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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia’s treasurer has a check waiting for Matt Lauer, albeit a small one. Treasurer John Perdue said Wednesday that the “Today” show co-host is on a list of people due unclaimed property. Perdue serves as the custodian for the unclaimed accounts. He didn’t disclose details of Lauer’s check but calls it […]

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INSTITUTE (AP) — West Virginia officials are meeting to discuss ways to increase opportunities for veterans to attend the state’s colleges and universities. The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission is hosting a symposium on the topic on Tuesday on the campus of West Virginia State University in Institute. The event will feature a keynote […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia authorities are participating in a national campaign to improve highway safety. The Public Service Commission’s Transportation Enforcement Division is taking part in Operation Safe Driver. It began on Sunday and runs through Saturday. The campaign focuses on highway safety for commercial vehicles. It is sponsored by the Federal Motor Carrier […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia Lottery officials are questioning The Greenbrier resort’s practice of giving bus day-tour groups’ access to its casino. Lottery Director John Musgrave tells the Charleston Gazette that the West Virginia Lottery Commission will need to clarify The Greenbrier casino gambling regulations. The commission plans to discuss the issue at its Oct. […]

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FAIRMONT (AP) — Fifty-two people have pleaded guilty to weapons and drug-trafficking charges in what U.S. Attorney William Ihlenfeld calls one of the largest investigations ever conducted in West Virginia’s Northern District. One person pleaded guilty in state court, while all the others appeared in federal court. All the suspects had been indicted in May. […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Free legal assistance is available for West Virginia residents whose property was damaged during a severe windstorm on June 29. The American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division and Legal Aid of West Virginia are partnering to offer the Disaster Legal Services program. The Federal Emergency Management Agency says callers will be matched […]

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BECKLEY (AP) — West Virginia’s new lifetime hunting and fishing license for seniors appears to be a hit, with sales topping 2,700. “It’s pretty well tracking the figure we presented several years ago when we looked at the U.S. Census Bureau data, indicating how many seniors we had that hunted and fished,” DNR Wildlife Chief […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Future West Virginia public employees would have to work longer before retiring, pay more toward their pensions and lose ways to boost their benefits under a proposal being discussed at the Legislature. As the baby boomer generation continues to retire, those that replace them may end up with leaner pension benefits as […]

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — The Interstate 68 bridge across Cheat Lake has a new name. Starting Saturday, the span outside Morgantown will be known as the Lt. Col. Carroll Baxter Lilly Memorial Bridge. The Legislature approved the naming to honor a Morgantown pilot still missing in action from the Vietnam War. Lilly graduated from Morgantown High […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Proposed state budget cuts could hurt students who need West Virginia’s PROMISE scholarship to attend college, Higher Education Policy Commission Chairman Paul Hill said. The commission has asked Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin to exempt higher education and financial aid programs from his proposed 7.5 percent budget cut for all state agencies. If […]

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