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MARTINSBURG (AP) — Martinsburg’s gun ordinances are now in compliance with a new state law. The law prohibits municipalities from enacting firearms regulations that are greater than those of the state and federal governments. Media outlets report that the Martinsburg City Council approved four ordinances last week to bring the city into compliance with the […]

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CHARLES TOWN (AP) — The National Park Service soon will offer guided tours of sites in Charles Town related to abolitionist John Brown. The walking tours will begin Memorial Day weekend. They will be provided by rangers from Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Ranger Dennis Frye tells The Journal that the tours will provide historical […]

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GREEN VALLEY (AP) — An infected raccoon is the first confirmed case of rabies in Mercer County this year. The Mercer County Health Department says a dog attacked the raccoon on May 3 in the Wright Mountain area. Samples tested by the state showed that the raccoon was rabid. Sanitarian Andrew Whittaker tells the Bluefield […]

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CHARLES TOWN (AP) — The Jefferson County Fair Board has canceled the pig show at this year’s event amid concerns about a deadly virus. The Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus first appeared in the United States in May 2013 and has since spread to about half the country. West Virginia University Extension agent Michael Harman tells […]

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HINTON (AP) — State police say an officer has been involved in a shooting in response to an incident in southern West Virginia. State police spokesman Lt. Michael Baylous says the incident occurred Saturday morning in Hinton. Baylous says the incident involved “violent aggression” and that no other information is being immediately released. State police […]

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BLUEFIELD (AP) — Bluefield State College officials are looking for people responsible for the theft of credit cards from a campus office. College spokesman Jim Nelson says security cameras recorded two males on the same floor of the physical education building at the time the thefts were reported there Wednesday. The Bluefield Daily Telegraph reports […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — About 34,000 West Virginians have voted early ahead of Tuesday’s primary, a figure that reflects a relatively small number of contested races in a nonpresidential election year. The figure released by the Secretary of State’s office Friday includes both in-person and absentee ballots cast. The early votes aren’t counted after the polls […]

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking public comment on ways to disclose information about the chemicals used in the oil and gas drilling process known as fracking. The EPA says in a Friday release that it is also seeking input on incentives and programs that could help develop safer fracking chemicals. […]

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HUNTINGTON (AP) — Huntington police say a high school student has been charged with making a terroristic threat. Police Capt. Hank Dial says the female student is accused of writing a threat on a bathroom wall Thursday at Huntington High School. Dial says the writing threatened a shooting but didn’t have a specified target. Dial […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — An arrest warrant has been issued for a logger accused of using a government-funded contract for debris removal to cut trees for profit. A criminal complaint in Kanawha County Magistrate Court says 50-year-old David Bowen of Charleston is charged with destruction of property, wrongful injury to timber and obtaining property by false […]

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