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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has ordered all U.S. and state flags at state facilities in Kanawha County to be lowered to half-staff Saturday in honor of West Virginia State University President Emeritus Hazo W. Carter Jr. The 67-year-old died Tuesday and funeral services were scheduled for Saturday. Carter had served […]

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CLARKSBURG (AP) — A judge has dismissed charges against a Wheeling lawyer and a private investigator in a witness tampering case. According to media outlets, Harrison County Circuit Judge John Lewis Marks Jr. granted a motion by prosecutors to drop the case after two key witnesses died from apparent heroin overdoses. Attorney Paul J. Harris […]

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WHEELING (AP) — A Wheeling man is charged with threatening to shoot up a federal building that was previously targeted by a gunman who was killed by police. According to media reports, 43-year-old Charles Edwin Coffman is charged with threating to commit a terrorist act. The felony charge is punishable by up to three years […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The Roman Catholic Diocese of West Virginia has scheduled a conference intended to promote social ministry in parishes across the state. The Wheeling-Charleston Diocese’s Office of Social Ministries and Catholic Charities of West Virginia are sponsoring the conference, which is scheduled for June 27 and 28. It will be held in Charleston. […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Eighth-grade students will put their history studies to the test at a competition in Charleston. The regional competition in the West Virginia State History Bowl tournament is scheduled for Friday. Students from eight schools are competing. The competition will test their knowledge of West Virginia culture, government, literature, history, geography, and even […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A new exhibit in Charleston is offering an expansive look at African Americans in West Virginia. Through 51 photographs, the Culture Center exhibit captures black West Virginians as workers and artists and engaged in school, church and social activities. The images were drawn primarily from the first half of the 20th century […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The Senate is scheduled to vote on a bill to invest a portion of West Virginia’s oil and natural gas revenues for future infrastructure and economic development. The Future Fund Bill would set aside 25 percent of severance tax revenues above and beyond a $175 million benchmark. The fund would be allowed […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia is ratcheting up water testing at schools on orders from Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin. The testing is expected to occur over the weekend, with results due back by next week. The state Department of Education is working with the National Guard on the new round of testing. Officials lifted a […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A West Virginia pizza restaurant has been shut down after a district manager was caught on surveillance video urinating into a sink. Pizza Hut Corp. spokesman Doug Terfehr said Wednesday the company was made aware of the video Tuesday and fired the employee shortly thereafter. The restaurant in Kermit, about 85 miles […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The Senate Select Committee on Children and Poverty is backing a bill to streamline ways community groups can use public facilities for programs that promote healthy lifestyles. The Healthy Children and Healthy Communities Act requires the Bureau for Public Health and the Division of Highways to collaborate with state and local agencies […]

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