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MORGANTOWN (AP) — West Virginia University’s athletic department has ended the last two fiscal years in the red. University officials expect the deficits to continue for several years. Records obtained by The Dominion Post show the athletic department ended the 2011-2012 fiscal year with a deficit of nearly $13 million. The loss came despite record […]

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MARTINSBURG (AP) — The U.S. Marshal Service is asking the public for help locating a fugitive wanted on charges in West Virginia, Virginia and Maryland. The Mountain State Fugitive Task Force said Monday that Ronald Linaburg is wanted in West Virginia on burglary charges, in Virginia on failure to appear on grand larceny charges and […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — An audit report says West Virginia state employees annually receive millions of dollars in overtime and other compensation beyond their basic pay, and it could be costing their health insurance plan millions of dollars each year. The reason: That money isn’t counted when the program looks at pay to calculate premiums and […]

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ELKINS (AP) — Randolph County commissioners are voicing their support for gun rights. The commission recently approved a resolution that supports the 2nd Amendment right to keep and bear arms. The resolution says the right to bear arms is inalienable. It also cites the economic benefit that Randolph County residents receive from hunting and recreational […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A cast member of the MTV reality show “BUCKWILD” is facing a drug charge in West Virginia. Twenty-four-year-old Salwa Amin was arraigned Monday in Nicholas County Magistrate Court on a felony charge of possession with intent to deliver. Details of Amin’s arrest and the charge weren’t immediately available. She is being held […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A video contest invites West Virginia students to develop videos about the U.S. Constitution. The contest is sponsored by the state Department of Education and the West Virginia State Bar. It is open to state residents in the sixth through 12th grades. Participants are asked to create 3-minute videos. Entries will be […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia law requires only the owner’s name and address on a concealed weapon permit. Now some sheriffs are considering a photo ID as an optional addition. While not a requirement, the photo would be an easy way to verify information and ensure safety, Putnam County Sheriff Steve Deweese told The Charleston […]

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SOUTH CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia is warning working-age residents that abusing drugs will keep them unemployed. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin said the state is launching a “Get High, Don’t Get Hired” campaign next week. The public awareness effort targets the damage to West Virginia’s employment picture blamed on substance abuse. Officials have long recounted […]

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SOUTH CHARLESTON (AP) — Budget cuts called for by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin will shave $75 million from state spending. That’s the estimate Thursday from West Virginia Budget Director Mike McKown at The Associated Press’ annual Legislative Lookahead forum. McKown said the cuts helped balance the budget proposal that Tomblin will send to the Legislature […]

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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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