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WEIRTON (AP) — Former Weirton Mayor Mark Harris has agreed to pay more than $16,000 to the city in exchange for the dismissal of criminal charges against him and his wife. The Weirton Daily Times reports that the agreement has been filed in Hancock County Circuit Court. It must be approved by a judge. Harris […]

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LEWISBURG (AP) — Time is running out to submit nominations for the ninth annual Farming Heritage Award. The deadline is 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. Entries must be submitted to the State Fair of West Virginia’s office. The State Fair and the West Virginia Farm Bureau present the annual award to a family that has maintained the […]

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HUNTINGTON (AP) — Work on Marshall University’s new Visual Arts Center is expected to be completed this month. The center is located in a former department store building. Marshall bought the 112-year-old building in 2011 and began the $13.4 million renovation in January 2013. Marshall director of facilities and planning Ron May tells The Herald-Dispatch […]

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WHEELING (AP) — A New York man has been accusing of bringing counterfeit goods to Wheeling for sale at a Christmas show. Thirty-seven-year-old Xian Chen was indicted in federal court in Wheeling on nine counts of trafficking in counterfeit goods. Federal prosecutors said Thursday in a news release that in November, he brought fake brand-name […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia lottery revenues are on pace to finish behind last fiscal year. A report given to the state Lottery Commission on Thursday shows gross revenues through April were about $1.01 billion. It’s the 11th straight year that lottery revenues have reached the $1 billion mark. The Charleston Gazette reports year-to-date lottery […]

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WELCH (AP) — The McDowell County Sheriff’s Office says a 31-year-old bicyclist has been charged with operating a meth lab that deputies say was contained in his backpack. Acting on a tip, police arrested Dennis Eugene Baker of War as he was pedaling his bike. Chief Deputy Roger Deel said when an officer ordered Baker […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Three more defendants in a $1 million arson insurance scheme in Logan have been sentenced to prison. U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin said the three were sentenced to a total of 25 years in prison for their roles in the February 2012 torching of a law office building in downtown Logan. The scheme […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Arch Coal employees at a West Virginia mine are charged with pocketing almost $2 million from vendors in a pay-to-play kickback scheme, federal prosecutors said Friday. U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin said the widespread setup required vendors to pay kickbacks to Arch employees to do business with the coal company. The employees at […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Federal environmental regulators have picked five West Virginia projects to receive $1 million in brownfields grants. The Environmental Protection Agency program helps communities conduct environmental assessments of properties, review cleanup options, and start cleanup at contaminated sites. The recipients include the Wayne County Economic Development Authority, city of Morgantown, city of Thomas […]

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SUMMERSVILLE (AP) — The former director of the Nicholas County Office of Emergency Services has been charged with using a county credit card for her own use. State police say 42-year-old Carla Hennessey of Craigsville was charged Monday with one count of fraudulent schemes. She was arraigned in Nicholas County Magistrate Court and released on […]

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