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West Virginia oil and gas safety panel to meet Wednesday

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 3:24am
A panel appointed by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is holding its second meeting to study safety within the oil and natural gas industry.
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West Virginia State, New River CTC enter transfer agreement

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 3:20am
Some students at New River Community and Technical College who complete two-year degrees can transfer into a four-year program at West Virginia State University.
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W.Va. inmate sentenced for possessing weapon

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 3:12am
A federal inmate in West Virginia has been sentenced to an additional year and three months in prison for possessing a weapon.
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5 teens arrested in Charleston home break-ins

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 3:08am
Charleston police say five teenagers have been arrested on charges related to multiple home burglaries and vehicle thefts.
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Couple Weds & Honors 'Christ of the Deep'

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 10:26pm
Kimberly Triolet and Jorge Rodriguez exchanged their wedding vows underwater beside a 9-foot statue of Jesus.    The Miami couple were wed beneath the waves Tuesday to help mark the 50th anniversary of the installation of the Christ of the Deep statue.
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Craigslist Scammer Targets W. Va. Family

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 9:25pm
A family in West Virginia said they were scammed out of their money to lease a new house.The family found a place to live in Morgantown on Craigslist and agreed to a lease with the apparent owner.Krista Frederick claimed the landlord refused to send the keys, even though her family held up their end of the deal.Right now, there is someone living in the house, but claims they just moved into the home.Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said scams like these are common."It's really un...
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Woman Plays Dead to Avoid Being Killed by Boyfriend

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 9:12pm
BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — A woman played dead to avoid being killed by her boyfriend after he threw her down a flight of stairs and shoved a rag down her throat, police said.The woman faked a seizure and collapsed to escape further beating, said Bethlehem Police Chief Mark DiLuzio, who called the episode an extreme case of domestic violence. She is hospitalized in serious condition.Bartholomew Palumbo, 25, is charged with attempted homicide, aggravated assault, reckless endangerment ...
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Judge Recuses Himself from Deadly WVU Hazing Case

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 8:40pm
A judge has recused himself from a deadly hazing case at West Virginia University.Kappa Sigma members Jordan Hawkins and Richard William Schwartz are charged with misdemeanor hazing after the November death of 18-year-old Nolan Burch.He was found unresponsive at the Kappa Sigma house last year following an initiation ceremony.Burch died two days later.Police say Burch's blood alcohol limit was more than six times the legal driving limit.
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Ohio Valley addresses concerns about Heroin Epidemic

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 8:23pm
Seventeen people overdosed in one day in Washington, Pa., leading to concerns of preparedness in the Ohio Valley.Wheeling has only ten long term residential beds  at a facility called Miracles Happen, and they have a waiting list.Otherwise, there are short term facilities.Managed Care companies are now shortening patients' stays.These companies administer claims and authorize services for Medicaid, and a stay that once was 30 days might now only be three."This type of substan...
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Woman beaten, man arrested on warrant

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 8:05pm
A man wanted for trafficking in drugs in Jefferson County has been arrested after allegedly assaulting a woman.Steubenville police responded to the 400 block of South Fifth Street around 4:00 Tuesday morning in regards to an assault.Jefferson County Deputy Matt Henderson told officers that a woman ran up to his cruiser saying that Tracy McGowan had assaulted her.Officers found McGowan hiding in the basement of a home. The victim told officers that McGowan pulled her hair...
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Flood Insurance Prices High in Brooke County, Officials Upset

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 7:52pm
Brooke County officials are upset with the high cost of flood insurance. Officials want FEMA to reassess the flood plain map in Wellsburg in the hopes of getting high insurance costs down.Commissioner Tim Ennis said FEMA's flood plain map is not up-to-date, and have put areas of Wellsburg in the 100 year flood plain that should not be there."The people who want to invest in Wellsburg are afraid to invest in Wellsburg because of these flood plain maps and the regulations that FEMA ...
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Pittsburgh Steelers Sign Michael Vick to One-Year Contract

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 7:51pm
The Steelers announced on Tuesday night they signed veteran quarterback Michael Vick to a one-year contract. 
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Hancock County man sentenced for Heroin Trafficking

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 7:17pm
A New Cumberland man has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for heroin trafficking.Raymond James Ripley, Sr., 29, conspired with others to possess and sell heroin in Hancock County throughout 2013 and 2014.Ripley pled guilty in June 2015 to one count of "Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute and to Distribute Heroin."Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen Vogrin prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Hancock, Brooke, Weirton Drug and Violent Crime Task For...
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Man appeals excessive force verdict, claims cops biased

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 6:43pm
A young black man is appealing a federal verdict that three white Pittsburgh police officers wrongly arrested him in 2010 but did not use excessive force.
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Defense mulls 'diminished capacity' defense in dorm slaying

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 5:47pm
A defense attorney says a man accused of having beaten and strangled his college freshman girlfriend in her central Pennsylvania dormitory may present a "diminished capacity" defense.
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7 SportsZone High School Football Kickoff Show

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 5:18pm
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Lawyer: Trying teen as juvenile solves separate trial issue

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 5:15pm
The attorney representing a teenage girl charged along with her soldier boyfriend in the murder of her mother says sending her case to juvenile court would resolve the question of whether the two should be tried together...
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Sexually Suggestive signs 'Welcome' Freshman Girls to University

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 4:58pm
The national office of the Sigma Nu fraternity has suspended all activities at its Old Dominion University chapter after frat members hanged three sexually suggestive banners from their front porch of their off-campus house.A picture of the off-campus home on West 43rd Street caused quite the commotion when it went viral on social media over the weekend. The picture shows three banners hanging from the porch of the second story.The students who live in the house have removed the banner...
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Hillandale to keep management in place at Maine egg farm

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 4:55pm
An egg producer says it's going to keep the current management in place at Maine's largest egg farm.
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The Latest: Suspect at W.Va. high school in custody

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 4:52pm
The latest in the arrest of a suspect after a report of a gun at a West Virginia high school (all times local):
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