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PHILIPPI (AP) — West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant will be the keynote speaker at Alderson Broaddus University’s commencement. Degrees will be awarded to 126 undergraduates and 28 graduate students Saturday in Rex Pyles Arena in the Memorial Coliseum. Tennant, a Democrat, is running against Republican U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito for the retiring […]

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SHEPHERDSTOWN (AP) — Motorists looking for spare change to feed parking meters in Shepherdstown can soon have the option of paying through their cell phones. A mobile app from Parkmobile USA Inc. will be available for starting Monday for meter users in Shepherdstown. The Journal reports it’s the company’s first venture in West Virginia. The […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The West Virginia attorney general has filed a lawsuit against Mingo County school officials claiming they brushed aside allegations that two male students sexually abused female classmates. The lawsuit also claims school officials interfered with a state police investigation of the incidents. The lawsuit says administrators at Burch Middle School retaliated against […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — State mining regulators have ordered a coal company to add a buffer zone at a surface mine near Blair Mountain in Logan County. The 1,000-foot buffer zone ordered by the Department of Environmental Protection is aimed at prevented mining activities from coming too close to the site where coal miners trying to […]

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INSTITUTE (AP) — West Virginia State University President Brian Hemphill will get a pay raise under a new five-year contract. The university announced Thursday that the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission has approved the contract. Hemphill’s base salary will increase from $235,500 to $287,410. The contract also includes additional compensation paid by the WVSU […]

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WEIRTON (AP) — A Weirton man has pleaded guilty to killing a neighbor who tried to intervene in a domestic dispute. Media outlets report that 19-year-old Adam Barnhart will spend at least 25 years in prison. Barnhart pleaded guilty earlier this week in circuit court to second-degree murder and two counts of wanton endangerment. He […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — MarkWest Energy Partners says it will expand two cryogenic gas processing complexes in West Virginia. Denver-based MarkWest says in a news release that it plans to construct two new processing plants at the Sherwood complex in Doddridge County and the Mobley complex in Wetzel County. The Sherwood complex’s new plant will have […]

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FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — A Fayette County doctor faces up to 35 years in prison after pleading guilty to drug charges. Dr. Oscar Gosien was accused of giving prescription drugs to female patients in exchange for sexual favors. Media outlets report that Gosien pleaded guilty Wednesday in Fayette County Circuit Court to three counts of delivery […]

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BEAVER (AP) — Federal mine safety officials are holding the first of several meetings on the Obama administration’s new coal dust rule in Beaver, West Virginia. The Labor Department’s Mine Safety and Health Administration meets with industry representatives Thursday morning at the National Mine Health and Safety Academy. Federal officials will highlight major provisions and […]

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WASHINGTON (AP) – A new report shows West Virginia high school seniors had the worst reading scores of students sampled in 13 states last year – and were tied for worst in math. Wednesday’s national assessment, known as the nation’s report card, did show that test scores had improved in West Virginia in recent years. […]

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