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CEDAR GROVE (AP) — Cedar Grove Police Chief Aaron James Roop is facing misdemeanor assault and brandishing charges in Fayette County. The 31-year-old Roop is accused of threatening to kill a man last week in Smithers. A criminal complaint alleges that Roop confronted Derick Haddix in a grocery store parking lot and said he would […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia’s May 13 primary slate is official and will have several contested races on the federal level. Secretary of State Natalie Tennant certified the primary election’s candidates earlier this month. U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall in the 3rd District is the lone incumbent facing a primary opponent in the House races. The […]

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PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — Two historically black land-grant universities in Virginia and West Virginia are the recipients of U.S. Department of Agriculture grant funding intended to strengthen research and teaching at those institutions. The grants to Virginia State University in Petersburg and West Virginia State University in Institute are getting a portion of $35 million […]

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WHEELING (AP) — A former Youngstown State University administrator is the new vice president for administration and chief financial officer at Wheeling Jesuit University. The Rev. James Fleming, president of the university in Wheeling, announced the appointment of Gene P. Grilli on Wednesday. Grilli was vice president for finance administration at Youngstown for seven years. […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A handful of the hundreds of creditors seeking compensation from the company at the center of West Virginia’s chemical spill that deprived residents of usable tap water for days questioned top executives Tuesday in bankruptcy court. At a creditors meeting administered by a U.S. Department of Justice official, Freedom Industries President Gary […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The West Virginia Senate has passed a bill to increase the penalty for transporting narcotics into West Virginia. The bill increases prison time from 1 year or more to up to 15 years. The bill states that individuals convicted of the felony charge may be fined up to $25,000. Sen. Clark Barnes […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The West Virginia Senate has passed legislation requiring physical activity for students. Under the Move to Improve Act, elementary school students must participate in 30 minutes of physical education three days a week. The bill requires middle-school students to attend at least one full period of physical education per day with 30 […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The West Virginia Senate has unanimously passed a Good Samaritan law for those seeking medical assistance for drug or alcohol overdose. The West Virginia Overdose Prevention Act grants immunity from arrest and prosecution to individuals seeking medical attention for themselves or another. Under this bill, individuals couldn’t be cited for public intoxication, […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The West Virginia Senate has postponed voting on a bill to raise all teacher salaries $1,000. The bill was scheduled for a vote on Tuesday but has been held over until Wednesday. Earlier this month, the Senate Education Committee amended the bill to grant teachers the across-the-board raise, increasing it from a […]

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HANOVER, Md. (AP) — Maryland State Police have charged a Virginia couple in a counterfeit poker chip scheme and they’re seeking charges against two other people in a separate case. Maryland Live! Casino security contacted police last month with descriptions of four people they believe passed counterfeit chips. Police say Rosa Nguyen of Annandale, Va., […]

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