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Ranson — The West Virginia Division of Highways (WVDOH) announced that East Fifth Avenue will be closed between Flowing Springs Road and W.Va. 9 beginning March 14. The closure will be in place 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This is necessary for the WVDOH to construct a new roundabout intersection for the […]

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MARTINSBURG — Vaughn J. Henry, age 27, of Kearneysville, entered a plea of guilty to “Possession with Intent to Distribute Crack Cocaine” in Martinsburg. Henry, who is in custody pending sentencing, faces a maximum exposure of 20 years imprisonment and a $1,000,000 fine. This case was prosecuted by First Assistant United States Attorney Betsy C. […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A funeral service for actor Lou Myers will be held Friday in his home state of West Virginia. Tonia McDonald of Myers’ nonprofit Global Business Inc. says the service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Charleston. McDonald says Myers died Feb. 19 at Charleston Area Medical Center […]

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SOUTH CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia State Police have arrested more than 170 sex offenders since the first of the year for providing false information to the state sex offender registry. Spokesman and 1st Sergeant Michael Baylous says the state police and the U.S. Marshal Service has verified the information for more than 1,000 offenders […]

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MARTINSBURG (AP) — A registered nurse from Virginia faces up to four years in prison for stealing prescription medication from a Veterans Affairs hospital in West Virginia. Paula High also faces a $250,000 fine. The 55-year-old resident of Virginia Beach was accused of keeping the medication for personal use instead of administering it to a […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — At least some Republicans in West Virginia’s House of Delegates believe their failed bid to block proposed magistrate court pay raises, and similar partisan clashes that are expected as the session continues, will pay off in the next election. The GOP’s net 11-seat gain in November, increasing their ranks to 46 of […]

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — A survey of West Virginia adults shows 60 percent would favor higher cigarette taxes if the revenue would benefit public health. Forty-three percent back an increase of $2 per pack or more. The 2012 survey of 2,132 smokers and non-smokers was recently released by researchers at West Virginia University’s School of Public […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of West Virginia senators is proposing that the state gradually hire 800 additional state troopers and increase their starting pay. Senate President Jeffrey Kessler said Friday that West Virginia has not had a state trooper cadet training class in the last two years and that the state is losing […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Some West Virginia lawmakers are targeting the state’s health woes by proposing limits on federal food stamp benefits. Close to one-in-five state residents receive benefits from what’s now called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP. Legislation introduced Friday would bar the purchase of sugary soft drinks or carbonated beverages with SNAP […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The West Virginia Humanities Council is looking for places around the state that are interested in hosting a traveling exhibit on the role of sports in American culture. The council says it is sponsoring a state tour of the new Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibit “Hometown Teams” beginning February 2014. Officials are seeking […]

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