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Men Sentenced for Shipping Marijuana Through Postal Service

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Department of Justice says two West Virginia men have been sentenced for participating in a distribution scheme that involved shipping about 400 kilograms of marijuana through the U.S. Postal Service from 2013 to 2018. A news release says 44-year-old James Waylon Molinaro was sentenced to 78 months in prison for possession with… Read More

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Community Feedback Sought on Proposed Ohio River Bridge

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Officials are asking for community feedback on a proposed Ohio River bridge connecting West Virginia and Ohio. News outlets report the bridge would be the final step in the long-anticipated Tri-State Outer Belt linking the two states and parts of Interstate 64. The KYOVA Interstate Planning Commission is asking for feedback… Read More

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Officers Exposed to Suspected Fentanyl During W. Va. Drug Bust

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities in West Virginia say several police officers were exposed to a substance believed to be the powerful opioid fentanyl during a drug bust. Huntington police Chief Hank Dial says in a news release that members of the Huntington Violent Crime and Drug Task Force entered a home on Wednesday and… Read More

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Trial for Mom in False Abduction Case Pushed to 2020

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A trial has been delayed for a West Virginia woman charged with making up a story about foiling the attempted kidnapping of her daughter. The Huntington Herald-Dispatch reports 24-year-old Santana Renee Adams’ trial on a charge of falsely reporting an emergency incident has been moved to January. It had been set to start… Read More

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Nurses at Cabell Huntington Hospital Vote to Unionize

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – Officials say registered nurses at Cabell Huntington Hospital have voted to unionize. Service Employees International Union spokeswoman Sherri McKinney told The Herald-Dispatch that voting ended Wednesday night with an “overwhelming majority” in favor of being represented. The vote means 900 registered nurses will join about 870 other employees represented by SEIU…. Read More

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W. Va. Officers Seize Exotic Pets from Shop Accused of Cruelty

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia animal control officers have seized multiple animals, including venomous snakes, from an exotic pet store they say was in poor condition. The Herald-Dispatch reports S&S Reptiles and Exotics in Huntington closed its doors Thursday after the Cabell Wayne Animal Shelter seized control of its animals. Animal control officer Jon… Read More

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Cabell County EMS Workers in Seek to Unionize

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia county’s emergency responders have announced plans to unionize. The Huntington Herald-Dispatch reports dozens of Cabell County EMS employees showed their support for the initiative at a county commission meeting on Thursday. A United Mine Workers of America representative, Floyd Conley, asked commissioners to recognize his organization as their bargaining unit…. Read More