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CHARLESTON (AP) — An environmental official says the company in the West Virginia water crisis immediately knew a second chemical leaked from its plant into the river, telling its workers in an email. However, Freedom Industries did not let state government officials know about the second chemical, which was discovered in later testing. State environmental […]

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — A West Virginia trial has been postponed for a man convicted in Pennsylvania in a crash that killed a sheriff’s deputy. Jerod Green was indicted in Monongalia County in September on charges of drunken driving, leaving the scene of the accident and fleeing. The charges stem from a hit-and-run accident in February […]

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SOUTH CHARLESTON (AP) — A Marmet man has been arrested after allegedly threatening staff and patients at Thomas Memorial Hospital in South Charleston. The Charleston Gazette reports that 28-year-old Dustin Don Griffy was charged Thursday with making terroristic threats. According to a criminal complaint, Griffy walked into the hospital emergency room and asked to be […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The West Virginia Humanities Council says host a traveling exhibit on the role of sports in American culture is kicking off in Parkersburg next month. The council is sponsoring a state tour of the new Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibit “Hometown Teams.” It will begin at the Parkersburg Art Center on Feb. 9. […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia regulators have approved a request by an Appalachian Power affiliate to upgrade transmission facilities in the Kanawha Valley. The utility said Friday that the W.Va. Public Service Commission approved AEP West Virginia Transmission Company Inc.’s request this month. Regulators found that the facilities will enhance the reliability of the electric […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant is officially a candidate for U.S. Senate. Tennant filed her candidacy papers Friday morning at her office in the state Capitol in Charleston. The Democrat announced her candidacy in September. She’s seeking to fill the Senate seat being vacated by the retiring Jay Rockefeller. Republican […]

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Staff reports KEARNEYSVILLE – Cam Tabb believes in large-scale recycling. On Sunday, he’ll get the opportunity to tell the nation about it when PBS’ NewsHour Weekend will run a feature Sunday about a five-year-old collaboration between Lyle C. Tabb & Sons and food service operations at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, whose kitchen […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell slightly to 5.9 percent in December. WorkForce West Virginia says the number of unemployed residents fell by 1,300. For the year, total state unemployment was down 13,500. In the goods-producing sector, employment gains were seen in mining and logging, while the state experienced job losses […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Former Gov. Bob Wise will be among the panelists at a forum on West Virginia’s PROMISE scholarship. The forum will be held next Tuesday at the Clay Center in Charleston. Among the topics include potential improvements to the scholarship to further its goals. Wise currently is president of the Washington, D.C.-based Alliance […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The Public Service Commission’s Consumer Advocate Division wants the agency to continue requiring West Virginia American Water to submit quarterly reports on service quality. A 2011 order issued by the PSC requires the company to submit the reports through the fourth quarter of 2013. The Consumer Advocate Division asked the PSC on […]

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