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CHARLESTON (AP) — The Roman Catholic Diocese of West Virginia has scheduled a conference intended to promote social ministry in parishes across the state. The Wheeling-Charleston Diocese’s Office of Social Ministries and Catholic Charities of West Virginia are sponsoring the conference, which is scheduled for June 27 and 28. It will be held in Charleston. […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Eighth-grade students will put their history studies to the test at a competition in Charleston. The regional competition in the West Virginia State History Bowl tournament is scheduled for Friday. Students from eight schools are competing. The competition will test their knowledge of West Virginia culture, government, literature, history, geography, and even […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A new exhibit in Charleston is offering an expansive look at African Americans in West Virginia. Through 51 photographs, the Culture Center exhibit captures black West Virginians as workers and artists and engaged in school, church and social activities. The images were drawn primarily from the first half of the 20th century […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The Senate is scheduled to vote on a bill to invest a portion of West Virginia’s oil and natural gas revenues for future infrastructure and economic development. The Future Fund Bill would set aside 25 percent of severance tax revenues above and beyond a $175 million benchmark. The fund would be allowed […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia is ratcheting up water testing at schools on orders from Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin. The testing is expected to occur over the weekend, with results due back by next week. The state Department of Education is working with the National Guard on the new round of testing. Officials lifted a […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A West Virginia pizza restaurant has been shut down after a district manager was caught on surveillance video urinating into a sink. Pizza Hut Corp. spokesman Doug Terfehr said Wednesday the company was made aware of the video Tuesday and fired the employee shortly thereafter. The restaurant in Kermit, about 85 miles […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The Senate Select Committee on Children and Poverty is backing a bill to streamline ways community groups can use public facilities for programs that promote healthy lifestyles. The Healthy Children and Healthy Communities Act requires the Bureau for Public Health and the Division of Highways to collaborate with state and local agencies […]

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MARTINSBURG (AP) — A Berkeley County grand jury has indicted two brothers accused of robbing former NFL player Fulton Walker Jr. during a home invasion. The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown, Md., reports that 26-year-old Raheim R. Doleman and 27-year-old Roger C. Doleman Jr. are each charged with burglary, first-degree robbery, assault during commission of a felony […]

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ELKINS (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a state Division of Highways supervisor on a charge of lying to an FBI agent during an investigation into a DOH equipment office in Buckhannon. U.S. Attorney William Ihlenfeld on Thursday announced the indictment of 48-year-old Barry D. Thompson of Mount Clare. Thompson, who works as […]

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PARKERSBURG (AP) — Authorities are investigating a riot that damaged the commons area at the Lorrie Yeager Jr. Juvenile Center in Parkersburg. Six juveniles in custody at the facility destroyed the interior of the commons area. The youths broke windows, destroyed heating and cooling ductwork and broke sprinkler heads away from piping, Parkersburg Police Chief […]

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