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Rioting juveniles damage Parkersburg center

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. – A riot at the Lorrie Yeager Jr. Juvenile Center at 907 Mission Drive in Parkersburg Tuesday evening caused an extensive amount of damage, an official said. Around 7 p.m. Tuesday, officers with the Parkersburg Police Department were summoned to the Lorrie Yeager Jr. Juvenile Center to assist[Read More…]

Lethal mix of heroin turning up in West Virginia

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — Police officials have confirmed that a deadly heroin batch mixed with fentanyl is in this region. The lethal concoction of heroin and the drug fentanyl — that is 100 times more potent than morphine — has been blamed for dozens of deaths in the eastern United States.[Read More…]

The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Thursday, Feb. 20

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers. 1. TRUCE COLLAPSES IN UKRAINE, DEATH TOLL MOUNTS An[Read More…]

W.Va. judge dismisses medical device case

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — After a week of testimony in the most recent case against pelvic mesh manufacturers, a federal judge ruled that there wasn’t enough evidence to support that the devices were defective. Trial began last week in a case brought by women who said a particular kind of mesh[Read More…]

W.Va. Senate OKs anti-meth prescription bill

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — After brushing aside pressure from drug industry lobbyists, the West Virginia Senate passed legislation Tuesday that aims to reduce methamphetamine labs across the state by requiring a prescription for cold medications containing an ingredient used to make meth. Senators said they have to do something to stop[Read More…]

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