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PARKERSBURG (AP) — A man charged with killing a 1-year-old girl is back in West Virginia. Parkersburg police chief Joe Martin says two of his detectives returned 30-year-old Curtis Richards II of St. Marys to Wood County on Thursday morning. The detectives went to Texas, where Richards was being held, on Wednesday to pick him […]

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WHEELING (AP) — Trans Energy Inc. will pay $600,000 in fines after pleading guilty to federal pollution charges. U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld II says the St. Marys-based company admitted dumping rock, sand and other materials into streams in Marshall County to create impoundments. The company used water from the impoundments for natural gas drilling. […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A former lawn care worker has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for killing a 90-year-old Charleston man with a hammer. The Charleston Gazette reports a Kanawha County circuit judge sentenced 40-year-old Anthony David Caldwell on Wednesday. Caldwell pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in July. Prosecutors say […]

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — A bell-ringing ceremony is planned at West Virginia University in remembrance of a student who died on Sept. 18. The ceremony for Paul Stover is scheduled for Friday morning at Oglebay Plaza on the downtown campus in Morgantown. The 21-year-old Stover was a senior majoring in economics. He was a 2011 graduate […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — State environmental officials had tallied more than 46,400 aboveground storage tanks as a Wednesday deadline to register them approached. Despite the deadline, the Department of Environmental Protection expects to register thousands more, even after Wednesday. It’s the first major cutoff date in a new law aimed at pinpointing tanks, regulating them and […]

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HUNTINGTON (AP) — Huntington’s mayor has appointed a retired FBI agent as the city’s next police chief. Joe Ciccarelli would replace Skip Holbrook. Holbrook resigned in March to take a similar job in Columbia, South Carolina. Media outlets report that Mayor Steve Williams announced Ciccarelli’s appointment on Monday. The appointment must be approved by City […]

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WHEELING (AP) — State regulators are expecting a deluge of last-minute above-ground storage tank registrations. A new state law requires owners to register above-ground storage tanks by Oct. 1. State officials estimate up to 80,000 tanks could meet the law’s registration requirements. Department of Environmental Protection spokeswoman Kelley Gillenwater tells The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department says a West Virginia developer and his affiliates have agreed to make 30 apartment complexes accessible to disabled people to settle a complaint. Douglas Pauley is general partner of 30 limited liability partnerships. The Justice Department said Tuesday that the defendants have agreed to spent about $1.7 million […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A state economic group has calculated that 5,000 jobs have been lost in West Virginia since 2011, most of them in the state’s southern coalfields. The West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy on Tuesday released its annual report, “The State of Working West Virginia.” The report focuses on the lingering effects […]

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CLARKSBURG (AP) — Two Clarksburg code officers have agreed to surrender their licenses to settle a West Virginia Fire Commission complaint against the city. The Exponent Telegram reports that the commission approved consent orders with the officers this week. A consent order with the city is pending. The complaint alleges that the city’s building codes […]

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