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Charges dropped against W.Va. justice’s son

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The son of a state Supreme Court Justice no longer faces a felony charge related to the alleged beating of his sister, but Charleston police are standing by their original report. The Kanawha County Prosecutor’s Office dismissed malicious wounding charges against Edward Gardner Wednesday morning. Gardner, 27, is the son of West […]

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Logger acquitted in Coonskin Park timber trial

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A Kanawha County jury deliberated about two hours Wednesday before finding logger David Russell Bowen not guilty of allegations that he stole timber from Coonskin Park. “I’m glad that justice has been done and I can go back to work and take care of my family,” Bowen said after the verdict was […]

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Bridgeport could become W.Va.’s first gigabyte city

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. — The city of Bridgeport could become the state’s first gigabyte city, increasing the speed of Internet available to local residents up to 100-200 times its current speed. Bridgeport City Council is planning to launch a pilot program through Citynet to potentially introduce 100 area homes to a high-speed fiber-optic network. The six-month […]

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Morgantown landlord accused of stealing cats

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Morgantown Police are investigating a case in which BCK Rentals landlord Tom Wiley allegedly removed a tenant’s cat from her apartment. Chief Ed Preston said a landlord can’t enter a home and take a tenant’s private property. Preston explained that the landlord could be charged with larceny in this instance. Requests for […]

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WVU-led group to absorb Buckhannon hospital

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. – United Hospital Center (UHC) and the West Virginia United Health System (WVUHS) have reached a preliminary agreement with Pallottine Missionary Sisters, for the transfer of sponsorship of St. Joseph’s Hospital of Buckhannon to UHC. WVUHS is the parent corporation for UHC and multiple other hospitals and healthcare systems in West Virginia, and […]

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Charles Town braces for loss of casino revenue

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — As a result of the recent decline in revenue at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, the city of Charles Town has made budget adjustments and is relying on other funds for expenditures, according to Michael Slover, chairman of the city’s finance committee. An audit performed last year by Gibbons and […]

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WVU students vie for Alabama game packages
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WVU students vie for Alabama game packages

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Dedicated West Virginia University football fans camped out in front of the Mountainlair starting at midnight Tuesday to purchase a package for the Chick-fil-a Kickoff Game. For $150, the package includes a full round-trip to Atlanta, two nights in a hotel, a ticket to the WVU Alumni Association’s pregame tailgate, a ticket to […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Thursday, Aug. 21

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers.1. OFFICIALS: RESCUE MISSION FAILEDObama sent special forces to Syria this summer to save Americans […]

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Four-year suspension proposed for Randolph County circuit judge
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Four-year suspension proposed for Randolph County circuit judge

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Special counsel arguing against Randolph County Circuit Judge Jaymie Wilfong have recommended a four-year suspension without pay, according to documents released Tuesday. After months of investigation by the Judicial Investigation Commission, Wilfong faced a nine-member Judicial Hearing Board Aug. 11 over an alleged two-year affair with the director of North Central Community […]

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Marshall Commission clears way for power plant

MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. — After receiving additional information and assurances from Moundsville Power officials following a Monday special meeting, Marshall County commissioners proceeded Tuesday to approve the Payment In Lieu of Tax agreement to facilitate construction of the $615 million natural gas electricity generator. During a special meeting Monday, commissioners listened as representatives of Moundsville Power, […]

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