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FAIRMONT (AP) — Marion County’s emergency chief says he concerned about a spate of carbon monoxide poisonings in the county. Ten people have been hospitalized since Sunday, including seven workers at a Marcellus Shale pump station. Marion County homeland security and emergency management director Chris McIntire tells The Times West Virginian that there have been […]

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CLARKSBURG (AP) — A Salem man convicted of killing a Doddridge County man in 2011 will spend the rest of his life in prison. Media outlets report that William Bee Murray was sentenced Monday in Harrison County Circuit Court to life with no chance for parole. He was convicted of first-degree murder in July 2013. […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s administration will test water in some West Virginia homes for the chemical that spilled last month. Tomblin planned to announce details for the in-home testing at a news conference Tuesday afternoon. After the Jan. 9 chemical spill, officials have tested at the West Virginia American Water treatment plant, […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A former Mingo County magistrate awaiting sentencing on a federal vote charge was back in jail on Tuesday following his arrest for violating the conditions of his bond. U.S. District Judge Thomas E. Johnston issued an arrest warrant for Dallas Toler, 45, on Monday after federal prosecutors filed a motion seeking revocation […]

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HUNTINGTON (AP) — A judge has indefinitely postponed the trial of a man charged in last year’s fatal shooting of Mingo County Sheriff Eugene Crum. Cabell County Circuit Judge Paul T. Farrell announced the delay Tuesday during a status conference in Huntington. Tennis Melvin Maynard had been scheduled to go on trial March 4. He’s […]

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WINIFREDE (AP) — An unknown amount of coal slurry containing the chemical crude MCHM spilled from a preparation plant into a tributary of the Kanawha River on Tuesday, the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection said. Crude MCHM is the same chemical that spilled from a Freedom Industries storage tank into the Elk River in […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The West Virginia Senate has unanimously passed a bill to ensure vacancies on higher education commissions, councils and boards are filled in a timely manner. Sen. Robert Plymale says vacancies on these higher education boards have been left empty for as long as six months in the past. Currently, he says there […]

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SUMMERSVILLE (AP) — Gauley River flows below the Summersville Dam will be temporarily stopped later this month while crews inspect the dam’s outflow tunnel. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the inspection will be conducted on Feb. 25. River flows are expected to return to normal on the evening of Feb. 26. Summersville resource […]

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WEST UNION (AP) — A Doddridge County teenager convicted of killing his parents and sister will spend at least 30 years in prison. Media outlets report that 18-year-old Joseph Spencer received three life sentences with mercy on Monday in Doddridge County Circuit Court. Judge Tim Sweeney ordered two of the sentences to be served consecutively. […]

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MARTINSBURG (AP) — Martinsburg plans to apply to become a participant in the state’s Municipal Home Rule program. The Journal reports that City Council voted last week to hire the Bowles Rice law firm to help city officials prepare the application. The program shifts power from the state to the local level and gives municipalities […]

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