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INSTITUTE (AP) — West Virginia State University is set to host an annual program that provides summer learning opportunities to students pursuing science, technology, engineering and mathematics degrees. The Summer Undergraduate Research Experience program symposium is being held Thursday at the campus in Institute. The program is funded by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A Charleston man has pleaded guilty to a federal charge of aggravated identity theft. U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin says 45-year-old Troy Lawrence admitted that he used a dead person’s name and driver’s license to purchase pseudoephedrine from a Charleston Rite Aid store. Lawrence faces a mandatory two years’ imprisonment when he is […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Supermarket chain Kroger is tightening monthly purchase limits of cold medications that contain pseudoephedrine at its West Virginia stores. The new limits at Kroger’s 40 pharmacies in the state will be effective in the coming weeks and are more restrictive than those under West Virginia law. Kroger didn’t follow the lead of […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia officials are set to join hundreds of coal miners and coal supporters at an electricity and energy jobs rally. The rally is scheduled for Wednesday at Highmark Stadium in Pittsburgh. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett, Ohio Lt. Governor Mary Taylor, labor leaders and others are scheduled to participate. Officials say the […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A former West Virginia judge has reported to a Florida prison to serve his sentence for a corruption conviction. The Charleston Daily Mail reports ex-Mingo County Circuit Judge Michael Thornsbury reported Tuesday to the minimum-security Federal Prison Camp Pensacola. Thornsbury was sentenced June 9 to four years and two months in prison. […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Gasoline prices fell 7 cents in West Virginia this week. AAA East Central says the average price for a gallon of regular was $3.61. That’s about a nickel less per gallon compared with the same week a year ago. Prices range from about $3.41 in Huntington to almost $3.73 in Morgantown. Nationally, […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia gets few tornadoes on average every year, yet two of them occurred on one recent day. While the sheer number of annual tornadoes pales in comparison to other states, they do occur in West Virginia, with its vast network of hills and mountains. Two of them formed 55 miles apart […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has asked a judge to postpone ruling on a federal lawsuit challenging West Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban until the U.S. Supreme Court reviews a ruling in a similar case in Virginia. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, struck down Virginia’s […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Four West Virginia residents have been accused of burning a Harrison County home to collect more than $171,000 in insurance money. The state fire marshal’s office says warrants filed in Harrison County court charge the four with arson, burning insured property and conspiracy. George and Rebecca Bonnell are accused of hiring Chad […]

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HUNTINGTON (AP) — A Huntington man convicted of robbing a drug dealer at gunpoint has been sentenced to five years in federal prison. U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin says 31-year-old Kamel Auntae Burris was sentenced Monday in federal court in Huntington. Burris pleaded guilty in April to using a firearm to further a crime of violence. […]

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