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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia lawmakers have passed a bill they hope will ensure no West Virginia student is ever denied a meal because of cost. The bill passed with overwhelming bipartisan support and would require every school to have some sort of breakfast program like the one in Mason County, where students walk to […]

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BOB MADISON Spirit Staff SHENANDOAH JUNCTION — Nothing positive could be found by Jefferson in the ashes left after its messy, 8-1, loss to Martinsburg. Only the baseball-beautiful weather could be saluted as the Cougars failed to hit, had 11 strikeouts against a pitcher they had earlier beaten, had three pitchers given rude treatment by […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The West Virginia Legislature has passed a bill that intends to crack down on drivers who are under the influence of drugs but is weaker than a previous version. The bill passed Saturday would not revoke a driver’s license if a person refuses to take a blood test. Currently, if a driver […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia will target its inmate crowding crisis by expanding supervised release and community-based drug treatment, among other steps, after the Legislature passed another key proposal Saturday from Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s agenda. With the session ending at midnight, lawmakers also approved an attempt to improve student performance and attack child poverty […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — After passing large-scale measures that aim to improve public schools and reduce crime, one issue proved too vexing for the West Virginia Legislature on the final day of its 2013 session: magistrate pay raises. The 2013 session ended Saturday with the Senate and House of Delegates unable to agree on how many […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia police will soon be able to pull drivers over for not wearing a seat belt, after the state Senate passed a stricter seat belt law. Seat belt use is already mandatory. But the new law makes it a primary offense, meaning a driver would not have to be stopped for […]

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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS (AP) — Rockers Aerosmith will perform during The Greenbrier Classic Concert series being held the week of the PGA Greenbrier Classic golf tournament. Tournament officials announced Aerosmith’s addition to the lineup on Thursday. Aerosmith will perform on July 6. Country music star Kenny Chesney is scheduled to perform on July 4. Weekly […]

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — A man who crashed a plane loaded with drugs in Wheeling and then spent four years as a fugitive is on the run again. The U.S. Marshals Service says it’s looking for 42-year-old Eugene Nicholas Cobbs, who walked away from a federal prison camp in Morgantown on Wednesday. In 2004, Cobbs wrecked […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia bail bondsmen oppose a pretrial release bill that they say would cut into their business and reduce accountability for people who flee while awaiting trial. The House Judiciary Committee held a public hearing on it Wednesday. Proponents of the bill say that people who cannot afford bail are languishing in […]

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — MTV said Wednesday it is canceling its West Virginia-based reality TV show “BUCKWILD” a week after the accidental death of 21-year-old star Shain Gandee. Network spokesman Jake Urbanski confirmed the news, saying it was “not an easy decision.” “But given Shain’s tragic passing and essential presence on the show, we felt it […]

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