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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia consumers who might have overpaid for e-books will receive nearly $700,000 from the partial settlement of a national lawsuit. Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s office announced Wednesday the refunds are being paid out to consumers who purchased electronic books from some publishers from April 2010 to May 2012. The refunds are […]

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — Law students will tackle power plant issues at the annual National Energy & Sustainability Moot Court Competition in Morgantown. The three-day competition starts Thursday at West Virginia University’s Erickson Alumni Center. The competition is being hosted by the WVU College of Law. Twenty-four teams from across the country are competing. This year, […]

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FALLING WATERS (AP) — West Virginia State Police say two multi-vehicle accidents on Interstate 81 during whiteout conditions have left two people dead and more than half a dozen others injured. State police spokesman Lt. Michael Baylous says the fatalities occurred in a seven-vehicle wreck in the northbound lanes around 8:45 a.m. Wednesday. Five to […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Antero Resources says it will be the anchor ethane supplier for a proposed cracker plant in West Virginia. Antero announced an agreement on Wednesday to provide 30,000 barrels of ethane a day to the plant, if it’s built. Brazilian petrochemical giant Odebrecht is exploring the possibility of building the ethane cracker and […]

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BUCKHANNON (AP) — West Virginia Wesleyan College says its students didn’t provoke an altercation with Alderson Broaddus University students that involved about 20 people. The private school in Buckhannon says in a statement to media outlets that its students acted in self-defense. The fight occurred early Sunday morning outside the Kappa Alpha Order house adjacent […]

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — An idea for growing mushrooms has earned a John Marshall High School student a $10,000 college scholarship. Sierra Cook of Glen Dale came up with the concept for Marshall Mushrooms, a small business that grows and markets shitake and maitake mushrooms to Ohio Valley restaurants, grocery and health food stores. The senior […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Gasoline prices have inched up a penny across West Virginia in the past week. AAA East Central says the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded rose to $3.60 per gallon. That’s 13 cents cheaper than the same week a year ago. Prices range from $3.52 in Charleston to $3.68 in […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has signed a bill that lets people with concealed-carry permits bring guns to city-owned recreational facilities, including swimming pools and after-school centers. The law requires people to store guns securely out of view and access to others. But they could bring them to sports venues and places that […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A decline in mining and other industries leaves West Virginia with the slowest growing personal income nation-wide in 2013. Statistics released Tuesday by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis indicated West Virginia’s personal income grew 1.5 percent in 2013 as compared to North Dakota’s highest increase of 7.6 percent. The national average […]

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WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans on Tuesday approved a bill that would prevent the Obama administration from imposing a stream-protection rule for coal mining that government experts say would eliminate thousands of jobs. The administration rule is intended to replace Bush-era regulations that set up buffer zones around waterways and were aimed chiefly at mountaintop […]

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