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CHARLESTON (AP) — A Parkersburg insurance agent has been sentenced to six years and three months in federal prison for converting client funds for his own use. Fifty-five-year-old Lloyd B. Carr was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Charleston. U.S. District Judge Thomas Johnston noted Carr had brought many of his clients to financial ruin. […]

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INSTITUTE (AP) — Rep. Shelley Moore Capito has gathered experts on human trafficking for a summit on the subject at West Virginia State University. Federal, state and local officials have been invited to the discussion Friday. The gathering follows the passage this week in the U.S. House of Representatives of five bills aimed at human […]

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PARKERSBURG (AP) — The board of governors at West Virginia University at Parkersburg has chosen an interim president. Rhonda Tracy was selected this week to fill in for Marie Foster Gnage, who announced she was stepping down effective June 30 to become a regional president for Florida State College in Jacksonville. Media outlets report Tracy […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Two West Virginia men have been sentenced to prison terms for having a building torched in Logan and collecting a $1 million insurance settlement. The U.S. attorney’s office says 44-yearold James Gregory Glick of Logan was sentenced to seven years and three months in prison and William Jamey Thomas of Chapmanville was […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin says he would veto an abortion ban again if state lawmakers reconsidered it. The Democrat said Thursday he still believes an abortion bill passed by lawmakers this year is unconstitutional. Some lawmakers are urging a special session to pass the measure again. It would ban most abortions after […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Health officials thought their safe level for drinking a chemical spilled into the water supply would have protected West Virginians showering or washing hands. A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention official says drinking contaminated water was the main method of exposure associated with the most significant health effects. So, officials thought […]

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BENWOOD (AP) — A Benwood City Council member didn’t have any opponents in this month’s election. But his re-election is in doubt after his name was mistakenly left off the ballot. Curtis Mele is one of four council members who were unopposed in the May 13 election. The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register reports that the […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The West Virginia Lottery says a Powerball ticket purchased in Weirton is worth $1 million. The buyer of the ticket picked five winning numbers in the May 17 drawing of the multistate game. The person who selected the winning combination had not come forward as of Wednesday. The winning numbers from the […]

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FAIRMONT (AP) — Fairmont General Hospital is expected to be sold to Alecto Healthcare Services unless another company makes a better offer. The Dominion Post reports that U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Patrick Flatley approved procedures for the hospital’s sale this week. The procedures authorize Fairmont General to enter into an asset purchase agreement with Alecto. If […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Several West Virginia attractions are participating in the National Endowment for the Arts initiative to offer free admission to active-duty military members and their families. The Blue Star Museums program includes more than 2,000 museums across the country offering the deal starting next week through Labor Day. Next Tuesday, the Clay Center […]

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