The 10 Biggest Stories from West Virginia's 2016
What were the top stories in West Virginia from 2016? We searched our archives from the past year and compiled this list of the most popular stories.
As we cap off 2016, West Virginia Public Broadcasting's producers and programs share their most memorable moments of the year. Find each of our Best of 2016 posts at wvpublic.org/term/best-2016.
Two people were transported to hospitals for inhalation injuries, others were treated at the site of a reported chlorine leak in Marshall County.
West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin signed that took $147.5 million from the state's $922 million Rainy Day Fund to cover a projected shortfall.
Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship was sentenced to the maximum one year in prison and another year of supervised release for his role in a conspiracy at the company to skirt mine safety standards.
An Akron, Ohio man was arrested connection with a rash of overdoses in Huntington. Emergency crews responded to 26 overdoses in a four-hour span and two people died in connection with the same batch of heroin distributed in the city.
More than 24,000 doctors across West Virginia who accept Medicaid were put on alert Monday that the state may not be able to "continue to process claims at the same consistent level."
the state Public Employees Insurance Agency, or PEIA, Finance Board voted unanimously to reinstate benefit cuts, affecting health care costs for some 230,000 West Virginians.
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin vetoed two education bills, one that would have repealed Common Core aligned standardized tests in the state and a second that would have allowed county boards to schedule fewer then 180 days in their school calendars.
Senators unanimously passed a bill that would move the start of Sunday alcohol sales from 1 p.m. to 10 a.m.
From the primary elections in May to the general election in November, election stories were constant sources of headlines in 2016. Here were the top posts:
Heavy flooding in West Virginia during June claimed 23 lives, destroyed more than 4,000 homes and businesses and resulted in 10 counties being declared federal disaster area. Through statewide coverage and individual stories, this disaster produced the most compelling stories of 2016