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Ex-W.Va. mail carrier sentenced for drug activity

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — A former mail carrier will spend three years on probation for making drug deals while on the job.

Jack Edwin McCoy also must perform hours of community service and spend four months on home confinement.

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Building issues close courts in Preston County

KINGWOOD, W.Va. – Water and sewer problems have closed Preston County’s courts and judicial offices.

The West Virginia Supreme Court says Circuit Judge Lawrance S. Miller Jr. ordered the closure of the county’s circuit...

Dominion awards $1.3M in education grants

RICHMOND, Va. – Dominion Resources’ charitable arm is awarding more than $1.3 million in grants to schools and educational institutions in nine states and Washington.

The Richmond-based energy provider says more than 100 schools...

Water heater project helps W.Va. church go solar

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. – Water heaters are helping a Shepherdstown church reduce its electricity costs.

A community-funded project involving water heaters will pay the $55,000 cost of a 60-panel solar energy system installed on the roof of...

W.Va. arts, historic preservation grants awarded

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Sixty programs that support the arts and historic preservation have been awarded more than $1.4 million in state grants.

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced the funding Tuesday.

A dozen grants totaling $724,000 went...

West Virginia gas prices dip 2 cents in past week

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Gasoline prices in West Virginia have dropped about 2 cents in the past week.

AAA East Central says the average price for a gallon of regular in the state is $3.48. That’s about 6 cents less per gallon compared...

W.Va. man pleads guilty to time-share fraud scheme

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A Charleston man has pleaded guilty to setting up a fake company in a scheme to defraud time-share owners.

U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin says David Andrew Glynn, 47, pleaded guilty in federal court in Charleston this...

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Authorities looking for military jet that crashed in western Virginia

DEERFIELD, Va. — An Air Force jet based in Massachusetts crashed in the mountains of western Virginia on Wednesday, shaking the ground and frightening residents, and officials said the pilot’s status was unknown.

No injuries were...

Federal appeals court says groups can sue over Blair Mountain

A coalition of labor, environmental and historic preservation organizations can sue the federal government to preserve the historic site of Blair Mountain in Logan County from mountaintop removal mining, a panel of three federal judges ruled Tuesday....

Kanawha prosecutor will go to trial -- at some point

Kanawha County Prosecuting Attorney Mark Plants will go to trial. It’s just not clear when.

A magistrate assigned to hear the misdemeanor domestic violence charges against Plants is deciding if he will set jury trials sooner or later....

Artificial heart pioneer Dr. John C. Norman Jr. dead at 84
Artificial heart pioneer Dr. John C. Norman Jr. dead at 84

Dr. John Clavon Norman Jr., a Charleston-born, Harvard-educated cardiovascular surgeon and artificial heart pioneer, died Saturday in a Bedford, Massachusetts, acute-care facility. He was 84.

The son of Charleston architect and structural...

Foodland robbery suspects arrested in Florida

The last remaining suspects in the Kanawha City Foodland robbery and shooting were arrested in Florida late Tuesday night.

Alisyn Proctor, 19, and Telisa McCauley, 23, — who allegedly were promised money to act as getaway drivers during...

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