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CHARLESTON (AP) — The West Virginia Division of Culture and History is seeking quilt squares to be a part of the West Virginia Statehood Sesquicentennial Quilt to go on display in Charleston. Officials say quilting is such an integral part of life and heritage in West Virginia that they wanted to showcase one in the […]

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — The case of high school senior kept out of the classroom for refusing to get mandatory immunizations is on hold while a similar case plays out elsewhere in the state. Randolph County Circuit Court Judge Jaymie Godwin Wilfong ruled Friday that Olivia Hudok’s complaint will be addressed after a similar case is […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The notion of putting beans in chili has been a sensitive topic as long as competitive cook-offs have been around. So this year the International Chili Society is saying: let’s do both. For the first time, the ICS will have traditional red chili and bean-optional chili categories at its 46th world championship […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — More than 5,000 West Virginians who lost their homes to foreclosure may be eligible for payments under a national settlement between lenders and states. Attorney General Darrell McGraw said Wednesday that 5,222 borrowers in the state will receive claim forms. The settlement includes $3.6 million in payments to residents who lost homes […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A judge rejected a plea bargain Wednesday on federal gun and drug charges for a Charleston man involved in sniper shootings that terrorized the Kanawha Valley in 2003. Instead of imposing the agreed-upon sentence in U.S. District Court in Charleston, Judge John Copenhaver said that the deal 37-year-old Shawn Thomas Lester had […]

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LEWISBURG (AP) — A special prosecutor has been appointed in the investigation of the disappearance of drugs and cash from the Greenbrier County Sheriff’s Department. Media outlets say the Prosecuting Attorneys Institute named Raleigh County prosecutor Kristin Keller as special prosecutor for the case. The West Virginia State Police is conducting the investigation. Greenbrier County […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A federal judge is directing a lawsuit challenging West Virginia municipal gun control laws to state court. U.S. District Judge John Copenhaver also dismissed a dozen counts against the city of Charleston from the case brought by the West Virginia Citizens Defense League. The group and individual gun rights advocates sued Charleston, […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Two Mexican nationals have been sentenced to nearly six months in federal prison for transporting illegal immigrants, while a Texas man has pleaded guilty to similar charges in another case in West Virginia. U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin says Miguel Marquez-Jiminez and Sergio Morales-Jimenez were sentenced in federal court in Huntington this week. […]

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WVU ponders academic fellowships to Big 12 schools MORGANTOWN (AP) — West Virginia University’s new relationship with the Big 12 is about more than athletics, so Provost Michele Wheatly says she’s working on an academic exchange program of sorts. Wheatly and Associate Provost C.B. Wilson are developing a plan to help fund faculty visits to […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Gasoline prices have fallen in West Virginia. AAA East Central says the average price for a gallon of regular, unleaded gasoline fell about seven cents over the past week to nearly $3.87. That’s lower than the national average of about $3.81 and about 36 cents higher than gas prices in the state […]

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