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PRINCETON (AP) — West Virginia state police say a trooper has been injured in a hit-and-run accident along the West Virginia Turnpike. State police spokesman Lt. Michael Baylous says in a news release that Trooper D.R. White of the Parkways Authority detachment had stopped his cruiser to remove debris on Interstate 77. White was struck […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A federal bankruptcy judge has set an Aug. 1 deadline for financial claims by West Virginia residents and businesses affected by a January chemical spill in Charleston that contaminated the local water supply. Proof of claims forms can be obtained and filed on the U.S. Bankruptcy Court’s website. The Charleston Gazette reports […]

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HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Hagerstown police have ruled out the possibility that a woman and her two young daughters found dead in their car were killed by someone else. Capt. Paul Kifer said Thursday that investigators hope toxicology tests will show whether the 32-year-old woman deliberately killed herself and her children, ages six months and […]

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WHEELING (AP) — An Ohio couple has pleaded guilty to extorting nearly $1 million from a woman who had embezzled the money from a West Virginia college. U.S. Attorney William Ihlenfeld says 31-year-old Jason Kirkland Weese and 26-year-old Rachaelle Marie Weese of East Liverpool, Ohio, pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court in Wheeling. Jason Weese […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia is joining the Pew Charitable Trusts to study its juvenile justice system and find better ways to keep youthful offenders out of detention centers. West Virginia nearly doubled the rate it sent youths to juvenile facilities from 1997 to 2011, a stark contrast to decreases nationwide. West Virginia had higher […]

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SPENCER (AP) — The State Fire Marshal’s Office says a Roane County man has died from injuries suffered when an oil drum exploded. The Fire Marshal’s Office tells media outlets that 24-year-old Charles Starcher of Spencer was cutting into the side of the 155-gallon drum at his home when it exploded last week. Starcher had […]

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MINDEN (AP) — Fayette County authorities believe the same person is responsible for two fires at a house in Minden within a week. The first fire occurred last week, while the second one occurred late Sunday night. The house’s residents weren’t injured. Fayette County sheriff’s Capt. Jim Sizemore tells The Register-Herald that investigators found four […]

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BUCKHANNON (AP) — Buckhannon police have identified a woman who was struck and killed by a train. Police chief Matt Gregory tells media outlets that 68-year-old Rosalea Cutlip of Buckhannon was killed Tuesday morning. Gregory says Cutlip’s death was an accident. The train was operated by Appalachian & Ohio Railroad. The railroad tells media outlets […]

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CHARLES TOWN (AP) — A Berkeley County man and his son face charges of plotting to burn a state lawmaker’s house. Darryl Edmond Palmer, 49, of Inwood, and Matthew Brian Palmer, 21, of Ranson are each charged with conspiracy to commit first-degree arson, The Herald Mail of Hagerstown, Maryland reported. The men are accused of […]

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BECKLEY (AP) — Beckley Little League has revised its background check process after discovering that a registered sex offender was a volunteer. The league barred Albert Aaron Mills, 29, from volunteering within 24 hours of learning that he is listed in the state’s sex offender registry Bill Roop, a member of the organization’s board of […]

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