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WARRENTON, Va. (AP) — A West Virginia prisoner has been found mentally competent to stand trial in a decades-old slaying in Virginia’s horse country. A judge in Fauquier County Circuit Court on Monday restored 66-year-old Ronald Cloud’s competency. Cloud had been sent to Central State Hospital in Petersburg last October after he was found incompetent […]

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MARTINSBURG (AP) — A former Berkeley County deputy has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a wreck in 2013. Media outlets report that 31-year-old Patrick D. Ware of Hedgesville pleaded guilty Monday to driving under the influence causing bodily injury and providing false information to police. Ware is scheduled to be sentenced June 16 in […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Federal investigators say the operator of a Marshall County coal mine where a worker was killed didn’t ensure that safe work procedures and policies were in place. The U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration cited McElroy Coal Co. for the accident that killed 62-year-old Roger R. King in October 2013. King was […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Health regulators have granted a 6-month license to a center for developmentally disabled adults and children in Romney. Two dozen children were removed from the facility in mid-January because of abuse allegations. The state Department of Health and Human Resources provisional license will let the center open cottages to house eight children […]

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Maryland is joining three other jurisdictions in supporting the Obama administration’s plan to clean up the Chesapeake Bay watershed, seeking to counter an election-year legal challenge by farmers and 21 attorneys general that could shape future U.S. environmental policy. The case before the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia asks […]

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MARTINSBURG (AP) — Two men each face up to 115 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges stemming from break-ins at two mausoleums at a Martinsburg cemetery. David P. Bowers, 25, of Hedgesville and Richard Ruffner, 30, of Martinsburg each pleaded guilty on Monday to 23 felony counts of disinterment of a body and […]

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WHEELING (AP) — An Ohio County Board of Education candidate says one of his campaign signs has been torched four times. But it’s still standing. Tim Burch is puzzled by the repeated vandalism of the sign. He tells The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register that other candidates’ signs nearby haven’t been touched. Burch says the first […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia’s public higher education governing bodies have agreed to work together to make it easier for students to transfer credits from one school to another. The Higher Education Policy Commission and the Council for Community and Technical College Education plan to develop a statewide agreement that will enable associate programs to […]

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — State regulators have proposed a $33,380 fine for West Virginia University for violating hazardous waste storage practices. The fine stems from an inspection by the Department of Environmental Protection last September. A proposed DEP consent order says the violations include failing to mark the date of accumulation on a container of hazardous […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — With little to worry about in their May 13 party primaries, Natalie Tennant and Shelley Moore Capito are focused on a likely November matchup that could tilt the majority in the tightly contested Democratic U.S. Senate. Either way, West Virginia is poised to make its own history. The state has never elected […]

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