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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Warner and Republican challenger Ed Gillespie are trading jabs for the first time in person. Warner accused Gillespie at a Saturday debate of being a “partisan warrior” who would contribute to congressional gridlock. Gillespie said Warner has been a “blank check” for the Obama administration, which […]

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WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller has been elected to the board of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. The West Virginia Democrat’s addition to the board was announced by the Virginia historic attraction Friday. The foundation also said retired U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Anthony C. Zinni has been elected to the board. Zinni has […]

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BLUEFIELD (AP) — A tractor-trailer fire filled an Interstate 77 tunnel with black smoke, backed up traffic for miles and sent two West Virginia firefighters to a hospital. The Bluefield Daily Telegraph reports that the fire in the East River Mountain Tunnel near West Virginia’s border with Virginia was extinguished by 5:50 p.m. Friday, more […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — After showing little initial interest, federal officials are conducting more animal studies on chemicals that sullied 300,000 people’s drinking water in January. For West Virginia, the decision Wednesday was the latest curveball of federal follow-up to the Freedom Industries chemical spill in Charleston. With little available research, several federal agencies were tasked […]

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PARKERSBURG (AP) — West Virginia University at Parkersburg will be live and on the air in 2015 with its own student-programmed radio station. Torie Jackson, coordinator of WVU-P’s journalism and public relations programs, said students, staff and volunteers have been setting up the station equipment in a room in the college’s journalism lab, and a […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin says West Virginia employers will see a projected $32 million reduction in workers’ compensation premiums in the coming year. The National Council on Compensation Insurance filed the proposed reduction with the Office of the West Virginia Insurance commissioner. Tomblin’s office says the reduction is the 10th consecutive year. […]

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INSTITUTE (AP) — Visitors might notice an unusual amount of activity on the campus of West Virginia State University. A training exercise is scheduled Friday on the school’s Institute campus for local and state first responders, the university’s public safety officers and students and faculty, among others. The drill is aimed at putting to the […]

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HUNTINGTON (AP) — The city of Huntington is reallocating $500,000 in its budget to hire 10 new police officers to fight drug problems in neighborhoods. The city council unanimously approved the move Thursday. It will transfer funds from the city’s insurance program and the street paving budget, media outlets report. City officials estimate that drug […]

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FAIRMONT (AP) — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin is being sued by one of his brothers, who says the West Virginia Democrat and another brother never repaid a $1.7 million loan intended to keep the family’s carpet business afloat. Dr. John Manchin II filed the lawsuit in Marion County against the senator and Roch (rock) Manchin. […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A West Virginia board Friday suspended the license of the operator of a pain management clinic where investigators found syringes were being reused. It was the second disciplinary action involving the doctor’s license within a decade. Dr. Roland Chalifoux Jr. wasn’t at the closed-door meeting of the West Virginia Board of Osteopathic […]

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