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Wyoming to gain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area designation
U.S. Rep. Nick J. Rahall (D-W.Va.) Thursday announced Wyoming County will be included in the Appalachia High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) enabling the County to receive additional federal resources to further the coordination and development of drug control efforts.
Clements named president of Clemson University
Jim Clements has been named the 15th president of Clemson University.
Clemson Board of Trustees Chairman David Wilkins announced the board’s selection Monday. Clements has been president of West Virginia University since 2009
Marlinton fire under control after destroying 4 downtown buildings
A fire tore through several businesses and at least one apartment building in Marlinton early Sunday morning, according to reports from Pocahontas County’s 911 Center. By Sunday evening, reports said the fire was under control.
Texas passes on making Luck its AD
The University of Texas passed on making West Virginia University’s Oliver Luck its athletic director Tuesday, choosing Arizona State athletic director Steve Patterson instead.
Deal reached to avoid default and open government
Senate leaders announced last-minute agreement Wednesday to avert a threatened Treasury default and reopen the government after a partial, 16-day shutdown. Congress raced to pass the measure by day’s end.
Police: Gunman who fired at U.S. courthouse in Wheeling dies
A man armed with what federal marshals described as an assault-type rifle fired up to two dozen rounds at a West Virginia federal courthouse Wednesday until police returned fire and killed him, state police said.
Shots fired outside U.S. Capitol; one injury reported
A police officer was reported injured after gunshots at the U.S. Capitol, police said Thursday. They locked down the entire complex, at least temporarily derailing debate over how to end a government shutdown.
The shooting unfolded after police chased a black car up Constitution Avenue toward the Capitol, said tourist Edmund Ofori-Attah, who walked toward the scene as the car stopped.
"Then I heard the gunfire" and hit the ground, he said.
Government shuts down as Congress fails to pass budget
For the first time in nearly two decades, the federal government staggered into a partial shutdown Monday at midnight after congressional Republicans stubbornly demanded changes in the nation’s health care law as the price for essential federal funding and President Barack Obama and Democrats adamantly refused.
Arrest made in connection with recent bomb threats
The Beckley Police Department arrested a 26-year-old man Saturday morning for multiple bomb threats made at the Beckley Walmart.
Obama takes on coal with first-ever carbon limits
Linking global warming to public health, disease and extreme weather, the Obama administration pressed ahead Friday with tough requirements to limit carbon pollution from new power plants, despite protests from industry and from Republicans that it would mean a dim future for coal.
The proposal, which sets the first national limits on heat-trapping pollution from future power plants, would help reshape where Americans get electricity, moving from a coal-dependent past into a future fired by cleaner sources of energy. It's also a key step in President Barack Obama's global warming plans, because it would help end what he called "the limitless dumping of carbon pollution" from power plants.
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