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CHARLESTON (AP) — A Kanawha County judge has granted Attorney General Darrell McGraw’s request for a permanent injunction against an insurance company and a St. Albans body shop owner accused of illegally installing junkyard parts on new vehicles. The judge on Friday ruled that Liberty Mutual and Greg Chandler — owner of Greg Chandler’s Frame […]

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BECKLEY (AP) — Some West Virginia health care providers say they’re seeing patients being infected with the flu earlier than usual. The Register-Herald reports that at Raleigh General Hospital there have been 75 positive flu screens since Dec. 20 and there were another 25 before that. At Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital there were 20 confirmed […]

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Jefferson County Government Offices will close today at 2 p.m. due to inclement weather.

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — A judge on Friday ordered West Virginia lawmakers and officials to make serious changes at the state’s only high-security juvenile corrections facility early next year, warning that he won’t hesitate to step in if they don’t. Circuit Judge Omar Aboulhosn said his intervention could mean ordering the removal of residents from the […]

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — A researcher at West Virginia University is looking for clues to curing Alzheimer’s disease. Yong Yang is an assistant chemical engineering professor at the Morgantown school’s College of Engineering and Mineral Resources. Officials say that Yang is creating a system that mimics the human brain’s cell function. Yang has received a $175,000 […]

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VIENNA (AP) — Santa has paid an early visit to families in the Vienna area. Media outlets report that a customer paid off 41 layaway contracts containing toys and gifts for children at the Kmart in Vienna on Wednesday. The total cost topped $8,600. The customer told store employees that he wanted to make a […]

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — West Virginia’s record-breaking receiver Stedman Bailey is forgoing his final season to enter the NFL draft. The announcement came during a press conference with head coach Dana Holgorsen on Monday ahead of the Mountaineers’ date with Syracuse in the Pinstripe Bowl. The game at Yankee Stadium in New York City also will […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A West Virginia Supreme Court official says a Putnam County family court judge facing ethics allegations unexpectedly took the rest of the year off. Family court services director Lisa Tackett says Putnam court personnel reported Judge William Watkins’ departure Wednesday. The Supreme Court appointed a former judge to fill in. Watkins tells […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginians dreaming of a white Christmas are facing long odds. The state gets at least an inch of snow on Christmas only about two out of every 10 years. Ken Batty of the National Weather Service tells The Charleston Gazette the 20 percent average includes the large portion of West Virginia […]

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — Monongalia County officials are considering easing a restriction on where strip clubs and other exotic entertainment venues can be located. The county’s exotic entertainment ordinance prohibits these venues from locating within 2,000 feet of schools, churches or residential areas. County Commissioner Asel Kennedy tells The Dominion Post that the 2,000-feet buffer zone […]

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