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  • Princeton celebrates Batman's 75th year anniversary

    Princeton celebrates Batman's 75th year anniversary

    Princeton celebrates Batman's 75th year anniversary

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:06 AM EDT2014-08-20 13:06:20 GMT
    Mercer street in Princeton is home to many festivals throughout the year, but this time, they have a pretty unique festival hitting the streets.In honor of the 75th year anniversary of Batman, the town will celebrate.Organizers say it's not just about the super hero, but what the super hero has done for families."Some people use them as bedtimes stories for their kids. The movies, we've all grown up to see a cartoon movie or show so we all have a memory of the character," Bryan Austin said.Au...
    Mercer street in Princeton is home to many festivals throughout the year, but this time, they have a pretty unique festival hitting the streets.In honor of the 75th year anniversary of Batman, the town will celebrate.Organizers say it's not just about the super hero, but what the super hero has done for families."Some people use them as bedtimes stories for their kids. The movies, we've all grown up to see a cartoon movie or show so we all have a memory of the character," Bryan Austin said.Au...
  • WV Wilderness group fights against gas companies over pipeline in Pocahontas County

    WV Wilderness group fights against gas companies over pipeline in Pocahontas County

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 7:04 AM EDT2014-08-20 11:04:01 GMT
    The West Virginia Wilderness group has been fighting three gas companies for months, who want to put a pipeline in Pocahontas County .Lauren Ragland is the founder of West Virginia Wilderness and said the pipeline does not belong in Pocahontas County.
    The West Virginia Wilderness group has been fighting three gas companies for months, who want to put a pipeline in Pocahontas County .Lauren Ragland is the founder of West Virginia Wilderness and said the pipeline does not belong in Pocahontas County.
  • Chafin Wins, Elected 21st Republican Senator

    Chafin Wins, Elected 21st Republican Senator

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 8:03 PM EDT2014-08-20 00:03:34 GMT
    Delegate A. Benton "Ben" Chafin was elected to the Senate of Virginia, Tuesday. Chafin secured a Republican majority in the General Assembly upper chamber. Chafin will serve and represent the 38th District, succeeding former Senator Phil Puckett who resigned in June. Chafin defeated Democrat Mike Hymes and Independent Rick Mullins. Polls closed at 7 PM on Tuesday night.
    Delegate A. Benton "Ben" Chafin was elected to the Senate of Virginia, Tuesday. Chafin secured a Republican majority in the General Assembly upper chamber. Chafin will serve and represent the 38th District, succeeding former Senator Phil Puckett who resigned in June. Chafin defeated Democrat Mike Hymes and Independent Rick Mullins. Polls closed at 7 PM on Tuesday night.

The West Virginia Senate introduced 14 bills during its regular session on Jan. 21.

Senate Bill 346, which was introduced at the request of Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, was scheduled to be read a third time but was instead delayed by a vote for it to lie over one day.

The bill would make a supplementary appropriation of Lottery Net Profits from the balance of money that remains as an unappropriated balance in Lottery Net Profits to the Division of Natural Resources for fiscal year 2014 and also to the Bureau of Senior Services - Lottery Senior Citizens Fund for fiscal year 2014.

The bill is identical to House Bill 4181, which was sent to the House Finance Committee Jan. 15.

Senate Bill 391 was introduced in the Senate and would provide salary increases for teachers and school service personnel. Senate Bill 392 would provide salary increases for members of the West Virginia State Police.

Sen. Ronald Miller, D-Greenbrier, recognized Jan. 21 as Agriculture Day at the Legislature. 

"You look at the state seal you're reminded of the fact agriculture blazed the way for what appears in this great state," he said. 

Agriculture was the first industry in the state and continues to pave the way of the future of the Mountain State, he added.

He said agriculture continues to make life better for the people in the state as well as a push to increase the production of food.

He said the Senate needs to make agriculture a part of its legislation and continue to move the production forward in the future.

Senate Bills 3, creating uniform real property transfer on death act, and 29, clarifying requirements for certain motor vehicle searches, were advanced to third reading.