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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia’s affiliate of the ACLU is participating in a project examining local police use of military technology and tactics. The American Civil Liberties Union of West Virginia Foundation and 23 other ACLU affiliates across the country have filed public records requests with law enforcement and military agencies. In West Virginia, the […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia would void local and county-wide gun laws under a measure endorsed Tuesday by the House Judiciary Committee, advancing it toward a vote by the full House of Delegates. A non-unanimous voice vote approved the bill, which would make clear that only the Legislature can regulate firearms or ammunition. The measure […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The West Virginia Senate unanimously passed a bill Tuesday that would ensure property owners face very limited liability from trespassers on their land. In general, common law states that property owners cannot be sued by trespassers unless they recklessly or willfully injure the trespasser. The bill would lock that common law into […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen has some catching up to do with his staff before he can start building his team for next fall. With time winding down until spring practice begins on Sunday, Holgorsen still must hire a running backs coach, a position that opened up last week. Four other assistants […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Gasoline prices are down 6 cents on average this week in West Virginia. AAA East Central says motorists are paying about $3.81 per gallon. That’s less than a penny cheaper than prices were a year ago in the state. Prices currently range from $3.72 in Bridgeport and Clarksburg to $3.89 in Martinsburg. […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Charleston police say more than a dozen people watched as a man was kicked, stomped and robbed, and didn’t call for help. Police say surveillance video shows that some in the crowd took photos and video of the beating on their cellphones. Police Lt. Steve Cooper tells media outlets that at least […]

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — A nonprofit group that promotes alternative energy in Appalachia has donated a solar array for Morgantown’s new farmers’ market. Aaron Sutch of the Mountain Institute says Morgantown Market Place will be West Virginia’s first solar-powered farmers’ market. The array on the new pavilion should be completed in March and will include an […]

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Ranson — The West Virginia Division of Highways (WVDOH) announced that East Fifth Avenue will be closed between Flowing Springs Road and W.Va. 9 beginning March 14. The closure will be in place 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This is necessary for the WVDOH to construct a new roundabout intersection for the […]

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MARTINSBURG — Vaughn J. Henry, age 27, of Kearneysville, entered a plea of guilty to “Possession with Intent to Distribute Crack Cocaine” in Martinsburg. Henry, who is in custody pending sentencing, faces a maximum exposure of 20 years imprisonment and a $1,000,000 fine. This case was prosecuted by First Assistant United States Attorney Betsy C. […]

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BRYAN CLARK Spirit Staff CHARLES TOWN – Members of the Envision Jefferson 2035 steering committee told the County Commission recently that they heard an earful from residents during a number of public workshops last month. The committee, which is charged with developing over the next two years a comprehensive plan which will guide major decisions […]

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