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CHARLESTON (AP) — Gasoline prices dipped slightly in West Virginia this week. AAA East Central says the average price for a gallon of regular was $3.78. That’s down about 2 cents from last week and up about 18 cents per gallon compared with the same week a year ago. Prices range from about $3.74 in […]

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BLUEFIELD (AP) — A West Virginia program that pays for funerals for indigent families is now out of money. The state’s indigent burial program has exhausted its funds until the new fiscal year, which begins on July 1. State lawmakers tell the Bluefield Daily Telegraph that it’s the second year the money has run out […]

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WILLIAMSON (AP) — The search is on for a new superintendent of schools in Mingo County. Media outlets report that Randy Keathley announced this week that he’s retiring as the head of Mingo County’s school system at the end of the school year. Keathley began his educational career as an elementary school teacher and later […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that two Alpha Natural Resources mountaintop removal mines in southern West Virginia illegally polluted streams. U.S. District Judge Robert Chambers in Huntington ruled Wednesday that the Elk Run Coal mine in Boone County and Alex Energy mine in Nicholas County harmed aquatic life in two streams — […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The percentage of residents getting health insurance through two programs has increased more in West Virginia than in almost any other state since Medicaid was expanded under the Affordable Care Act, according to federal data released this week. The data covers those enrolled in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program as […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says federal regulators don’t have authority to implement a wide-reaching scale-back on carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants. The Republican made the assertion in a Friday letter to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy. Since coal plants are covered elsewhere in the Clean Air Act, Morrisey […]

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BRIDGEPORT (AP) — The mayor of Bridgeport says he has no plans to resign from public office despite his indictment on federal drug charges. Federal agents arrested Mayor Mario Blount on Tuesday on charges of illegally dispensing prescription painkillers. A pharmacist, Blount was charged with conspiracy to possess and distribute schedule II controlled substances, distribution […]

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HUNTINGTON (AP) — A Marshall University scientist has received a $432,000 cancer research grant. The National Cancer Institute grant is going to Vincent E. Sollars, an associate professor of biochemistry and microbiology. The grant will fund a three-year project in epigenetics. That is a relatively new concept in cancer therapies that has shown promise. The […]

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MINDEN (AP) — Fayette County authorities are investigating another fire in the Minden area. Media outlets report that a house was burned around 11 p.m. Friday. About a dozen fires have occurred in the area in recent weeks. Fayette County Sheriff Steve Kessler says the fires are being investigated as arsons. Rewards are being offered […]

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FAIRMONT (AP) — A Marion County woman will spend at least two years in prison after being convicted on charges related to her father’s slaying. Media outlets report that Kristyn Palmer entered an Alford plea on Friday to forgery, uttering and conspiracy to commit a felony. A first-degree murder charge was dismissed. An Alford plea […]

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