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CHARLESTON (AP) — A judge has approved a plan to ease staff shortages at two West Virginia psychiatric hospitals. According to media reports, Kanawha County Circuit Judge Duke Bloom approved the plan for the Department of Health and Human resources hospitals. In doing so, he dismissed potential contempt charges against the department for failure to […]

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PHILIPPI (AP) — Crews are expected to work through the weekend to clear a train derailment in Barbour County. According to media reports, the derailment occurred Friday near Tygart Junction. The coal train was hauling nearly 100 cars and at least nine jumped the tracks. There were no injuries. Appalachian & Ohio Railroad said it […]

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WESTOVER (AP) — A historical marker now recognizes a significant chapter in the life of Monongalia High School — once the county’s only high school for young black men and women. The Dominion Post reports that alumni gathered in Westover on Friday to dedicate the historic marker, six decades after the school closed. Claudette Dale […]

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WINCHESTER, Va. (AP) — The Virginia National Guard is holding a memorial ceremony for two soldiers killed in action 10 years ago. Officials say a service is planned Friday night in Winchester in honor of 39-year-old Staff Sgt. Craig Cherry and 36-year-old Sgt. Bobby Beasley. Cherry was a native of Winchester and Beasley was a […]

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MARTINSBURG (AP) — The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information related to the strangling of a horse in Martinsburg. Authorities say two suspects believed to be male teenagers were seen running away from a pasture where the horse was found last week with a tow […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia is receiving nearly $1 million in federal funding for mental health services. U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell said the money will help support four health centers in the state to establish or expand behavioral health services. Officials say the new funds will help nearly 29,000 in […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission will consider nursing scholarships and a bachelor’s degree in engineering management at Bluefield State College. The commission is meeting Friday in Charleston. The nursing scholarship program would be open for a 30-day public comment period if passed and would be forwarded to a legislative committee […]

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WILLIAMSON (AP) — A film shot in several West Virginia locations will premiere this month in Charleston. The Williamson Daily News reports “Moving Mountains” starring Theresa Russell will be shown Aug. 21 at the West Virginia State University Capitol Center Theatre. Filming occurred in 2012 in Mingo County, Charleston, Shepherdstown and Martinsburg. The movie tells […]

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — More than 300 education administrators, teachers, students, military leaders and community group members are join forces to find ways to help students prepare for lifelong success. The annual Student Success Summit is being held at the Waterfront Hotel and Conference Center in Morgantown. It began Wednesday and runs through Thursday. The summit […]

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GASSAWAY (AP) — The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information related to the beating and stabbing of a dog in Gassaway. The reward adds to an existing $1,500 reward from Braxton County Animal Shelter. According to the animal shelter, a wounded female dog was found […]

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