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CHARLESTON (AP) — The owner of a southern West Virginia trucking company faces up to 10 years in prison on federal tax charges. U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin says Richard L. Bailey Jr. of Fayetteville pleaded guilty last week to failing to collect and pay federal employment taxes. Bailey owned and operated Duster Trucking Company in […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Frontier Communications and the Communications Workers of America have extended their contract again while negotiations continue on a new labor agreement. Frontier says the existing contract will remain in effect until 11:59 p.m. on Aug. 2. The contract was set to expire Saturday night. The company and the union have extended the […]

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — A Morgantown area woman is recovering after being attacked by a black bear. Kelly Dale tells The Dominion Post that she walked into a dangerous situation Wednesday night, when she found herself between a mother bear and its cub. The enraged bear swatted at her head and straddled her after knocking her […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — It all started with a dream. As a boy, Rocky Parsons watched his father leave every day for work as a milkman for Broughton. His father sold milk and ice cream and young Parsons dreamed of the day he could follow in his father’s footsteps in what he thought had to be […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Facing his toughest re-election in decades, Democratic U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall sat down three supporters outside an idyllic general store in West Virginia for a TV ad. Miffed, the pro-coal trio lamented that wealthy out-of-towners keep spending millions of dollars to blast their congressman. “New York City?!” they cried. “They’re not telling […]

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HUNTINGTON (AP) — Since she was 24, Rachel Torlone has been trying to fight a disease that most people don’t think about until middle-age or later. Torlone’s grandmother, Erma Reed, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2004, when Torlone was still a teenager. Reed died at the age of 82 in 2010. That’s when Torlone formed […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — If Trace Corley has gained anything from his years of skateboarding, it’s persistence. If you can’t nail a trick on the first try, keep practicing. If you fall down, get back up. “You just have to keep trying until something works,” he said. Corley, 25, has applied the same ethic to his […]

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WINFIELD (AP) — A psychiatrist has determined that a Hurricane man is competent to stand trial on a charge of killing his infant son. The evaluation of 33-year-old Robert Jeremy Smith was filed Thursday in Putnam County Circuit Court. Smith is charged with death of a child by a parent as a result of child […]

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HAYSI, Va. (AP) — More than 120 people are being laid off at an Alpha Natural Resources mine in southwest Virginia amid declining production and demand. The coal company said the layoffs will occur as the mine near Haysi is closed over the next two months, according to media reports. Thursday, 66 were laid off […]

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CLARKSBURG (AP) — An inmate at Hazelton Federal Correctional Institute has been convicted of assaulting a correctional officer. Edward C. Crow was convicted Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Clarksburg on three counts stemming from the attack. The Exponent Telegram reports that Crow was found guilty of assaulting a correctional officer resulting in bodily injury, […]

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