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MORGANTOWN (AP) — West Virginia University police need help identifying the rightful owner of an urn believed to contain human ashes. Capt. Phil Scott says it’s been outdoors on a wooded lot for a while. But Scott says it’s not related to another case in which cremains were stolen from a vehicle. Barrackville resident Fritz […]

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Democrats look for replacements following sheriff’s resignation

Shirley is expected to change his plea on Monday BRYAN CLARK Spirit Staff EDITOR’S NOTE: Following the publication of this article, the Jefferson County Commission has altered the process by which it will choose a replacement for ex-Sheriff Robert “Bobby” Shirley. The County Commission will now directly advertize the position and accept applications. Though applicants […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A Kanawha County man has been sentenced to probation and community service for his two children’s excessive absences from school. The Daily Mail reports that Craig Rogers of Clendenin received the punishment Wednesday in Kanawha County Circuit Court. Rogers was sentenced to 60 days of probation and 10 days of community service, […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia’s public schools are ninth in Education Week’s annual rankings, despite receiving an F for student achievement. West Virginia received an overall B- with a score of 80.8 percent in the “Quality Counts 2013” released Thursday. The state ranked second in school finance. It received an A-, up from a C-plus […]

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Staff reports CHARLES TOWN — Three people, one of them a Jefferson County emergency medical technician, were charged with selling prescription drugs following a lengthy investigation by area law enforcement officers. Justice Jones, 26, of the 7800 block of Leetown Road, was charged with two counts of delivery of a Schedule II controlled substance. Jones, […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — While officials have improved conditions at West Virginia’s only high-security correctional center for juveniles, they lack an immediate plan for complying with last month’s court order condemning the facility, lawmakers learned Monday. Division of Juvenile Services Director Dale Humphreys said officials hope for clearer directions from Circuit Judge Omar Aboulhosn at a […]

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HUNTINGTON (AP) — A former convenience store owner in Huntington will spend six months in prison for food stamp fraud. Abe Eliorzazi pleaded guilty in September 2012 to defrauding the food stamp program. He was sentenced Monday in federal court in Huntington. Media outlets report that U.S. District Judge Robert C. Chambers also ordered Eliorzazi […]

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PARKERSBURG (AP) — The parents of a Parkersburg High School student say a teacher put their son in a box labeled “Bad Kid Fort” because of his behavior in the classroom. Beth Dean and Jeff Richards tell the Parkersburg News and Sentinel that their 15-year-old son has Asperger’s Syndrome. They say the teacher humiliated him. […]

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JOHNSTOWN, Pa. — Foul troubles for Gabby Flinchum, Emily Daniel, and Priscilla Moseh were too much for Shepherd to overcome last Thursday when the Lady Rams fell, 70-67, in a WVIAC game at Pitt-Johnstown. Shepherd dipped to 2-3 in the conference and just 3-6 overall while the Mountain Cats neared the .500 mark overall with […]

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JOHNSTOWN, Pa. — With Chad Moore beginning the 2013 portion of the Shepherd schedule with 31 points and 11 rebounds, the Rams picked up a choice WVIAC road win over host Pitt-Johnstown, defeating the Mountain Cats, 92-84, last Thursday. Shepherd stayed near the top of the conference’s mens basketball standings with a 4-1 league record […]

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