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CHARLESTON (AP) — Cornhole was an unfamiliar word to Patrick Smith when he was first asked to use his woodworking talents to make the game. “My neighbor asked me to build one for her brother,” Smith said. “She knew I liked woodworking. I had never heard of the game.” After doing some research, he agreed […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Four West Virginia counties are sharing $14.2 million in federal funds for watershed management projects. The funding announced by Sen. Joe Manchin is through the U.S. Department of Agriculture and its Natural Resources Conservation Service. The money is intended for planning, design and construction of watershed structures, such as dams. More than […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia consumers who might have overpaid for e-books could receive up to $1.7 million from Apple in a proposed national settlement. Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s office announced the total Thursday. Customers who purchased electronic books from some publishers from April 2010 to May 2012 would benefit. The settlement needs approval from […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — About 2,200 aboveground storage tanks have already been registered in compliance with a new West Virginia law to safeguard against harmful spills. The state Department of Environmental Protection on Thursday urged tank owners to come forward with any questions so they can register on time. Most aboveground tanks must be registered in […]

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BEAVER (AP) — If you’re a Hatfield or McCoy, the theater is a good bet this weekend. Theatre of West Virginia’s production of “Hatfields and McCoys” is offering discounted tickets to the stage show to descendants of the famously feuding families. Friday night, anyone with the last name “McCoy” will be given a discounted ticket, […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia environmental officials have ordered a new surface coal mining operation near Kanawha State Forest to halt some mining. The stop-work order is from the Department of Environmental Protection. Inspectors issued an “imminent harm cessation order” when they found cracks in a barrier intended to contain runoff in a sediment-control ditch. […]

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BECKLEY (AP) — A West Virginia reporter who ducked for cover after she heard gunfire at the scene of a killing actually heard an aging pickup truck backfire. Beckley police detective Morgan Bragg said Friday the driver of the truck was passing by the crime scene on Monday when his vehicle backfired, as he said […]

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CHAPMANVILLE (AP) — Three people are dead and another person is in the hospital following a two-vehicle accident in Logan County. The Logan County Sheriff’s Department tells media outlets that a car and a pickup truck collided on West Virginia Route 10 near Chapmanville on Thursday morning. The sheriff’s department says three people in the […]

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WESTON (AP) — Two men have been indicted on murder charges stemming from the 1999 disappearance of a West Virginia woman and her daughter. A Lewis County grand jury charged both Charles Stephen Freeman, 51, of Archbold, Ohio, and Joseph Metz, 39, of Horner with two counts of first-degree murder on Wednesday in a sealed […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources is appealing a judge’s directive to give pay raises to some workers at the state’s two psychiatric hospitals, arguing that it has fulfilled a similar order issued in 2009. The directive is part of an order issued June 2 by Kanawha County Circuit […]

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