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CHARLESTON (AP) — At least some women who paid entry fees for a Charleston run that was canceled will get refunds after all. The West Virginia attorney general’s office says that Eventbrite, a ticketing company used for the Dirty Girl Mud Run, will issue refunds. It says registrants who paid through any other vendor should […]

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HUNTINGTON (AP) — Huntington’s train collection will increase substantially next year thanks to a partnership among three local entities. Huntington Mayor Steve Williams announced July 18 that the City of Huntington is teaming up with the Hoops Family Children’s Hospital and the Cabell Huntington Hospital Auxiliary to launch a collaborative art initiative. The initiative will […]

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ALLEGAN, Mich. (AP) — The White House Christmas Tree will come from a farm in Lehighton, Pa., following a competition in Michigan. A panel of growers, industry experts and consumers on Saturday selected Chris Botek of Crystal Springs Tree Farm as the National Christmas Tree and Wreath Contests 2014 grand champion, according to the Kalamazoo […]

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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Warner and Republican challenger Ed Gillespie are trading jabs for the first time in person. Warner accused Gillespie at a Saturday debate of being a “partisan warrior” who would contribute to congressional gridlock. Gillespie said Warner has been a “blank check” for the Obama administration, which […]

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WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller has been elected to the board of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. The West Virginia Democrat’s addition to the board was announced by the Virginia historic attraction Friday. The foundation also said retired U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Anthony C. Zinni has been elected to the board. Zinni has […]

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BLUEFIELD (AP) — A tractor-trailer fire filled an Interstate 77 tunnel with black smoke, backed up traffic for miles and sent two West Virginia firefighters to a hospital. The Bluefield Daily Telegraph reports that the fire in the East River Mountain Tunnel near West Virginia’s border with Virginia was extinguished by 5:50 p.m. Friday, more […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — After showing little initial interest, federal officials are conducting more animal studies on chemicals that sullied 300,000 people’s drinking water in January. For West Virginia, the decision Wednesday was the latest curveball of federal follow-up to the Freedom Industries chemical spill in Charleston. With little available research, several federal agencies were tasked […]

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PARKERSBURG (AP) — West Virginia University at Parkersburg will be live and on the air in 2015 with its own student-programmed radio station. Torie Jackson, coordinator of WVU-P’s journalism and public relations programs, said students, staff and volunteers have been setting up the station equipment in a room in the college’s journalism lab, and a […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin says West Virginia employers will see a projected $32 million reduction in workers’ compensation premiums in the coming year. The National Council on Compensation Insurance filed the proposed reduction with the Office of the West Virginia Insurance commissioner. Tomblin’s office says the reduction is the 10th consecutive year. […]

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INSTITUTE (AP) — Visitors might notice an unusual amount of activity on the campus of West Virginia State University. A training exercise is scheduled Friday on the school’s Institute campus for local and state first responders, the university’s public safety officers and students and faculty, among others. The drill is aimed at putting to the […]

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