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Manchin Announces Legislative Repeal for 2016 Law Preventing Aggressive DEA Enforcement of Opioid Distributors and Manufacturers

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U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) introduced legislation repealing the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2016 after the Washington Post report indicated that the legislation has dramatically restricted the ability of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to crack down on opioid distributors and manufacturers suspected of wrongdoing.

City Officials Strongly Discourage Blowing Leaves Into Streets

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It's that time of the year when leaves are starting to pile up. While they are collecting in your yard it's important to know how to correctly dispose of them.  

Deputy promotions are made in Fayette County

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Fayette County Sheriff Mike Fridley was at the courthouse in Fayetteville, WV on the morning of Monday, Oct. 16, 2017.

Louisville fires Rick Pitino amid federal investigation

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By GARY B. GRAVES AP Sports Writer LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Louisville's Athletic Association has officially fired coach Rick Pitino nearly three weeks after the school acknowledged that its men's basketball program is being investigated as part of a federal corruption probe. The association, which oversees Louisville's sports programs and is composed of trustees, faculty, students and administrators, voted unanimously to oust the longtime Cardinals coach following a board meeting Mon...

Fayette County Prepares for Bridge Day

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Bridge day is one of the most highly anticipated events in Southern West Virginia. 

Borrowed car leads to theft investigation, suspect found hiding behind shelf

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Two men meet for breakfast in Alta,but a trip to the diner turns becomes an investigation into stolen items. 

More Schools Receive Free Technology Through SecondLaunch Initiative

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The West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE) received an update on the SecondLaunch Initiative at its October board meeting.

Capito, Manchin Announce Funding to Improve Safety, Health of West Virginians

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U.S Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced a total of $125,700 for West Virginia communities from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). 

New River CTC Partners with Local Agencies to Observe Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and New River Community and Technical College is bringing attention to the issue through presentations and partnerships at the college's four campuses. 

Center for Autism Research Reaches Out to New River Valley with Community, Campus Events

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The Virginia Tech Center for Autism Research, in conjunction with Blacksburg businesses and campus organizations, is embodying the spirit of Ut Prosim (That I May Serve) by working to make events friendlier for youth with sensory challenges.

West Virginia Receives More than $230,000 in Specialty Crop Block Grants

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The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the rewarding of the 2017 Specialty Crop Block Grants (SCBG) to West Virginia.  

Virginia Tech Community Launches Crowdfunding Campaign to Prep High Schoolers for STEM Careers

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Kid's Tech University is working to put high school students on track for careers in science fields.

Man builds 2-story 'Star Wars' vehicle replica for Halloween

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A two-story, "Star Wars"-inspired Halloween yard display in Ohio should be enough to make any trick-or-treating Darth Vader proud.

Study Highlights Conservation Needs of Fish Species Recently Discovered in Southwest Virginia

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In 1999, a routine study for a pipeline in Tazewell County, Virginia, led to a surprising discovery. 

Retired Chief of Police passes away due to short illness

Retired Chief of Police passes away due to short illness

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HINTON, W. Va. (WVNS) -- Community members in the city of Hinton are mourning the loss of a retired chief of police.  Timothy Adkins Senior passed away on Friday at his home following a short illness. Adkins was the owner of Little A's Garage, a retired Chief of Police for the city of Hinton and a former volunteer firefighter for the Hinton Fire Department. Many people in the community have come together to show their support for someone they call a community hero. Loved ones...

Tractor Trailer Accident on I-77 Southbound

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West Virginia Turnpike Police responded to a tractor trailer accident on Interstate 77 Southbound. 

Trial to begin for Ohio man charged in killing of coal exec

Trial to begin for Ohio man charged in killing of coal exec

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WILLIAMSON, W.Va. (AP) - A trial is set to begin for one of two men charged in the fatal shooting of a former coal executive in West Virginia.      The Williamson Daily News reports that jury selection is scheduled to start Monday in the trial of 22-year-old Anthony Raheem Arriaga in Mingo County Circuit Court.      Arriaga of Delphos, Ohio, and 20-year-old Brandon Fitzpatrick, of Louisa, Kentucky, are charged with murder in the May 2016 death of Bennett ...

Veteran Volunteer with WV Roots Asks for Help in Puerto Rico

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Former Staff Sgt. Jason Maddy of South Carolina was born and raised in West Virginia, before serving 14 years on active duty and with the National Guard.  Now, he is on the front lines of a different battle, helping Puerto Rico back on its feet with little resources at their disposal.  "The aid is just not really getting here," Maddy said. "We don't know what the holdup is (and) where the chain is broken." Even though the logistics of incoming aid ...

Ex-DEA agent: Opioid crisis fueled by drug industry and Congress

Ex-DEA agent: Opioid crisis fueled by drug industry and Congress

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In the midst of the worst drug epidemic in American history, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's ability to keep addictive opioids off U.S. streets was derailed -- that according to Joe Rannazzisi, one of the most important whistleblowers ever interviewed by 60 Minutes. Rannazzisi ran the DEA's Office of Diversion Control, the division that regulates and investigates the pharmaceutical industry. Now in a joint investigation by 60 Minutes and The Washington Post, Rannazzis...

South Korea, U.S. begin joint naval drills amid North Korean threat

South Korea, U.S. begin joint naval drills amid North Korean threat

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SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korean and U.S. troops have begun five days of joint naval drills amid North Korea's renewal of its threat to fire missiles near the American territory of Guam. The latest joint exercises come at a time of heightened tensions surrounding Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs, with fears of a possible military clash following recent exchanges of insults and fierce rhetoric between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.  ...

2-year-old denied kidney transplant because father violated probation

2-year-old denied kidney transplant because father violated probation

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ATLANTA -- A.J. Burgess was born a month too soon without a working kidney, WGCL-TV reports, and his father Anthony Dickerson is a 110 percent match for an organ donation. But surgeons at Emory Hospital in Atlanta won't perform the operation because Dickerson served time in prison for violating probation. Burgess, who only weighs 25 pounds at age 2, spent 10 months in a neonatal intensive care unit. Dickerson was tested and proved to be the perfect match to give his son a k...

NFL players continue national anthem protests

NFL players continue National Anthem protests

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Some NFL players continued to protest during the national anthem on Sunday, after President Trump repeatedly criticized the league for its handling of the demonstrations. Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Ukeme Eligwe sat during the anthem while cornerback Marcus Peters kneeled, CBS affiliate KCTV journalist Tom Martin reports. Seven San Francisco 49ers kneeled during the anthem Sunday. Those players were safeties Eric Reid and Adrian Colbert, linebackers Dekoda Watson and Eli Haro...

Oil rig explodes in Louisiana lake injuring multiple people, police say

Oil rig explodes in Louisiana lake injuring multiple people, police say

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KENNER, La. -- An oil rig exploded Sunday night in Lake Pontchartrain in St. Charles Parish, a Louisiana police department said. Kenner Police Department spokesman Sgt. Brian McGregor said Sunday evening that rescue boats are being sent from the Kenner Boat Launch, and that officials with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office are assisting, The Times-Picayune reported. There were "a lot of injuries," many of them serious, with at least seven confirmed and more expecte...

Alderson Brings the Community Together With Autumn Fest

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Autumn fest - it's an event aimed at bringing the community together for Alderson's last Farmers Market of the year. While it was a lot of fun for the entire family - it was also geared to make people more aware of the local fresh fruits and vegetables they have in the roots of their community.  "I believe farmers market build community and of course build a positive health system," Timothy Peregoy, a vendor, said.  During the activity packed ...

Lewisburg Bartender holds event to raise money for relief efforts in Puerto Rico

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The Irish Pub in Lewisburg held a Musical Benefit to help donate money to hurricane relief in Puerto Rico. This was a two day event with about ten musical guests who volunteered their time and talent for a good cause.  

One Wildfire in WV is About 50 percent Contained

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Forestry officials say a two-week-old wildfire in West Virginia is about 50 percent contained.

Domestic Call Leads Deputies to a Long List of Crimes

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Saturday (10/14) deputies with the Mercer County Sheriff's Department responded to a domestic situation in the Bluewell area. 

Man arrested for murder after troopers respond to domestic call

UPDATE: Troopers release name of woman shot, killed in a Monroe murder case

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MONROE COUNTY, W. Va. (WVNS) -- A Monroe County man has been arrested and is charged with murder after troopers responded to a domestic call late Sunday night.  

OJ Simpson freed; parole official says he'll live in Vegas

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Nevada state prisons official says O.J. Simpson, former football legend, released from Nevada prison after serving 9 years for armed robbery.

Man trapped in ATM slips notes to customers begging for help

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Police say a man who became trapped inside an ATM slipped notes to customers via the receipt slot pleading for them to help him escape.

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  • UPDATE: Man accused of setting fiance on fire waives hearing

    UPDATE: Man accused of setting fiance on fire waives hearing

    Monday, October 16 2017 10:29 AM EDT2017-10-16 14:29:29 GMT

    After a day long manhunt, the suspect accused of lighting a woman on fire is in custody. 

    After a day long manhunt, the suspect accused of lighting a woman on fire is in custody. 

  • Tractor Trailer Accident on I-77 Southbound

    Tractor Trailer Accident on I-77 Southbound

    Monday, October 16 2017 9:35 AM EDT2017-10-16 13:35:56 GMT

    West Virginia Turnpike Police responded to a tractor trailer accident on Interstate 77 Southbound. 

    West Virginia Turnpike Police responded to a tractor trailer accident on Interstate 77 Southbound. 

  • Veteran Volunteer with WV Roots Asks for Help in Puerto Rico

    Veteran Volunteer with WV Roots Asks for Help in Puerto Rico

    Monday, October 16 2017 8:40 AM EDT2017-10-16 12:40:14 GMT

    Former Staff Sgt. Jason Maddy of South Carolina was born and raised in West Virginia, before serving 14 years on active duty and with the National Guard.  Now, he is on the front lines of a different battle, helping Puerto Rico back on its feet with little resources at their disposal.  "The aid is just not really getting here," Maddy said. "We don't know what the holdup is (and) where the chain is broken." Even though the logistics of incoming aid ...

    Former Staff Sgt. Jason Maddy of South Carolina was born and raised in West Virginia, before serving 14 years on active duty and with the National Guard.  Now, he is on the front lines of a different battle, helping Puerto Rico back on its feet with little resources at their disposal.  "The aid is just not really getting here," Maddy said. "We don't know what the holdup is (and) where the chain is broken." Even though the logistics of incoming aid ...

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  • Sheriff: Princeton Mayor Arrested, Charged With DUI

    Sheriff: Princeton Mayor Arrested, Charged With DUI

    Monday, October 16 2017 9:21 AM EDT2017-10-16 13:21:52 GMT

    According to the Mercer County Sheriff's Department, Princeton Mayor Dewey Russell was arrested and charged with Driving Under The Influence. 

    According to the Mercer County Sheriff's Department, Princeton Mayor Dewey Russell was arrested and charged with Driving Under The Influence. 

  • Domestic Call Leads Deputies to a Long List of Crimes

    Domestic Call Leads Deputies to a Long List of Crimes

    Sunday, October 15 2017 3:12 PM EDT2017-10-15 19:12:57 GMT

    Saturday (10/14) deputies with the Mercer County Sheriff's Department responded to a domestic situation in the Bluewell area. 

    Saturday (10/14) deputies with the Mercer County Sheriff's Department responded to a domestic situation in the Bluewell area. 

  • One Sewage Issue Smells up a Local College

    One Sewage Issue Smells up a Local College

    Friday, October 13 2017 6:10 PM EDT2017-10-13 22:10:34 GMT

    It's a stench smelling up the Mercer County campus of Concord University. 

    It's a stench smelling up the Mercer County campus of Concord University. 

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  • City Officials Strongly Discourage Blowing Leaves Into Streets

    City Officials Strongly Discourage Blowing Leaves Into Streets

    Monday, October 16 2017 5:31 PM EDT2017-10-16 21:31:28 GMT

    It's that time of the year when leaves are starting to pile up. While they are collecting in your yard it's important to know how to correctly dispose of them.  

    It's that time of the year when leaves are starting to pile up. While they are collecting in your yard it's important to know how to correctly dispose of them.  

  • Borrowed car leads to theft investigation, suspect found hiding behind shelf

    Borrowed car leads to theft investigation, suspect found hiding behind shelf

    Monday, October 16 2017 4:08 PM EDT2017-10-16 20:08:02 GMT
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    Two men meet for breakfast in Alta,but a trip to the diner turns becomes an investigation into stolen items. 

    Two men meet for breakfast in Alta,but a trip to the diner turns becomes an investigation into stolen items. 

  • Alderson Brings the Community Together With Autumn Fest

    Sunday, October 15 2017 9:00 PM EDT2017-10-16 01:00:17 GMT
    Autumn fest - it's an event aimed at bringing the community together for Alderson's last Farmers Market of the year. While it was a lot of fun for the entire family - it was also geared to make people more aware of the local fresh fruits and vegetables they have in the roots of their community.  "I believe farmers market build community and of course build a positive health system," Timothy Peregoy, a vendor, said.  During the activity packed ...
    Autumn fest - it's an event aimed at bringing the community together for Alderson's last Farmers Market of the year. While it was a lot of fun for the entire family - it was also geared to make people more aware of the local fresh fruits and vegetables they have in the roots of their community.  "I believe farmers market build community and of course build a positive health system," Timothy Peregoy, a vendor, said.  During the activity packed ...
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  • Wear Blue for Bullying Awareness Day

    Wear Blue for Bullying Awareness Day

    Monday, October 3 2016 4:14 PM EDT2016-10-03 20:14:20 GMT
    Oct. 3 is Bullying Awareness Day and people are asked to wear blue to bring attention to the problems which affects communities across the country and around the world.
    Oct. 3 is Bullying Awareness Day and people are asked to wear blue to bring attention to the problems which affects communities across the country and around the world.
  • SLIDESHOW: 2016 State Fair of West Virginia: Traditions You Treasure

    SLIDESHOW: 2016 State Fair of West Virginia: Traditions You Treasure

    Monday, August 15 2016 6:26 PM EDT2016-08-15 22:26:16 GMT
    Check out the pictures of the 2016 State Fair of West Virginia.  These were submitted to us by our viewers.
    Check out the pictures of the 2016 State Fair of West Virginia.  These were submitted to us by our viewers.
  • SLIDESHOW: Thunderstorm in Southern WV on July 8

    SLIDESHOW: Thunderstorm in Southern WV on July 8

    Friday, July 8 2016 5:27 PM EDT2016-07-08 21:27:14 GMT
    Here are pictures sent to us by our viewers of the rain and thunderstorms which left trees downs and thousands without power across southern West Virginia.
    Here are pictures sent to us by our viewers of the rain and thunderstorms which left trees downs and thousands without power across southern West Virginia.

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  • Domestic Call Leads Deputies to a Long List of Crimes

    Domestic Call Leads Deputies to a Long List of Crimes

    Sunday, October 15 2017 3:12 PM EDT2017-10-15 19:12:57 GMT

    Saturday (10/14) deputies with the Mercer County Sheriff's Department responded to a domestic situation in the Bluewell area. 

    Saturday (10/14) deputies with the Mercer County Sheriff's Department responded to a domestic situation in the Bluewell area. 

  • 2-year-old denied kidney transplant because father violated probation

    2-year-old denied kidney transplant because father violated probation

    2-year-old denied kidney transplant because father violated probation

    Monday, October 16 2017 5:30 AM EDT2017-10-16 09:30:27 GMT
    ATLANTA -- A.J. Burgess was born a month too soon without a working kidney, WGCL-TV reports, and his father Anthony Dickerson is a 110 percent match for an organ donation. But surgeons at Emory Hospital in Atlanta won't perform the operation because Dickerson served time in prison for violating probation. Burgess, who only weighs 25 pounds at age 2, spent 10 months in a neonatal intensive care unit. Dickerson was tested and proved to be the perfect match to give his son a k...
    ATLANTA -- A.J. Burgess was born a month too soon without a working kidney, WGCL-TV reports, and his father Anthony Dickerson is a 110 percent match for an organ donation. But surgeons at Emory Hospital in Atlanta won't perform the operation because Dickerson served time in prison for violating probation. Burgess, who only weighs 25 pounds at age 2, spent 10 months in a neonatal intensive care unit. Dickerson was tested and proved to be the perfect match to give his son a k...
  • West Virginia Child Killed in Driveway Accident

    West Virginia Child Killed in Driveway Accident

    Saturday, October 14 2017 8:40 PM EDT2017-10-15 00:40:10 GMT

    A West Virginia sheriff says a 3-year-old boy was killed when a visitor to the boy's home ran over him while backing out of the driveway.  

    A West Virginia sheriff says a 3-year-old boy was killed when a visitor to the boy's home ran over him while backing out of the driveway.  

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