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Many Shady High students stay home Wednesday
Shady Spring High School will be operating on a normal schedule this morning, a day after the school was thrown into turmoil following the arrest of a student for allegedly making terroristic threats against the school and fellow students.
- Beckley Feed and Hardware being demolished
Budget cuts possible as W.Va. revenues decline
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s administration is considering mid-year budget cuts to offset a decline in state revenues.
The November revenue report released Tuesday shows tax collections were about $57.4 million below estimates for the fiscal year that began July 1. A majority of the decline was due to personal income tax collections, which were $37 million below estimates for the period.
State exploring private prisons to ease overcrowding
Facing overcrowded prisons and more than 1,100 offenders waiting for beds at a state facility, the West Virginia Division of Corrections is exploring its options with private companies that would temporarily house those offenders out of state.
Raleigh County Commission plans to consolidate PSDs into one
The Raleigh County Commission began the first steps toward a potential county-wide public service district consolidation during Tuesday’s meeting.
Nurses picket Greenbrier Valley Medical Center
Nearly a dozen registered nurses lined a strip of land between Greenbrier Valley Medical Center and Route 219 Tuesday afternoon, protesting what they say is the unwillingness of the hospital’s management to negotiate a labor contract with them.
Shady student arrested for alleged threats
A Shady Spring High School student was arrested Sunday for allegedly making terroristic threats on a social media website, according to police reports.
Beckley police make arrest in reported robbery
Beckley Police Department officers reportedly arrested a Beckley man in connection with a reported armed robbery of a local home early Tuesday.
W.Va. inmate’s lawyers seek slaying case dismissal
Defense lawyers are seeking dismissal of a murder charge against an inmate accused of killing another prisoner at the U.S. Penitentiary at Hazelton.
W.Va. man accused of faking cancer sentenced
A Martinsburg man will spend four months in jail after pleading no contest to charges that he falsely claimed he had terminal cancer and fraudulently obtained money from a benefit.
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