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CHARLESTON (AP) — A lawsuit against a water company, chemical producer, airport and others over a January chemical spill won’t get a hearing for another year. The consolidated lawsuit that targets West Virginia American Water, Eastman Chemical, Yeager Airport and others has a hearing for a motion on class certification on Sept. 25, 2015. Judge […]

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — West Virginia University says it made about 100 more on-campus alcohol related arrests in 2013 compared to the year before. The Dominion Post reports there were 551 alcohol-related arrests on campus in 2013. That includes 257 arrests in student residential facilities. The 124 arrests on public property in 2013 were down from […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A developer of a luxury train service between The Greenbrier resort in West Virginia and the nation’s capital says the project is still in the works despite the planned auction of rail cars this week. Greenbrier Express president and CEO Ross Rowland says nine rail cars will be sold. The Charleston Gazette […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Former narcotics officers are being used at some West Virginia pain clinics to screen patients. Hope pain clinics in Beckley, Fairmont and Kanawha City are charging patients $150 for an initial screening and $75 for subsequent visits, according to The Charleston Gazette. The service is provided by Raleigh County-based PPPFD Inc. — […]

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WAYNE (AP) — A West Virginia sawmill that serves the coal industry is facing an $85,000 in federal penalties for what the government says is a workplace that puts its workers at risk of serious injuries. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration said Monday the proposed penalties follow two investigations and […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has given West Virginia Democratic Senate hopeful Natalie Tennant a fundraising lift. Reid headlined a Tennant fundraiser Friday afternoon in New York City, according to an invitation obtained by The Associated Press. Tennant campaign spokeswoman Jennifer Donohue confirmed Reid attended the event. Reid’s office didn’t respond […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Initial performance audits of West Virginia schools will begin Monday as part of a new statewide assessment program. The audits involve onsite visits of all schools by the Office of Education Performance Audits over the next two years. They will provide Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, the state Legislature and the West Virginia […]

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PRINCETON (AP) — The case against two out-of-state firefighters for an incident during a blaze in a tunnel along the Virginia-West Virginia border has been dismissed. The Bluefield Daily Telegraph reports that the obstruction charges against 30-year-old Virginia Price of Maine and 30-year-old Colin Dunn of Maryland were dropped Thursday. The pair was facing charges […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia is gearing up to test a national alert system this week. Officials say the Federal Emergency Management Agency will lead a test of the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System in West Virginia on Wednesday afternoon. The West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, the West Virginia Broadcasters […]

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HUNTINGTON (AP) — A Barboursville pharmacy president has been indicted on drug and money laundering charges. The indictment filed recently in U.S. District Court in Huntington charges 36-year-old Kofi Ohene Agyekum with distributing or conspiring to distribute oxycodone and hydromorphone pills and 36 counts of money laundering. Agyekum is president and director of KAYPAT Medical […]

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