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KINGWOOD (AP) — A New Hampshire company has settled two lawsuits stemming from a fatal accident at a music festival in West Virginia. U.S. District Judge Irene Keeley approved National Event Services’ settlements with Yen Ton and Elizabeth Rose Doran last week. Court documents don’t list the settlement amounts. Ton and Doran were injured during […]

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SOUTH CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia’s top leaders are offering their views on education, the budget and other hot topics ahead of the upcoming legislative session. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is the keynote speaker at Thursday’s Legislative Lookahead forum organized by The Associated Press. Senate President Jeff Kessler, House Speaker Rick Thompson and the Legislature’s […]

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BRYAN CLARK Spirit Staff CHARLES TOWN – In a unanimous vote, the Jefferson County Commission today agreed to provide the majority of matching dollars for a federal grant to fund construction of a bike path along W.Va. 480, just outside of Shepherdstown. The letter of commitment which the county will issue is a prerequisite for […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Gas prices have jumped 16 cents in the past week across West Virginia. AAA East Central says the price for a gallon of regular, unleaded gasoline averaged $3.67 this week. Prices range from $3.63 in Charleston and Parkersburg to $3.72 in Martinsburg. A year ago, prices in West Virginia averaged $3.60. Nationally, […]

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RAINELLE (AP) — A Fayette County man faces up to 105 years in prison for torching several vehicles at a West Virginia State Police barracks. State Police spokesman Sgt. Michael Baylous says a Greenbrier County jury convicted 48-year-old David Clayton White of Meadow Bridge on retaliation, arson and conspiracy charges on Tuesday. White is one […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The public’s help is being sought in an investigation of the fatal shooting of a wild bald eagle in Hardy County. A reward of up to $2,500 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction. Capt. Roy Cool with the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources says the 22-year-old […]

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — Claims for vehicle damage caused by road conditions cost the West Virginia Division of Highways more than $22,000 in 2012. The state Court of Claims awarded a total $22,416 to motorists who filed claims against the DOH. The court also ordered the DOH to pay $12,601 to two people for claims related […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia apple production jumped 36 percent in 2012. Federal figures show West Virginia growers harvested 91 million pounds of apples, compared to 24 million pounds in 2011. Martinsburg grower Mark Orr says last year’s warm winter accelerated the growing season. Orr tells the Charleston Daily Mail that his family’s orchard, George […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia officials are reviewing the use of the state’s fleet of airplanes and helicopters. Administration Secretary Ross Taylor tells the Charleston Gazette that officials want to determine what’s best for the state. The review comes as use of the state’s King Air 350 and a Cessna Grand Caravan has declined. The […]

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HUNTINGTON (AP) — The children of U.S. Marine veteran who died last year have accepted his degree from Marshall University. The four children of Owen M. Moul attended a ceremony Friday at the Marshall Memorial Student Center in Huntington. Accepting the degree were 14-year-old Sydney, 8-year-old Sierra, 7-year-old Owen Jr. and 1-year-old Zane. The university […]

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