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CHARLESTON (AP) — The West Virginia Supreme Court has suspended a former Randolph County prosecutor’s law license for three years for misconduct during his tenure in office. Richard T. Busch violated professional rules of conduct in two criminal cases between January 2009 and his resignation on Dec. 5, 2011, the court said in an order […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia residents and small businesses who had to stop using water because the supply was tainted by a chemical spill will get a break on their bills after having to run faucets to clear out their systems. One-time relief credits in the $10 to $20 range could start trickling in this […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — An official says two state air quality employees have appeared in front of a federal grand jury about the West Virginia chemical spill. State Department of Environmental Protection spokesman Tom Aluise confirmed Tuesday that they testified several weeks ago in Beckley. Aluise did not provide further details. U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin’s office […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The owner of The Greenbrier resort in West Virginia says he’s interested in selling Virginia’s Wintergreen Resort. Jim Justice told The Associated Press on Tuesday he isn’t in a hurry to sell the Nelson County, Va., resort, that he bought for $16.5 million in June 2012. Justice considers himself a “hands-on” owner. […]

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — Public schools in 29 of West Virginia’s 55 counties are closed Monday because of a winter storm. West Virginia University has canceled classes at its main campus in Morgantown. The university says the WVU Libraries, the Mountainlair and other facilities will remain open. Winter storm warnings remain in effect across the state […]

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — West Virginia University plans to add child abuse reporting to its policy on employing minors. The proposed new policy would require any university community member to report child abuse to the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion if they see abuse or have reasonable suspicion. The Dominion Post reports that WVU received […]

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HUNTINGTON (AP) — Cabell County Circuit Court Judge David Pancake’s retirement has left a vacancy on the bench. Pancake notified Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin in late September that he was retiring, effective Jan. 31. Tomblin has not yet appointed a replacement. Cabell County Chief Circuit Judge Paul T. Farrell tells The Herald-Dispatch that he will […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Nominations are being sought for the 2014 Governor’s Arts Awards. The deadline to submit nominations is Feb. 21. The Division of Culture and History and the West Virginia Commission on the Arts are accepting nominations in five categories. The categories are education, distinguished service, leadership in the arts and artist of the […]

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — Farmers and West Virginia University Extension agents will gather in Morgantown later this month for the 10th annual West Virginia Small Farm Conference. The conference begins Feb. 27 and runs through March 1. Tom McConnell with the WVU Extension Service Small Farm Center says the conference is about teaching and networking. More […]

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RANSON (AP) — Earl and Donna Lawyer of Hanover, Pa., bypass several closer gambling spots on their drive to the Hollywood Casino at Charles Town. Earl Lawyer said he prefers Charles Town because “sometimes I’m a little luckier here.” The Lawyers are becoming a rarity. As competition increases from Ohio, Pennsylvania and Maryland, West Virginia […]

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