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CHARLESTON (AP) — Seven video lottery establishments posing as fraternal lodges have been fined by the West Virginia Lottery Commission. Three establishments must each pay a $1,000 fine. The others were each fined $500. The commission imposed the fines on Tuesday. Another establishment was given a warning, media outlets reported. Under state law, fraternal organizations […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Georgetown University and Harvard University researchers visited Charleston on Wednesday to discuss the response to a January chemical spill into the state’s largest public water supply. The research team met with state and local officials and community stakeholders at the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department. Federal health officials, who crafted the standard used to […]

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HUNTINGTON (AP) — About 200 elementary school students will get a crash course on water at Marshall University. The university’s College of Science is hosting its second annual Water Festival on Friday. The goal is to give children a fun way of learning where water comes from, where it goes and why it’s important to […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A deadline to bid on the right to drill for oil and natural gas under parts of the Ohio River is approaching. Sealed bids are due Thursday afternoon for drilling rights on state-owned land under 22 miles of the river. The sections are in Pleasants, Marshall and Wetzel counties. Eight West Virginia […]

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DIAMOND (AP) — Police are investigating how a West Virginia first-grader obtained an unloaded gun that he brought onto a school bus. Kanawha County Sheriff’s spokesman Cpl. Brian Humphreys says another student overheard the boy talking about the gun during the bus’ afternoon run on Tuesday. The student notified the bus driver, who contacted other […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The West Virginia Tourism Commission wants to improve the state’s highway rest areas and welcome centers. Proposed actions include improving methods to count visitors to the welcome centers, installing brochure racks at all rest areas and working with the Division of Highways to re-evaluate the state map. The Charleston Gazette reports that […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Kanawha County Republicans have filed a challenge with the West Virginia Supreme Court to fill an empty House of Delegates ballot slot. Marie Sprouse-McDavid and the Kanawha County Republican Executive Committee filed the challenge Monday. It targets Secretary of State Natalie Tennant and state Election Commission members. Last month, the Election Commission […]

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — West Virginia University’s board has approved a plan to expand the percentage of the school’s non-classified staff. The Dominion Post reports that the move is in response to a new state law that changed the way the percentage of a school’s staff is calculated. Previously, all employees were counted. The new law […]

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NEW MARTINSVILLE (AP) — A Columbia Pipeline Group spokesman says a natural gas leak into a Wetzel County creek doesn’t pose a threat to the environment. Spokesman Scott Castleman tells The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register that a motorist saw bubbles in Fishing Creek on Sept. 11 and contacted the company’s monitoring center. The gas is […]

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FAIRMONT (AP) — A Marion County man convicted of killing a Fairmont State University student is seeking a new trial. Media outlets report that Dayton Scott “Scooter” Lister asked Marion County Circuit Court Judge Michael Aloi on Friday to vacate his conviction and order a new trial. A petition filed by Lister’s attorney says one […]

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