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WHEELING (AP) — The National Institutes of Health has awarded more than $1 million to Wheeling Jesuit University to develop an education program that uses simulated pandemic flu outbreaks to teach high school students about biology. The project is called Pandem-Sim: Saving the World With Biology. Wheeling Jesuit announced the five-year grant on Thursday. The […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has formed a new panel to study and recommend improvements to West Virginia’s juvenile justice system. The Democratic governor announced the formation of the West Virginia Intergovernmental Task Force on Juvenile Justice on Thursday. Task force members will work with Pew Charitable Trusts to crunch data, ensure system […]

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — West Virginia University has delayed the opening of a new $70 million student housing complex. University officials had expected the University Place complex to be ready in time for the student move-in on Aug. 15. The fall semester begins Aug. 18. Dean of students and director of housing Corey Farris tells media […]

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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. The directive is part of an order issued June 2 by Kanawha County Circuit Court Judge Duke Bloom in an ongoing case centering on the […]

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PARKERSBURG (AP) — A search committee will be created to seek a new president for West Virginia University at Parkersburg. The Parkersburg News and Sentinel reports that the school’s Board of Governors announced Wednesday evening that it will form a search committee. Board chairman Gerard El Chaar says the committee will have up to 19 […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Two men are scheduled to be sentenced in October for their roles in a kickback scheme at a West Virginia coal mine. Thirty-seven-year-old Stephen B. Herndon and 44-year-old Scott Ellis, both of Holden, each face up to five years in prison. U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin says Herndon and Ellis each pleaded guilty […]

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CLARKSBURG (AP) — The trial of a man charged with killing four people in Clarksburg has been delayed. The Exponent Telegram reports a Harrison County circuit judge Tuesday granted a postponement in the murder trial of Sidney Arthur Muller after both prosecutors and defense attorneys cited incomplete DNA and behavioral tests in the case. The […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) – Holes in a tank’s floor and roof likely helped cause a January chemical spill that contaminated West Virginia’s biggest drinking water supply for days, federal investigators said. In a report released Wednesday, the Chemical Safety Board also found that the leaky Freedom Industries tank wasn’t the only shoddy one. Another Freedom tank […]

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MARTINSBURG (AP) — A former Martinsburg High School quarterback has filed a complaint alleging a correctional officer assaulted him at the Eastern Regional Jail. Justin “Cookie” Clinton, 19, is being held at the jail on breaking and entering, grand larceny and other charges. The West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority is investigating Clinton’s […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Seven public-private regional councils in West Virginia will receive $70,000 grants apiece to produce economic development strategies that support creating jobs. The grants from the U.S. Economic Development Administration were announced Tuesday by U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin and Jay Rockefeller and Congressman Nick Rahall. The councils serve a total of 32 counties […]

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