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PHILIPPI (AP) — A Belington couple accused of giving a toddler methadone to make her sleep have pleaded guilty to child neglect. State police say the 23-month-old girl died after ingesting the drug in March 2013. Media outlets report that 32-year-old Ida Lee Evans and 38-year-old David Lee DeLauder each pleaded guilty on Tuesday in […]

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WHEELING (AP) — Ohio County prosecutors have asked a judge to schedule a retrial for a Wheeling man accused of neglect in the death of his 3-year-old daughter. Circuit Judge James Mazzone declared a mistrial in Edward Cole’s case April 11 after learning that attorneys didn’t redact certain information from medical records before providing them […]

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MARTINSBURG (AP) — A Martinsburg man will spend at least a year in prison for helping to smuggle drugs into the Eastern Regional Jail. Steven Paul Anderson pleaded guilty on April 7 in Berkeley County Circuit Court to conspiracy to transport a controlled substance into a jail. The Journal reports that the 36-year-old Anderson received […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Former Mingo County prosecutor Michael Sparks’ sentencing in a federal corruption case has been rescheduled a third time. Court records show Sparks originally was set to be sentenced Feb. 24. The sentencing was pushed back to March 5 and then reset for Thursday. Last Friday, U.S. District Judge Thomas E. Johnston rescheduled […]

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CLARKSBURG (AP) — A former theater in Clarksburg is expected to play a critical role in the city’s downtown revitalization plan. The city plans to restore the former Rose Garden Theater as a regional cultural center. The Exponent Telegram reports that City Council voted last week to buy the old theater for $430,000. Prior to […]

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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS (AP) — Greenbrier County authorities are investigating the remains of a man found in a wooded area outside White Sulphur Springs. Sheriff Jan Cahill said Monday at a news conference that the remains are those of a young to middle-aged man. He says the remains were scattered and had been at the […]

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HUNTINGTON (AP) — Four former Western Regional Jail correctional officers and four inmates have been charged in a plot to kill another prisoner. A four-count indictment alleges that the plot occurred last October and targeted Zachary Matthew Lawson. Lawson, who was 18 at the time, was in custody at the jail in Barboursville awaiting trial […]

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CLARKSBURG (AP) — West Virginia’s only state-run nursing home for veterans has slashed its admission wait list by more than half. Department of Veterans Assistance public affairs coordinator Heather Miles says 55 people currently are waiting to be admitted to the West Virginia Veterans Nursing Facility. That’s down from 166 in 2013. Miles tells The […]

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MADISON (AP) — Arson is suspected in a series of brush fires in Boone County. The Division of Forestry tells media outlets that one fire occurred Sunday in Bandytown and three occurred Saturday in the Williams Mountain area. Another fire occurred last week in Bandytown. The Division of Forestry says arson is suspected in all […]

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University expects to save millions of dollars because former president Gordon Gee is giving up part of his retirement package as he becomes president of West Virginia University for the second time. Gee stepped down at Ohio State last year and agreed to a deal worth $5.8 million over […]

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