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W.Va. Settles Complaint With Drug Makers Over Blood Thinner

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia has reached a $3.2 million settlement with two drug manufacturers over the marketing of the prescription blood thinner Plavix. Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s office announced in a news release Thursday the settlement with Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. and Sanofi-Aventis. The companies were accused of deception by marketing Plavix as superior… Read More

Sports Betting Remains Offline at 2 W.Va. Casinos As March Madness Begins

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Sports wagering will remain offline at two West Virginia casinos at the start of the NCAA Tournament. West Virginia Lottery Director John Myers says in a news release a contractual dispute that caused a shutdown of the sports books earlier this month continues at Delaware North’s Mardi Gras Casino in Nitro… Read More

W.Va. Gov Orders Crews to Prioritize Secondary Road Projects

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has ordered highway crews to compile a list of secondary road projects in their counties. Speaking to Division of Highways district engineers and county supervisors Tuesday in Charleston, the Republican governor gave them a three-day deadline to come up with a list of problem roads, then… Read More

Hundreds Attend First Education Forum Before Special Session

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ONA, W.Va. (AP) – Hundreds of West Virginia residents attended the state’s first public hearing to prepare for an upcoming special legislative session to address education issues. Parents, educators and the public attended the forum Monday at Cabell Midland High School in Ona where they were divided into groups to participate in small round-table discussions…. Read More

US Prosecutor Concludes W.Va. Supreme Court Corruption Probe

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A federal prosecutor has concluded a corruption investigation into the West Virginia Supreme Court. U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart said in a news release Thursday he is “hopeful that the period of uncertainty and taint” of the state Supreme Court has ended. Former Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry was sentenced last month… Read More

Toyota Revs Up Hybrid Vehicle Production In Ohio Valley

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The automaker Toyota announced Thursday major new investments in facilities in Kentucky and West Virginia to increase production of hybrid vehicles. Toyota plans to invest about $750 million in facilities in five states with almost half of that going to its plants in Kentucky and West Virginia. Toyota’s plant in Georgetown, Kentucky, already the largest… Read More

Volunteers Sought to Drive W.Va. Disabled Vets to Hospitals

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia is seeking volunteer drivers for a partnership to transport disabled veterans to hospital medical appointments. State Veterans Assistance Secretary Dennis Davis tells The Herald-Dispatch the volunteers are needed at least one day per month for the program that resumes July 1. Davis says on average about 500 veterans each… Read More