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PRINCETON (AP) — State Police say a woman has been arrested after she allegedly went into a Mercer County high school bathroom and sold marijuana to a 15-year-old student. Trooper J.A. Cook in Princeton tells the Bluefield Daily Telegraph that 23-year-old Caila Marie Finley of Princeton is a former PikeView High student who was arrested […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia American Water will begin changing the water filters that were in place during the Jan. 9 chemical spill that contaminated drinking water for more than 300,000 people. Water company spokeswoman Laura Jordan said the process will begin on Monday and may take eight weeks or longer. She says only two […]

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INSTITUTE (AP) — State taxpayer-funded researchers are revealing water test results from West Virginians’ homes after chemicals spilled into their water supply in January. The independent WV TAP group will discuss their results at West Virginia State University on Friday morning. The group tested 10 home taps for the chemicals that contaminated 300,000 people’s water […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A $10 million fundraising campaign is under way to build West Virginia’s first residential treatment facility for addiction. Officials for the T-Center say there’s a need for residential, family and outpatient services in the state. The center’s board chairman Rick Otten says recent statistics show that drug overdoses now kill more West […]

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LEWISBURG (AP) — The State Fair is looking for the best pie makers in West Virginia. Bakers receiving the most votes from each county will be invited to a pie bake-off Aug. 9 at the State Fair in Fairlea. Nominations on the county level are being accepted until May 14 on the State Fair’s website, […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A judge is due to decide whether to make permanent an order barring wastewater from a Charleston chemical spill from being taken to a Putnam County landfill. Kanawha County Circuit Judge Paul Zakaib is scheduled to hear a request Friday from the city of Hurricane and the Putnam County Commission. He issued […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Federal impact inspections at U.S. mines in February resulted in 210 citations and eight orders. The Mine Safety and Health Administration conducted the inspections at nine coal mines in West Virginia, Kentucky, Virginia, Illinois and Utah. In addition, a surface gold mine in Nevada and an underground salt mine and a crushed […]

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WINFIELD (AP) — A worker at Airgas USA’s former facility in Putnam County is suing the company over a 2013 explosion that he says left him permanently injured. William Lee Parrigan’s lawsuit alleges that the company exposed him to an unsafe working condition. The lawsuit claims the Winfield resident was required to “bleed out” tanks […]

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CLARKSBURG (AP) — A Marion County man has been convicted of first-degree murder in the 2011 slaying of his father-in-law. Media outlets report that a Harrison County Circuit Court jury found Michael Ian Palmer of Baxter guilty on Wednesday following seven hours of deliberations. The jury recommended mercy, meaning Palmer would be eligible for parole […]

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BUCKHANNON (AP) — Alderson Broaddus University has expelled a student from Virginia following his arrest in connection with a group fight at West Virginia Wesleyan College. Buckhannon police chief Matt Gregory tells media outlets that 19-year-old Steven Smith of Virginia Beach, Va., is charged with malicious wounding. Gregory says about 20 students were involved in […]

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