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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is asking federal officials to delay regulations for existing power plants. Morrisey said Friday he sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency regarding plans to establish carbon dioxide emission regulations for existing power plants. According to the letter, Morrisey says the regulations should be postponed […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Former West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Elliott “Spike” Maynard, who lost a re-election bid a few months after photos surfaced of him vacationing with former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship, has died. Maynard, 71, died Thursday at Charleston Area Medical Center, according to a statement by the court, which did not list […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Nearly 230 eighth graders have been honored as winners of the Golden Horseshoe Award for their knowledge of West Virginia history and culture. A ceremony was held Thursday at the state Culture Center in Charleston. Students from all 55 counties participated. Retiring state schools Superintendent Jim Phares says as a former history […]

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BUCKHANNON (AP) — West Virginia Wesleyan has announced a $1.6 million renovation of its football stadium. The Exponent Telegram reports that the plans include adding stadium lights, widening the track from six lanes to eight and replacing the grass field with artificial turf. Bob Skinner is Wesleyan’s vice president for student advancement. He says the […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A team of eighth graders from Moorefield Middle School has won the West Virginia History Bowl. The competition involving 24 teams from schools in 15 counties was held Tuesday at the state Culture Center in Charleston. They had advanced from eight regional tournaments held across the state. The double-elimination tournament included lightning […]

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BECKLEY (AP) — Two southern West Virginia residents have been sentenced for forging oxycodone prescriptions. Thirty-one-year-old Raymond Duncan of Bud was sentenced to 10 months in prison Thursday in federal court in Beckley. Thirty-eight-year-old Jeremy Blankenship of Crab Orchard was sentenced to three years’ probation. Federal prosecutors say the men took stolen prescription pads to […]

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SOUTH CHARLESTON (AP) — A West Virginia fisherman has reeled in a state record blue catfish. The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources says the fish was caught by Austin Hoffman of Milton on April 26 along the Ohio River. Officials say the fish measured 47.75 inches and weighed 52.95 pounds. The previous record was […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A federal judge has found another West Virginia mining operation in violation of the state’s water quality standard for selenium. U.S. District Judge Robert C. Chambers’ latest ruling comes in a lawsuit filed by several environmental groups against CONSOL Energy’s Peg Fork Surface Mine. Chambers ruled that discharges from the mine exceeded […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A Jackson County man faces federal charges of illegally capturing and selling about 300 wild turtles. Thomas Pepin of Ravenswood is charged in an indictment with two counts of unlawful transport and sale of wildlife. Pepin is accused of capturing the turtles from sites near his home between July 2012 and September […]

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BECKLEY (AP) — Appalachian Regional Healthcare says it has agreed on a tentative contract with a union representing more than 700 registered nurses. Appalachian says in a news release that the two sides agreed on the proposed deal late Wednesday. The health care system says the Southern United Nurses/National Nurses United rescinded a one-day strike […]

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