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CHARLESTON (AP) — Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito is among the dozens of scheduled speakers at a public hearing on President Barack Obama’s new plan to order big and lasting cuts in the pollution discharged by coal-fired power plants. The Environmental Protection Agency is conducting the hearing Tuesday and Wednesday in Washington, D.C. Other hearings this […]

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MAXWELL (AP) — The National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado touched down in Pleasants and Ritchie counties over the weekend. The weather service says the EF1 tornado traveled about four miles and carried winds of up to 100 mph. The tornado snapped and uprooted trees. No injuries were reported. The weather service says the […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A company that spilled chemicals into West Virginia’s largest water supply has paid an $11,000 fine for a pair of violations. The Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration fined Freedom Industries $7,000 earlier this month for keeping storage tanks containing crude MCHM behind a diked wall that was not liquid tight. […]

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — A workshop at West Virginia University will focus on issues related to human trafficking. The free, private conference is set for Tuesday at WVU’s Life Science Building in Morgantown. Among those invited to attend are law enforcement, social workers and educators. The conference is being organized by the public-private West Virginia Intelligence […]

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WHEELING (AP) — A Wheeling man faces charges that he left his 18-month-old daughter in a hot car while he was asleep on a couch. Media outlets report 33-year-old Cory Rockhold was arrested Thursday night after police found his daughter in his car on Wheeling Island. A criminal complaint in Ohio County Magistrate Court says […]

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HUNTINGTON (AP) — Huntington police have fatally shot an armed man during an argument at a city bar. Huntington police Capt. John Ellis identified the gunman as 37-year-old Robert Henderson. Ellis says Henderson was a native of the Detroit area. Media outlets report police were summoned to the El Ranchito Mexican Bar and Grill early […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A water company whose Charleston treatment plant was contaminated by a coal-cleaning agent in January is holding public tours next week. West Virginia American Water Co. will hold the free “WaterFest” event Aug. 9. Spokeswoman Laura Jordan tells the Charleston Daily Mail it’s the first time the company will hold such an […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — U.S. Senate hopeful Natalie Tennant pretends to cuts the lights at the White House in a new TV ad opposing President Barack Obama’s energy policies. In the first ad for either major candidate, Tennant rebukes an Environmental Protection Agency proposed rule to limit carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants. Showing the White […]

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PRINCETON (AP) — The northbound lanes of an Interstate 77 tunnel along the Virginia-West Virginia border have reopened after being shut down for a day following a tractor-trailer fire. The accident Friday closed the East River Mountain Tunnel in both directions, filling the air with thick, black smoke and backing up traffic for miles. Media […]

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CLARKSBURG (AP) — The concealed weapons fund can be a substantial moneymaker for some sheriff’s departments, depending on the population of the county. The cost to obtain a concealed weapons permit is $105, which is good for five years. The sheriff’s department receives $60 of that. The remainder is split as follows: $5 for the […]

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