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Flu outbreak closes Tyler County schools

MIDDLEBOURNE, W.Va. (AP) – A flu outbreak in Tyler County has contributed to an early start to the Christmas holiday break for students.

Officials closed all schools in the county on Friday. West Virginia Department of Education...

Flu outbreak closes Tyler County schools

MIDDLEBOURNE, W.Va. (AP) – A flu outbreak in Tyler County has contributed to an early start to the Christmas holiday break for students.

Officials closed all schools in the county on Friday. West Virginia Department of Education...

W.Va. to get $211,000 in cramming settlement with T-Mobile

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia will receive $211,000 from T-Mobile US over billing for unauthorized charges.

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced the state’s portion of the settlement Friday.

The Federal Trade...

Judge bars release of racially charged videos

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — At the request of Charleston officials, a Kanawha County judge has issued an order saying that the city shouldn’t release a video that got a city police officer suspended.

City Attorney Paul Ellis proposed the...

Enrollment open for citizens police academy

Staff reports

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Charleston Police Department is accepting applications for enrollment into the department’s Citizens’ Police Academy, set to begin March 3.

The academy is a 10-week, free program...

NYSF’s efforts to move to Canaan facility continue
NYSF’s efforts to move to Canaan facility continue

The National Youth Science Foundation continued its efforts earlier this week for approval to move into the Canaan Valley Institute’s Research and Education Center near Davis, in Tucker County.

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W.Va. Northern Community College names president

WHEELING, W.Va. — Vicki Riley has been named president of West Virginia Northern Community College.

Riley has served as the school’s vice president of academic affairs since January 2008....

N.J., W.Va. men indicted in oxycodone ring

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A New Jersey man and three West Virginia residents have been indicted by a federal grand jury in connection with a prescription painkiller distribution ring.

U.S. Attorney William J....

Slack Street recycling center to limit plastics
Slack Street recycling center to limit plastics

To save money, the Kanawha County Solid Waste Authority decided in a meeting Friday morning to begin accepting only the most profitable plastics, including water bottles and milk jugs, at the Slack Street facility and to no longer accept many other...

Woman to get $325,000 in elder abuse case

UNION, W.Va. — A Monroe County jury has ordered a woman to pay $325,000 in damages in an elder abuse case.

The circuit court jury found Betty B. Brown liable for fraud, conversion, unjust enrichment and...

W.Va. inmate faces five more years for Obama threat

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — A West Virginia inmate faces an additional five years behind bars after pleading guilty to threatening President Obama.

U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld II said Robert Dale Tasker,...

Intoxicated woman had kids in car, police say

FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. — A Mount Hope woman faces child neglect charges after driving while intoxicated with her two young children in the vehicle, according to a news release from the Fayette County...

ACLU backs challenge of Blankenship gag order

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The ACLU is supporting news organizations challenging a gag order in an ex-coal executive’s criminal case.

In a brief supporting the motion, the American Civil Liberties Union of West Virginia Foundation said...

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