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BUCKHANNON (AP) — Alderson Broaddus University has expelled a student from Virginia following his arrest in connection with a group fight at West Virginia Wesleyan College. Buckhannon police chief Matt Gregory tells media outlets that 19-year-old Steven Smith of Virginia Beach, Va., is charged with malicious wounding. Gregory says about 20 students were involved in […]

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HUNTINGTON (AP) — A Huntington man has been convicted in federal court on a child pornography charge. U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin says 66-year-old John D. Hayes was found guilty following a three-day bench by U.S. District Judge Robert. C. Chambers in Huntington. Goodwin says Chambers found that Hayes knowingly possessed child pornography on a computer […]

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MILTON (AP) — A manager of a Cabell County meat processing shop says 10 cattle belonging to customers have been stolen from the shop’s livestock pens. Media outlets report several customers had dropped off the cattle at Nelson’s Meat Market in Milton over the weekend. Shop manager Rick Stepp discovered the thefts on Monday. Stepp […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia consumers who might have overpaid for e-books will receive nearly $700,000 from the partial settlement of a national lawsuit. Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s office announced Wednesday the refunds are being paid out to consumers who purchased electronic books from some publishers from April 2010 to May 2012. The refunds are […]

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — Law students will tackle power plant issues at the annual National Energy & Sustainability Moot Court Competition in Morgantown. The three-day competition starts Thursday at West Virginia University’s Erickson Alumni Center. The competition is being hosted by the WVU College of Law. Twenty-four teams from across the country are competing. This year, […]

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FALLING WATERS (AP) — West Virginia State Police say two multi-vehicle accidents on Interstate 81 during whiteout conditions have left two people dead and more than half a dozen others injured. State police spokesman Lt. Michael Baylous says the fatalities occurred in a seven-vehicle wreck in the northbound lanes around 8:45 a.m. Wednesday. Five to […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Antero Resources says it will be the anchor ethane supplier for a proposed cracker plant in West Virginia. Antero announced an agreement on Wednesday to provide 30,000 barrels of ethane a day to the plant, if it’s built. Brazilian petrochemical giant Odebrecht is exploring the possibility of building the ethane cracker and […]

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BUCKHANNON (AP) — West Virginia Wesleyan College says its students didn’t provoke an altercation with Alderson Broaddus University students that involved about 20 people. The private school in Buckhannon says in a statement to media outlets that its students acted in self-defense. The fight occurred early Sunday morning outside the Kappa Alpha Order house adjacent […]

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — An idea for growing mushrooms has earned a John Marshall High School student a $10,000 college scholarship. Sierra Cook of Glen Dale came up with the concept for Marshall Mushrooms, a small business that grows and markets shitake and maitake mushrooms to Ohio Valley restaurants, grocery and health food stores. The senior […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Gasoline prices have inched up a penny across West Virginia in the past week. AAA East Central says the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded rose to $3.60 per gallon. That’s 13 cents cheaper than the same week a year ago. Prices range from $3.52 in Charleston to $3.68 in […]

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