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MOUNDSVILLE (AP) — Developers say a natural gas-fired power plant is planned in West Virginia’s Northern Panhandle. Officials for Moundsville Power and the Regional Economic Development Partnership of Wheeling unveiled the plans for the $615 million plant at a Marshall County Commission meeting Tuesday. Moundsville Power managing partner Andrew Dorn says developers have filed air […]

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CEDAR GROVE (AP) — A preliminary report says an Ohio pilot was maneuvering around bad weather before his plane crashed in West Virginia. The National Transportation Safety Board report says the pilot contacted air traffic controllers and received permission to make a 30-degree left turn to maneuver around precipitation. About 13 minutes later, the pilot […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — More than 100 West Virginia seniors have become eligible to come off a wait list for in-home nursing care through Medicaid due to an increase in state funding. The Department of Health and Human Resources notified 134 seniors that they are eligible to come off the wait list. If they all meet […]

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PHILIPPI (AP) — A Belington couple accused of giving a toddler methadone to make her sleep have pleaded guilty to child neglect. State police say the 23-month-old girl died after ingesting the drug in March 2013. Media outlets report that 32-year-old Ida Lee Evans and 38-year-old David Lee DeLauder each pleaded guilty on Tuesday in […]

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WHEELING (AP) — Ohio County prosecutors have asked a judge to schedule a retrial for a Wheeling man accused of neglect in the death of his 3-year-old daughter. Circuit Judge James Mazzone declared a mistrial in Edward Cole’s case April 11 after learning that attorneys didn’t redact certain information from medical records before providing them […]

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MARTINSBURG (AP) — A Martinsburg man will spend at least a year in prison for helping to smuggle drugs into the Eastern Regional Jail. Steven Paul Anderson pleaded guilty on April 7 in Berkeley County Circuit Court to conspiracy to transport a controlled substance into a jail. The Journal reports that the 36-year-old Anderson received […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Former Mingo County prosecutor Michael Sparks’ sentencing in a federal corruption case has been rescheduled a third time. Court records show Sparks originally was set to be sentenced Feb. 24. The sentencing was pushed back to March 5 and then reset for Thursday. Last Friday, U.S. District Judge Thomas E. Johnston rescheduled […]

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CLARKSBURG (AP) — A former theater in Clarksburg is expected to play a critical role in the city’s downtown revitalization plan. The city plans to restore the former Rose Garden Theater as a regional cultural center. The Exponent Telegram reports that City Council voted last week to buy the old theater for $430,000. Prior to […]

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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS (AP) — Greenbrier County authorities are investigating the remains of a man found in a wooded area outside White Sulphur Springs. Sheriff Jan Cahill said Monday at a news conference that the remains are those of a young to middle-aged man. He says the remains were scattered and had been at the […]

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HUNTINGTON (AP) — Four former Western Regional Jail correctional officers and four inmates have been charged in a plot to kill another prisoner. A four-count indictment alleges that the plot occurred last October and targeted Zachary Matthew Lawson. Lawson, who was 18 at the time, was in custody at the jail in Barboursville awaiting trial […]

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