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FAIRMONT (AP) — Paige Madden of Moundsville will represent West Virginia in the Miss America Pageant. Media outlets report that Madden was crowned Miss West Virginia on Tuesday night. Julie Braunlich of Wheeling was crowned Miss West Virginia’s Outstanding Teen. The 70th annual state pageant was held at Fairmont State University. The Miss America Pageant […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection is tapping William “Fred” Durham as its director for the Division of Air Quality. The appointment by Department Secretary Randy Huffman is effective July 1. Durham has served as acting director since Feb. 28, when the former director retired. Durham served as both the division’s […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia residents can begin applying for school clothing vouchers for eligible children on July 1. The Department of Health and Human Resources say the vouchers can be used toward the purchase of school clothing. Families who sew clothing for their children can use the vouchers to buy piece goods. Each eligible […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A federal lawsuit blames a Charleston airport runway project in part for the January chemical spill that left 300,000 residents without clean water for days. The lawsuit said Yeager Airport’s runway extension, which has been completed, never safeguarded against stormwater runoff. In court papers filed Friday, residents and businesses said the airport […]

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of 39 lawmakers is urging a federal court to block the Obama administration’s plan to clean up the Chesapeake Bay watershed, describing it as an unjustified power grab. The filing in the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia puts the lawmakers alongside 21 attorneys general who already oppose […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia’s casinos are in sound financial condition, despite growing across-the-border competition that has cost them millions of dollars in revenue, an audit has found. The five casinos lost more than $140 million total between the 2012 and 2013 fiscal years, according to the audit by the Charleston accounting firm Gibbons and […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A former employee of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department is facing up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to mail fraud. Federal prosecutors say 44-year old Cheryl Gray of Hilltop appeared Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Charleston. Gray’s job was to collect application fees for concealed weapon permits, record […]

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Former Ohio State University president Gordon Gee is stepping down from his role at the state’s private economic development agency, JobsOhio. Gee announced his departure Tuesday at the JobsOhio board meeting in Columbus, saying it would be his last. The 70-year-old Gee is now president of West Virginia University. He has […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren will campaign for Natalie Tennant in West Virginia next month in a push to keep a Democratic Senate seat. Warren will accompany Tennant in the Eastern Panhandle on July 14 as she unveils an education agenda. Tennant’s campaign provided trip details to The Associated Press. A Massachusetts Democrat, Warren […]

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BUCKHANNON (AP) — An August sentencing is set for a Buckhannon man convicted of killing another man in a murder-for-hire case. Jessie Lee Heater is one of three people charged in the 2012 slaying of 29-year-old Joshua Oberg of Buckhannon. Media outlets report that an Upshur County jury convicted Heater of first-degree murder, concealed of […]

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