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CHARLESTON (AP) — Some Mingo County school officials have been placed on leave or have left their jobs after a lawsuit claimed they brushed aside allegations that two boys at a middle school sexually abused female classmates. The county school board placed some employees on leave during the investigation, according to an order signed Wednesday […]

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MARTINSBURG (AP) — The Eastern Panhandle Transit Authority is launching several programs aimed at increasing ridership across the region. The programs include cutting the price of fares in half for residents 60 and older and giving students a 25 percent discount on monthly passes. The authority also plans to offer a $5 all-day pass. An […]

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — Morgantown police have arrested another suspect in a string of graffiti incidents in recent months. Police Chief Ed Preston said Thursday that 37-year-old Todd Campbell of Morgantown is charged with destruction of property. Preston says in a news release that Campbell was served an outstanding warrant after he turned himself Wednesday. He […]

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — A New Jersey man will spend 48 hours in jail after pleading no contest to hazing at a West Virginia University fraternity. Michael Sousa also must pay a $1,000 fine and serve two years of probation. Media outlets report that the 21-year-old from Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey, was sentenced Thursday in […]

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BRIDGEPORT (AP) — West Virginia regulators want to know how natural gas drilling sludge rejected by a landfill in Pennsylvania wound up in a landfill in Bridgeport. The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection ordered the Meadowfill Landfill to stop accepting the sludge until the agency determines why the Arden Landfill in Chartiers, Pennsylvania, rejected it, […]

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WINFIELD (AP) — Retired Winfield High School football coach Leon McCoy will no longer give a religiously themed speech at the school’s graduation. Principal Bruce McGrew and McCoy agreed that the longtime coach will not speak at this year’s graduation after the Putnam County school system received complaints, McGrew told media outlets. “It was not […]

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HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — A western Maryland physician faces charges he sexually assaulted a patient. The Allegany County Sheriff’s Office says Dr. William Dando of Rawlings was indicted by a grand jury May 22 on charges of fourth-degree sex offense and unnatural or perverted practice. Dando couldn’t be reached for comment Thursday by The Associated Press. […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The terminal at Charleston’s Yeager Airport was briefly evacuated after a small electrical fire near the control tower. The Federal Aviation Administration says the fire occurred Thursday in an equipment room next to the room where FAA radar controllers handle flights. The FAA says the tower manager extinguished the fire. The facility’s […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia is one of seven states to see an increase in the number of residents receiving benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, a nonprofit group said in a recent report. The report by the Food and Research Action Center says 362,133 West Virginians received benefits from the program, known as […]

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PARKERSBURG (AP) — Two teenagers accused of assaulting an off-duty Parkersburg police officer are in custody. Police Chief Joe Martin tells media outlets that a 15-year-old boy and a 16-year-old boy attacked Officer D.E. McClain after exchanging words with him. Martin says the 63-year-old McClain was driving Friday night when he saw the juveniles walking […]

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