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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Schools remain closed in four West Virginia counties because of a chemical spill that tainted the water supply. The Department of Education’s website shows schools in Boone, Kanawha, Lincoln and Putnam counties are closed Tuesday. The counties are among nine affected by last Thursday’s spill of a chemical used in coal […]

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Golf Association is looking for a new executive director. The association announced Monday that executive director Ken Tackett has accepted a position as a rules official with the PGA Tour. In his new job, Tackett will travel around the country to help run each event on the tour. […]

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller is seeking more funding for the U.S. Chemical Safety Board following a spill in West Virginia that tainted the water supply for about 300,000 residents. Rockefeller says in a news release that he has asked the Senate Appropriations Committee to increase the board’s fiscal 2014 budget by […]

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — For the fifth straight day, hundreds of thousands of people in West Virginia had to wash, cook and brush their teeth with bottled water, but officials promised the ban on tap water that was tainted by a chemical spill would soon be lifted. Over the weekend, tests showed that levels of […]

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SURVEYOR, W.Va. (AP) — Police are investigating the death of a Raleigh County man who was hit by a train. The Raleigh County Sheriff’s Department tells media outlets that 49-year-old Ricky Lee Gray of Eccles was killed on impact. The accident occurred around 12:25 p.m. Sunday near Surveyor. Police say the engineer attempted to warn […]

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Construction of the roof for Marshall University’s new indoor athletic facility is complete, thanks to a helicopter. Marshall director of facilities and planning Ron May says space confinements prevented using a crane to place panels on the roof’s east side. May tells the Herald-Dispatch that a helicopter was used to place […]

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PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A Belleville man faces charges of stealing several items from the Veterans Museum of the Mid-Ohio Valley. Parkersburg police tell media outlets that 61-year-old Robert Lawrence Burdette is charged with petit larceny. Museum director Gary Farris says a World I-era bayonet, a World War II-era chaplain’s cap and a World War […]

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A handful of people have been hospitalized and several hundred thousand remain without water after a chemical leaked from a storage tank in Charleston into the public water treatment system, state authorities said Saturday. About 300,000 people in nine counties entered their third day Saturday without being able to drink tap […]

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Attorney General’s office is asking residents to report any incidents of price gouging related to a chemical spill in Charleston. The office has opened a tipline that residents can call to report price gouging. The tipline number is 800-368-8808. Residents also can report price gouging on the office’s […]

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Health officials in Kanawha and Putnam counties are working to reopen restaurants, daycare centers and other facilities that have closed because of a chemical spill. Dr. Rahul Gupta is health officer for the Kanawha-Charleston and Putnam County boards of health. He said Saturday that the health departments are taking applications from […]

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