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HUNTINGTON (AP) — A Kentucky man faces charges in West Virginia of embezzling $250,000 from his former employer. A Cabell County grand jury indicted 47-year-old David Allen Coronato of Prospect, Kentucky, last week. The Herald-Dispatch reports that Coronato is accused of embezzling the money from Saxe Medical Services in Barboursville between January 2000 and December […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Beckley Sanitary Board officials say a manager didn’t do anything wrong when he took a government-owned vehicle on vacation. The Charleston Gazette reports that someone photographed the pickup truck on July 10 at a shopping plaza in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and posted it on Facebook. The truck had a West Virginia […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Southern West Virginia is seeing an abundance of eagles. The Charleston Gazette reports that birders and naturalists have confirmed the presence of five new bald eagle nests in Summers and Greenbrier counties. The nests include three newly hatched eaglets. Some of the nests were spotted during an annual spring nesting survey conducted […]

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HINTON (AP) — Coca-Cola Consolidated is working across Appalachia to restore “ghost murals.” The murals were painted on buildings more than a century ago, before radio commercials, electronic billboards or television. Now the murals are fading from age. West Virginia Public Broadcasting says one of the largest restored ghost murals to date was unveiled recently […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A West Virginia prosecutor has agreed to attend an intervention program on misdemeanor domestic violence charges. Mark Plants is charged with domestic battery of his 11-year-old son. Prosecutors say Plants hit the boy more than 10 times with a leather belt on Feb. 22. He also is charged with violating a domestic-violence […]

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MOUNDSVILLE (AP) — A Northern Panhandle city is looking to sell road scales officials purchased in 2010 amid the gold rush for natural gas. Moundsville purchased the scales to weigh trucks officials believed were carrying too much cargo. The hope was the weight checks would spare unnecessary damage to city streets from overloaded trucks, which […]

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LESAGE (AP) — Cabell County Schools has opened the doors to a multimillion dollar transportation complex to keep the wheels on the district’s more than 100 buses going ’round and ’round throughout the school year. About a month after transportation employees moved into the Cabell County Schools Transportation Complex along Cox Landing Road, the facility […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Cornhole was an unfamiliar word to Patrick Smith when he was first asked to use his woodworking talents to make the game. “My neighbor asked me to build one for her brother,” Smith said. “She knew I liked woodworking. I had never heard of the game.” After doing some research, he agreed […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Four West Virginia counties are sharing $14.2 million in federal funds for watershed management projects. The funding announced by Sen. Joe Manchin is through the U.S. Department of Agriculture and its Natural Resources Conservation Service. The money is intended for planning, design and construction of watershed structures, such as dams. More than […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia consumers who might have overpaid for e-books could receive up to $1.7 million from Apple in a proposed national settlement. Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s office announced the total Thursday. Customers who purchased electronic books from some publishers from April 2010 to May 2012 would benefit. The settlement needs approval from […]

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