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WELCH (AP) — State police say a missing elderly McDowell County woman has been found dead in her car over a 30-foot embankment. Senior Trooper B.D. Gillespie tells media outlets that searchers found the car on Sunday morning over an embankment off the side of the Welch Bypass. A body in the vehicle was identified […]

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SUNDIAL (AP) — A section of W.Va. Route 3 in Raleigh County that’s been closed for more than a month because of a rock slide could reopen soon. State Department of Transportation spokeswoman Carrie Bly says a contractor expected to complete cleanup and stabilization work over the weekend. Bly says the Division of Highways expects […]

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MAHAN (AP) — The West Virginia Parkways Authority says no one was injured when four vehicles hit a boulder on the West Virginia Turnpike. The authority tells media outlets that the collisions occurred around 9 p.m. Sunday in the northbound lanes in the Mahan area in Fayette County. A snowplow removed the boulder.

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HUNTINGTON (AP) — The Public Employees Insurance Agency is partnering with Marshall University to offer a wellness program at public employee worksites around the state. PEIA health promotions director Nidia Henderson says in a news release that the Pathways to Wellness program will offer classes on fitness, nutrition and stress management, along with lifestyle coaching […]

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PRINCETON (AP) — Dreama Denver says West Virginia’s image is tied across the world to “Take Me Home, Country Roads.” That’s why she’s pushing to have the song designated as one of West Virginia’s official state songs. The widow of actor Bob Denver tells the Bluefield Daily Telegraph that Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. and Kathy […]

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — Florence Lombardi Merow, a former state Delegate and former Morgantown mayor, has died. She was 91. Hastings Funeral Home in Morgantown says Merow died Saturday at her home. She also was a former Morgantown City Council member and a Monongalia County commissioner. Former City Council member Frank Scafella tells The Dominion Post […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A statewide cancer clinical trials network scheduled to launch in the spring is expected to improve West Virginians’ access to advanced treatments. The West Virginia Cancer Clinical Trials Network will be headed by Scot Remick, director of the Mary Babb Cancer Center in Morgantown. Remick tells the Charleston Gazette that the network […]

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MARTINSBURG (AP) — The Berkeley County Council has settled a lawsuit that alleged a former sheriff’s deputy sexually abused a woman. The council will pay $25,000 to settle the lawsuit filed by Donna K. Pulse. Council attorney Norwood Bentley III tells The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown, Md., that the payment will be paid by the county’s […]

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NUTTER FORT (AP) — A West Virginia firefighter who was among three killed in the collapse of a pair of cellphone towers in Clarksburg is being remembered by the state and his fellow firefighters. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has ordered state flags in Charleston and on all state buildings in Harrison County to be lowered […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has announced a grant totaling $3.1 million to help West Virginia turn around some of its lowest-achieving schools. The so-called school improvement grants are aimed at assisting school districts that demonstrate the greatest need for the funds, as well as a commitment to raise student achievement. […]

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