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PINEVILLE (AP) — Authorities have identified skeletal remains found in Wyoming County as those of a Matoaka woman who disappeared in 2013. Wyoming County prosecutor Mike Cochran tells media outlets that state police troopers found the remains of 38-year-old Theresa Ford on April 10 in a shallow makeshift grave. The remains were found during a […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — An Alpha Natural Resources coal slurry impoundment in Raleigh County has violated the state’s water quality standard for selenium, a federal judge ruled in a lawsuit filed against the coal company by environmental groups. U.S. District Judge Robert C. Chambers also found that discharges from Alpha subsidiary Marfork Coal’s Brushy Fork impoundment […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A federal lawsuit filed by West Virginia’s former state school superintendent has been dismissed at her attorneys’ request. A U.S. District Court judge on Thursday approved the request by lawyers for Jorea Marple to dismiss the lawsuit because of a similar lawsuit filed earlier this month in Kanawha County Circuit Court. Marple […]

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WHEELING (AP) — WesBanco Inc.’s board has elected Todd F. Clossin as president and chief executive officer. The Wheeling-based bank holding company announced the move Thursday. Clossin will succeed Paul M. Limbert, who is retiring on April 30 after 37 years with the company. Clossin joined WesBanco as executive vice president and chief operating officer […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is assembling a council of education and industry leaders to improve science, technology, engineering and mathematics opportunities in West Virginia. The panel formed Thursday aims to spur growth in STEM degree graduates over the next decade. Tomblin said an education push will prepare for projects like a proposed […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia flags at the Capitol Complex and at state facilities in Fayette County are being displayed at half-staff in honor of a former lawmaker who died in February. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has ordered flags lowered from dawn until dusk Friday, the day of memorial services for former state Sen. Robert […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia Tourism Commissioner Betty Carver is retiring after a 37-year career working for the state. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin says in a news release the Belle native’s retirement is effective May 31. She filled a variety of tourism positions with the state, including bureau chief, deputy commissioner and community relations director. […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia will receive an additional $5.6 million in federal grants to help coal workers affected by mine closures and layoffs. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced Thursday that WorkForce West Virginia will receive National Emergency grants through 2016 for displaced miners. The state received $1.8 million in 2012. Tomblin said the Department […]

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MARTINSBURG (AP) — An autopsy report says Martinsburg police officers shot a Virginia man 23 times during an altercation in 2013. The report says Wayne Arnold Jones died from multiple gunshot wounds. The 50-year-old Stephens City, Va., man’s brothers are suing the city over the shooting on behalf of his estate. The wrongful death lawsuit […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The West Virginia Supreme Court has reinstated a man’s first-degree murder convictions for the 1982 slayings of two people in Marion County, ruling that a lower court erred when it granted him a new trial. It is the third time that Phillip Reese Bush has lost challenges of his convictions. The Supreme […]

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