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Mar 5 @ 8:20 p.m.

Fayette County Woman Sentenced to Nearly 6 Years in Prison for Drug Crime

CHARLESTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Acting United States Attorney Lisa G. Johnston announced that Trina Tellez-Mullins, 36, of Oak Hill, was sentenced to 70 months in prison for possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.

“The excellent investigative work of DEA prevented approximately 433 grams of meth from being distributed in our communities,” said Acting United States Attorney Lisa G. Johnston. “It is only by working closely with our federal, state and local law enforcement partners that we can ensure defendants like Tellez-Mullins are held accountable.”

Marshall University investigates claims of large parties

Associated Press|Mar 5 @ 8:08 p.m.

W.Va. environmental officials investigating mine discharge

Tyler Barker|Mar 5 @ 8:03 p.m.

Gov. Justice loosens restrictions

Tyler Barker|Mar 5 @ 7:54 p.m.

Tremaine Jackson convicted following week-long trial

Gailyn Markham|Mar 5 @ 4:05 p.m.

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Marshall nursing students on front line of vaccine distribution

Gailyn Markham|Mar 5 @ 3:31 p.m.

Farmers to Family Food Box Pickup to be held on March 19

Gailyn Markham|Mar 5 @ 1:37 p.m.

Mercer County man arrested and charged for raping his ex-girlfriend

Tyler Barker|Mar 5 @ 1:03 p.m.

W.Va. environmental officials investigating mine discharge

Tyler Barker|Mar 5 @ 8:03 p.m.

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W.Va. AG Opposes EPA Nomination

CHARLESTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has sent a letter to the leadership of the U.S. Senate’s Environment and Public Works Committee opposing the nomination of Janet Gaven McCabe to be deputy administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.
 
“Ms. McCabe has twice been nominated for important positions at EPA, once by President Obama when the Senate was led by Senator Harry Reid, and again by President Obama when the Senate was led by Senator McConnell,” Attorney General Morrisey wrote. “In each case, the result was the same—her nomination was not confirmed and was returned to the President at the close of each Congress. These were the correct decisions. Her prior nominations were rightly not confirmed because Ms. McCabe was a key architect of the Clean Power Plan. For that same reason and many more, I am urging the Senate to once again not confirm Ms. McCabe.”
 
The Attorney General’s letter contends the Obama-era Power Plan was wrong on policy and thus wrong for West Virginia and the nation. The letter further indicates that a vote for McCabe is a vote for that misguided regulation.

Virginia Department of Health Confirms First Age 0 – 9 Fatality with COVID-19

Tyler Barker|Mar 5 @ 10:50 a.m.

Manchin statement on Clarksburg VAMC settlements

Gailyn Markham|Mar 5 @ 9:19 a.m.

W.Va. Corrections veteran named to DHS leadership post

Tyler Barker|Mar 5 @ 8:40 a.m.

Marshall University investigates claims of large parties

Associated Press|Mar 5 @ 8:08 p.m.
Frances Irene McKenziePrinceton, WV1944 - 2021Frances Irene McKenzie 77, of Princeton died peacefully early Friday morning, March 5, 2021 at her home with her loving family by her side.
Brenda Faye PotterBeckley, WV1955 - 2021
Bernese Walls SauchuckBeaver, WV1994 - 2021
Louise SpisiakBeckley, WV1941 - 2021
Bobby Dean StoverMount Hope, WV1955 - 2021

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OP ED: West Virginians Don’t Want the Public Option

The last thing West Virginians need is for the federal government to take over any more of our health care. Yet that is exactly what a new proposal from Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) would do.

Their latest bill would create a new public option program known as the Medicare Exchange (Medicare-X) Health Plan. Just like previous public option schemes, Medicare-X could be a disaster for working families while actually reducing — not expanding — access to care.

One study suggests that a new, government-controlled health insurance system like the public option could come at a cost of nearly $1.4 trillion during an economic crisis, which would inevitably fall on the shoulders of working families. In fact, it could force families to pay an additional $2,833 in health care costs per year by 2050.

Teaching our Children to Conserve Water

Charlotte Lane|Mar 5 @ 8:44 a.m.

OP ED: Gov Justice wrong for West Virginia

Ron Gregory|Feb 28 @ 1:04 p.m.

Parliamentarian imposes Byrd Rule

Ron Gregory|Feb 27 @ 11:56 a.m.

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Apex Legends: Caustic Receives Huge Nerfs in Chaos Theory Event

On March 9th, Apex Legends will begin The Chaos Theory event, bringing in Caustic’s Town Takeover, The Ring Fury Escalation Takeover and most excitingly, the launch of Apex Legends on the Nintendo Switch (with crossplay). Skins, a new heirloom, and all else that glitters can be found in the event trailer here and you can view the full patch notes here. For now, let’s look at one of the major balance changes to a wildly loved AND hated character, Caustic.

In an ironic twist, Caustic receives his biggest nerfs yet in an event all about him:

  • Nox Gas Grenade cooldown increased from 2.5 minutes to 3.5 minutes.
  • Nox Gas damages at a flat rate of 5hp per tick instead of ramping up from 6hp → 12hp.

U.S. Election Commission recognizes WV for electronic access to voters

Tyler Barker|Mar 4 @ 1:45 p.m.

NFPA launches new initiative, Outthink Wildfire

Gailyn Markham|Mar 4 @ 9:00 a.m.

Valorant: New Agent Astra Added in Act II

David Dushkoff|Mar 4 @ 8:24 a.m.

M&M's New Minty Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches Are Hitting Shelves Now

Tim Nelson|Mar 3 @ 9:52 a.m.

TODAY IN HSITORY: The Hula Hoop is patented

Gailyn Markham|Mar 5 @ 11:40 a.m.