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CHARLESTON (AP) — Libertarian candidates will again appear automatically on the West Virginia ballot following an absence of more than a decade, after the party’s gubernatorial hopeful attracted enough votes in Tuesday’s general election. David Moran received more than 8,700 votes, or 1.3 percent of the total. State law recognizes a party for ballot access […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Frontier Communications will be reimbursed more than $29 million that it spent to improve its landline network and expand broadband access in West Virginia. The West Virginia Public Service Commission approved the reimbursements last week. The money will come from two escrow accounts established in 2010 as part of Frontier’s acquisition of […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Longtime West Virginia-American Federation of Teachers President Judy Hale is retiring. Hale has served as the union’s president since 1990. She was a teacher for 22 year before she became the union’s leader. Her replacement is Marlinton Middle School teacher Christine Campbell. Campbell will become president in six months. Hale tells the […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The search is on for a new executive director for West Virginia Public Broadcasting. The Charleston Gazette reports members of the state Educational Broadcasting Authority formally opened the search Wednesday for a replacement for Dennis Adkins, who is retiring next month. Adkins had been at odds with the authority over finances and […]

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Oct. 23 – Oct. 29   Suspicious person: Kidde Plant   Disturbance: East 12th Avenue (two times) JMH (two times) 7-Eleven and Fifth Avenue Steed Street Mare Street 13th Avenue/Marshall Street East Fifth Avenue Apple Tree Gardens Rumorz Park Street West Sixth Avenue (two times)   Agency assist: Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office – Woodlawn Court […]

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Oct. 28   12:05 a.m. Marlow Road-Alarm-Business secure 1:05 a.m. Route 340-Motorist assist-Assistance rendered 1:51 a.m. East Washington Street-Traffic stop-One arrest for DUI 6:10 a.m. Marlow Road-Alarm-Accidental 10:40 a.m. Craighill Estates-Loose horses-Owner contacted 11:15 a.m. Augustine Avenue-Petit Larceny-Subject returned and paid for fuel/no action 1:37 p.m. East Washington Street-Disturbance-One arrest for obstructing an officer 4:10 […]

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By KATE LONG The Charleston Gazette KINGWOOD (AP) — When Aubrey Duckworth was 10 years old, West Virginia University’s CARDIAC screeners came to Preston County’s Kingwood Elementary. They checked fifth-graders’ blood pressure, cholesterol, height and weight. They also checked the back of each child’s neck. They were looking for a dark patch of skin, a […]

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HUNTINGTON (AP) — A man with multiple drunken driving convictions has avoided a life sentence for the latest charges. John David Caldwell pleaded guilty Monday in Cabell County Circuit Court to third-offense driving under the influence, third-offense driving on a suspended/revoked license for DUI and fleeing while DUI. The Herald-Dispatch reports that Circuit Judge Alfred […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Republicans have nearly erased the Democrats’ 15-seat majority in West Virginia’s House of Delegates. Tuesday’s unofficial results give the GOP at least 44 seats in the 100-member House. At least five Democratic incumbents fell to GOP challengers. Republicans picked up four more seats left open by retiring Democrats. One Republican incumbent lost: […]

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GLEN EASTON (AP) — Chesapeake Energy could soon resume operations at a gas well pad in Marshall County that was shut down by state regulators. Division of Environmental Protection spokesman Tom Aluise tells The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register that Chesapeake has made significant progress stabilizing the Ray Baker pad. He says the DEP’s shutdown order […]

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