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Kanawha judge acquitted in nurse battery
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Kanawha judge acquitted in nurse battery

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A jury found Kanawha Family Court Judge Mark Snyder not guilty on charges that he battered a health care worker. Magistrate Jack Pauley received the verdict at about 2:30 p.m. Thursday. “I feel really good. I’ve been vindicated on this and I just hope it’s a learning experience for all and that […]

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Groups protest mine near Kanawha State Forest
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Groups protest mine near Kanawha State Forest

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — When Daile Boulis moved into her home along Middlelick Branch in Loudendale two and a half years ago, adjusting to well water and life in a hollow seemed to be the biggest challenges facing her. That changed earlier this year, she said, when she learned that Keystone Industries had applied for a […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Friday, Aug. 8

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers. 1. THREE-DAY MIDEAST TRUCE EXPIRES Gaza militants and Israeli military exchange fire as negotiations […]

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WVPA Convention 2014: President’s Reception draws large crowd
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WVPA Convention 2014: President’s Reception draws large crowd

CANAAN VALLEY RESORT — The reception for West Virginia Press Association President Perry Nardo, publisher of The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register, opened Convention 2014 Thursday night. Highlights of the night included Nardo sharing  information about  his WVPA initiatives of the past year, West Virginia University President E. Gordon Gee explaining the value of West Virginia University and Charleston Gazette Executive Editor Rob Byers […]

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McDowell County teacher housing plans advance
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McDowell County teacher housing plans advance

WELCH, W.Va. — Officials gathered Wednesday to announce the Reconnecting McDowell Board’s decision to demolish the Best Furniture and Katzen buildings on Wyoming Street and replace them with the “Renaissance Village” apartment building. “We have a fantastic teacher core, many of whom have been in the county a long time, but there’s also tremendous turnover,” […]

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W.Va. GOP cancels speech by Dinesh D’Souza

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Republican Party has canceled an event where controversial conservative filmmaker, author and felon Dinesh D’Souza was slated to speak days before his sentencing on a federal crime. “On the eve of such an exciting election year in West Virginia, we want to ensure that our dinner is an event […]

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W.Va. seeks $1.8 million in Freedom bankruptcy

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia government agencies have filed a nearly $1.8 million claim in the bankruptcy of Freedom Industries, seeking repayment of money they spent responding to Freedom’s January chemical leak, which contaminated the drinking water for 300,000 residents in Charleston and counties surrounding Kanawha County. Lawyers for the state filed claims on behalf […]

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Dirt flying for Clarksburg state office complex
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Dirt flying for Clarksburg state office complex

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — A muddy pit marks the future site of a new state office complex in Clarksburg. Workers are making headway preparing the West Main Street site for the four-story, 84,000-square-foot facility, said Tony O’Leary, a spokesman for the state Department of Administration. “The general contractor has moved his office trailer on site, and […]

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W.Va. officials should act on mental health issues

An editorial from The Exponent Telegram CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — For years, the care of those afflicted with mental illness in West Virginia has been oft criticized, especially in regard to state facilities. Complaints about inadequate and inappropriate care, poor facilities and lack of staff have plagued both the William R. Sharpe Jr. Hospital in Weston, and […]

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Wayne County sausage plant fire still smoldering
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Wayne County sausage plant fire still smoldering

WAYNE, W.Va. — Three days after the Ballard’s Farm Sausage plant was engulfed in flames, the facility is still smoldering. Small fires are still going inside the wreckage of the building which had stood since 1946, but they are contained. Assistant State Fire Marshal Ryan McFarland said the fire, which started at about 10 a.m. […]

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