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CHARLESTON (AP) — A federal investigator probing a powerful explosion and fire Tuesday that charred Interstate 77 in West Virginia said Friday that a ruptured natural gas pipe had areas consistent with external corrosion. National Transportation Safety Board member Robert Sumwalt said the pipe will undergo further analysis at an NTSB lab. “That’s exactly what […]

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SOUTH CHARLESTON (AP) — Four West Virginia state parks have scheduled New Year’s Day hikes to encourage people to get outdoors — even when it’s cold out. Participating in 2013 are Kanawha State Forest, Blackwater Falls State Park, Cacapon Resort State Park and Twin Falls State Park. West Virginia State Parks Programming Coordinator Sissie Summers […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Health officials are asking the West Virginia Legislature to eliminate sugar-sweetened drinks from the state’s public schools. Chairwoman Helen Matheny of the West Virginia Healthy Lifestyles Coalition cites the state’s high rankings for obesity and Type 2 diabetes in recommending the action. West Virginia sought to limit soft drinks in schools with […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A West Virginia inmate who has served 11 years for a rape his attorneys claim DNA proves he didn’t commit will not be released while his appeal is pending, a Harrison County judge ruled Thursday. Circuit Court Judge Thomas Bedell instead said he’d give prosecutors more time to respond to a recent […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The price of gas continues to go down in West Virginia, declining a dime per gallon since last week. The Triple A’s weekly Fuel Gauge says the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is now $3.46 in West Virginia. The 10-cent decline is double the U.S. decline in pump […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A Charleston woman has been sentenced to probation and community service for her son’s excessive absences from school. The Daily Mail reports that Brenda Wright received the punishment on Tuesday after she pleaded guilty to first-offense truancy. She was sentenced to 90 days of probation and five days of community service, plus […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — December marks the 45th anniversary of a deadly chapter in West Virginia history. On Dec. 15, 1967, the Silver Bridge spanning the Ohio River at Point Pleasant collapsed with 37 vehicles on the bridge. Thirty-one vehicles went down with the bridge, killing 46 people. Twenty-one people escaped injury or were rescued from […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The state Supreme Court says some lawyers need to do their homework. The high court issued an administrative order Monday criticizing sloppiness and frivolous appeals that include legal briefs filed without legal citations and appeals with only minimal arguments. Chief Justice Menis Ketchum, a former trial lawyer, said the justices are wasting […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A man already serving 40 years for one of the three sniper-style slayings in the Charleston area has been sentenced to an additional six years in prison. U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin says 36-year-old Shawn Lester of Charleston was sentenced Monday. Lester previously pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a […]

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Musselman dominated the All-Potomac Valley Conference volleyball team with three selections — Taylor Lord, Corisha Smith, and Kaitlin Ferretti. Hedgesville’s two picks were Kaitlyn Semler and Cassidy Ferrari. Beata Leinhard was Washington’s representative and Martinsburg’s Karli Boober rounded out the first team. Placed on the second-team were Amber Curry (Washington), Megan Hovis and Molly Langland […]

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