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INSTITUTE (AP) — State taxpayer-funded researchers are revealing water test results from West Virginians’ homes after chemicals spilled into their water supply in January. The independent WV TAP group will discuss their results at West Virginia State University on Friday morning. The group tested 10 home taps for the chemicals that contaminated 300,000 people’s water […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A $10 million fundraising campaign is under way to build West Virginia’s first residential treatment facility for addiction. Officials for the T-Center say there’s a need for residential, family and outpatient services in the state. The center’s board chairman Rick Otten says recent statistics show that drug overdoses now kill more West […]

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LEWISBURG (AP) — The State Fair is looking for the best pie makers in West Virginia. Bakers receiving the most votes from each county will be invited to a pie bake-off Aug. 9 at the State Fair in Fairlea. Nominations on the county level are being accepted until May 14 on the State Fair’s website, […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A judge is due to decide whether to make permanent an order barring wastewater from a Charleston chemical spill from being taken to a Putnam County landfill. Kanawha County Circuit Judge Paul Zakaib is scheduled to hear a request Friday from the city of Hurricane and the Putnam County Commission. He issued […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Federal impact inspections at U.S. mines in February resulted in 210 citations and eight orders. The Mine Safety and Health Administration conducted the inspections at nine coal mines in West Virginia, Kentucky, Virginia, Illinois and Utah. In addition, a surface gold mine in Nevada and an underground salt mine and a crushed […]

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WINFIELD (AP) — A worker at Airgas USA’s former facility in Putnam County is suing the company over a 2013 explosion that he says left him permanently injured. William Lee Parrigan’s lawsuit alleges that the company exposed him to an unsafe working condition. The lawsuit claims the Winfield resident was required to “bleed out” tanks […]

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CLARKSBURG (AP) — A Marion County man has been convicted of first-degree murder in the 2011 slaying of his father-in-law. Media outlets report that a Harrison County Circuit Court jury found Michael Ian Palmer of Baxter guilty on Wednesday following seven hours of deliberations. The jury recommended mercy, meaning Palmer would be eligible for parole […]

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BUCKHANNON (AP) — Alderson Broaddus University has expelled a student from Virginia following his arrest in connection with a group fight at West Virginia Wesleyan College. Buckhannon police chief Matt Gregory tells media outlets that 19-year-old Steven Smith of Virginia Beach, Va., is charged with malicious wounding. Gregory says about 20 students were involved in […]

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HUNTINGTON (AP) — A Huntington man has been convicted in federal court on a child pornography charge. U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin says 66-year-old John D. Hayes was found guilty following a three-day bench by U.S. District Judge Robert. C. Chambers in Huntington. Goodwin says Chambers found that Hayes knowingly possessed child pornography on a computer […]

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MILTON (AP) — A manager of a Cabell County meat processing shop says 10 cattle belonging to customers have been stolen from the shop’s livestock pens. Media outlets report several customers had dropped off the cattle at Nelson’s Meat Market in Milton over the weekend. Shop manager Rick Stepp discovered the thefts on Monday. Stepp […]

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