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CHARLESTON (AP) — The price of a gallon of gas in West Virginia fell by about six cents from last week, to about $ 3.35 for regular unleaded. That’s seven cents above the national average. AAA says it expects gas prices to fall in the months to come because of supplies, flat demand and cheaper […]

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FAIRMONT (AP) — Liquor violations are the most frequent campus crime at Fairmont State University. The university’s annual campus security and fire safety report says liquor law violations topped the list of campus crimes for each year from 2010 to 2012. There were 48 liquor law violations in 2012 resulting in referrals for disciplinary action, […]

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PARKERSBURG (AP) — A new bridge on West Virginia Route 2 is being named in honor of a Navy veteran from Williamstown. A dedication for the U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Andrew Scott Mollohan Memorial Bridge will be dedicated on Nov. 7. Mollohan died on Nov. 29, 2009. His father, Thomas Mollohan, says that he […]

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ELKINS (AP) — Authorities are investigating a house fire in Elkins that killed two people and injured five others. Elkins Fire Chief Tom Meador says the fire occurred around 4 a.m. Monday at a two-story wood and masonry house. Meador didn’t have information about the two fatalities, including their identities and ages. But he says […]

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FAIRMONT (AP) — A trial date has been set for a man charged in the 1974 slayings of three people in Fairmont. A judge set Eddie Jack Washington’s trial for Nov. 18 in Marion County Circuit Court on three first-degree murder counts and a conspiracy count. He’s accused of killing 20-year-old Lester Phillips, 19-year-old Wanda […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A report from the Workforce West Virginia Investment Council shows statewide oil and gas industry employment jumped 20 percent last year. The report says that from 2011 to 2012, oil and gas employment increased by 2,123 jobs, to total employment of 12,666. It also notes that most of the oil and gas […]

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VALLEY GROVE (AP) — State regulators are investigating spills from a drilling operation in Ohio County that damaged a house and entered a creek. Media outlets report that more than 6,000 gallons of water and a non-toxic clay mixture called drilling mud entered the basement of a house in Valley Grove last week. Department of […]

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WHEELING (AP) — An Ohio County jury has convicted a man accused of leaving his stepson locked in a hot car. Media outlets report that an Ohio County Circuit Court jury convicted 25-year-old Stephen Clemens on a child neglect charge last week. The jury also convicted Clemens of entering without breaking. A sentencing date hasn’t […]

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By BRYAN CLARK bryan@spiritofjefferson.com  HARPERS FERRY – Police are currently searching for a man who attempted to kidnap a woman yesterday near Mission Road in the Blue Ridge Mountains. State Trooper P.S. Kennedy responded to a 911 call at around 5 p.m. yesterday, lodged by the woman who alleged that an unidentified man driving a […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A West Virginia man who had more than a kilo of cocaine during a drug purchase has been sentenced to more than 22 years in federal prison. U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin says 31-year-old Richard L. Curry Jr. of Parkersburg was sentenced Monday in federal court in Charleston to 22 years and seven […]

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