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Former Charlotte mayor to be released from prison next week
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Former Charlotte, North Carolina, Mayor Patrick Cannon is expected to be released from prison next week.
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Hogan giving state employees paid leave to volunteer
Day to Serve initiative kicks off Saturday
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$250K grant will fund drug treatment beds in West Virginia
BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) - A peer-focused, long-term recovery program has received a $250,000 federal grant to expand its services in Beckley, Bluefield and Huntington. U.S. Rep Evan Jenkins said in a news release Wednesday that the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is giving the grant to Recovery Point ...
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WVU to host forum featuring US energy secretary
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia University will host an energy forum that features U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz. WVU says the Mid-Atlantic Region Energy Innovation Forum on Monday will draw input from political, industry, academic and other leaders. Panelists will discuss ways to accelerate energy innovation in the region. ...
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West Virginia names new acting state personnel director
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia is getting a new state head of personnel. A news release Thursday says Joe Thomas has been named acting director of the West Virginia Division of Personnel. Acting Administration Secretary Mary Jane Pickens tapped Thomas to replace Sara Walker, who retired on Aug. 31 ...
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State school board to vote on Fayette County consolidation
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - The West Virginia Board of Education is set to vote this week on a consolidation plan for Fayette County's public school system and a policy waiver that would again stop the requirement that teachers be evaluated based on their students' standardized test scores. The Charleston Gazette-Mail ...
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Man reported missing from Bridgeport found
A 36-year-old man who was reported missing from the South Side Bridgeport neighborhood has been found.
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Trieu: MSU gets shot to sway 4-star LB Henderson
Jaquan Henderson, a four-star from Covington (Ga.) Newton, is committed to Tennessee, and has been since June, but will visit Michigan State this fall.        
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State school board approves Fayette Co. consolidation plan
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - The West Virginia Board of Education has approved a consolidation plan for Fayette County public schools. Local news organizations report that the Comprehensive Education Facilities Plan, which was approved Wednesday, seeks to reconfigure, redistrict and renovate several county schools. The plan would drop the number of ...
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Police ID West Virginia man killed in shooting with officers
SPENCER, W.Va. (AP) - Authorities in West Virginia have identified a suspect they say fired at officers before being fatally shot. State Police spokesman Lt. Michael Baylous tells news outlets 65-year-old Bernard Cottrell was killed in the Tuesday afternoon shooting. Cottrell lived in Reedy in Roane County, about 55 miles ...
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Energy secretary to tour West Virginia coal power plant
MAIDSVILLE, W.Va. (AP) - U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz is scheduled to visit a West Virginia coal-fired power plant alongside congressional leaders. Longview Power says Moniz is expected to tour the plant near Morgantown on Monday. U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin and Rep. David McKinley are slated to join. Manchin has ...
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Deadline for federal flood aid looms in West Virginia
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - The deadline is approaching for West Virginia residents affected by flooding in June to apply for federal assistance. Wednesday is the deadline to apply for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Administration and to submit applications for U.S. Small Business Administration loans. FEMA says about ...
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Man missing from Bridgeport
A 36-year-old man has been missing from Bridgeport since Tuesday night, police said. Edward Scanlon was last seen at about 11 p.m. Tuesday in the 3800 block of South Union Avenue. He also has been known to spend time in the 3700 block of South Parnell Avenue. Scanlon is described as a 5-foot-4...
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West Virginia unveils veteran suicide prevention program
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia is introducing a suicide prevention program for veterans. On Wednesday, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and the state Department of Veterans Assistance unveiled the program named Mountain State 22. A Tomblin news release calls the initiative the country's first state-managed program aimed specifically at curbing ...
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Final WVU possession keeps getting worse
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West Virginia editorial roundup
Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers: ___ Feb. 14 The Exponent Telegram of Clarksburg on Gov. Justice's road plan: It's a problem that has been studied, discussed and debated for far too long. And it's one that plays directly into the state's current - and future - budget difficulties. We're, ...
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Park service plans more paddling access to Potomac in DC
WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Park Service says it plans to expand public access for kayaking and rowing on the Potomac River in the District of Columbia's Georgetown neighborhood. The agency said in a statement this week it has approved a plan for the phased development of 42,000 square feet ...
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Ex-teacher's aide who faked cancer gets 6 months in prison
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A former Dallas-area teacher's aide who faked having cancer and took a car and donations from staff and students has been sentenced to six months in prison in a separate case in West Virginia. The Dallas Morning News ( ) reports that 56-year-old Kevin MaBone (MAY'-bone) ...
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Couple's card collection full of love
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) - Much like a home full of decor Christmas houses in December, Bob and Margy Barrett's dining room is currently brimming with a Valentine's Day card collection that started more than 100 years ago. For about a week every year, the couple displays about 100 cards throughout ...
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Study aims to keep Frostburg State grads employed locally
Frostburg State University says a study has identified certain types of businesses that could keep graduates of the school employed locally. The next step is to lure those businesses to western Maryland. The school said Friday in a statement that the study was ordered by the city of Frostburg,...
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Bernie Sanders cries foul over canceled town hall meeting in West Virginia
The town hall meeting was set to be held in McDowell County, the poorest part of West Virginia, with the highest rate of drug overdose in the state and the lowest life expectancy of any county in the United States.
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No. 13 West Virginia dominates second half to rout Kansas State
The Sports Xchange MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Kansas State kept going to the foul line, but that wasn't enough to offset No. 13 West Virginia going to the basket.
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Police killings rise to an estimated 136 in first 6 weeks of 2017
An estimated 136 people have been killed by police in the first month and a half of 2017, according to a law enforcement watchdog group. Last year they counted 123 deaths for the same period. Read Full Article at
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Marshall University student's body recovered from river
BARBOURSVILLE, W.Va. (AP) - Police in Barboursville say the body of a Marshall University student has been recovered in a river three days after he jumped over an Interstate 64 bridge following a crash. Police Chief Mike Coffey tells media outlets that the state medical examiner's office identified the body ...
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West Virginia woman charged with animal cruelty
ELKVIEW, W.Va. (AP) - A Kanawha County woman has been charged after a humane officer reported finding that more than four dozen animals did not have food, water, shelter and adequate medical treatment. Media outlets report a criminal complaint filed in Kanawha County Circuit Court charged 25-year-old Melissa Bailes Anderson ...
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4 West Virginia scientists to discuss impacts of research
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Four scientists from state colleges and universities plan to discuss the economic and community impact of research programs at a forum at the West Virginia Regional Technology Park in South Charleston. The Tuesday event by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission's Division of Science ...
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West Virginia offering some state job testing on Saturdays
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - The West Virginia Division of Personnel is trying out Saturday test dates for state government jobs. The agency said in a news release it will offer tests on the third Saturday of each month in Charleston on a trial basis. If it's successful, the release said ...
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Harpers Ferry mayor says city sales tax beneficial
HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. (AP) - The mayor of Harpers Ferry says the Eastern Panhandle community has brought in $60,000 over six months from the implementation of a city sales and use tax after being granted home rule status. The Journal ( ) reports Harpers Ferry Mayor Gregory Vaughn says the ...
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Report shows homelessness declining in West Virginia
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - A federal report shows homelessness declining in West Virginia over the past six years. The Department of Housing and Urban Development says that tracks a national decline, where almost 550,000 people were homeless for at least one night this year, down 14 percent since 2010. In ...
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Off-duty deputy shoots, wounds man suspected in house fire
COAL CITY, W.Va. (AP) - Authorities in West Virginia say an off-duty deputy shot and wounded a man suspected of starting a fire in Coal City. Local news outlets report that the incident began Thursday after authorities responded to a house fire. Raleigh County Sheriff's Lt. J.C. Canaday says the ...
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Appalachian Power employees visit, read at 418 schools
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Readers from Appalachian Power have been visiting hundreds of schools in West Virginia, Tennessee and Virginia, reading to elementary students and donating a book to the school libraries. The electric utility says 314 readers read to almost 17,000 students at 418 schools in the three states ...
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Ex-jail guard admits assaulting 2 West Virginia inmates
ELKINS, W.Va. (AP) - A former jail guard has pleaded guilty to two federal charges, admitting he used excessive force against inmates at the Tygart Valley Regional Jail. According to court documents, 21-year-old Hunter Lane Barrett, of Weston, assaulted one inmate in February and another in April. Under a plea ...
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West Virginia settles claims against 3 drug companies
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - The West Virginia Attorney General's Office says it has reached settlements with three more prescription drug wholesalers for $800,000 resolving allegations they failed to detect, report and stop suspiciously large drug orders into the state. According to the office, the settlements with Smith Drug Company, Top ...
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‘Blood on the Mountain’ excavates coal’s casualties
The new documentary “Blood on the Mountain” got its start on a very bloody day: April 5, 2010, when 29 miners were killed in an explosion at the Upper Big Branch mine in Raleigh County, W.Va. “My brother worked for [mine owners] Massey Energy, and was on their mine rescue team,” says Mari-Lynn Evans, co-director...
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What's the weather for Thanksgiving Day in Northeast Ohio?
Take a look at the weather forecast for Thanksgiving 2016 in Northeast Ohio. CLEVELAND, Ohio - Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and with chances of snow in Northeast Ohio this weekend, I'm sure you're wondering if it will last through the holiday. Especially if you're driving over the river and through the woods to get to grandmother's house. Wintry mix for Northeast Ohio, up to 2 inches of snow in some areas: Working for your weekend forecast Thanksgiving Day three-hour model forecast of temperatures.Kelly Reardon,  If you were hoping for a white Thanksgiving, bad news, it's looking a bit too warm for snow. Instead, Turkey Day is looking cold and rainy. Rain is definitely not good news for anyone hoping to attend the annual Turkey Trot downtown or the Turkey Bowl, a pickup football game fundraiser supporting the St. Vincent de Paul Society. 27th Meadows Turkey Bowl dedicates game, keeps giving spirit High temperature: 45 degrees Low temperature: 38 degrees Precipitation chances: 60 percent rain Sunrise: 7:28 a.m. Sunset: 5:02 p.m. The AAA predicts as many as 49 million Americans will travel in the days before Thanksgiving, and depending on when and where you're leaving from, you may come across some hazardous conditions. The Tuesday before the holiday, rain chances are near zero, calling for very nice traveling conditions. Temperatures will range from 38 to 42 degrees, with partly cloudy skies and 10 mph winds. Tuesday's travel conditions.AccuWeather  Wednesday is when the storms begin, causing poor travel conditions across Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, and parts of Kentucky, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. In Northeast Ohio, temperatures will range from 43 to 49 degrees, with a 60 percent chance of rain and breezy winds up to 16 mph. Wednesday's travel conditions.AccuWeather  Where are you traveling for Thanksgiving? Keep checking for twice daily weather updates for Northeast Ohio, and don't forget to submit any weather questions you may have! Kelly Reardon is's meteorologist. Please follow me on Facebook and Twitter @kreardon0818.
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Residents concerned over proposed location of detox center
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) - Many Martinsburg residents are expressing their concerns over the location of a proposed crisis-stabilization and detox center. The Journal reported ( ) on Thursday that several area residents have created petitions to keep the privately run inpatient center from coming to the Buyers Guide building on ...
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SEE IT: Teacher snatches microphone from boy with autism
A boy with autism was reduced to tears during his school’s play after a teacher ripped the microphone away before he could speak.
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West Virginia highway project bribes alleged
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say four people conspired to steer $1.5 million of West Virginia highways project to a South Carolina business for bribes and kickbacks between 2008 and 2014. According to prosecutors, 60-yaer-old Bruce Kenney III of Norfolk, Virginia, used his former state position to funnel structural ...
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Health navigators continuing work in northern West Virginia
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia University says a program it operates to help people in northern West Virginia sign up for health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act is continuing its work. Penny Womeldorff directs the WV Healthy Start Navigator Project. She says nothing has changed, even though ...
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Louisiana Gov. Edwards to headline West Virginia Dems dinner
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards will headline the West Virginia Democratic Party's annual dinner next month. On Tuesday, the party announced that Edwards would deliver the evening keynote speech at the Jefferson Jackson Dinner on Oct. 8 at the Charleston Civic Center. Party Chairwoman Belinda Biafore ...
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America's white working class left behind
Each morning for the last 65 years, 93-year-old Ed Shepard has walked to work to open up the Union 76 service station, here in rolling hills of West Virginia coal country.
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Volunteers remove 650 tires from Coal River in Boone County
MADISON, W.Va. (AP) - Dozens of volunteers floated down a West Virginia river to remove hundreds of discarded tires over the weekend. The Charleston Gazette-Mail ( ) reports more than 30 volunteers in kayaks, canoes and flat-bottomed boats retrieved at least 650 tires Saturday afternoon from a 9-mile stretch of ...
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Marshall president investiture ceremony is Thursday
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) - Marshall University's 37th president will be invested during a ceremony on Thursday. Jerome A. Gilbert was named president of the university last October and took office in January. He was previously provost and executive vice president of Mississippi State University. The ceremony will be at 10:30 ...
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Authorities: Man, 100 pigs killed in tractor-trailer crash
LOYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) - Authorities say a Maryland man and about 100 pigs have died after two tractor-trailers crashed in Pennsylvania.
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Former human services agency director faces fraud charges
WELCH, W.Va. (AP) - A former director of a Welsh-area human services agency is facing possible time behind bars after being arrested on embezzlement and fraudulent schemes charges. The Bluefield Daily Telegraph reports ( the West Virginia State Police say in a statement that 42-year-old Shanita Evans was charged Friday ...
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Convicted killer seeks new trial after discredited testimony
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A West Virginia judge hasn't decided whether a man convicted of killing a fast-food restaurant manager nearly 30 years ago will get a new trial because a discredited former state police forensic serologist testified at his first trial. The Charleston-Gazette Mail reports ( Phillip Ward was ...
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Alpha Natural Resources to close last Kentucky mine
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - An Alpha Natural Resources spokesman says the company plans to lay off 117 people when it shuts down a Kentucky coal mine in November. Spokesman Steve Hawkins tells the Lexington Herald-Leader ( ) that the company has issued a required 60-day layoff notice at the Process ...
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Canonsburg church mourns tragic loss of community members
Sun streamed through the stained-glass windows of Champion Christian Center in Canonsburg on Sunday morning as congregants filed in, pausing to share a word of comfort, an embrace, a hand on a shoulder.
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Student contest to promote opioid abuse awareness
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - The West Virginia Attorney General's office is sponsoring a contest among schoolchildren to promote awareness of prescription painkiller abuse. Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says in a news release that the "Kids Kick Opioids" contest is open to elementary and middle school students and involves designing a ...
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Deputies: Man burned teenage son who tried to protect mother
CABIN CREEK, W.Va. (AP) - Authorities say a Kanawha County father burned his 14-year-old son with a propane torch after the boy tried to protect his mother during an argument. Citing a criminal complaint, news outlets report that 39-year-old Jason Anthony Smith, of Cabin Creek, is charged with child neglect ...
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