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CHARLESTON (AP) — January’s frigid weather continues to break records across West Virginia. Temperatures in some cities have fallen this week to their lowest levels in decades. The National Weather Service says the temperature in Charleston dropped to a record 1 below zero Thursday morning. The previous record for Jan. 30 was 3 degrees in […]

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — Police have arrested a suspect in a string of graffiti incidents in Morgantown. Police Chief Ed Preston says Ian Michael Clark, also known as “Skety,” surrendered to police on Wednesday. Clark is charged with felony destruction of property. He remains free on $1,000 bond. Preston says in a news release that numerous […]

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CLARKSBURG (AP) — West Virginia School Building Authority executive director Mark Manchin has been named schools superintendent in Harrison County. Media outlets report that the Harrison County Board of Education approved a three-year contract for Manchin on Wednesday. He will begin his new job on July 1. Manchin will replace Susan Collins as superintendent. The […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A former network engineer for an oil and gas firm’s Charleston office has admitted to intentionally causing damage to the company’s computer system. U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin said Tuesday that 34-year-old Ricky Joe Mitchell pleaded guilty in federal court in Charleston. Goodwin says Mitchell admitted that after learning he was going to […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — FBI investigators are scoping out the inside of the Charleston tank whose chemical leak rendered drinking water unsafe for days. U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin said the FBI officials have been inspecting and documenting the Freedom Industries facility since Tuesday morning. Fifteen to 20 agents from the FBI and the Environmental Protection Agency […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The West Virginia Senate on Tuesday unanimously voted for stronger regulations on above-ground storage tanks after a recent chemical spill in Charleston. The proposal patches a regulatory framework that let Freedom Industries spill chemicals into the public water supply on Jan. 9 without immediate detection, state lawmakers said. The leak into the […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — IGS Energy has opened its third compressed natural gas fueling station for vehicles in West Virginia. The Charleston station that opened Tuesday joins Ohio-based IGS Energy fueling stations in Jane Lew and Bridgeport. IGS also has a station in Dublin, Ohio, and is opening another in May in Girard, Ohio. Surging production […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia School Building Authority executive director Mark Manchin says he plans to step down to become Harrison County’s school superintendent. The county Board of Education has scheduled a special meeting Wednesday afternoon to vote on a proposed contract. School board president David Sturm tells media outlets that he expects the board […]

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — A new study says 48 percent of West Virginia’s public college graduates over the past decade are working in the state. The study by the West Virginia University College of Business and Economics looked at work participation and income of the last decade’s graduates who worked in the state in 2012. Their […]

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — A preliminary investigation indicates that the son of a Monongalia County lawmaker unintentionally shot his sleeping father and then apparently committed suicide, Morgantown Police Chief Ed Preston said Monday. Delegate Anthony Barill, D-Monongalia, was asleep early Saturday morning when a bullet went through the floor and the bed and hit him in […]

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