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MORGANTOWN (AP) — Morgantown fire officials are investigating six fires that occurred after West Virginia’s 47-40 overtime loss to Texas. The Morgantown Fire Department tells media outlets that the Saturday night incidents included two dumpster fires, two street fires, a couch and a portable toilet. In one incident, 18-year-old Jacob William Pato of Washington, Pa., […]

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ALUM CREEK (AP) — A small family-owned pharmacy in Lincoln County has stopped selling all cold medications containing pseudoephedrine. Meds 2 Go Express owner Philip Michael says that demand for pseudoephedrine products soared at his Alum Creek pharmacy after a Walmart store 7 miles away in South Charleston stopped selling Sudafed. Pseudoephedrine is illegally used […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The National Guard in West Virginia is now granting military ID cards to same-sex spouses, ensuring that they get benefits such as health care. One ID card has been issued to a same-sex spouse at a National Guard location in Martinsburg. An application is pending at the Air National Guard in Charleston. […]

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MATEWAN (AP) — A Mingo County man is being held on $50,000 bail after officials said he suffocated his infant daughter in drugged stupor. According to police, 21-year-old Albert Moore of Matewan passed out Thursday after smoking crack and taking a prescription painkiller. He is charged with a felony count of child abuse in the […]

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — Teresa Maynard and Mike Carter know what the scandal-weary residents of Mingo County must be thinking: Only people who are connected to the problems could get appointed to powerful positions in a government now best known for corruption. They’re determined to prove the cynics wrong. Maynard was sworn in this week as […]

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ST. MARYS (AP) — Inmates at St. Marys Correctional Center grew nearly 6,000 pounds of produce this year as part of the state’s Harvest Now program. Warden Patrick Mirandy says that the prison gave about 4,500 pounds of produce to Mountaineer Food Bank. The prison used another 1,500 pounds to provide fresh food to inmates […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Some cold medications containing pseudoephedrine are no longer being sold at Rite Aid stores in West Virginia. Rite Aid’s West Virginia stores recently stopped selling cold medications that have pseudoephedrine as their only active ingredient. Pseudoephedrine also is illegally used to manufacture methamphetamine. Law enforcement agencies in the state have seized 370 […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia’s spending on prisoner health care increased 38 percent between 2001 and 2008. According to a study by the Pew Charitable Trusts, the state’s spending went from $15.7 million to $21.7 million. Many other states reported much sharper increases. For example, New Hampshire saw a 379 percent increase, from $5.4 million […]

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FAIRMONT (AP) — A 28-year-old Marion County man has been sentenced to 250-1,000 years in prison on multiple counts of sexual assault and abuse of a minor. Matthew Monroe Cottingham was sentenced Friday in Fairmont by Marion Circuit Judge David R. James. The Fairmont man was sentenced on a total of 20 counts involving a […]

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By JIM BISSETT The Dominion Post MORGANTOWN (AP) — Pretty good deal when you can save the world at $5 an acre. At least a prehistoric parcel of it. That’s what WVU ecology professor Charlie Baer and a group of his colleagues did in 1960 when they purchased a 259-acre parcel of Cranesville Swamp, a […]

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