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Hearings set on West Virginia water, electric rate increases

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CHARLESTON, WV (AP) — Public hearings will be held statewide starting next month on proposed water and electricity rate increases in West Virginia.

West Virginia American Water is seeking a 24 percent rate increase for customers.

The Public Service Commission says it will hold hearings Oct. 2 in Bluefield, Oct. 4 in Fayetteville and Oct. 9 in Weston. Additional meetings are scheduled for Oct. 16 at the PSC headquarters in Charleston and Oct. 22 in Huntington. An evidentiary hearing is scheduled starting Oct. 30 in Charleston.

Appalachian Power and Wheeling Power are requesting a 7.9 percent rate increase. Public hearings will take place Oct. 9 in Princeton, Oct. 11 in Beckley, Oct. 23 in Wheeling, Oct. 29 in Huntington and Nov. 5 in Charleston. An evidentiary hearing is set for Nov. 13.



Daniella Hankey

Good Morning West Virginia! Daniella Hankey is the Morning and Noon newscast Anchor. Daniella joined Newswatch as a Multi-Media journalist and quickly moved her way up to an Anchor. Before landing in the beautiful Mountain State, Daniella called her home Orlando, Florida. Armed with a major in Communications and Media Studies and a minor in Education, Daniella relocated to further her career. During her time at Stetson, she covered several big stories on and off campus including the June 2016 Pulse Night Club shooting and Hurricane Matthew. She worked as a news anchor and reporter for her college news station and enjoyed an internship in productions at PBS. Her love for journalism started in high school when she was selected as a Bright House Varsity Reporter as well as the school anchor. When Daniella is not working, you can find her exploring West Virginia especially the Greenbrier and engaging with community members. As a morning anchor, Daniella loves putting a smile on viewers faces in the morning and informing them of community events. If you have any story ideas or news tips, please email Daniella at dhankey@woay.com. You can also follow Daniella on Facebook at DaniellaHankeyTV.