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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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CHARLESTON (AP) — A Capitol police officer is appealing his firing over a post he made on Facebook about a protest over the state’s response to a January chemical spill in the Elk River. The Public Employees Grievance Board has scheduled a grievance hearing for Douglas Day on June 10. Day was fired on Feb. […]

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WHEELING (AP) — Law enforcement officers made 49 felony and misdemeanor arrests and issued 82 citations during a patrol blitz in Ohio County. The Mountaineer Highway Interdiction Team and other officers also recovered prescription painkillers, marijuana and psilocybin during the operation. Officers conducted the saturation patrol between May 19 and May 23 on highways and […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — After a customer suggested that servers at a West Virginia restaurant needed to “show more skin,” the owner became offended and decided to do something about it. Owner Daniel McCawley of Atomic Grill in Morgantown is donating all proceeds from the sale of loaded potato skins this holiday weekend to a West […]

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