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BECKLEY (AP) — A Raleigh County woman has been sentenced in the death of her 2-year-old son and the beating of his twin brother. Media outlets report that 28-year-old Brandy Smallwood of Fairdale pleaded guilty Tuesday to two child neglect counts. Circuit Judge John A. Hutchison sentenced her to two to 13 years in prison. […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A second chemical was released during a spill that contaminated the water supply for 300,000 West Virginians, state officials said Wednesday, though the newly identified substance appears to be less toxic than the coal-cleaning agent already known to have leaked. State regulators sharply criticized the company at the center of the Jan. […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A new report says West Virginians paid 1.2 percent more for utilities in 2013 than in the previous year, primarily because of increases in natural gas and water rates. The report released Wednesday by the Public Service Commission’s Consumer Advocate Division says the average West Virginia utility customer paid $280.62 a month […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Changes spurred by a lawsuit have improved West Virginia’s juvenile corrections system and brightened the future for young offenders, the case’s presiding judge said in a final order issued Tuesday. Circuit Judge Omar Aboulhosn said in the order that the Department of Juvenile Services has adopted new policies and practices to address […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A West Virginia Senate leader thinks the governor’s proposal to prevent chemical spills caters to industry interests. Senate Majority Leader John Unger says Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s bill doesn’t do enough to register and inspect above-ground storage tanks. Tomblin’s measure responds to Freedom Industries’ Jan. 9 spill, which contaminated the water supply […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The race to fill U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito’s congressional seat has drawn two more candidates. Democrat Nick Casey and Republican Charlotte Lane filed with the Secretary of State’s Office on Monday to run for Capito’s 2nd District House seat. Capito has announced plans to run for the U.S. Senate seat being […]

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BELLE (AP) — Fire officials say arson is suspected in a fire that burned more than 50 large truck tires at a former strip mine in Belle. Media outlets report that black smoke from the fire could be seen for several miles. The fire occurred Monday afternoon at a former strip mine site owned by […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Cunningham Energy has created a new arm to provide drilling and well services to oil and gas production companies in the Appalachian Basin. Charleston-based Cunningham announced Tuesday that it has merged with Pettey Oilfield Services in Hamlin to form Cunningham Oilfield Services. Cunningham Oilfield Services will offer contract drilling, completion drilling, plugging, […]

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ROMNEY (AP) — State police are investigating child abuse allegations at a nonprofit Romney center that serves children and adults with developmental disabilities. The state Department of Health and Human Resources removed 24 children from the Potomac Center last week after upper management reported the allegations, media outlets reported. The children, who lived in three […]

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LITTLETON (AP) — West Virginia State Police have released the identity of a third man who died in a suspicious house fire in Wetzel County. Spokesman Sgt. Michael Baylous says family and friends identified the victim as 48-year-old Jimmy Kisner of Aleppo, Pa. He died along with two others in the Jan. 13 fire in […]

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