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BUCKHANNON (AP) — West Virginia Wesleyan has announced a $1.6 million renovation of its football stadium. The Exponent Telegram reports that the plans include adding stadium lights, widening the track from six lanes to eight and replacing the grass field with artificial turf. Bob Skinner is Wesleyan’s vice president for student advancement. He says the […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A team of eighth graders from Moorefield Middle School has won the West Virginia History Bowl. The competition involving 24 teams from schools in 15 counties was held Tuesday at the state Culture Center in Charleston. They had advanced from eight regional tournaments held across the state. The double-elimination tournament included lightning […]

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BECKLEY (AP) — Two southern West Virginia residents have been sentenced for forging oxycodone prescriptions. Thirty-one-year-old Raymond Duncan of Bud was sentenced to 10 months in prison Thursday in federal court in Beckley. Thirty-eight-year-old Jeremy Blankenship of Crab Orchard was sentenced to three years’ probation. Federal prosecutors say the men took stolen prescription pads to […]

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SOUTH CHARLESTON (AP) — A West Virginia fisherman has reeled in a state record blue catfish. The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources says the fish was caught by Austin Hoffman of Milton on April 26 along the Ohio River. Officials say the fish measured 47.75 inches and weighed 52.95 pounds. The previous record was […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A federal judge has found another West Virginia mining operation in violation of the state’s water quality standard for selenium. U.S. District Judge Robert C. Chambers’ latest ruling comes in a lawsuit filed by several environmental groups against CONSOL Energy’s Peg Fork Surface Mine. Chambers ruled that discharges from the mine exceeded […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A Jackson County man faces federal charges of illegally capturing and selling about 300 wild turtles. Thomas Pepin of Ravenswood is charged in an indictment with two counts of unlawful transport and sale of wildlife. Pepin is accused of capturing the turtles from sites near his home between July 2012 and September […]

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BECKLEY (AP) — Appalachian Regional Healthcare says it has agreed on a tentative contract with a union representing more than 700 registered nurses. Appalachian says in a news release that the two sides agreed on the proposed deal late Wednesday. The health care system says the Southern United Nurses/National Nurses United rescinded a one-day strike […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — More than 100 days after a chemical spill into 300,000 West Virginians’ water source, federal officials are trying to determine at what level people can safely breathe the chemical’s fumes. Over the next few months, the Environmental Protection Agency will work on detecting the spilled chemical in air and creating a corresponding […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Federal impact inspections at U.S. mines in March resulted in 152 citations and 14 orders. The Mine Safety and Health Administration conducted the inspections at 10 coal mines and three other mines. Six citations and five failure orders were issued at Peabody Midwest Mining LLC’s Francisco underground mine in Gibson County, Indiana. […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A Charlotte, North Carolina, man has been accused of firing a gun near a school in Charleston. Prosecutors say a federal grand jury in Charleston indicted 20-year-old Aric Adams Jr. on charges that he fired the gun eight times on March 25 shortly after students at J.E. Robins Elementary School were released […]

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