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LATEST: Preliminary report released in Kanawha County, WV plane crash that took two lives Video included

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Two people who died after a small plane crashed just before 5 p.m. on April 11, near the Riverside area of Kanawha County, WV, have been identified.
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Thawing out: Warmer temperatures lift US economy

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Economists had expected the growth to accelerate in 2014 after two years of slow and steady improvement. But an unusually bitter winter sent factories, hiring and consumer spending into hibernation. Now, as temperatures rise, the economy is regaining momentum. More>>

Huntington housing complex manager admits embezzling more than $150,000 in federal funds

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Former Uptowner Inn housing manager Connie Lynn Whitley, 51, of South Point, Ohio, admits she embezzled more than $150,000 in HUD funds from the public housing complex over a four-year period. More>>

Wastewater from Freedom Industries site going to Belpre, OH

DEP officials say at least 10,000 gallons of chemicals leaked from a storage tank at Freedom Industries, contaminating the water supply for nearly 300,000 people. DEP officials say at least 10,000 gallons of chemicals leaked from a storage tank at Freedom Industries, contaminating the water supply for nearly 300,000 people.
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Wastewater or stormwater runoff from the Freedom Industries site is being taken to a facility in Belpre, OH according to officials with the Department of Environmental Protection. More>>

WV DEP looking into chemical leak at DuPont Belle plant

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The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection is looking into a brief leak of less than a pound of methylamines, known as DMAC, from the DuPont plant in Belle April 21. The DEP said it could not definitively confirm whether or not the leak would was harmful to the public, but the leak had been stopped. More>>

West Liberty University debuts new Black and Gold Opportunity Plan

West Liberty University debuts new Black and Gold Opportunity Plan

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West Liberty University unveils its Black and Gold Opportunity Plan, to provide guidance for underserved students.
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Beware of rental property scam making the rounds, Morrisey advises

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Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said scammers are posting fake rental advertisements on Craigslist and other classified rental sites for properties that might not exist, aren't  available or are owned by someone else.  More>>

Felman Production, USW negotiate contract modification

Members of the local union lobbied the PSC in Charleston in December to lower Felman's electricity rates. Members of the local union lobbied the PSC in Charleston in December to lower Felman's electricity rates.
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Felman Production and the United Steelworkers of America have reached agreement on contract modifications for workers at the company's silicomanganese plant in New Haven, Chief Executive Officer Mordechai "Motti" Korf said. More>>

Tamarack GM stepping down

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The general manager at Tamarack has announced her retirement, effective June 14. More>>

Jam-band magazine celebrates 2-year anniversary

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Appalachian Jamwich, a Shepherdstown-based print and online magazine dedicated to jam-band music, art and culture in West Virginia and the surrounding region, is celebrating its two-year anniversary this month. More>>

City-wide scavenger hunt in Wheeling

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A new fundraising event in the Upper Ohio Valley to raise funds for Youth Services System is in the works for June 21 in downtown Wheeling. More>>

Barboursville plans to grow its recreation opportunities

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Commercial growth in Barboursville has allowed for improved services, and now village officials plan to build on the village's role in recreational opportunities in the region. More>>

University of Charleston students take time to give back

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At the University of Charleston, Enactus team members Sa Le, Adam DeBriae, Marc Jn-louis, Jordan Wallace and Rhys Batt do much more than merely keep up with their course loads. More>>

Huntington mayor reaches out to Marshall students

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Huntington Mayor Steve Williams is reaching out to Marshall University students by scheduling monthly visits to the campus to meet with students and hear what they have to say. More>>

B&O revenues reveal no-growth economy in WV

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Retail sales are leveling off or falling off in some West Virginia cities, leaving construction activity to pick up the difference for municipalities collecting business and occupation taxes. More>>

Engineering, mineral resources program makes connections

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The Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources at West Virginia University is wrapping up a year of connecting hands-on activities to elementary, middle and high school students. More>>

American Heart Association names Highmark among ‘fit-friendly'

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Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield West Virginia was recognized by the American Heart Association as a platinum level Fit-Friendly Worksite. More>>

Community Trust Bancorp selected among most trustworthy

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When Forbes Magazine recently announced its rankings of America's 50 most trustworthy financial companies, Community Trust Bancorp Inc. of Pikeville, Ky. was on the list.
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Dutch Miller Kia buys South Charleston dealer

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Chris Miller, who owns the Dutch Miller Kia dealership in Barboursville, has bought White Kia Dodge in South Charleston.  More>>

Fayette County town to ‘plot' economic future

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Actor-turned-Mayor Michael Martin observes that it's not yet time for Mount Hope's curtain call. More>>

Unemployment rates fall in 21 US states last month

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More than two-thirds of the states reported job gains in March. More>>

In the business of ‘Coming From the Heart'

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Anna Keene says although her autistic son can do many things for himself, having a job and something to look forward to doing each day improves both his attitude and skill set. More>>

The disabling truth: Fixing the transition for handicapped people from high school to adulthood

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What is a person with special needs to do in the Mountain State when it comes to the transition from public school to adulthood? More>>

Fed survey: Growth picks up across most of US

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A Federal Reserve survey shows economic growth picking up across most of the United States over the past two months. More>>

US home building up in March after frigid winter

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U.S. home construction rose moderately in March as builders resumed work at the end of a frigid winter. More>>

US factory output extended solid gains in March

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U.S. factory output rose further last month, extending strong growth from February after harsh weather had caused production to tumble in January. More>>

Global volume for soda falls for first time in at least a decade

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Coca-Cola sold more drinks in the first quarter, but it wasn't because of soda. More>>

WV American Water: No trace of MCHM in treatment plant

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After some allegations of crude MCHM remaining in the water treatment plant, West Virginia American Water said April 14 samples have come back at non-detect levels.


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Huntington Art Walk to observe second anniversary April 17

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Art Walk turns businesses within Pullman Square and along Third and Fourth avenues, into galleries with visiting artists displaying their work from 5-9 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month. More>>

Rite Aid to close Poca, WV distribution center in 2016

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Rite Aid spokeswoman Ashley Flower tells media outlets that the company is focusing on improving operating efficiency. More>>

Workers at schools for deaf and blind prepare to picket

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A second meeting within as many weeks was hosted by child care workers and union representatives to discuss their fate as employees of the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind in Romney. More>>