom Industries received ...
No. 11 WVU women win 71-69 at No. 6 Baylor 03-02-2014 13:15
WACO, Texas (AP) — Ever the self-proclaimed downer, West Virginia coach Mike Carey was quick to tell his No. 11 Mountaineers they still have one more game before being able to at least have a share of the Big 12 title.
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West Virginia State Police assisting with Baltimore Amber Alert 03-06-2014 17:17
BALTIMORE, Md., — West Virginia State Police have joined Maryland police in looking for a Baltimore girl who may have been taken by her father Thursday after her mother’s murder. An Amber Alert was issued for 11-year-old Caitlyn Marie Virts, of Dundalk, Maryland Thursday morning. Her father, Timothy Howard Virts, 38, is wanted as a person of interest in connection with the death of 36-year-old Bobbie Jo Cortez. Virts may have relatives in McDowell and Mineral counties. The Amber Alert said Virts may be driving a black 1999 Dodge Durango with a Maryland license plate, 5AJ4458. Caitlyn Virts is 5-feet-tall, weighs about 80...
Police: children killed in Mercer wreck were in safety seats 03-06-2014 16:55
BRUSHFORK, W.Va. — Sheriff’s deputies in Mercer County said Thursday evening an accident reconstruction team from the State Police will help in the investigation of a three-vehicle crahs that killed two young children Wednesday evening. The victims, both preschoolers, were buckled in age-appropriate child safety seats according to police when a car being driven Terri Wright, 28, of Glen Lyn, Va., was hit by two other vehicles. The accident occurred on U.S. Route 52 just outside of Brushfork near Bluefield Wednesday evening. Wright suffered serious injuries and is being treated in a Roanoke hospital. The drivers of the two other vehicles suffered minor...
Webster County woman found guilty of murder 03-06-2014 16:42
SUTTON, W.Va. — A Webster County woman has been convicted for the second time in the 2009 shooting death of her husband. A Braxton County jury convicted Julia Surbaugh of Webster Springs Thursday night on a charge of first degree murder without mercy. Surbaugh was originally tried and convicted in 2009 but the Supreme Court threw out the verdict in 2012 and ordered a new trial. The second trial was moved to Braxton County and lasted for 10 days until the jury returned the guilty verdict Thursday night. Surbaugh was immediately sentenced by Circuit Judge Richard Facemire to spend the rest of her life...
Some charges dismissed against a Ritchie County teacher 03-06-2014 16:33
HARRISVILLE, W.Va. – A Ritchie County magistrate made a split ruling Thursday on sex-related charges against a Ritchie High School teacher. David P. Weekley, 43, of Pennsboro, was arrested by State Police twice in the past two weeks for allegedly committing sex crimes with students. The magistrate dismissed charges in one case during a preliminary hearing Thursday and forwarded charges in the second case on to the June 1 grand jury. Weekley has been a special education teacher at the school. He was originally charged with second degree sexual assault, first degree sexual abuse and two counts of sexual abuse by a...
Senate passes budget that leans heavily on Rainy Day Fund 03-06-2014 11:35
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — State Senate Finance Committee Chairman Roman Prezioso said Thursday plans to take $125 million from the state’s Rainy Day Fund to balance next year’s state budget would be reduced if the Lottery proceeds bill is approved. Prezioso told fellow senators before they voted on the Senate’s version of the budget bill that the Lottery bill is still being worked on in his committee. The measure, HB 4333, which has already passed the House, would redistribute lottery proceeds that currently go to a number of areas including thoroughbred and greyhound breeders. It’s proposed the breeders allocations would be cut by double-digits. Prezioso said...
Password protection bill questioned by senator 03-06-2014 11:11
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A bill under consideration would give employees in West Virginia more protection when it comes their passwords for things like Facebook. Jefferson County Delegate Stephen Skinner is sponsoring HB2966 that’s already passed the House of Delegates but ran into some questions Thursday before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Del. Skinner told committee members more employers, upset over what’s been posted on social media, are trying to get the passwords of some of their workers. (Read bill here) “What we’ve started to see in some places, especially amongst sort of hourly workers, is a manager hearing that something being posted on Facebook that...
Charleston, WVa – November 25, 2013 — Thousands of West Virginians will be preparing meals and traveling in inclement weather throughout the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The American Red Cross has safety tips for the kitchen and for the highway. more... (pdf)
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Local Judicial Corruption In WV Social Security Office Could Topple National SSA Commissioner
West Virginia News 02-21-2013
Problems Within The Social Security Administration Are Mounting... by Jack SwintWhat began back in late 2010 as a regional SSA scandal alleging fraud and 'case-fixing' of disability appeal claims with the Office of Disability Adjudication Review (ODAR) office in Huntington WV, now has federal authorities and US Senators focusing their...Read more...
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