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CHARLESTON (AP) — Former West Virginia University football coach Rich Rodriguez and his wife may remain on the hook for the $1.3 million house they tried to sell in Morgantown. The state Supreme Court has unanimously reversed a circuit court ruling against the buyers of the Cheat Lake residence. Friday’s decision says Raymond and Barbara […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A 44-year-old Charleston man has been ordered to serve one year in jail for a punch that led to another man’s death. The Charleston Gazette reports Kenneth Ray Slater Jr. was sentenced Friday in Kanawha County Circuit Court after pleading guilty to battery charges. Slater said he punched 51-year-old Robert Adkins because […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Officials with Appalachian Power say Superstorm Sandy is not likely to cost the company as much as the summer derecho. Outages to the utility’s West Virginia customers were about 150,000 during last month’s storm, compared with a peak of about 333,000 during the June storm. Appalachian Power estimates costs from the derecho […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Libertarian candidates will again appear automatically on the West Virginia ballot following an absence of more than a decade, after the party’s gubernatorial hopeful attracted enough votes in Tuesday’s general election. David Moran received more than 8,700 votes, or 1.3 percent of the total. State law recognizes a party for ballot access […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Frontier Communications will be reimbursed more than $29 million that it spent to improve its landline network and expand broadband access in West Virginia. The West Virginia Public Service Commission approved the reimbursements last week. The money will come from two escrow accounts established in 2010 as part of Frontier’s acquisition of […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Longtime West Virginia-American Federation of Teachers President Judy Hale is retiring. Hale has served as the union’s president since 1990. She was a teacher for 22 year before she became the union’s leader. Her replacement is Marlinton Middle School teacher Christine Campbell. Campbell will become president in six months. Hale tells the […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The search is on for a new executive director for West Virginia Public Broadcasting. The Charleston Gazette reports members of the state Educational Broadcasting Authority formally opened the search Wednesday for a replacement for Dennis Adkins, who is retiring next month. Adkins had been at odds with the authority over finances and […]

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Oct. 23 – Oct. 29   Suspicious person: Kidde Plant   Disturbance: East 12th Avenue (two times) JMH (two times) 7-Eleven and Fifth Avenue Steed Street Mare Street 13th Avenue/Marshall Street East Fifth Avenue Apple Tree Gardens Rumorz Park Street West Sixth Avenue (two times)   Agency assist: Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office – Woodlawn Court […]

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Oct. 28   12:05 a.m. Marlow Road-Alarm-Business secure 1:05 a.m. Route 340-Motorist assist-Assistance rendered 1:51 a.m. East Washington Street-Traffic stop-One arrest for DUI 6:10 a.m. Marlow Road-Alarm-Accidental 10:40 a.m. Craighill Estates-Loose horses-Owner contacted 11:15 a.m. Augustine Avenue-Petit Larceny-Subject returned and paid for fuel/no action 1:37 p.m. East Washington Street-Disturbance-One arrest for obstructing an officer 4:10 […]

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By KATE LONG The Charleston Gazette KINGWOOD (AP) — When Aubrey Duckworth was 10 years old, West Virginia University’s CARDIAC screeners came to Preston County’s Kingwood Elementary. They checked fifth-graders’ blood pressure, cholesterol, height and weight. They also checked the back of each child’s neck. They were looking for a dark patch of skin, a […]

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