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MORGANTOWN (AP) — A new mobile app created by a survivor of the Virginia Tech shootings in 2007 is being launched at West Virginia University. Called LiveSafe App, it provides students, faculty and visitors a way to report safety concerns or potential threats. The app is already being used at around 10 campuses across the […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Motorists in West Virginia are paying an average of $3.76 for a gallon of gasoline heading into the Memorial Day holiday weekend. AAA East Central says that’s the same price as last week and is 15 cents higher than the same week a year ago. Prices range from $3.74 in Charleston and […]

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FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Cedar Grove’s police chief has pleaded guilty to assaulting a man in a grocery store parking lot. Media outlets report that Aaron Roop entered his plea to misdemeanor assault on Wednesday in Fayette County Magistrate Court. Magistrate Leonard Bickford ordered Roop to pay a fine and court costs. Roop was accused of […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is announcing $1.3 million in grants for community-based substance abuse treatment and recovery service across West Virginia. Seven providers will receive grants through the Justice Reinvestment program. One grant will help fund a new, 60- to 100-bed Mercer County treatment facility. Smaller, six- to 10-bed treatment facilities in […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A former mail carrier faces up to four years in prison after admitting on-the-job drug activity. Jack Edwin McCoy pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court in Charleston to using a communication facility to facilitate a felony drug offense. U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin says the 30-year-old White Sulphur Springs resident admitted using a […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A Massachusetts clinical testing lab has agreed to pay West Virginia more than $4 million to settle a health care fraud case. U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin announced the settlement with Calloway Laboratories, Inc. on Wednesday. Goodwin says in a news release that the $4.67 million settlement is the largest health care fraud […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The former Mountain State University is suing an accrediting body over the loss of its accreditation. The lawsuit says the Higher Learning Commission didn’t follow its policies, rules and practices when it revoked the university’s accreditation in June 2012. The lawsuit says the loss of accreditation forced the private Beckley-based university to […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A Kentucky-based cooperative is preparing to enter West Virginia’s health insurance marketplace. Kentucky Health Cooperative, Inc. says in a news release that it has received approval from the West Virginia Offices of the Insurance Commissioner to offer health insurance in West Virginia. The newly formed West Virginia Health Cooperative, Inc. will begin […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Bicycle riders will honor fallen bikers during the annual “Ride of Silence” in Charleston. The ride Wednesday will start at the Capitol and continue down Kanawha Boulevard before returning to the Capitol. Anyone can join the memorial ride and offer a few words of remembrance. During the ride, communication will be by […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A West Virginia fund that provides low-interest loans for wastewater treatment and collection projects is marking a milestone. The fund has topped the $1 billion lending mark. The Clean Water State Revolving Fund is overseen by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection. Since 1992, West Virginia has issued 320 loans for […]

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