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W.Va. couple raises alpacas, turns fleece into wares
W.Va. couple raises alpacas, turns fleece into wares

ELIZABETH, W.Va. (AP) — People visiting the Point Park Marketplace can hardly miss the old-fashioned spinning wheel set up just inside the front door.

The spinning wheel, and the goods for sale around it, belong to Tammie and Lester...

Bruce Jenner: My brain is more female than male
Bruce Jenner: My brain is more female than male

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Olympic champion Bruce Jenner says that “for all intents and purposes, I am a woman.”

Jenner spoke in a long-awaited interview televised Friday with ABC’s Diane Sawyer about his gender identity, ...

Nearly 17 million watch Jenner interview
Nearly 17 million watch Jenner interview

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Olympian Bruce Jenner reached an audience of just under 17 million people for his declaration in an ABC News interview that he identifies as a woman.

The Nielsen company said Saturday 16.9 million viewers watched...

WVU marching band to perform in 2016 Macy’s parade
WVU marching band to perform in 2016 Macy’s parade

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University’s marching band has been chosen to perform in the 2016 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

The university announced the selection Saturday. It will be the WVU band’s first ...

Appalachian nonprofit links small farmers with big grocers
Appalachian nonprofit links small farmers with big grocers

DUFFIELD, Va. (AP) — In a warehouse in Virginia’s southwestern tip, a forklift stacks crates of cabbages and preserves onto a truck bound for a big-name grocer.

Even in the lull before growing season, it’s a busy day at...

Widow of sheriff who was shot to death sues alleged gunman
Widow of sheriff who was shot to death sues alleged gunman

WILLIAMSON, W.Va. (AP) — The widow of a West Virginia sheriff who was shot to death while he sat in his police cruiser is suing the man charged with killing him.

The Saturday Gazette-Mail reports that Rosie Crum filed the wrongful death...

Ky. jail expansion to include substance abuse program

NEWPORT, Ky. (AP) — A planned jail expansion in Campbell County will include a substance abuse program intended to help curb the county’s heroin problem, county officials said.

The northern Kentucky county expects to seek bids by...

Union sets W.Va. Workers Memorial Day ceremony

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia AFL-CIO will hold a ceremony at the state Capitol to remember workers who died on the job last year.

The 27th Workers Memorial Day ceremony is set for noon Tuesday. Local and state workers and...

W.Va. couple raises alpacas, turns fleece into wares
W.Va. couple raises alpacas, turns fleece into wares

ELIZABETH, W.Va. (AP) — People visiting the Point Park Marketplace can hardly miss the old-fashioned spinning wheel set up just inside the front door.

The spinning wheel, and the goods for sale around it, belong to Tammie and Lester Marks,...

Former prosecutor, national gun group, Berkeley delegate among mayoral candidate Scott’s biggest donors
Former prosecutor, national gun group, Berkeley delegate among mayoral candidate Scott’s biggest donors

Former Republican mayoral candidate Josh Scott submitted his pre-primary campaign finance report today – exactly two months after that form was due.

Scott’s submission leaves only one Charleston primary candidate still missing the...

Everest shakes, hundreds die in massive Nepal earthquake
Everest shakes, hundreds die in massive Nepal earthquake

KATHMANDU, Nepal — An avalanche triggered by a massive earthquake in Nepal smashed into a base camp at the foothills of Mount Everest on Saturday, killing at least eight climbers and guides, injuring many and leaving an unknown number missing...

Hawaii bill raises smoking age to 21
Hawaii bill raises smoking age to 21

HONOLULU — A bill that would make Hawaii the first state to raise the legal smoking age to 21 cleared the Legislature on Friday and is headed to the governor.

The bill would prevent adolescents from smoking, buying or possessing both...

Charleston gathers for Ringling Bros. Elephant Brunch (with photo gallery, video)
Charleston gathers for Ringling Bros. Elephant Brunch (with photo gallery, video)

Hundreds converged on the Charleston Town Center for the Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Elephant Brunch on Thursday. Parents, children and a host of onlookers joined Ringmaster Johnathan Lee Iverson and a coterie of clowns for the pachyderm picnic as...

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State News

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Education

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Photos: West Virginia State celebrates day it received its land grant
WVU to send satellite into space
State education official receives CDC recognition
W.Va. author, Health and Human Services secretary to speak at university graduations

Health

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Health law increases food stamp enrollment in W.Va.
Faith-based organization aims to help addicted Appalachian men
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Election

Political forecaster says state gubernatorial race “leans Republican”
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Manchin says decision to stay in Senate a ‘difficult’ one

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