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MARTINSBURG (AP) — Two former agents for an Eastern Panhandle bonding company are charged with embezzlement after allegedly writing more than $1.2 million in unauthorized bonds. Media outlets say 38-year-old Mathew Francis and 40-year-old Shelly L. Garrison were charged with a single count of embezzlement and conspiracy. Francis was arraigned Thursday by a magistrate who […]

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — A pilot who died when his small airplane hit two communications towers and crashed in northern West Virginia had just dropped passengers off at a western Pennsylvania resort. Marketing director Zelma Kassimer of Nemacolin Woodlands Resort tells The Dominion Post the plane had taken off from the resort outside Pittsburgh on Friday […]

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NORTON (AP) — A $15.5 million Armed Forces Reserve Center in Randolph County is nearly finished and should open within weeks. Delegate Bill Hartman tells The Inter-Mountain of Elkins that only security lighting and minor jobs need to be completed. He calls the facility off Corridor H near Norton a beautiful building and says he […]

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — A West Virginia chicken grower ordered to obtain water-pollution discharge permits is suing the Environmental Protection Agency. Lois Alt owns Eight is Enough farms in Old Fields in the Eastern Panhandle. She says the EPA has overstepped its authority and wrongly classified runoff from her farm as “process wastewater.” She argues any […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A report gives West Virginia’s four-year college and university system a failing grade for the way its graduates fare in the labor market. The report was released Wednesday by the Institute for a Competitive Workforce, a nonprofit affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. It says bachelor’s degree holders in West Virginia […]

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MONTCOAL (AP) — Alpha Natural Resources has completed sealing the West Virginia mine where an explosion killed 29 workers in 2010. Alpha spokesman Ted Pile tells The Register-Herald that crews put the final concrete seal in place at the Upper Big Branch mine on Wednesday. The seals are covered with fill dirt. The mine hasn’t […]

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — West Virginia University says its athletic teams have exceeded NCAA benchmarks for academic progress. Data released by the NCAA on Wednesday shows WVU’s average Academic Progress Rate score is 975. The APR tracks the academic progress of each student-athlete. It includes eligibility, retention and graduation. The scores were based on academic performances […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Average gas prices have dropped 2.6 cents per gallon in West Virginia over the past week. AAA East Central says the price of a gallon of regular, unleaded gasoline costs $3.57 in the state. That’s 7 cents higher than the national average. Prices range from $3.52 in Clarksburg to $3.59 in Martinsburg […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A West Virginia law forbidding anyone from disclosing an elections law complaint or investigation is an overly broad restriction of speech, a Kanawha Circuit judge has ruled in an order declaring the blanket gag provision unconstitutional. As a result, Secretary of State Natalie Tennant will begin confirming if an investigation is underway, […]

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democrat-controlled Senate defeated a bid Wednesday to block the Environmental Protection Agency from setting the first federal standards to reduce toxic air pollution from power plants. Republicans were behind the effort, but they didn’t get enough votes to move ahead. It was the second time in this Congress that Senate Republicans […]

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