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Experts: California vaccine bill would prevent new outbreaks

June 30, 2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — If California's strict school vaccine bill becomes law, experts believe it could help prevent another outbreak like the one that occurred at Disneyland. more »»

Coal industry scores a win but fate of plants still in air

June 30, 2015

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Coal companies and their supporters scored a courtroom victory with a U.S. more »»

W.Va. prison dog-training program wins $25K grant

June 30, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A program that enlists prison inmates to train dogs in need of rehabilitation has won a $25,000 in a Facebook contes. more »»

Tomblin orders flags lowered in honor of soldier who died

June 30, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has ordered state flags lowered in honor of a West Virginia soldier who died during training. more »»

State sets auction of about 50 surplus vehicles

June 30, 2015

DUNBAR, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia residents will have an opportunity to buy a car or truck from the state next week.

A public auction of surplus state vehicles is set for July 8 in Dunbar. more »»

University of Charleston opening Beckley location

June 30, 2015

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — The University of Charleston is ready to open its new location in Beckley.

The university signed a lease for space in the Harper Business Park in April. more »»

Man convicted of rape wants to play football in college

June 29, 2015

NELSONVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A former high school football player found delinquent in the rape of a 16-year-old girl wants to play at the community college level. more »»

Ground broken for Logan County restoration project

June 29, 2015

LOGAN, W.Va. (AP) — Ground has been broken for a stream restoration project in Logan County. more »»

GOP-led West Virginia legislative panel talks property tax

June 29, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Republican-led legislative committee has finished a day of briefings on property taxes. more »»

Woman charged after vehicle damages W.Va. Capitol bench

June 29, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Charleston police arrested a woman after a vehicle went through the Capitol Complex and damaged a bench. more »»

Charleston police using billboards to try to solve cold case

June 29, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Two Charleston-area billboards have been installed to try to spark leads in an unsolved slaying of a 7-Eleven district manager with no known enemies. more »»

Parkersburg, Vienna implement sales taxes under home rule

June 29, 2015

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Businesses in Parkersburg and Vienna will begin charging an additional penny on the dollar for taxable items and services this week. more »»

Blackhawk Mining plans to buy some Patriot Coal assets

June 29, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Blackhawk Mining LLC says it plans to buy some of Patriot Coal's assets in southern West Virgini. more »»

Marshall University adds 3 new engineering-based degrees

June 29, 2015

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University has three new degree programs that will go along with the university's new engineering facility, set to open this fall. more »»

Attempted towel theft leads to capture of Alderson inmate

June 29, 2015

ALDERSON, W.Va. (AP) — Police say an attempt to steal hotel towels led to the capture of an inmate who escaped from the Federal Prison Camp at Alderson. more »»

Panel to recommend W.Va. magistrate judge candidates

June 29, 2015

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (AP) — Federal judges have established a panel to recommend candidates for a magistrate judge position in Bluefield. more »»

Ground to be broken for Logan County restoration project

June 29, 2015

LOGAN, W.Va. (AP) — Ground is being broken for a stream restoration project in Logan County. more »»

Owner wants to demolish 19th century building in Martinsburg

June 29, 2015

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — The owner of a 19th century building in Martinsburg is seeking approval to demolish the structur. more »»

Huntington police chief says killing bear was right decision

June 29, 2015

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Huntington Police Chief Joe Ciccarelli says he doesn't plan on changing any protocols after officers killed a black bear that wandered into a city neighborhood. more »»


EVEREST VBS July 6, 2015

Finley United Methodist church in Steubenville invites all kids ages 4 through 13 to Vacation Bible School. It starts Monday, July 6th and continues through Friday, July 10th. VBS will begin each evening at 6:00 pm and run to 8:30 pm. more »

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June 22, 2015 Something's been bugging me since I received the notice via the Herald-Star app Friday afternoon (if you subscribe, you get breaking news updates right to your smartphone, folks) that the Army band... more »

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