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WELLSBURG (AP) — A Wellsburg woman has pleaded guilty to embezzling from a school service workers association. Media outlets report that the felony charge will be reduced to misdemeanor petit larceny if 61-year-old Debra Baker completes a mental health court counseling program and doesn’t commit any other crimes. Baker pleaded guilty Monday in Brooke County […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A Mingo County magistrate has filed a lawsuit alleging that she was targeted by other officials for opposing corruption. Media outlets report that Magistrate Deloris “Dee” Sidebottom filed the lawsuit Monday in Kanawha County Circuit Court. Defendants include former Mingo County Circuit Court Judge Michael Thornsbury, former prosecutor Michael Sparks and former […]

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ALMA (AP) — A camper fire in Tyler County has killed a child and injured three other people. Tyler County Sheriff Bob Kendle tells WTRF-TV that the fire was reported around 1:05 a.m. Monday near Alma. Emergency responders found the child’s body in the camper after the fire was extinguished. The other victims were taken […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx is in West Virginia to discuss local and national transportation and infrastructure issues. Foxx is set to speak Monday at the Culture Center in Charleston. Other speakers include U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller and U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall. Foxx also is scheduled to tour a bridge replacement […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — State health officials are asking parents to check their children’s vaccine requirements before school begins. Kindergarten through 12th-grade students who will enter a West Virginia school for the first time must have the DTaP, polio, MMR, chickenpox and hepatitis B vaccines. All seventh-graders and 12th-graders are required to show proof that they’ve […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The West Virginia Center for Professional Development is hosting training for Advanced Placement teachers this week in Charleston. The professional development session will be held Tuesday through Thursday at Capital High School. The Advanced Placement program offers students an opportunity to take college-level courses while in high school. They will receive college […]

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WILLIAMSTOWN (AP) — More than 500 Fenton Art Glass pieces are expected to be sold when the Fenton Art Glass Museum holds its final auction. Collectors from around the world are expected to attend the July 26 auction at the Dexter City Auction Gallery in Dexter City, Ohio. The auction is the last of three […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Two transgender women say they were ordered to take off their makeup, jewelry and wigs at West Virginal Division of Motor Vehicles offices or they would not get new driver’s license photos. In the process, they say they were belittled, and called names like “it.” “The manager told the agent I was […]

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday upheld the Obama administration’s environmental protections designed to reduce water pollution from mountaintop-removal coal mining. In a 3-0 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said the Environmental Protection Agency acted within its authority when it instituted two measures under the […]

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PARKERSBURG (AP) — When Jenny Christopher purchased the house at 1001 Avery St., also known as the Kaltenecker House, in October 2012, she learned she had many unanswered questions about its history. Christopher said while the house is on the National Register of Historic Places, she has been unable to find anything about it before […]

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