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CHARLESTON (AP) — The West Virginia Lottery says a Powerball ticket purchased in Weirton is worth $1 million. The buyer of the ticket picked five winning numbers in the May 17 drawing of the multistate game. The person who selected the winning combination had not come forward as of Wednesday. The winning numbers from the […]

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FAIRMONT (AP) — Fairmont General Hospital is expected to be sold to Alecto Healthcare Services unless another company makes a better offer. The Dominion Post reports that U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Patrick Flatley approved procedures for the hospital’s sale this week. The procedures authorize Fairmont General to enter into an asset purchase agreement with Alecto. If […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Several West Virginia attractions are participating in the National Endowment for the Arts initiative to offer free admission to active-duty military members and their families. The Blue Star Museums program includes more than 2,000 museums across the country offering the deal starting next week through Labor Day. Next Tuesday, the Clay Center […]

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — A new mobile app created by a survivor of the Virginia Tech shootings in 2007 is being launched at West Virginia University. Called LiveSafe App, it provides students, faculty and visitors a way to report safety concerns or potential threats. The app is already being used at around 10 campuses across the […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Motorists in West Virginia are paying an average of $3.76 for a gallon of gasoline heading into the Memorial Day holiday weekend. AAA East Central says that’s the same price as last week and is 15 cents higher than the same week a year ago. Prices range from $3.74 in Charleston and […]

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FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Cedar Grove’s police chief has pleaded guilty to assaulting a man in a grocery store parking lot. Media outlets report that Aaron Roop entered his plea to misdemeanor assault on Wednesday in Fayette County Magistrate Court. Magistrate Leonard Bickford ordered Roop to pay a fine and court costs. Roop was accused of […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is announcing $1.3 million in grants for community-based substance abuse treatment and recovery service across West Virginia. Seven providers will receive grants through the Justice Reinvestment program. One grant will help fund a new, 60- to 100-bed Mercer County treatment facility. Smaller, six- to 10-bed treatment facilities in […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A former mail carrier faces up to four years in prison after admitting on-the-job drug activity. Jack Edwin McCoy pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court in Charleston to using a communication facility to facilitate a felony drug offense. U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin says the 30-year-old White Sulphur Springs resident admitted using a […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A Massachusetts clinical testing lab has agreed to pay West Virginia more than $4 million to settle a health care fraud case. U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin announced the settlement with Calloway Laboratories, Inc. on Wednesday. Goodwin says in a news release that the $4.67 million settlement is the largest health care fraud […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The former Mountain State University is suing an accrediting body over the loss of its accreditation. The lawsuit says the Higher Learning Commission didn’t follow its policies, rules and practices when it revoked the university’s accreditation in June 2012. The lawsuit says the loss of accreditation forced the private Beckley-based university to […]

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