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PRINCETON (AP) — Police are awaiting autopsy results for a Virginia man who was run over by a school bus on a West Virginia road. Mercer County sheriff’s Senior Deputy A.M. Ballard tells media outlets that investigators don’t know whether the victim was alive when he was struck. Ballard identified the victim as 31-year-old Patrick […]

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BERKELEY SPRINGS (AP) — This year’s Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting competition produced some familiar winners. All but one of the six best tasting municipal waters had won at Berkeley Springs before, event organizers said late Saturday in a written statement. Once again, Canadian tap water from Clearbrook, British Columbia, was deemed the best in […]

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — West Virginia University is planning pedestrian and vehicular safety improvements on its Evansdale campus. The university says the upgrades include realigning an intersection and installing a new pedestrian crosswalk and signal there. A four-way traffic light at the intersection will be upgraded to accommodate a new access road from the Coliseum parking […]

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PHILIPPI (AP) — The Barbour County Commission has appointed an interim sheriff to replace John Hawkins, who resigned after pleading guilty to a fraud charge. Media outlets report that sheriff’s Lt. Phil Ferguson will serve as interim sheriff until a permanent successor is named. The commission has 30 days to fill the position. Hawkins pleaded […]

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CLARKSBURG (AP) — The state is investigating a Harrison County volunteer fire department following the death of a member of another department. The Exponent Telegram reports that the West Virginia Fire Commission launched an investigation of the Summit Park Volunteer Fire Department following complaints by relatives of Nutter Fort Volunteer Fire Department member Michael Garrett […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A group of 12 co-workers from Innovative Mattress Solutions in Winfield will share a $1 million Powerball prize. West Virginia Lottery Director John Musgrave says the group that calls themselves the “IMS Dreamers” bought a ticket that matched five numbers for Wednesday’s Powerball drawing. The group bought 60 Powerball tickets at the […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A doll of West Virginia first lady Joanne Jaeger Tomblin is joining a collection that began in 1976. The newest commemorative doll in the First Ladies of West Virginia doll collection was unveiled during a reception at the Culture Center in Charleston this week. The doll of first lady Joanne Jaeger Tomblin […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A taxpayer-funded research team has collected hundreds of water samples from 10 homes, in the hope of determining how much of a coal-cleaning chemical can be present in the water supply before it is too toxic for people to drink. The team will also try to determine at what level the licorice-scented […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A proposal to ban abortions in West Virginia after 20 weeks of pregnancy has passed a second legislative panel with no discussion. The House of Delegates Judiciary Committee cleared the bill on a split vote Friday, potentially setting up a contentious debate on the House floor. Committee chairman Tim Manchin didn’t allow […]

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BERKELEY SPRINGS (AP) — The Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting competition is set to hand out awards for the best municipal, purified, still and sparkling bottled waters. Winners are scheduled to be announced at a ceremony Saturday night. This year’s competition includes more than 125 entries. Veteran judge and journalist Mark Kraham says one key […]

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