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CHARLESTON (AP) — Federal officials say 18 West Virginia hospitals, doctor’s offices and clinics received drugs from a pharmaceutical manufacturer linked to a multi-state outbreak of fungal meningitis According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, only one of those facilities received the steroid shots linked to the meningitis outbreak that has killed 28 people […]

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Jefferson County Government Offices will be closed on Tuesday. The Courts in Jefferson County are also closed.  By authority of Patsy Noland, County Commission President.

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Early voting is suspended Tuesday in Jefferson County. It has been determined that due to the impact of the storm in our community and for the safety of all, it would be wise to follow the advice of our emergency agencies and not encourage citizens to be on the road to vote. It has been decided, in […]

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The American Red Cross has opened an emergency shelter at Jefferson High School for individuals and families, as well as families with domestic pets — cats and dogs only — affected by Hurricane Sandy. Individuals needing transportation can call 304-728-6345. Jefferson High School is located at 4141 Flowing Springs Road, Shenandoah Junction. People coming to the shelter […]

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As of Monday at 6:30 p.m., there were 1020 people without power in Jefferson County. There is a flood warning for the Potomac River from Tuesday afternoon until further notice. Major flooding will occur on Opequon Creek from late Monday evening until Thursday morning. Minor flooding is in the forecast for the Shenandoah River at […]

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CHARLESTON — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin provided West Virginians an update regarding the state’s readiness, in preparation for severe weather conditions associated with Hurricane Sandy. “While the path of Hurricane Sandy is more defined today, we cannot be certain of the impact this storm will have on our state. For this reason, we are preparing […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — An attorney for an Elkins High School football player filed a lawsuit Friday seeking to overturn a ruling by the Secondary School Activities Commission declaring the player ineligible. The lawsuit seeking a preliminary injunction was filed in Randolph County Circuit Court on behalf of senior running back James Lawrence. The SSAC earlier […]

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SOUTH CHARLESTON (AP) — The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources says two new wildlife management areas have been opened to the public. The nearly 3,200-acre Little Canaan Wildlife Management area in Tucker County was acquired from the Canaan Valley Institute. The land is mostly forested, and it provides hunting opportunities for deer, bear, grouse, […]

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Jefferson County is expected to start seeing the beginning of Hurricane Sandy in their jurisdiction on Sunday night, according to the National Weather Service in Sterling, Va. The Weather Service has issued a High Wind Watch from late Sunday night through Tuesday evening, as well as a Flood Watch for that same time period. The […]

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From staff reports CHARLES TOWN – As forecasters with the National Weather Service warn of high winds, heavy rain and the possibility of widespread power outages here starting late Monday, residents are heading to supermarkets and hardware stores to get ready for the worst. “There’s still a lot of uncertainty about what Eastern West Virginia […]

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