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CHARLES TOWN (AP) — The Jefferson County Fair Board has canceled the pig show at this year’s event amid concerns about a deadly virus. The Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus first appeared in the United States in May 2013 and has since spread to about half the country. West Virginia University Extension agent Michael Harman tells […]

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HINTON (AP) — State police say an officer has been involved in a shooting in response to an incident in southern West Virginia. State police spokesman Lt. Michael Baylous says the incident occurred Saturday morning in Hinton. Baylous says the incident involved “violent aggression” and that no other information is being immediately released. State police […]

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BLUEFIELD (AP) — Bluefield State College officials are looking for people responsible for the theft of credit cards from a campus office. College spokesman Jim Nelson says security cameras recorded two males on the same floor of the physical education building at the time the thefts were reported there Wednesday. The Bluefield Daily Telegraph reports […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — About 34,000 West Virginians have voted early ahead of Tuesday’s primary, a figure that reflects a relatively small number of contested races in a nonpresidential election year. The figure released by the Secretary of State’s office Friday includes both in-person and absentee ballots cast. The early votes aren’t counted after the polls […]

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking public comment on ways to disclose information about the chemicals used in the oil and gas drilling process known as fracking. The EPA says in a Friday release that it is also seeking input on incentives and programs that could help develop safer fracking chemicals. […]

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HUNTINGTON (AP) — Huntington police say a high school student has been charged with making a terroristic threat. Police Capt. Hank Dial says the female student is accused of writing a threat on a bathroom wall Thursday at Huntington High School. Dial says the writing threatened a shooting but didn’t have a specified target. Dial […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — An arrest warrant has been issued for a logger accused of using a government-funded contract for debris removal to cut trees for profit. A criminal complaint in Kanawha County Magistrate Court says 50-year-old David Bowen of Charleston is charged with destruction of property, wrongful injury to timber and obtaining property by false […]

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PHILIPPI (AP) — West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant will be the keynote speaker at Alderson Broaddus University’s commencement. Degrees will be awarded to 126 undergraduates and 28 graduate students Saturday in Rex Pyles Arena in the Memorial Coliseum. Tennant, a Democrat, is running against Republican U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito for the retiring […]

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SHEPHERDSTOWN (AP) — Motorists looking for spare change to feed parking meters in Shepherdstown can soon have the option of paying through their cell phones. A mobile app from Parkmobile USA Inc. will be available for starting Monday for meter users in Shepherdstown. The Journal reports it’s the company’s first venture in West Virginia. The […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The West Virginia attorney general has filed a lawsuit against Mingo County school officials claiming they brushed aside allegations that two male students sexually abused female classmates. The lawsuit also claims school officials interfered with a state police investigation of the incidents. The lawsuit says administrators at Burch Middle School retaliated against […]

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