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  • Beckley Motor Speedway holds open practice

    Beckley Motor Speedway holds open practice

    Beckley Motor Speedway holds open practice

    Sunday, April 20 2014 9:30 AM EDT2014-04-20 13:30:13 GMT
    Today the Beckley Motor Speedway held an open practice for any racer who wanted to test out the track.
    Today the Beckley Motor Speedway held an open practice for any racer who wanted to test out the track.
  • One man shot early Saturday morning in Beckley

    One man shot early Saturday morning in Beckley

    Sunday, April 20 2014 5:43 AM EDT2014-04-20 09:43:44 GMT
         One man is in custody Saturday after a bar shooting in Raleigh County.
         One man is in custody Saturday after a bar shooting in Raleigh County.
  • Crews fight house fire in Fayette County for several hours Saturday

    Crews fight house fire in Fayette County for several hours Saturday

    Saturday, April 19 2014 11:24 PM EDT2014-04-20 03:24:33 GMT
    Crews fought a house fire in Fayette County Saturday evening for several hours. 911 Dispatchers said the call came in of a house fire on Paint Creek Road near Pax around 6:30 p.m. Pax Fire Department and Bradley-Prosperity Fire Department responded along with several other crews. We're told no one was inside the home when the fire happened.
    Crews fought a house fire in Fayette County Saturday evening for several hours. 911 Dispatchers said the call came in of a house fire on Paint Creek Road near Pax around 6:30 p.m. Pax Fire Department and Bradley-Prosperity Fire Department responded along with several other crews. We're told no one was inside the home when the fire happened.

CHARLESTON (AP) — Sen. Jay Rockefeller says more than $642,000 in federal funding is on its way to West Virginia to help residents learn about the Affordable Care Act.

The Democrat says $365,758 is headed to West Virginia Parent Training and Information to help people with limited literacy, disabilities and in rural areas. The remainder — $276,617 — is going to Advance Patient Advocacy to work with medical centers.

The Department of Health and Human Services funding is intended to help residents navigate new coverage options and enroll in health care plans under so-called health insurance marketplaces.

Rockefeller says the funding will give West Virginians the opportunity to sit down with experts to determine what best meets their needs.

 

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