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CHARLESTON (AP) — It’s back-to-school season, and West Virginia State Police want motorists to slow down. They’re issuing a reminder that the speed limit in school zones is 15 mph. They also suggest allowing extra travel time in the mornings and afternoons, when children will be getting on and off buses. State troopers will be […]

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BRUCETON MILLS (AP) — Dave Powell calls it the greatest sport you’ve never heard of — Irish Road Bowling. Powell is membership director for a West Virginia group that sponsors tournaments where anyone can try one of the world’s oldest sports. Players hurl 2-pound cannonballs down country roads, trying to finish a 1.5-mile course with […]

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HUNTINGTON (AP) — A Huntington gas station employee faces charges of forging winning lottery tickets. Media outlets say 30-year-old Crystal Gail Hampton of Huntington is charged with 35 counts of forgery and counterfeiting and one count of embezzlement. Hampton is accused in criminal complaints of scanning lottery tickets at the gas station to determine if […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia continues to issue new driver’s licenses that meet national standards adopted after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, amid a refusal by a number of other states to carry out the federal Real ID law, Deputy Division of Motor Vehicles Commissioner Steven Dale told lawmakers Tuesday. Dale said the DMV began the […]

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PRINCETON (AP) — Authorities say a human skull found in Princeton is that of an older Native American. Media outlets report that construction workers found the skull Monday morning while clearing brush. State Police Sgt. Trooper W.H. File said Tuesday that the skull isn’t related to any open criminal investigations in Mercer County.

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Gas prices remain unchanged on average in West Virginia this week. AAA East Central says prices are averaging $3.73 for a gallon of regular, unleaded gas. The lowest price of $3.71 can be found in Bridgeport, Martinsburg, Morgantown, Weirton and Wheeling. Huntington has the highest average price at $3.80. The average price […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia’s new home for the Boy Scouts of America’s National Jamboree is still hoping the state will amend its constitution to resolve a property tax issue. Lawyer Steve McGowan asked lawmakers on Tuesday to revive the necessary measure on behalf of the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve. The sprawling Fayette […]

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HUNTINGTON (AP) — Former crewmembers from the USS John Marshall are rekindling friendships and starting new ones after a weekend meeting in West Virginia. The former crewmembers reunited Saturday at Marshall University to see the bell from their submarine that has been displayed at the Huntington school since 1994. The bell was given to the […]

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ZACK HAROLD Charleston Daily Mail CHARLESTON (AP) — Members of Liberty High School’s class of 1982 will have to forgive Steven Mikes for not attending last weekend’s 30-year class reunion. He was too busy helping NASA put a robot on Mars. Mikes, 48, is a senior engineer with the avionics and flight systems of NASA’s […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The state Supreme Court has accused a Putnam County family court judge of failing to rule on motions and not entering orders into a state tracking system. Supreme Court administrator Steve Canterbury said Friday a complaint has been filed against Judge William Watkins with the state Judicial Investigation Commission. Canterbury says Watkins […]

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