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MARTINSBURG (AP) — A Berkeley County grand jury has indicted two brothers accused of robbing former NFL player Fulton Walker Jr. during a home invasion. The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown, Md., reports that 26-year-old Raheim R. Doleman and 27-year-old Roger C. Doleman Jr. are each charged with burglary, first-degree robbery, assault during commission of a felony […]

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ELKINS (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a state Division of Highways supervisor on a charge of lying to an FBI agent during an investigation into a DOH equipment office in Buckhannon. U.S. Attorney William Ihlenfeld on Thursday announced the indictment of 48-year-old Barry D. Thompson of Mount Clare. Thompson, who works as […]

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PARKERSBURG (AP) — Authorities are investigating a riot that damaged the commons area at the Lorrie Yeager Jr. Juvenile Center in Parkersburg. Six juveniles in custody at the facility destroyed the interior of the commons area. The youths broke windows, destroyed heating and cooling ductwork and broke sprinkler heads away from piping, Parkersburg Police Chief […]

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DUNBAR (AP) — Police say a Dunbar man fatally shot himself with his own gun during a struggle with officers. Kanawha County sheriff’s Cpl. Brian Humphreys says the shooting occurred Wednesday after Dunbar officers went to 65-year-old Rick Dean Wilcox’s home to serve him with a domestic violence petition. Humphreys said Thursday that Wilcox locked […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A West Virginia Senate committee has moved forward on 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 […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A legislative committee has cleared stiffer conflict-of-interest standards for West Virginia’s attorney general. The House Judiciary Committee voted 13-7 in favor of a bill that would prohibit the attorney general from overseeing cases involving any company that donated money to his election campaign or from which the attorney previously benefited. The bill […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A bill to allow West Virginia teachers to determine how to use their planning time has passed the Senate Education Committee. The bill mandates that administrators may not ask a teacher to attend meetings, trainings or any work-related event during a planning period. This includes parent-teacher conferences. West Virginia Education Association President […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin says he’s days away from lifting a state of emergency over last month’s chemical spill into a public water supply. Tomblin told reporters Tuesday that “in the next several days” he hopes to end the state of emergency, which has lasted almost 41 days. Tomblin said […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The West Virginia Senate has passed a bill to make drugs used in the production of methamphetamine available only by prescription. The bill will make pseudoephedrines a Schedule IV prescription drug and exempt medicines that can’t easily be converted to meth. The bill has been passed to the House for action. Before […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A federal judge has ruled in favor of a manufacturer in a lawsuit brought by a Texas woman who claimed her pelvic pain was caused by implanted surgical mesh. U.S. District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin on Tuesday dismissed Carolyn Lewis’ lawsuit against Johnson &amp; Johnson subsidiary Ethicon in the middle of a […]

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