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W. Va. Police Referring Disabled Woman’s Forceful Arrest to FBI

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia mayor says federal authorities are being asked to look into the use of force by Charleston police during the arrest of a woman with special needs. Charleston Mayor Amy Shuler Goodwin said in a statement Thursday that following a series of meetings with community groups, Police Chief Opie… Read More

This photo released by the West Virginia National Guard shows a landslide Thursday, March 12, 2015 near Yeager Airport in Charleston, W.Va.

Funding Helps W.Va. Airport Recover Costs of Landslide Cleanup

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Federal funding will help a West Virginia airport recover the costs of cleaning up after a 2015 landslide. U.S. Sens. Shelley Moore Capito and Joe Manchin announced the $3.2 million grant Monday from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for Yeager Airport in Charleston. A safety overrun area near the end of… Read More

City Approves $130K Settlement in Excessive Force Lawsuit

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A West Virginia city has approved payments totaling $130,000 to settle a lawsuit accusing three police officers of using excessive force against a teenager and his toddler cousin. The Gazette-Mail reports the Charleston City Council voted unanimously on Monday to approve the two settlements. The mothers of both juveniles, who are… Read More

This photo released by the West Virginia National Guard shows a landslide Thursday, March 12, 2015 near Yeager Airport in Charleston, W.Va.

Settlement Reached in Lawsuit Over Runway Overrun Collapse

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit over the 2015 landslide that collapsed a runway safety overrun at Yeager Airport. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports Yeager officials say the airport was awarded $14.8 million in the settlement that ends all legal wrangling stemming from the collapse. Of that, about $6 million… Read More

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Funds Sought To Keep Charleston-Huntington Buses Running

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Transit officials are looking for funding to keep buses running between Charleston and Huntington. The Intelligent Transit bus service’s funding will expire on June 30. Kanawha Valley Regional Transportation Authority assistant general manager Doug Hartley says unspent repair money will allow the service to operate for at least a few more months. Hartley tells the… Read More