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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia’s efforts to improve highway safety are getting help from the federal government. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has awarded more than $859,000 to the Governor’s Highway Safety Office. The grant will be used to improve driver behavior and performance, and to reduce deaths and injuries from motor vehicle-related accidents. […]

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WHEELING (AP) — A federal judge has fined Chesapeake Appalachia $600,000 fine for destroying a Wetzel County waterfall while drilling a well. U.S. District Judge Frederick P. Stamp Jr. also ordered the company to spend two years on supervised release during Monday’s sentencing in Wheeling. In October, the company pleaded guilty to three violations of […]

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MARTINSBURG (AP) — A North Carolina man has pleaded guilty to using a counterfeit credit card and photo ID to get obtain cash advances at West Virginia’s Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races. U.S. Attorney William Ihlenfeld says 39-year-old Titus Lavell Lee of Wilmington, N.C., appeared Thursday before U.S. Magistrate David Joel in Martinsburg. Lee […]

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PRINCETON (AP) — A former Mercer County Sheriff’s Department employee has paid back more than $14,000 that she admitted taking from the agency. Fifty-three-year-old Charlotte Harvey of Princeton pleaded guilty to one embezzlement count. The Bluefield Daily Telegraph reports that Harvey’s attorney turned over a $14,605.75 check for restitution during Friday’s hearing in Mercer County […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Activists trying to protect West Virginia’s historic Blair Mountain from further coal mining are keeping the fight alive. On Thursday, they announced they’re appealing their latest loss in U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia. In 1921, some 10,000 unionizing coal miners marched to Blair and battled an army of police […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginians can now get their hands on a calendar featuring photos of wildflowers from across the state. The state departments of Environmental Protection and Transportation say the 10th annual West Virginia Operation Wildflower “Roadsides in Bloom” calendar is available for order. Officials say the free calendar features the 13 best photos […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A Texas law firm has reached an agreement with West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw to resolve a case stemming from a national mortgage settlement. Officials said Wednesday that Murray LLP has agreed to stop offering services in West Virginia to help homeowners receive benefits from a settlement between lenders and states. […]

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — West Virginia University has one less fraternity: Phi Gamma Delta has been permanently suspended from campus after an alleged hazing that involved late-night drinking at the chapter house. The hazing occurred in October, while the fraternity was already on temporary suspension by both WVU and its national organization, Director of Student Organization […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Gasoline prices have risen in West Virginia over the past week. AAA East Central says the average price for a gallon of regular, unleaded gasoline in the state is about $3.60. That’s more than six cents higher than a week ago and about 24 cents higher than a year ago. Prices range […]

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