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2 West Virginia Mountain Valley Pipeline Protesters Arrested

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LAWN, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities say two people who locked themselves to equipment at a Mountain Valley Pipeline work site have been arrested. WOAY-TV reports 22-year-old Andrew J. Saltzberg and 21-year-old Cameron B. Angeiopouus were charged with trespassing on Thursday. The station says the two were protesting the pipeline in Lawn, an unincorporated community in Greenbrier… Read More

University, Federal Agency Partner to Fight Opioid Crisis

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – A university in West Virginia will work with the investigative division of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to fight the opioid crisis. The Herald-Dispatch reports Sen. Shelley Moore Capito announced Wednesday the partnership between Marshall University and Homeland Security Investigations. Sen. Capito says the school in Huntington will receive more than… Read More

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W.Va. Lawsuit: School Official Harassed Trans Teen in Bathroom

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of a West Virginia transgender male who said an assistant principal harassed him when he tried to use the boys’ bathroom, the latest in a string of court challenges to school policies for transgender students nationwide. The lawsuit filed in state court accuses the… Read More

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Public meetings to be held on floodwall project for WVa city

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MILTON, W.Va. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is hosting two public information meetings on a floodwall planned for Milton, West Virginia. The Herald-Dispatch reports the first meeting will be Thursday at Milton City Hall. The second will be held there next week. The programs and projects management chief for the Corp’s Huntington district, Michael… Read More

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West Virginia State Senator Charged With Prostitution

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia state Sen. Mike Maroney has been charged with soliciting a prostitute. A Marshall County court clerk says the Republican lawmaker turned himself in and was arraigned Wednesday morning on three misdemeanor charges. He has pleaded not guilty and paid a $4,500 bond. A criminal complaint says Maroney exchanged text… Read More

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1,079 to Lose Jobs When West Virginia, Ohio Hospitals Close

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WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) – Notices filed in West Virginia and Ohio reveal that 1,079 workers will lose their jobs when two hospitals are closed this fall. Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification filings indicate 736 workers will lose their jobs at Ohio Valley Medical Center in Wheeling, West Virginia, and 343 more will lose their jobs… Read More

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VA Investigating Patient Deaths at West Virginia Hospital

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs said Tuesday it is investigating allegations of “potential wrongdoing” resulting in multiple patient deaths at a VA hospital in West Virginia. VA Inspector General Michael J. Missal said in a statement his office has been looking with federal law enforcement into allegations at the Louis… Read More

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Judge: Ex-coal CEO Blankenship’s Conviction Should be Tossed

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Former coal CEO Don Blankenship’s misdemeanor conviction for conspiring to violate mine safety laws should be tossed out, a federal magistrate judge in West Virginia recommended Monday. U.S. Magistrate Judge Omar Aboulhson wrote that Blankenship’s rights were violated under the Brady rule, which says suppression of evidence favorable to the accused… Read More

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FanDuel Debuts Sportsbook App in West Virginia

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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia resort owned by Gov. Jim Justice has launched a sportsbook app with fantasy sports company FanDuel. The app debuted Monday for use by people inside West Virginia’s border. Last year, New York-based FanDuel reached an agreement for retail, online and mobile sports wagering services for The… Read More

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West Virginia Couple Found Dead in House Fire

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PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities in West Virginia say two people have died in a house fire. WTAP-TV reports Parkersburg Fire Chief Jason Matthews identified the victims as 84-year-old Raymond Tanner and his 86-year-old wife, Beverly. The couple’s son was able to escape the home after the fire broke out early Monday. The cause of the fire… Read More