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MORGANTOWN (AP) — The Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute says its research into Alzheimer’s and other neurological diseases will move into human clinical trials in the next few years. The institute at West Virginia University announced Wednesday it has a new agreement with Florida-based Neurotrope BioScience to investigate promising new diagnostic techniques and therapeutic drugs. It […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A state agency says there have been seven meningitis cases in West Virginia linked to a recalled steroid. The Office of Epidemiology and Prevention Services says the patients received shots of the steroid at the Pars Interventional Pain and Wellness Center in Parkersburg. It’s the only facility in West Virginia that received […]

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SOUTH CHARLESTON (AP) — The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources says a license that allows people to try hunting without completing a hunter education course is now available online. Officials say the West Virginia Apprentice Hunting and Trapping License can be purchased online by people who have not previously held a hunting license. Director […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The West Virginia Senate hopes that instituting public-private funding partnerships will enable the state to become the nation’s first to give free breakfast and lunch to all schoolchildren. The program would initially focus on elementary schools with hopes to expand it to all students as funds become available. The state Senate unanimously […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A governor’s portrait of U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin will be unveiled next week at the state Capitol. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin will host the unveiling of the portrait at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Charleston. Painted by Larry Bruce Bishop, the portrait then will be placed in the Governor’s Reception Room. Manchin served […]

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PARKERSBURG (AP) — A new monument in Parkersburg will honor local military personnel who were killed in Desert Storm, Iraq and Afghanistan. Construction on the Fallen Soldier Memorial is expected to be completed this summer. A dedication is planned Aug. 3. The Parkersburg News and Sentinel reports that more than 200 people attended a groundbreaking […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The West Virginia State Police is making it easier for organizations that serve children, the elderly and disabled individuals to obtain the results of federal background checks of potential employees. The agency has revised its policy to allow the state’s background check contractor, MorphoTrust, to submit potential employees’ fingerprints to the FBI. […]

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HUNTINGTON (AP) — A Cabell County sheriff’s deputy is being recognized for the 1,000 felony arrests he has made as part of the U.S. Marshals Service fugitive task force. Sgt. Dale Enochs recorded the milestone last week in Huntington when he arrested a suspect in a daytime burglary in Kanawha County. The 41-year-old law enforcement […]

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HUNTINGTON (AP) — A 46-year-old Huntington man who admitted accepting heroin and prescription painkillers in exchange for rent has pleaded guilty to distributing oxycodone. The government says Jerry A. Lowe entered his plea on Monday. His sentencing was scheduled for June 24 in U.S. District Court. Prosecutors say Lowe admitted that he received heroin and […]

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Meeting postponed

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The County Commission of Jefferson County public hearing scheduled for 7 p.m. March 25 has been postponed due to inclement weather until 7 p.m. March 27 in the County Commission Meeting room located at the Old Charles Town Library.

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