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CHARLESTON (AP) — A new report from the U.S. Department of the Interior says just over 1.5 million people visited West Virginia’s national park sites in 2012. That ranks West Virginia 33rd among all states in national park visitation. Those people spent about $63 million visiting the sites — spending that supported 863 jobs in […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia is bracing for yet another round of snow and ice. Winter storm warnings are in effect for the entire state through Monday. The National Weather Service says parts of the Eastern Panhandle could see up to a foot of snow. Up to six to eight inches of snow is expected […]

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PARKERSBURG (AP) — The number of deer killed during Parkersburg’s 2013 urban archery hunt jumped 100 percent from 2012’s total. The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources says hunters killed 42 deer during the 2013 hunt, compared to 21 in 2012. Mayor Bob Newell tells the Parkersburg News and Sentinel that the number of deer […]

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — West Virginia University’s veteran population is pretty substantial. More than 1,000 veterans attend the school. But the university hasn’t always been able to accommodate them in the best of ways. Officials are hoping that’s about to change with one particular new space on campus. Tucked away on the ground floor of the […]

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LUMBERPORT (AP) — Federal authorities are investigating a single-engine plane crash that killed the pilot in Harrison County. Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen tells media outlets that the pilot was the only person on board the Beechcraft BE-33 when it crashed Saturday. The pilot hasn’t been identified. Police say the plane crashed around 12:15 […]

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — West Virginia University is developing a conduct handbook for student organizations and taking other steps to improve these groups’ behavior. The handbook is intended to serve as a conduct guide for student organizations and to show that there will be repercussions from wrongdoing by any members of groups. The handbook would apply […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A sniffling, watery-eyed woman holding a tissue is becoming a familiar face for West Virginians who surf the web. The congested lady is stamped across the Internet in ads by over-the-counter drug manufacturers, who hope to kill a push to make some cold medicines available by prescription only. The legislation, aimed at […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The chemical spill in January that contaminated drinking water for 300,000 West Virginians around Charleston has brought national attention to issues of water safety. But many rural West Virginians outside the reach of the spill have been living without tap water for drinking for months — or even years. The residents of […]

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WELLSBURG (AP) — A former employee of Bethany College admits she stole more than $1 million from her employer, and she says she did it to pay off two people who threatened to tell her husband she had been unfaithful. Shelly Lough made the admission Friday in Brooke County Circuit Court. She pleaded guilty to […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has lifted a state of emergency related to the January chemical spill into a public water supply. Tomblin issued a proclamation rescinding the emergency declaration Friday, more than seven weeks after it was issued. The emergency declaration covered nine counties affected by the Jan. 9 spill of a […]

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