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Mar. 04, 2015 @ 09:03 PM

Uber, campaign finance, forced pooling in play in W.Va.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — On deadline to keep bills alive, lawmakers are working to change campaign-finance laws, scale back natural-gas mineral rights, introduce Uber ridesharing, and outlaw open beer cans in cars.

Mar. 04, 2015 @ 06:40 PM

W.Va. House clears forced pooling bill, party lines crossed

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia House passed a bill allowing some natural gas drilling even when mineral rights owners can't be found or won't agree to leases.

Mar. 04, 2015 @ 05:53 PM

Gov. Tomblin declares statewide State of Emergency

CHARLESTON — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has declared a statewide State of Emergency, mobilizing state resources to combat severe weather conditions and ensure the safety of residents across the state, according to a release issued Wednesday evening.

Mar. 04, 2015 @ 05:52 PM

Wednesday night obituary update

The following obituaries have been provided by local funeral homes. Read our complete obituaries in The Herald-Dispatch Thursday and at www.herald-dispatch.com.

Mar. 04, 2015 @ 05:32 PM

Craft breweries win battle over who can distribute alcohol

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Craft breweries have won a victory over Anheuser-Busch after the state Senate voted to force the beverage giant to sell the two Kentucky companies it owns that distributes its products.

Mar. 04, 2015 @ 05:31 PM

Ohio Senate OKs testing protections for students

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio senators have passed a bill to bar schools from using the results of new proficiency tests to determine a student's advancement to the next grade level.

Mar. 04, 2015 @ 05:22 PM

Bill to make 'Hang on Sloopy' Ohio's rock song passes House

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A proposal to make "Hang On Sloopy" Ohio's official rock song has struck the right note with state representatives.

Mar. 04, 2015 @ 05:21 PM

Williamson Memorial Hospital to stop delivering babies

WILLIAMSON, W.Va. (AP) — Williamson Memorial Hospital has decided to stop delivering babies.

Mar. 04, 2015 @ 05:19 PM

Flood warnings issued throughout West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Heavy rains have closed dozens of roads, washed out a temporary bridge and prompted students to be sent home early across West Virginia.

Mar. 04, 2015 @ 01:26 PM

Gallery: Marshall students exhibit at Undergrad Research Day in Charleston

More than 30 Marshall University students presented their scientific findings alongside over 100 undergraduates from across West Virginia during the 12th Undergraduate Research Day on Wednesday morning at the West Virginia State Capitol Building in Charleston.

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