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CHARLESTON (AP) — Former Mingo County prosecutor Michael Sparks has been sentenced to a year in prison after pleading guilty in a federal corruption case. Sparks was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Charleston. In addition to his time behind bars, Sparks was sentenced to a year of supervised release. Sparks pleaded guilty in […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — CVS Pharmacy is no longer selling some cold medications that contain pseudoephedrine at its stores in West Virginia. The sales ban applies to medications that have pseudoephedrine as their only active ingredient. Pseudoephedrine also is used to illegally manufacture methamphetamine. CVS, which has 50 stores in West Virginia, also has also stopped […]

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RANSON (AP) — West Virginia’s largest casino is debuting a new, 1,200-seat concert venue The band Credence Clearwater Revisited, which features two former members of the classic rock band Credence Clearwater Revival, will be the opening act at the new Event Center at Hollywood Casino on Saturday. The casino draws heavily from the D.C. market, […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia organized labor has created a new independent fundraising arm ahead of the November general election. According to a filing with the Federal Election Commission, the West Virginia AFL-CIO created the new federal political action committee “Honest West Virginians” in late June. AFL-CIO treasurer Josh Sword told the Charleston Daily Mail […]

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BECKLEY (AP) — Remember the movie “Pretty in Pink”? Girls in the ’80s envied not only Molly Ringwald’s natural pout but her character Andie Walsh’s ability to take an old dress, a pair of shears and a sewing machine to transform a thrift store castoff into possibly the most iconic prom/revenge frock of all time. […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — BridgeValley Community and Technical College has signed a transfer agreement with West Virginia State University. Officials say the schools signed an agreement that allows students to get an associate’s degree at BridgeValley and then transfer to West Virginia State University to complete their bachelor’s degree for certain programs. The associate’s degrees can […]

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HUNTINGTON (AP) — About 112 high school students from southern West Virginia are participating in the annual Health Sciences and Technology Academy Summer Institute at Marshall University. Officials say the institute conducted in collaboration with West Virginia University will take place July 13-18 on Marshall University’s Huntington campus. It is the 10th year for the […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The public has an opportunity to weigh in on the state’s proposed list of dangerous animals that would be banned under a new law. The list developed by the Wild and Dangerous Animal Board includes chimpanzees, crocodiles, giraffes, elephants, piranha, and several types of pythons. The law passed this year only clamps […]

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — West Virginia University President E. Gordon Gee will earn a total $775,000 under his new contract. Media outlets report that Gee’s earnings include $650,000 in base pay and a $125,000 supplement to be paid by the WVU Foundation. Gee also will be eligible for annual raises under the two-year contract. Gee’s pay […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia’s Public Service Commission is warning residents about a scam by callers who claim to represent utility companies. The PSC says a Parkersburg-area man reported that he had been bilked out of about $1,500 by a caller claiming to represent Appalachian Power Company. Perpetrators of the scam threaten to shut off […]

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