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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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CHARLESTON (AP) — Organizers hope West Virginia’s upcoming inauguration ceremony and related festivities will be all about the Mountain State. “West Virginia First” is the theme for Jan. 14, when Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin will take his oath after winning a full term as the state’s chief executive. “Gov. Tomblin wanted to highlight that which […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Food served at West Virginia Bureau of Public Health meetings and events will be healthier under new guidelines issued by the agency. Half the food at agency meetings and events must be healthy. Fruit and vegetable choices should be increased and food should be baked, not fried. Water should be available and […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A statewide screening program shows that the health of West Virginia children is improving. Figures from West Virginia University’s CARDIAC program show that 27.8 percent of fifth-graders screened in the 2011-2012 school year were obese. That’s down from 28.9 percent in the 2010-2111 school year. During the same period, the number of […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Weeks before a deadline to comply with new federal identification requirements meant to curb terrorism, West Virginia is one of only 13 states to do so. States have until Jan. 15 to comply with the Real ID Act, which enforces stringent proof-of-identity requirements for anyone trying to get a photo ID. Many […]

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