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CHARLES TOWN — Police are searching for a man who robbed the United Bank at Jefferson Crossing Shopping Center about 1:39 p.m. Monday. According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, a man left the bank with an undisclosed amount of money after giving a teller a note demanding money. He was last seen running toward […]

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MARTINSBURG (AP) — West Virginia is ending a state-run high-risk insurance pool for people who can’t obtain coverage elsewhere. The Legislature created AccessWV in 2005 for people with pre-existing conditions. State Insurance Commissioner Mike Riley says that the program served a need. But it’s no longer needed because the federal Affordable Care Act guarantees coverage […]

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — Morgantown fire officials are investigating six fires that occurred after West Virginia’s 47-40 overtime loss to Texas. The Morgantown Fire Department tells media outlets that the Saturday night incidents included two dumpster fires, two street fires, a couch and a portable toilet. In one incident, 18-year-old Jacob William Pato of Washington, Pa., […]

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ALUM CREEK (AP) — A small family-owned pharmacy in Lincoln County has stopped selling all cold medications containing pseudoephedrine. Meds 2 Go Express owner Philip Michael says that demand for pseudoephedrine products soared at his Alum Creek pharmacy after a Walmart store 7 miles away in South Charleston stopped selling Sudafed. Pseudoephedrine is illegally used […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The National Guard in West Virginia is now granting military ID cards to same-sex spouses, ensuring that they get benefits such as health care. One ID card has been issued to a same-sex spouse at a National Guard location in Martinsburg. An application is pending at the Air National Guard in Charleston. […]

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MATEWAN (AP) — A Mingo County man is being held on $50,000 bail after officials said he suffocated his infant daughter in drugged stupor. According to police, 21-year-old Albert Moore of Matewan passed out Thursday after smoking crack and taking a prescription painkiller. He is charged with a felony count of child abuse in the […]

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — Teresa Maynard and Mike Carter know what the scandal-weary residents of Mingo County must be thinking: Only people who are connected to the problems could get appointed to powerful positions in a government now best known for corruption. They’re determined to prove the cynics wrong. Maynard was sworn in this week as […]

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Staff report SHENANDOAH JUNCTION — Jefferson got its 13th volleyball win of the season when it sailed past visiting Berkeley Springs with scores in the three games of 25-7, 25-17 and 25-8. The Lady Cougars received service points in the first game from Hunter Slivka, Dani Langley, Mallory Jackson and Devan Day. Kaitlyn Boyd and […]

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SHENANDOAH JUNCTION — Jefferson won its 10th volleyball match of the season when it blanked visiting Spring Mills, 3-0. The three game scores all favoring the Lady Cougars were 25-14, 27-25 and 25-17. Jefferson had its 13th win of the season with the shutout. Hunter Slivka had 15 digs and nine kills, Devan Day was […]

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ST. MARYS (AP) — Inmates at St. Marys Correctional Center grew nearly 6,000 pounds of produce this year as part of the state’s Harvest Now program. Warden Patrick Mirandy says that the prison gave about 4,500 pounds of produce to Mountaineer Food Bank. The prison used another 1,500 pounds to provide fresh food to inmates […]

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