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WHEELING (AP) — A former Episcopal priest who is married will be ordained this month as a priest in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston. James Conyers has served at St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Ronceverte since last July, when he was ordained a transitional deacon by Bishop Michael Bransfield. The diocese says Conyers […]

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MARTINSBURG (AP) — A Piedmont man convicted of running a dog fighting operation has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. Thirty-five-year-old Timothy Paul Stewart pleaded guilty earlier this year to possession of dogs for dog fighting, conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine and felon in possession of a firearm. He was sentenced Monday in U.S. […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Environmentalists and a landowner have agreed to resolve a lawsuit over runoff from a reclaimed mountaintop removal mine in Mingo County. Under a proposed consent decree, Hernshaw Partners LLC will apply for a permit from the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection to cover selenium discharges from the former mine site. The […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The company that spilled chemicals into West Virginia’s largest water supply in January will staff the site around the clock to prevent further spills during cleanup. After spilling stormwater into the Elk River twice last week, Freedom Industries told the Department of Environmental Protection it would keep contractors at its Charleston site […]

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SUMMERSVILLE (AP) — More than 600 acres in the Gauley River National Recreation Area will be protected from development. The West Virginia Land Trust said Monday that it has acquired 665 acres from Bright Forestland Properties, Larry Deitz, and the Anne E. Deitz Trust. The property is an area known as the Gauley Canyon downstream […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission is considering tuition and fee increases proposed by public universities and colleges across the state. Commission members are scheduled to vote on the increases at their meeting Monday in Charleston. The commission’s staff says public universities and colleges face a 2.6 percent reduction in state […]

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CLARKSBURG (AP) — The case of a federal inmate charged with killing another prisoner has gone to the jury. Kevin Marquette Bellinger is charged with second-degree murder and murder by an inmate serving a life sentence. He could face life in prison without the possibility of parole if he’s convicted on either charge. The Exponent […]

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HUNTINGTON (AP) — Huntington authorities say a fire that damaged a Marshall University fraternity’s fire truck was deliberately set. The 1967 International Engine fire truck sits on the front lawn of the Phi Kappa Alpha fraternity house near Marshall’s campus. It’s a memorial to a fraternity member who died in the 1990s. City fire marshal […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The owner of three defunct coal companies is seeking a new trial in his long-running legal battle with Massey Energy. A jury in Buchanan County, Virginia, awarded $1 million in damages to Hugh Caperton in May. The jury also awarded $4 million in damages to Caperton’s companies, Harman Mining, Harman Development and […]

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MARTINSBURG (AP) — A section of West Virginia Route 901 is being renamed in honor of a Berkeley County deputy killed in the line of duty. The Deputy John L. Burkett III Memorial Highway will run from Spring Mills to Hedgesville. The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown, Maryland, reports that a dedication ceremony will be held June […]

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