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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia voters can begin heading to the polls to cast votes ahead of the May 13 primary election. Early voting begins Wednesday and runs through May 10. Polls will be open on Saturdays. Residents can check the early voting hours in their county on the Secretary of State’s website at www.wvsos.com. […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Federal officials in southern West Virginia say they collected more than three tons of unwanted and expired drugs during last weekend’s Prescription Drug Take-Back day. U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin and Drug Enforcement Administration supervisory agent Suzan Williamson said the collection set a record at 6,211 pounds of prescription drugs. West Virginians participated […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The West Virginia Supreme Court says a Kanawha County woman convicted in a truancy case can’t be both fined and ordered to perform community service. The court says a Kanawha County judge also erred when he placed Beth Bennett on 90 days’ probation. In an opinion issued Tuesday, the court says there […]

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PRINCETON (AP) — Two pit bulls are in quarantine in Mercer County after they bit three people and attacked another dog. Mercer County animal control officer Tracy Monninger tells the Bluefield Daily Telegraph that the owner surrendered the dogs following the attacks. Monninger says the dogs escaped from their yard Tuesday by going under a […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The Department of Health and Human Resources is facing a June 11 deadline to come up with a plan to address issues at the state’s two psychiatric hospitals. These issues include staffing shortages and noncompetitive wages for workers. The Charleston Gazette reports that Kanawha County Circuit Court Judge Louis “Duke” Bloom ordered […]

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HUNTINGTON (AP) — Marshall University is launching an accelerated program that allows students to earn a bachelor’s degree and a doctor of medicine degree faster. The Huntington school says the program will allow students to earn the degrees in seven years rather than the traditional eight years. Officials say the school is dedicated to developing […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Average gasoline prices are up 4 cents per gallon in West Virginia this week. AAA East Central says the price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas in the state is $3.74. That’s down about 11 cents per gallon compared with the same week a year ago. Prices range from $3.68 in […]

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WARRENTON, Va. (AP) — A West Virginia prisoner has been found mentally competent to stand trial in a decades-old slaying in Virginia’s horse country. A judge in Fauquier County Circuit Court on Monday restored 66-year-old Ronald Cloud’s competency. Cloud had been sent to Central State Hospital in Petersburg last October after he was found incompetent […]

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MARTINSBURG (AP) — A former Berkeley County deputy has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a wreck in 2013. Media outlets report that 31-year-old Patrick D. Ware of Hedgesville pleaded guilty Monday to driving under the influence causing bodily injury and providing false information to police. Ware is scheduled to be sentenced June 16 in […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Federal investigators say the operator of a Marshall County coal mine where a worker was killed didn’t ensure that safe work procedures and policies were in place. The U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration cited McElroy Coal Co. for the accident that killed 62-year-old Roger R. King in October 2013. King was […]

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