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CHARLESTON (AP) — A new law that streamlines the process for West Virginian residents to buy a handgun also makes it easier for some people who have recently committed a crime to buy a gun. The law, passed unanimously and with little debate by the General Assembly, took effect June 4. It allows anyone who […]

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MONTERVILLE (AP) — A decade and a half ago, the place where West Virginia’s Elk River rises full-blown from the ground was known only to locals and to die-hard trout fishermen. Now it is known to anglers world-wide. On any given weekend between April and the end of June, anglers from several states and some […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A former Mingo County judge who pleaded guilty to a corruption charge is appealing his 50-month prison sentence. The Williamson Daily News reports that Michael Thornsbury’s attorney has filed a notice of appeal with the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia. Thornsbury pleaded guilty to conspiring to deprive campaign […]

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PIPESTEM (AP) — “It was more like a joke. ‘What if we built a house that was all windows?’” Nick Olson had only known Lilah Horwitz for a few days before he bought her a plane ticket from New York to West Virginia to see his family’s property in rural Summers County in the summer […]

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FAIRMONT (AP) — As Briana Glover sat at the Disability Action Center, she patiently waited with a smile on her face for her name to be called. Little did she know her name would be called first to receive a brand new bicycle custom made for her. Glover, along with 11 other children with disabilities, […]

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SOUTH CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia authorities are planning a weekend crackdown on drunken boating later this month. It’s part of a national effort known as Operation Dry Water. West Virginia Division of Natural Resources officers will be out in force on state waters June 27-29 looking for boaters whose blood alcohol content exceeds the […]

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BECKLEY (AP) — The University of Charleston has received approval for an associate degree nursing program at its Beckley campus. The West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses approved the program earlier this month. It fills a void left by the closure of Mountain State University. The University of Charleston took over Mountain […]

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MILTON (AP) — Blenko Glass is offering a limited-edition vase commemorating West Virginia’s 151th birthday. Blenko says customers already were lining up outside the glassmaker’s headquarters and visitor center in Milton prior to the start of Saturday’s sale. There are 151 of the multicolored vases for $130 apiece. They are limited to one per customer. […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — For the West Virginia company that sullied 300,000 people’s drinking water to start the year, slipups like not reading emails and leaving the company chemical headquarters unattended have produced problems for months. Contractor troubles, miscalculations and missteps have kept state environmental violations rolling in after Freedom Industries’ infamous chemical tank leak in […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is warning residents about a flood of counterfeit $10 bills. Morrisey says a Charleston bank recently alerted his office to a large number of bogus bills being passed at stores in the area. He says the bills all have the serial number IL 31448733B. The U.S. […]

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