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Millions in W.Va. welfare benefits spent out-of-state. Click the story below for more details.

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Millions In SNAP Benefits Spent Out Of W.Va.

Millions In SNAP Benefits Spent Out Of W.Va.

A West Virginia report says $55 million in two welfare programs was spent out of state in a year.


W.Va. BOE Approves Boone County School Closures

W.Va. BOE Approves Boone County School Closures

The West Virginia Board of Education approved the closure of three elementary schools in Boone County. With the elimination of Wharton, Nellis and Jeffrey Spencer Elementary Schools, 30 percent of Boone County’s grade schools will be out of commission.


Supreme Court Halts EPA Regulations

Supreme Court Halts EPA Regulations

The Supreme Court agreed to stop enforcement of Barack Obama’s plan for climate change until the case is resolved. That means the coalition of 27 states, led by Texas and West Virginia, made a strong argument against the regulations.


Alpha Offered $500 Million

Alpha Offered $500 Million

Alpha Natural Resources says it has received a $500 million offer from existing lenders for the potential sale of the bankrupt coal producer's core assets.


Huge Synthetic Drug Bust In Mingo County

Huge Synthetic Drug Bust In Mingo County

Deputies arrested 27-year old Frankie Fields at his home on Pike Street in Williamson.


Free Webinar For Those Interested In Rural Lodging

Free Webinar For Those Interested In Rural Lodging

The free webinar is called “How to Start a Rural Lodging Business.”


Tigers Fight Off Irish; Billies Turn Tide

Tigers Fight Off Irish; Billies Turn Tide

In high school basketball action, the Chapmanville Tigers ended their four game losing skid last night, as they knocked off the Charleston Catholic Fighting Irish 61-52 at the Charleston Civic Center. Tuesday night was a good night to be a Hillbilly after Man knocked off the Sherman Tide 73-45.


McDowell County Schools To Lose 30 Positions

McDowell County Schools To Lose 30 Positions

McDowell County school administrators say at least 30 jobs will be eliminated next school year.


Boone County Teen Nominated For U.S. Military Service Academy

Boone County Teen Nominated For U.S. Military Service Academy

Representative Evan Jenkins announced he nominated 10 West Virginia high school students to the four U.S. military service academies. There was one nominee from the Coalfields. Devan Jay McKinney,18, from Boone County was nominated.


WV Senate Says OK To Drug Testing Certain Welfare Recipients

WV Senate Says OK To Drug Testing Certain Welfare Recipients

Senators voted 32-2 Tuesday for a three-year drug testing pilot program in the state.


Logan County Commission Meeting

Logan County Commission Meeting

There was a meeting of the Logan County Commission Monday. Items on the agenda included a Day Report presentation and a request to move a full-time 911 employee to a temporary position.


Go Red For Women

Go Red For Women

Logan Regional Medical Center will celebrate Go Red for Women, Wear Red Day. There will be a fundraiser at the Logan Country Club in Chapmanville from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, February 25.


Mingo County Man Faces 50 Year Sentence

Mingo County Man Faces 50 Year Sentence

Maximo Ayala, Jr.,23, pleaded guilty to charges of First Degree Sexual Abuse, Sexual Abuse by a Person in a Position of Trust, and Third Degree Sexual Abuse. Ayala was sentenced a maximum of 50 years in prison; he will serve 16 years before he may be considered for parole.


Boone County Man Arrested For Theft And Drugs

Boone County Man Arrested For Theft And Drugs

Boone County Sheriff Randall White says Raymond Keeney appears to be one of the problems in the community.


Help To Heat WV Homes May Be Available

Help To Heat WV Homes May Be Available

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced they are accepting applications for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program through Friday, February 12th.


Mountaineer Guardian Awards

Mountaineer Guardian Awards

Nearly 40 mining and service companies were recognized for their commitment to safety in the workplace.


The Allan Hatcher Show

The Allan Hatcher Show

The Allan Hatcher Show can be heard every Saturday at 9:30am during basketball season on WVOW AM/FM and www.loganwildcats.tv. You can also see the show in person at McDonald's in Logan.


WV Could Soon Be A Right-To-Work State

WV Could Soon Be A Right-To-Work State

The West Virginia Legislature passed a bill highly opposed by unions Thursday by a 54-46 margin.


Boone County BOE Approves Superintendent Contract

Boone County BOE Approves Superintendent Contract

The BOE unanimously approved John Hudson's contract which keeps his salary the same for the 2016-2017 school year and provide a 3 percent pay raise each year.


What's On Tap At Williamson FieldHouse

What's On Tap At Williamson FieldHouse

It's a first for the Williamson Fieldhouse. The historic venue has housed thousands of events over a span of 50 years. Starting this weekend, beer will now be sold on site.


Z Minnick Makes College Debut

Z Minnick Makes College Debut

Zachary “Z” Minnick will open his baseball season with Campbell University on February 19.


Former Logan High Coach And Teacher Sentenced

Former Logan High Coach And Teacher Sentenced

32-year old Ryan Waugh of Stollings was sentenced to 10 years in prison and 20 years of supervised released. He pleaded guilty to sexual abuse of a student in May of 2015.


Possible Job Cuts For Boone County Schools

Possible Job Cuts For Boone County Schools

Close to 80 jobs could soon be gone in the Boone County school system.


Southern Named Military Friendly

Southern Named Military Friendly

The Victory Media 2016 Military Friendly School List designated Southern as a leader in successfully connecting the military and civilian worlds.


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Coalfields Shooter's Association

Coalfields Shooter's Association

The Coalfields Shooter’s Association meets every second Sunday of the month at the Earl Ray Tomblin Industrial Park.


Winter Driving Tips

Winter Driving Tips

Winter driving can be hazardous and harrowing. Click on the headline above for tips on how to handle the situation and what you need to do before driving in snow and ice.


Power Outage Safety

Power Outage Safety

Tips for staying safe during a power outage.


Rep. Evan Jenkins Announces Mobile Office Hours In The Coalfields

Rep. Evan Jenkins Announces Mobile Office Hours In The Coalfields

Third District Congressman Evan Jenkins will provide mobile office hours in the coalfield counties throughout February.


TAS, Inc. Presents Disney's Beauty And The Beast

TAS, Inc. Presents Disney's Beauty And The Beast

Auditions for Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” will be March 4th from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., March 5th from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. and March 6th from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Logan High School Little Theatre.


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Super Bowl 50th Anniversary

People watch the Super Bowl for many different reasons. On the 50th Anniversary of the big game, WVOW wants to know why you watch.

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