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CHARLESTON (AP) — The state is moving forward with a project to renovate a historic mansion on the West Virginia Capitol grounds. Holly Grove Mansion has been vacant since the Bureau of Senior Services moved its offices to the Charleston Town Center Mall in October 2004. Media outlets report that the Capitol Building Commission on […]

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ABINGDON, Va. (AP) — A West Virginia woman will spend more than four years in prison for her role in a Nigerian wire fraud scheme. U.S. Attorney Timothy J. Heaphy says 47-year-old Audrey Elaine Elrod of Bluefield, West Virginia, received a 52-month sentence this week in federal court in Abingdon. Elrod had pleaded guilty in […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Gasoline prices fell 5 cents in West Virginia this week. AAA East Central says the average price for a gallon of regular was $3.76. That’s about 32 cents more per gallon compared with the same week a year ago. Prices range from about $3.64 in Huntington to almost $3.80 in Wheeling. Nationally, […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Campaign officials say Republican Shelley Moore Capito raked in more than $1.3 million for her West Virginia U.S. Senate bid last quarter, while Democrat Natalie Tennant raised about $777,000. Capito’s campaign called the haul her best fundraising period to date. The seventh-term congresswoman has almost $5 million available in campaign cash. Tennant, […]

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — West Virginia University has named Gerald Lang to lead its new Department of Forensic and Investigative Science. The university announced Lang’s appointment on Wednesday in a news release. He currently is with WVU’s Research Office. The university’s Board of Governors approved the department’s creation in April. The forensics program began in 1997. […]

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WAYNESBURG, Pa. (AP) — A southwestern Pennsylvania man has been ordered to stand trial on charges in the shooting death of a man with whom he had been drinking. Fifty-two-year-old Randy Flynn Anderson is charged in Greene County with criminal homicide, abuse of a corpse, evidence-tampering and a weapons offense in the June 26 death […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia is sharing part of more than $43 million in federal funds to help states with parks, outdoor recreation and conservation projects. The U.S. Department of Interior said West Virginia is getting more than $463,000 from the Land and Water Conservation Fund. The fund was established by Congress in 1964 to […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry is set to speak with Civil Air Patrol cadets about the state’s court system. Officials say he’ll speak to the group of girls and boys ages 12 to 21 on Tuesday night in Charleston. The Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program includes aerospace education, leadership training, […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A Clay County man faces charges of attacking a Charleston television reporter with a camera tripod. State police tell media outlets that 54-year-old Howard Jeffery Lilly of Glen is charged with felony destruction of property, grand larceny and malicious wounding. WCHS-TV reporter Bob Aaron tells media outlets that he had set up […]

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MARTINSBURG (AP) — A farm in Berkeley County is home to West Virginia’s largest Kentucky Coffee tree. Division of Forestry forester Herb Petticord says the tree at Cambellton Farm is 81 feet tall and 178 inches in circumference. Its crown spread is 17 feet. Petticord tells The Journal that the three numbers combined give the […]

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