Saturday, April 02, 2011
EKB Capsule News...West Virginia...4-3-'11
- An ATV accident on mine property near Witcher Creek in the Belle area of Kanawha County Saturday morning took the life of Harold Eugene Sizemore. Investigators say he had been riding ATV’s with a friend Friday night and got stuck. The friend went for help, but when he returned, Sizemore was found dead.
- Cabell County Deputies believe black ice may have caused a three car crash Friday morning along Route 2 near the Cabell-Mason line that killed 44 year old Mark Cade of Glenwood, West Virginia.
- According to Human Rights Watch, Charleston neurosurgeon Dr. Rida Mazagri, who went to Libya in February to treat the injured, has been missing since March 16th when he was last seen leaving Ajdabiya. The U.S. State Department has contacted his family, but both have declined to provide additional information.
- Hoping to boost the number of college graduates in West Virginia, officials with the state Higher Education Policy Commission want more public colleges and universities to reduce the credit hours a student needs to graduate. Kathy Butler, senior director of academic affairs at the policy commission, said many students finish their college years with lots of debt, and the financial burden lasts for years. That's one reason for the new approach.
- U.S. District Judge Thomas Johnston heard arguments Friday in a lawsuit by eight West Virginia community health centers seeking to improve Medicaid reimbursement rates. Johnston didn't immediately rule on the plaintiffs' motion for a preliminary injunction against the state Department of Health and Human Resources and its Bureau for Medical Services. The lawsuit claims the bureau has failed to follow both federal law and its own state plan for reimbursing providers under Medicaid. The state wants the lawsuit dismissed.
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