CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Utility crews are fanning out over southern counties in West Virginia to restore power to thousands of customers blacked out by a passing winter storm. The potent storm that dropped sleet, drizzle, snow and ice akk around the East Coast is blamed for knocking out power to about 13,000 customers in West Virginia.
BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) - A new law making it illegal to talk on a handheld cellphone while driving has triggered more than 280 motorist citations since it took effect July 1. Authorities say the law seeks to ensure that drivers have their hands on the wheel and are concentrating on the road - not on a cellphone conversation.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia ranks 25th in the nation in terms of how much student debt recent college graduates have. The Project on Student Debt report was released this month and also found that seven in 10 college seniors had some kind of student loan debt when they graduated in 2012.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A report from a coalition of public health groups finds West Virginia ranks 20th in the nation in tobacco control and prevention funding. The report also indicates the state is spending just a fraction of its tobacco revenue on efforts to help smokers quit.
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