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WHEELING (AP) — An Ohio couple has pleaded guilty to extorting nearly $1 million from a woman who had embezzled the money from a West Virginia college. U.S. Attorney William Ihlenfeld says 31-year-old Jason Kirkland Weese and 26-year-old Rachaelle Marie Weese of East Liverpool, Ohio, pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court in Wheeling. Jason Weese […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia is joining the Pew Charitable Trusts to study its juvenile justice system and find better ways to keep youthful offenders out of detention centers. West Virginia nearly doubled the rate it sent youths to juvenile facilities from 1997 to 2011, a stark contrast to decreases nationwide. West Virginia had higher […]

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SPENCER (AP) — The State Fire Marshal’s Office says a Roane County man has died from injuries suffered when an oil drum exploded. The Fire Marshal’s Office tells media outlets that 24-year-old Charles Starcher of Spencer was cutting into the side of the 155-gallon drum at his home when it exploded last week. Starcher had […]

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MINDEN (AP) — Fayette County authorities believe the same person is responsible for two fires at a house in Minden within a week. The first fire occurred last week, while the second one occurred late Sunday night. The house’s residents weren’t injured. Fayette County sheriff’s Capt. Jim Sizemore tells The Register-Herald that investigators found four […]

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BUCKHANNON (AP) — Buckhannon police have identified a woman who was struck and killed by a train. Police chief Matt Gregory tells media outlets that 68-year-old Rosalea Cutlip of Buckhannon was killed Tuesday morning. Gregory says Cutlip’s death was an accident. The train was operated by Appalachian & Ohio Railroad. The railroad tells media outlets […]

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CHARLES TOWN (AP) — A Berkeley County man and his son face charges of plotting to burn a state lawmaker’s house. Darryl Edmond Palmer, 49, of Inwood, and Matthew Brian Palmer, 21, of Ranson are each charged with conspiracy to commit first-degree arson, The Herald Mail of Hagerstown, Maryland reported. The men are accused of […]

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BECKLEY (AP) — Beckley Little League has revised its background check process after discovering that a registered sex offender was a volunteer. The league barred Albert Aaron Mills, 29, from volunteering within 24 hours of learning that he is listed in the state’s sex offender registry Bill Roop, a member of the organization’s board of […]

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — West Virginia University Provost Michele G. Wheatly plans to step down at the end of June. Wheatly has served as the university’s chief academic officer since Jan. 1, 2010. She came to WVU from Wright State University in Ohio, where she was head of the College of Science and Mathematics. WVU President […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The company responsible for contaminating the state’s biggest drinking water supply with chemicals in January should replace the contractor overseeing cleanup operations following two additional spills last week, West Virginia’s top environmental official said Tuesday. State Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Randy Huffman noted that stormwater from a Freedom Industries trench poured […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The West Virginia Legislature is taking a road trip this summer. House Speaker Tim Miley announced Tuesday lawmakers will convene a three-day interim session at the Bridgeport Conference Center and other area locations in August. He said legislators will also make a number of stops along Interstate 79 and throughout Harrison, Marion […]

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