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CHARLESTON (AP) — Four National Park Service attractions in West Virginia drew a total of 1.5 million visitors last year. A Park Service report looked at attendance in 2013 at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, New River Gorge National River, Bluestone National Scenic River and Gauley River National Recreation Area. Visitors to those sites spent […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — After largely dismissing the possibility of long-term health problems, federal officials will conduct more studies on chemicals that spilled into West Virginia’s largest drinking water supply in January. In the next two months, federal health officials are also heading back to West Virginia. They want to determine how best to track the […]

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MARTINSBURG (AP) — Police in West Virginia are looking for those responsible for tying a tow rope around the neck of a horse that later died. Berkeley County Sheriff Kenneth Lemaster Jr. tells The Journal that the horse was euthanized Wednesday. Lemaster says two suspects believed to be male teenagers were seen running away from […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A Charlotte, N.C., man has pleaded guilty to firing a gun near a school in Charleston. Media outlets report 20-year-old Aric Adams entered a guilty plea Wednesday in Kanawha County Circuit Court to wanton endangerment and brandishing. Adams had been indicted in federal court, but as part of his plea agreement, the […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — An investigation that found syringes were being reused at a West Virginia pain management clinic — whose operator had his medical license revoked in Texas — was triggered after a patient developed bacterial meningitis, a health official said Tuesday. Health officials in Ohio and West Virginia advised patients of Valley Pain Management […]

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A retired coal miner who suffers from black lung disease urged Congress on Tuesday to help clear a backlog of claims of fellow miners who have the disease. “I look to y’all to help us to get that which we need,” Robert Bailey of Princeton, W.Va., told senators at a Capitol Hill […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A bankruptcy judge is giving Freedom Industries, its insurer and stakeholders 10 days to strike an agreement on its $2.9 million insurance policy. The company that contaminated West Virginia’s largest water supply returned to bankruptcy court Tuesday in Charleston. Freedom and 24 residents and businesses that sued after the spill proposed a […]

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CLARKSBURG (AP) — A former Shinnston police officer has been sentenced on drug charges. Media outlets report that a Harrison County Circuit Court judge sentenced Charles Roscoe Henning III on Monday to four to 16 years in prison. The 40-year-old Salem resident pleaded guilty in June to four counts of obtaining a controlled substance by […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A former lawn care worker has pleaded guilty to killing a 90-year-old Charleston man with a hammer. Media outlets report that 39-year-old Anthony David Caldwell pleaded guilty to first-degree murder on Monday. He entered the plea as his trial was set to begin in Kanawha County Circuit Court. Prosecutors say Caldwell hit […]

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HUTTONSVILLE (AP) — A bridge in Randolph County has been renamed in honor of a soldier who was killed in the Vietnam War. The former Becky’s Creek Bridge near Huttonsville is now the U.S. Army Sgt. Cecil W. Kittle Memorial Bridge. The Inter-Mountain reports that a bridge dedication ceremony was held Saturday. State online records […]

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