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  • Stormy Daniels’ tour hits W.Va.

    07/16/2018 11:41:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Inter-Mountain ^ | July 16, 2018 | Clarissa Cottrill
    MARTINSBURG — Thunderstorms are in the forecast for the next few days, but on Friday night a different type of phenomenon hit the Mountain State: Stormy Daniels. The adult film star and stripper, who is suing President Donald Trump over a nondisclosure agreement regarding a sexual encounter with the president in 2006, took the stage at Lust Gentlemen’s Club in Martinsburg Friday. The show was one of two at the club, the other slated for Saturday night, as part of Daniels’ nationwide tour. General Manager Robert Austin said the star’s appearance was a notable event for the club and for...
  • Stopping the Drug Epidemic

    07/03/2018 1:33:46 PM PDT · by topher · 144 replies
    Hudson Institute ^ | 21-Sept-2017 | John P. Walters
    Drug trafficking is now the most murderous criminal activity in American history. Overdose deaths from illegal drugs passed 50,000 in 2015 — many times the number of Americans killed by all Islamic terrorists over almost 20 years. Yet stopping the skyrocketing body count will require overcoming a pervasive misunderstanding of how drug abuse and addiction are caused.
  • 2018: Democrats lead GOP by 12 million registered voters, 40% D, 29% R, 28% I

    07/13/2018 2:22:05 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 92 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 13, 2018 | Paul Bedard
    Democrats hold a massive voter lead in states that require party registration, a gap of 12 million that could be key to whether the party takes control of the House and Senate in the fall midterm congressional elections, according to a new analysis. Overall, 40 percent of voters in 31 party registration states are Democrats, 29 percent are Republicans, and 28 percent are independents, according to a new report of July numbers from the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics. The states include several with key battles over House seats such as California, New York, Florida, and Pennsylvania. The lead...
  • Sen. Manchin: Kavanaugh 'Has All the Right Qualities'

    07/12/2018 2:42:35 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 30 replies
    newsmax ^ | July 12, 2018 | by Jeffrey Rodack
    Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin says Brett Kavanaugh has "all the right qualities" to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. Manchin's comments regarding President Donald Trump's nominee to the high court came during an interview on West Virginia's MetroNews' "Talkline" radio show on Wednesday. An excerpt of the interview is posted on the MetroNews Twitter account. "He has all the right qualities," Manchin said. "He's well-educated and, with that, we have to just look at making sure that the rule of law and the Constitution is going to be followed and that's going to basically preempt anything else he does."
  • How Florida spread oxy across half of America

    07/11/2018 10:41:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Metro West Daily News ^ | July 8, 2018 | Pat Beall, The Palm Beach Post
    Reliably red on the political map, Huntington is a West Virginia town with a 191-year-old university, a storied football team and more than 100 churches. It’s where Will Lockwood graduated from high school. It’s where he enrolled at Marshall University. It’s where he first tried OxyContin. By the time Lockwood entered Marshall as a freshman, Detroit dealers were trickling into Huntington selling OxyContin and pills with OxyContin’s active ingredient, oxycodone. Even though Lockwood could step out his front door and get the drug, Detroit street dealers weren’t the preferred supplier. Florida was. It may be 1,000 miles away, but to...
  • Senate takes symbolic shot at Trump tariffs

    07/12/2018 12:17:43 AM PDT · by granada · 24 replies
    the Hill ^ | 11/07/18 | JORDAIN CARNEY
    The Senate on Wednesday took a symbolic shot at President Trump’s trade policy amid anxiety on Capitol Hill over his tariff strategy. Senators voted 88-11 to instruct lawmakers hashing out a deal on a government funding bill to include language “providing a role for Congress” on tariffs implemented for national security reasons, known as Section 232 of the trade laws. The vote is nonbinding, meaning lawmakers don’t have to add trade language into the funding bill. But the vote margin, with more senators supporting it than the amount needed to override a veto, underscores the depth of concern on Capitol...
  • Voters in Red states w/ shaky Sen. Dems: Confirm Trump pick

    07/11/2018 8:46:28 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 24 replies ^ | Wednesday, July 11, 2018 | Michael F. Haverluck
    A new poll shows that voters in battleground states represented by vulnerable Senate Democrats decisively want President Donald Trump’s nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, to replace Anthony Kennedy in the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS)... The poll conducted by the Tarrance Group between July 5 and 8 revealed that voters agree by a decisive margin of at least 12 percent that their senators should confirm the SCOTUS appointment Trump announced Monday night. After explaining that the U.S. Senate will vote on the president’s appointment to replace Justice Kennedy, it asked voters, “Do you think Senator [Nelson, Donnelly, McCaskill, Heitkamp, or...
  • Red State Democrats Really, REALLY Don't Want To Discuss SCOTUS Pick

    07/11/2018 4:54:17 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies ^ | July 11, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Judge Brett Kavanaugh is going to be a weeks-long torment for some on the Hill—and I’m talking about red state Democrats. Senate Republican moderates Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski have been very receptive to Kavanaugh’s nomination, easing pressure from the right that they could sink this SCOTUS nominee if they defect. That could be the case, but for now, pressure has ramped up on Sens. Jon Tester (D-MT), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Joe Donnelly (D-IN), and maybe Bill Nelson (D-FL). Nelson needs help. Republican Gov. Rick Scott is outworking him on Hispanic outreach, and he’s beating Nelson...
  • Proctor & Gamble mega production facility open for business, ramping up hiring effort (1,500 jobs)

    07/11/2018 9:25:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    West Virginia News ^ | July 11, 2018 | John Dahlia
    TABLER STATION — While 1,700 construction and contractor crews work to complete the $500 million Procter & Gamble Co. facility at Tabler Station in Berkeley County, the Cincinnati-based company continues to ramp up its hiring efforts, officials said Tuesday during a site tour. According to company spokesperson Jeff LeRoy, the consumer goods maker and supporting businesses could employ up to 1,500 people by 2020 when the plant is in full operation. “Right now, there are 70 P&G employees working on Bounce,” LeRoy said, referring to the company’s first production line for the popular brand of dryer sheets that went into...
  • Red-state Dems decline invite to Trump's Supreme Court announcement

    07/09/2018 2:39:42 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/09/18 | Jordain Carney
    A trio of red-state Democratic senators have turned down invitations to attend President Trump's announcement of his nominee to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. Democratic Sens. Joe Donnelly (Ind.), Joe Manchin (W.Va.) and Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.) were invited but declined to attend the event at the White House at 9 p.m. Monday. Donnelly said in a statement that he declined so that his first meeting with Trump's pick will be "in a setting where we can discuss his or her experience and perspectives." "I appreciate the President inviting me to attend tonight's announcement at the WH. I look...
  • Court opening puts pressure on Democrats in Trump country

    06/29/2018 8:11:38 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 9 replies
    AP ^ | 5 hours, 34 minutes ago | KEVIN FREKING
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The opening on the Supreme Court has created a dilemma for Democratic senators up for re-election this year in the states that President Donald Trump won in 2016. The choice on whether to support the upcoming nominee to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy will be a test for several Democrats in tough races. It could be particularly difficult for Sens. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Joe Donnelly of Indiana and West Virginia's Joe Manchin.
  • Man (from West Virginia)accused of throwing chicken poop at Red Hen restaurant

    06/28/2018 7:55:19 AM PDT · by Morgana · 43 replies
    WOWK TV NEWS 13 ^ | June 30, 2018 | WOWK
    LEXINGTON, VA (WCMH) - A West Virginia man is facing charges after he allegedly threw chicken poop at the restaurant that denied service to White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders. Reginald Scott Lee, 51, of Martinsburg, was arrested and charged with littering and disorderly conduct after allegedly throwing the chicken feces outside the Red Hen in Lexington, Virginia, WSET reported. Both charges are misdemeanors.
  • Manchin gives McCaskill Heimlich maneuver after choking, McCaskill suffers broken rib

    06/25/2018 6:10:27 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 66 replies
    MSN CNN ^ | June 25, 2018
    Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill suffered a broken rib after choking at a Senate lunch Thursday, where her Senate colleague Joe Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat, performed the Heimlich maneuver to save her. The story was first reported by The Washington Post. "She started choking. People cough, you think, well. And then started getting real red. 'I can't breathe, I can't breathe,' " Manchin said Monday. "I was big enough and tall enough to get some leverage on her and pick her up off her feet. I kept jerking and jerking and jerking until she said, 'You're hurting me now.' "...
  • Judge Who Literally Wrote the Book on Corruption Indicted on Fraud Charges (WV)

    06/21/2018 5:44:06 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 14 replies ^ | 6/21/18 | Victoria Gagliardo
    West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry, who authored a book on political corruption in his home state, was indicted on 22 federal charges, ranging from fraud to witness tampering, for alleged corruption of his own. According to the indictment, Loughry fraudulently used a government-issued credit cards for personal use, took an historic Supreme Court desk back to his house for use in a “home office,” and then lied about it to cover it up. Prosecutors says the Justice Loughry falsified the mileage on trips he took in a Supreme Court car, for which he used a government card for...
  • Dems Doing well in Senate, Cd 03 (Manchin + 7 latest West Virginia poll)

    06/20/2018 1:52:13 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 32 replies
    Monmouth poll ^ | June 20 , 2018
    Trump popular, but not decisive factor West Long Branch, NJ – Incumbent Joe Manchin holds a small lead over GOP challenger Patrick Morrisey in the race for U.S. Senate in the deep red state of West Virginia. Even though Donald Trump is widely popular in West Virginia, the Democrat holds a lead because many voters are separating their feelings about the incumbent senator from their views of the president. The Monmouth University Poll also finds that the closely watched 3rd Congressional District contest is tighter, with Democrat Richard Ojeda having a very slight lead over Republican Carol Miller at this...
  • W.Va. Supreme Court Justice Loughry arrested by FBI, faces 22 federal charges

    06/20/2018 2:50:48 PM PDT · by Blue House Sue · 30 replies
    WVNews ^ | 6/20/18
    CHARLESTON — Suspended West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry was arrested by the FBI Wednesday morning and will face 22 federal charges after a grand jury meeting in Charleston indicted him Monday. Loughry will face charges including mail fraud, wire fraud, witness tampering and lying to federal agents. The indictments had been sealed and weren't acted upon until Wednesday, when federal agents showed up at his house at about 7:30 a.m. U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart announced the charges during a press conference at the Robert C. Byrd Federal Courthouse in Charleston.
  • Bluestone Coal hiring 250 employees at mines across southern W.Va.

    06/08/2018 7:27:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    WSAZ-TV ^ | June 7, 2018 | Staff
    BECKLEY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- More coal jobs are coming to West Virginia. Bluestone Coal has announced it is hiring 250 employees, adding to its staff and providing high paying jobs at mines across southern West Virginia. According to a news release from the company, Bluestone is now producing at a level that requires additional workers. “We need both surface and deep mine workers,” Company CEO Jay Justice said. “All positions, ranging from foremen to mechanics, electricians, truck drivers and all types of equipment operators will be put to work as soon as possible.” A variety of jobs are being offered,...
  • Father Who Raped His 11-Year-Old Daughter, Took Her for Abortion, May Finally Go to Prison

    05/24/2018 12:34:51 AM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | May 11, 2018 | Steven Ertelt
    A father of an 11-year-old girl in West Virginia who was arrested and ultimately indicted after arranging for an abortion following a case of pregnancy following incest may head to prison — butnot for the initial crime. As LifeNews reported, Michael and Amanda Adkins were arrested on charges of child neglect causing the risk of injury. While some licensed medical professionals were involved in getting information to authorities, WSAZ-TV indicates the abortion clinic in Charleston that did an abortion did not report the clear case of statutory rape. The indictment charged Michael Joe Adkins with incest, first-degree sexual assault and...
  • Hino hiring continues in Wood County (West Virginia)

    05/22/2018 2:03:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Metro News ^ | May 22, 2018 | Shauna Johnson
    WOOD COUNTY, W.Va. — Ahead of a planned early 2019 Hino Motors Manufacturing plant opening at the former Coldwater Creek distribution facility in Wood County, hiring is underway for the truck assembly plant. “There’s going to be a lot of opportunity there and we want to make sure we have quite a few people available to fill their open positions,” said Katie Kelly, market manager for Manpower Parkersburg. The latest round of interviews came Tuesday during an open house at Manpower Parkersburg, 1047 Emerson Ave. Those who could not make by 5 p.m. Tuesday, though, have others options. Prospective workers...
  • Woman Wanted by Charleston Police for Stealing Money from Adults with Special Needs

    05/21/2018 7:12:25 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    WOWK TV NEWS 13 ^ | May 21, 2018 | WOWK
    CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - The Charleston Police Department is searching for Tammy Rena Jordan, 52, on warrants for stealing money from adults with special needs. Police say on May 18th, 2018, Jordan asked the victim for money to buy a soda at the Charleston Town Center Mall. The victim is severely handicapped and confined to a wheelchair. Police say the victim cannot access his wallet without assistance so he allowed Jordan to retrieve the money herself. Jordan then took a substantial amount of money from the victim’s wallet and fled toward the Transit Mall. ***PICTURE ON LINK****