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CHARLESTON (AP) — A 92-year-old Charleston woman is recovering after a fall left her lying on a floor in her home for two days. Evelyn McClure tells WCHS-TV that her next-door neighbor and niece found her. McClure says she thought she was going to die after she fell while walking down the stairs. She says […]

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Board of Education has approved hiring Michael Martirano to serve as the state’s next schools superintendent. The board announced last week that Martirano was its top candidate. The Charleston Gazette reports that board members voted unanimously on Tuesday to hire him. Martirano’s appointment was effective Tuesday. He replaces […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Appalachian Power and Wheeling Power are seeking a 17 percent rate increase from their West Virginia customers. The American Electric Power subsidiaries filed their request with the Public Service Commission on Monday. The proposal would increase the utilities’ revenue by $226 million. Appalachian Power says the increase is needed to recover rising […]

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CHARLES TOWN (AP) — The West Virginia Division of Highways is using a Charles Town project to test a new paving material. Highways District Five engineer Lee Thorne says crews have paved the intersection of Patrick Henry Way and U.S. 340 with a polymer binder called SuperPave. Thorne tells The Journal that an average 37,100 […]

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ALEPPO, Pa. (AP) — A southwestern Pennsylvania man has been charged with criminal homicide in the shooting death of a man with whom police say he had been drinking. State police in Green County said 52-year-old Randy Flynn Anderson was arrested in the death of 42-year-old Terry Weyrick of Cameron, West Virginia. Police allege that […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says a scam involving credit and debit cards is targeting state consumers. Morrisey says the scammer calls someone and tells them that their credit or debit card has been canceled to deactivated. The consumer is asked to give the caller the card number so the problem […]

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BLUEFIELD, Va. (AP) — A woman convicted of embezzling from the West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles is facing new charges in Virginia. Tazewell County Sheriff Brian Hieatt says 47-year-old Rhonda Ann Thomas is charged with grand larceny, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and assault and battery. Hieatt tells the Bluefield Daily […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The West Virginia Division of Public Transit is preparing to launch a new bus service between Charleston and Morgantown. The daily I-RIDE 79 service begins Tuesday. It includes stops in Clendenin, Flatwoods, Weston, Clarksburg and Fairmont. One-way fares range from $3 to $15, depending upon where the passenger boards. The service also […]

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RANSON (AP) — West Virginia’s largest casino will debut a new, 1,200-seat concert venue on July 5. 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. The casino draws heavily from the D.C. […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Applications are still being accepted for historic preservation disaster relief grants following Superstorm Sandy. The West Virginia Division of Culture and History’s State Historic Preservation Office says applications must be postmarked by July 15. About $173,000 is being made available for these grants. The funding from the National Park Service is aimed […]

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