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CHARLESTON (AP) — The son of West Virginia’s homeland security director is being paid through a federal stimulus grant that his father oversees. Jimmy Gianato tells the Charleston Gazette the West Virginia Ethics Commission and the federal agency that distributed the grant money did not have an issue with his son Adam’s hiring and denies […]

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PARKERSBURG (AP) — A Travel Channel television show about paranormal activity has filmed an episode in Parkersburg. The “Dead Files” pairs a retired homicide detective and a physical medium to solve unexplained paranormal phenomena. Travel Channel spokeswoman Stephanie DePietro told the News and Sentinel that a crew completed filming over five days last week. She […]

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PARKERSBURG (AP) — West Virginia officials say the U.S. Treasury Department is adding 450 jobs at the Bureau of Public Debt in Parkersburg. U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller said the announcement Wednesday also includes assurances the current 1,850 jobs will be retained at the bureau. The additional jobs to be added over the next several years […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The funeral for a slain West Virginia State Police trooper will be held this weekend in Charleston. Gatens-Harding Funeral Home in Poca says the funeral for Cpl. Marshall Lee Bailey is set for 2 p.m. at the Charleston Civic Center. Bailey was fatally shot Tuesday night at the Wallback park-and-ride off Interstate […]

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MARTINSBURG (AP) — A Virginia National Guard member arrested for running near a West Virginia school while carrying a training rifle will undergo an evaluation at a military facility. The evaluation is a condition of 23-year-old William Everett Alemar’s bond. Media outlets report that Alemar was released on a $50,000 personal recognizance bond on Wednesday. […]

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PARKERSBURG (AP) — A Wood County school’s single-gender classes are on hold while a lawsuit challenging their legality is heard in federal court. U.S. District Chief Judge Joseph Goodwin issued a preliminary injunction Wednesday halting the classes at Van Devender Middle School in Parkersburg for the remainder of the school year. The American Civil Liberties […]

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LEWISBURG (AP) — A female bald eagle has been released back to the wilds of West Virginia after recovering from zinc poisoning. The eagle was released Wednesday following nearly three weeks of rehabilitation at the Three Rivers Avian Center. The Charleston Gazette reports that the bird was found by a worker at the Greenbrier County […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin says he’s appealing a decision by the Federal Emergency Management Administration denying individual assistance to West Virginians who suffered property losses during a fierce windstorm June 29. The governor said he appealed FEMA’s Aug. 8 determination on Tuesday. The late June derecho and subsequent storms left three people […]

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By PAUL J. NYDEN The Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON (AP) — In jail for more than a decade for allegedly killing a member of the McCoy family during the infamous Hatfield-McCoy feud, Alexander Messer wanted to know how his daughter was getting along. Messer sent his daughter, Haney Prater, 10 letters in the early years of […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Revenues from the state’s racetrack casinos fell by more than 10 percent in July compared to a year ago. The Charleston Gazette says revenue from racetrack video lottery totaled $60.84 million, down $7.19 million from July 2011. Table games revenue fell by $610,000 to $6.53 million. Competition from new casinos in Ohio […]

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