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CHARLESTON (AP) — A Charlotte, N.C., man has pleaded guilty to firing a gun near a school in Charleston. Media outlets report 20-year-old Aric Adams entered a guilty plea Wednesday in Kanawha County Circuit Court to wanton endangerment and brandishing. Adams had been indicted in federal court, but as part of his plea agreement, the […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — An investigation that found syringes were being reused at a West Virginia pain management clinic — whose operator had his medical license revoked in Texas — was triggered after a patient developed bacterial meningitis, a health official said Tuesday. Health officials in Ohio and West Virginia advised patients of Valley Pain Management […]

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A retired coal miner who suffers from black lung disease urged Congress on Tuesday to help clear a backlog of claims of fellow miners who have the disease. “I look to y’all to help us to get that which we need,” Robert Bailey of Princeton, W.Va., told senators at a Capitol Hill […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A bankruptcy judge is giving Freedom Industries, its insurer and stakeholders 10 days to strike an agreement on its $2.9 million insurance policy. The company that contaminated West Virginia’s largest water supply returned to bankruptcy court Tuesday in Charleston. Freedom and 24 residents and businesses that sued after the spill proposed a […]

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CLARKSBURG (AP) — A former Shinnston police officer has been sentenced on drug charges. Media outlets report that a Harrison County Circuit Court judge sentenced Charles Roscoe Henning III on Monday to four to 16 years in prison. The 40-year-old Salem resident pleaded guilty in June to four counts of obtaining a controlled substance by […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A former lawn care worker has pleaded guilty to killing a 90-year-old Charleston man with a hammer. Media outlets report that 39-year-old Anthony David Caldwell pleaded guilty to first-degree murder on Monday. He entered the plea as his trial was set to begin in Kanawha County Circuit Court. Prosecutors say Caldwell hit […]

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HUTTONSVILLE (AP) — A bridge in Randolph County has been renamed in honor of a soldier who was killed in the Vietnam War. The former Becky’s Creek Bridge near Huttonsville is now the U.S. Army Sgt. Cecil W. Kittle Memorial Bridge. The Inter-Mountain reports that a bridge dedication ceremony was held Saturday. State online records […]

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MARTINSBURG (AP) — Martinsburg has installed a free public electric car charging station in a downtown parking lot. A ribbon cutting ceremony for the solar-powered station is scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday. Mountain View Solar installed the equipment and will service it. Colin Williams with Mountain View Solar tells The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown, Md., that […]

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MAXWELTON (AP) — A Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic closed because of air concerns is expected to reopen next month. The Greenbrier County Community Based Outpatient Clinic in Maxwelton was closed June 6 after several employees became ill. Beckley Veterans Affairs Medical Center spokeswoman Debbie Voloski tells The Register-Herald that the clinic is tentatively scheduled to […]

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CLARKSBURG (AP) — Clarksburg officials are working to resolve issues with the city’s code enforcement offices. A proposed city ordinance would adopt the latest versions of 10 codes that make up the state building code. There also are provisions regarding enforcement of the state code, certification of code officers and building permits. The West Virginia […]

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