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CHARLESTON (AP) — A rare floor debate broke out in the West Virginia Senate over how a state committee should mete out future grants to improve broadband access. The Senate adopted an amendment Wednesday that tells the state’s broadband counsel to prioritize Internet access for everyone before considering upgrades for some communities. Sen. Robert Plymale […]

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PRINCETON (AP) — A West Virginia State Police official says a trooper shot and killed a pit bull because he thought the dog was attacking him. Princeton detachment commander Sgt. D.W. Miller says two pit bulls ran toward Trooper W.H. File after he got out of his cruiser. File shot one dog and the other […]

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MARTINSBURG (AP) — Martinsburg has agreed to pay $15,830 in state fines for wastewater treatment violations. Water and sewer department director Steve Knipe says the city will comply with a state Department of Environmental Protection consent order. Knipe says that city officials disagree with the DEP on laboratory results for fecal coli samples taken at […]

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WILLIAMSON (AP) — Williamson Police Chief Dave Rockel says the crackdown on Mingo County’s drug trade will continue, and the slaying of Sheriff Eugene Crum has only “awakened the sleeping giant.” Rockel commands the county’s drug task force. He says dealers should know Operation Zero Tolerance will continue. He tells media outlets investigators will honor […]

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By MEGAN WORKMAN The Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON (AP) — Lauren Sandberg isn’t a brewmaster at Morgantown Brewing Co., but she has helped carry bags of grain, stirred the mashed grains in barrels and still physically felt her hard work three days later. The marketing director at the Morgantown-based brewpub said handcrafted beers found at craft […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Republicans in West Virginia’s House of Delegates don’t believe their increased numbers amounted to much this session, but they may be selling themselves short. After the 2012 election brought them within five seats of capturing a majority, GOP delegates kicked off the session in February by heralding an agenda they touted as […]

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WILLIAMSON (AP) — The late Mingo County Sheriff Eugene Crum made it his mission to clean up the county’s pervasive drug problem. He wanted residents to live without fear that illegal drugs were being sold in their neighborhoods. He wanted to cut off the flow of drugs that he said often were coming from prescriptions […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The price of gas continues to fall in West Virginia. The Triple A’s weekly fuel gauge reports a 4-cent decline in the price per gallon of gas since last week. The statewide average is $3.69 a gallon, which remains higher than the national average of $3.64. The auto club attributes the cheaper […]

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — The Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute says its research into Alzheimer’s and other neurological diseases will move into human clinical trials in the next few years. The institute at West Virginia University announced Wednesday it has a new agreement with Florida-based Neurotrope BioScience to investigate promising new diagnostic techniques and therapeutic drugs. It […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A state agency says there have been seven meningitis cases in West Virginia linked to a recalled steroid. The Office of Epidemiology and Prevention Services says the patients received shots of the steroid at the Pars Interventional Pain and Wellness Center in Parkersburg. It’s the only facility in West Virginia that received […]

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