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CHARLESTON (AP) — State and federal environmental officials say they don’t have a way to monitor air quality as chemical storage tanks are taken down at the industrial site that fouled public drinking supplies for 300,000 West Virginia water customers. The work is scheduled to begin next week at the former Freedom Industries site on […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A federal appeals court is declining to stand in the way of the Obama administration’s efforts to block water pollution from mountaintop removal coal mining. A panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia issued the ruling Friday, according to The Charleston Gazette. It concluded that the Environmental […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin is encouraging West Virginia residents to speak out on new pollution limits. The West Virginia Democrat is directing state residents to the Federal Register to voice their concerns regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed limits on carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired plants. Manchin has been an outspoken critic […]

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HUNTINGTON (AP) — Marshall University is teaming up with an international biosciences company to develop potential anti-cancer drugs. The partnership is between the Marshall Institute for Interdisciplinary Research and the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and Shanghai’s HD Biosciences Co. Ltd. The partners will share the costs and risks of discovery and development of […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Local fire departments are sharing more than $10,000 from West Virginia American Water to buy gear and training materials. The company says fire departments in Boone, Braxton, Cabell, Fayette, Kanawha, Mercer and Webster counties were chosen to receive the grants. Recipients will use funds to purchase emergency gear, life-saving equipment, training materials […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The West Virginia State Police are in the running for the best-looking cruiser. WCHS-TV reports that the blue cruiser with the gold top is in a nationwide online contest with state police agencies across the country. State police spokesman Lt. Michael Baylous says cruisers for the state’s police agency have had that […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Child care workers at the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and Blind are asking the state Board of Education to reconsider a new policy requiring them to obtain an associate’s degree. Media outlets report that a group of workers and parents spoke out against the policy during the board’s meeting on […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The state is moving forward with a project to renovate a historic mansion on the West Virginia Capitol grounds. Holly Grove Mansion has been vacant since the Bureau of Senior Services moved its offices to the Charleston Town Center Mall in October 2004. Media outlets report that the Capitol Building Commission on […]

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ABINGDON, Va. (AP) — A West Virginia woman will spend more than four years in prison for her role in a Nigerian wire fraud scheme. U.S. Attorney Timothy J. Heaphy says 47-year-old Audrey Elaine Elrod of Bluefield, West Virginia, received a 52-month sentence this week in federal court in Abingdon. Elrod had pleaded guilty in […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Gasoline prices fell 5 cents in West Virginia this week. AAA East Central says the average price for a gallon of regular was $3.76. That’s about 32 cents more per gallon compared with the same week a year ago. Prices range from about $3.64 in Huntington to almost $3.80 in Wheeling. Nationally, […]

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