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PRINCETON (AP) — West Virginia State Police are investigating a fatal shooting by a senior trooper in Mercer County. The shooting occurred Thursday night after the trooper assigned to the Princeton detachment was awakened by his wife who was loudly confronting three men tampering with their vehicles, including the trooper’s cruiser. The Bluefield Daily Telegraph […]

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WHEELING (AP) — Closing arguments are scheduled in the trial of a Florida man charged with killing a Wheeling Jesuit University student. Craig Peacock of Clewiston, Florida, is on trial in Ohio County Circuit Court on a charge of first-degree murder in the death of 21-year-old Kevin Figaniak of Perkasie, Pennsylvania. According to media reports, […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A stormwater collection trench overflowed Thursday evening at the site of a Charleston company that spilled chemicals into West Virginia’s largest water supply. The spill sent a “small but undetermined” amount of water into the Elk River, according to the state Department of Environmental Protection. West Virginia American Water detected no traces […]

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CLARKSBURG (AP) — A West Virginia mother and son have pleaded guilty in connection with a north-central West Virginia doctor accused of overprescribing painkillers. Federal prosecutors say 50-year-old Lois Ann Crites and 30-year-old Daniel Quirk of Fairmont entered their pleas on Wednesday. Crites pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to […]

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CHESTER (AP) — Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort is seeking state approval to reduce its horse racing schedule. The West Virginia Racing Commission will hold a public hearing on Mountaineer’s proposal on June 23 in Weirton. John W. Baird is president of the Mountaineer Park Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association. He tells The East Liverpool […]

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PRINCETON (AP) — A Mercer County man has been sentenced to 75 years in prison for sexual assault and child pornography. A Mercer County jury convicted 41-year-old John Spaulding of Montcalm on three first-degree sexual assault counts and 50 possession of child pornography counts in April. Media outlets report that Spaulding was sentenced Wednesday in […]

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WHEELING (AP) — Wheeling water customers are being asked to conserve due to construction at a new water plant. The Wheeling Water Department says the plant will be shut down while a contractor makes changes in the piping. The department says on its website that conserving water will allow it to fill storage facilities. Effective […]

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WESTON (AP) — A Harrison County man has pleaded guilty to an abuse charge stemming from the death of a 14-month-old boy in Lewis County. Media outlets report that Christopher Sheppard pleaded guilty to child abuse resulting in death on Thursday in Lewis County Circuit Court. Prosecutors say Sheppard was babysitting at a Jane Lew […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A federal judge has put a lawsuit challenging West Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage on hold until a federal appeals court decides a similar Virginia case. U.S. District Judge Robert C. Chambers entered an order Tuesday that stayed the case filed in West Virginia by three couples last October until the 4th […]

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BECKLEY (AP) — U.S. Marshals have arrested a man in Beckley in connection with a 14-year-old home invasion case in Pennsylvania. A news release says 42-year-old Juan Manuel Pagan was arrested Monday by U.S. Marshals. Some of his charges include rape, sexual assault, battery, assault and making terrorist threats. In July 2012, Pagan was released […]

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