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WVU students move in to campus housing for fall classes

August 14, 2015

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — It's move-in day for new students at West Virginia University. more »»

Alderson inmate pleads guilty to escape

August 13, 2015

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — An inmate has pleaded guilty to escaping the Federal Prison Camp at Alderson. more »»

W.Va. oil and gas safety panel starts work at first meeting

August 13, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A panel appointed by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has started its study of safety within the oil and natural gas industry. more »»

Rangers seek C&O Canal hiker missing since July 25

August 13, 2015

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — National Park Service rangers are seeking information about a hiker on the C&O Canal towpath who was last heard from on July 25. more »»

CSX train derails in northern W.Va.; no chemicals released

August 13, 2015

NEW MARTINSVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities say a CSX chemical train has derailed in Marshall County. No chemicals were spilled.

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W.Va. construction worker killed in US 50 work zone accident

August 13, 2015

ROMNEY, W.Va. (AP) — State Police say a construction worker has been fatally struck by a road milling machine in a U.S. Route 50 work zone in Hampshire County. more »»

Blankenship attorneys want split trials

August 13, 2015

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Search continues for woman who fell into West Fork River

August 13, 2015

WORTHINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Rescue crews have been searching for a woman who fell into the West Fork River from a Marion County dam. more »»

W.Va. Coast Guard member pleads guilty to faking own death

August 13, 2015

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man has pleaded guilty to faking his death to desert from the U.S. Coast Guard.

U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld II says 33-year-old Larry C. more »»

WVU opens Confucius Institute to promote Chinese culture

August 13, 2015

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University has opened a Chinese language, cultural and business center known as a Confucius Institut. more »»

Disaster loans available to nonprofits in 8 W.Va. counties

August 13, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Nonprofit groups in eight West Virginia counties are eligible to apply for federal disasters loans to help recover from severe storms last month.

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Grant to help W.Va. with exam costs for low-income students

August 13, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia has been awarded a $79,000 federal education grant to help defray the costs for low-income students to take advanced placement tests.

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Woman, husband were to sign divorce papers the day they died

August 12, 2015

Police are investigating as a murder-suicide the deaths of a woman and her estranged husband, who is believed to have set fire to her apartment building, on the day they were to have signed... more »»

West Virginia editorial roundup

August 12, 2015

Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers:


Aug. 12

The Journal, Martinsburg, West Virginia, on state's Common Core standards:


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W.Va. students' literacy scores top national projections

August 12, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Preliminary test results show West Virginia students' literacy proficiency scores have exceeded national projections. more »»

Husband was seen running from apartment house before fire

August 12, 2015

BRUNSWICK, Md. (AP) — Investigators believe a man set fire to his estranged wife's apartment building shortly before their bodies were found in his car. more »»

Gas utilities in W.Va. seek approval to cut fuel cost rates

August 12, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Natural gas utilities are seeking state approval to reduce what they charge customers to recover their fuel costs. more »»

Judge schedules guilty plea hearing for WVa exec in spill

August 12, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A judge has scheduled a guilty plea hearing for the last executive charged in a chemical spill that contaminated West Virginia's biggest drinking water supply. more »»



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