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CHARLES TOWN (AP) — The West Virginia Division of Highways is using a Charles Town project to test a new paving material. Highways District Five engineer Lee Thorne says crews have paved the intersection of Patrick Henry Way and U.S. 340 with a polymer binder called SuperPave. Thorne tells The Journal that an average 37,100 […]

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ALEPPO, Pa. (AP) — A southwestern Pennsylvania man has been charged with criminal homicide in the shooting death of a man with whom police say he had been drinking. State police in Green County said 52-year-old Randy Flynn Anderson was arrested in the death of 42-year-old Terry Weyrick of Cameron, West Virginia. Police allege that […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says a scam involving credit and debit cards is targeting state consumers. Morrisey says the scammer calls someone and tells them that their credit or debit card has been canceled to deactivated. The consumer is asked to give the caller the card number so the problem […]

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BLUEFIELD, Va. (AP) — A woman convicted of embezzling from the West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles is facing new charges in Virginia. Tazewell County Sheriff Brian Hieatt says 47-year-old Rhonda Ann Thomas is charged with grand larceny, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and assault and battery. Hieatt tells the Bluefield Daily […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The West Virginia Division of Public Transit is preparing to launch a new bus service between Charleston and Morgantown. The daily I-RIDE 79 service begins Tuesday. It includes stops in Clendenin, Flatwoods, Weston, Clarksburg and Fairmont. One-way fares range from $3 to $15, depending upon where the passenger boards. The service also […]

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RANSON (AP) — West Virginia’s largest casino will debut a new, 1,200-seat concert venue on July 5. The band Credence Clearwater Revisited, which features two former members of the classic rock band Credence Clearwater Revival, will be the opening act at the new Event Center at Hollywood Casino. The casino draws heavily from the D.C. […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Applications are still being accepted for historic preservation disaster relief grants following Superstorm Sandy. The West Virginia Division of Culture and History’s State Historic Preservation Office says applications must be postmarked by July 15. About $173,000 is being made available for these grants. The funding from the National Park Service is aimed […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The owner of a southern West Virginia trucking company faces up to 10 years in prison on federal tax charges. U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin says Richard L. Bailey Jr. of Fayetteville pleaded guilty last week to failing to collect and pay federal employment taxes. Bailey owned and operated Duster Trucking Company in […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Frontier Communications and the Communications Workers of America have extended their contract again while negotiations continue on a new labor agreement. Frontier says the existing contract will remain in effect until 11:59 p.m. on Aug. 2. The contract was set to expire Saturday night. The company and the union have extended the […]

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — A Morgantown area woman is recovering after being attacked by a black bear. Kelly Dale tells The Dominion Post that she walked into a dangerous situation Wednesday night, when she found herself between a mother bear and its cub. The enraged bear swatted at her head and straddled her after knocking her […]

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