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MIDDLEBOURNE, W.Va. (AP) — State environmental regulators have issued a pollution violation notice to an oil and gas drilling company after a tank explosion at a Tyler County well site injured one worker. The Department of Environmental Protection said Wednesday that the tank ruptured on Jan. 2 at Jay-Bee Oil & Gas’ Lisby gas well […]

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Forty of West Virginia’s 55 county school systems have canceled classes for Monday because of wintry weather. The Department of Education’s website shows six other counties have delayed the start of classes. The National Weather Service reports temperatures in the 20s across the state Monday morning and light snow or flurries […]

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia lawmakers are holding a public hearing this week on the proposed use of federal block grants. The hearing is set for 2 p.m. Wednesday in the House Finance Committee room at the Capitol. House Finance Chairman Brent Boggs says the federal funding helps state agencies provide critical services. Grant […]

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The House of Delegates leadership plans to focus on government accountability and integrity during the 2014 legislative session. House leaders unveiled a platform on Sunday that includes fraud reporting and state purchasing reforms. Several measures are aimed at the Attorney General’s Office. One would require all money received by the state […]

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WELCH, W.Va. (AP) — Wyoming County will have its first four-lane highway when a segment of the Coalfields Expressway is completed. Coalfields Expressway Authority executive director Richard Browning tells the Bluefield Daily Telegraph that a contract was awarded in October for a nearly 2-mile section of the expressway. The section will start west of Helen […]

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A new documentary showcases an annual economic report co-authored by a West Virginia University professor. The university says the documentary, titled “Economic Freedom in Action: Changing Lives”, is airing on PBS television stations around the nation. WVU will hold a special public viewing of the documentary on Jan. 14 at 4 […]

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — More than three dozen organizations pressing for transportation improvements in West Virginia will rally at the state Capitol next week. West Virginians for Better Transportation will be joined by 37 other groups for the 2014 “Transportation Day” on Jan. 9. This is the third year West Virginians for Better Transportation has […]

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s attorney general is suing a debt relief company. The complaint filed in Kanawha County Circuit Court alleges Chicago-based Legal helpers Debt Resolution LLC violated state consumer protection laws by misrepresenting that its lawyers could provide debt relief services in the state. The attorney general’s office believes more than 250 […]

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Charleston’s ninth urban deer hunt set a record with at least 100 deer killed. The Charleston Daily Mail reports that 34 bucks and 66 does had been reported killed as of Thursday. The hunt ended Tuesday. Hunters have three days to report kills, so the final tally could increase. Regardless, the […]

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia researcher has discovered a new crayfish species and named it after one of the families in the legendary Hatfield-McCoy feud. Media outlets report that Zac Loughman chose the scientific name Cambarus hatfieldi for the new species. It also will be known as the Tug Valley crawfish. Loughman is […]

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