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CHARLESTON (AP) — More than 100 days after a chemical spill into 300,000 West Virginians’ water source, federal officials are trying to determine at what level people can safely breathe the chemical’s fumes. Over the next few months, the Environmental Protection Agency will work on detecting the spilled chemical in air and creating a corresponding […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Federal impact inspections at U.S. mines in March resulted in 152 citations and 14 orders. The Mine Safety and Health Administration conducted the inspections at 10 coal mines and three other mines. Six citations and five failure orders were issued at Peabody Midwest Mining LLC’s Francisco underground mine in Gibson County, Indiana. […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A Charlotte, North Carolina, man has been accused of firing a gun near a school in Charleston. Prosecutors say a federal grand jury in Charleston indicted 20-year-old Aric Adams Jr. on charges that he fired the gun eight times on March 25 shortly after students at J.E. Robins Elementary School were released […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia voters can begin heading to the polls to cast votes ahead of the May 13 primary election. Early voting begins Wednesday and runs through May 10. Polls will be open on Saturdays. Residents can check the early voting hours in their county on the Secretary of State’s website at www.wvsos.com. […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Federal officials in southern West Virginia say they collected more than three tons of unwanted and expired drugs during last weekend’s Prescription Drug Take-Back day. U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin and Drug Enforcement Administration supervisory agent Suzan Williamson said the collection set a record at 6,211 pounds of prescription drugs. West Virginians participated […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The West Virginia Supreme Court says a Kanawha County woman convicted in a truancy case can’t be both fined and ordered to perform community service. The court says a Kanawha County judge also erred when he placed Beth Bennett on 90 days’ probation. In an opinion issued Tuesday, the court says there […]

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PRINCETON (AP) — Two pit bulls are in quarantine in Mercer County after they bit three people and attacked another dog. Mercer County animal control officer Tracy Monninger tells the Bluefield Daily Telegraph that the owner surrendered the dogs following the attacks. Monninger says the dogs escaped from their yard Tuesday by going under a […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The Department of Health and Human Resources is facing a June 11 deadline to come up with a plan to address issues at the state’s two psychiatric hospitals. These issues include staffing shortages and noncompetitive wages for workers. The Charleston Gazette reports that Kanawha County Circuit Court Judge Louis “Duke” Bloom ordered […]

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HUNTINGTON (AP) — Marshall University is launching an accelerated program that allows students to earn a bachelor’s degree and a doctor of medicine degree faster. The Huntington school says the program will allow students to earn the degrees in seven years rather than the traditional eight years. Officials say the school is dedicated to developing […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Average gasoline prices are up 4 cents per gallon in West Virginia this week. AAA East Central says the price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas in the state is $3.74. That’s down about 11 cents per gallon compared with the same week a year ago. Prices range from $3.68 in […]

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