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  1. Teacher describes handling gun-wielding teen hostage takerRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Albany Times Union

    A West Virginia State Police Officer speaks with parents of children from Philip Barbour High School in Philippi, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, after a "hostage-like" situation occurred in the cafeteria of the school. State Police spokesman Lt.

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  2. Gas boom brings successes, struggles to W. Va. communitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    When Linda Colliere opened up her six-unit motel in the small, remote Harrison County community of Shinnston 15 years ago, she never could have anticipated the influx of demand she would eventually receive. "I don't even advertise anymore," Colliere said.

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  3. W.Va. Lags Behind Most Other StatesRead the original story

    13 hrs ago | The Intelligencer

    Mountain State residents know our children need first-class educations in order to compete with their peers from other states and nations for good jobs in the future. But we have virtually no idea how well our public schools compare to those in other states.

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  4. Point tames Panthers, 62-7Read the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Point Pleasant Register

    Point Pleasant seniors Alec Stanley and Tannor Hill combine for a tackle on Lincoln County running back Tristan Browning during the first half of Friday night's Week 1 football contest at OVB Field in Point Pleasant, W.Va. POINT PLEASANT, W.Va.

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  5. West Virginia Archives and History Has Posted Gov. Bob Wise's Gubernatorial Papers OnlineRead the original story

    16 hrs ago | Huntington News

    The Archives and History section of the West Virginia Division of Culture and History has posted an electronic edition of State Papers and Public Addresses of Bob Wise on its website, . These papers are now part of the Governor Bob Wise collection in the State Archives.

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  6. EXCLUSIVE: Prosource closes third acquisition of 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Business Journal

    Prosource acquired Aaron's Business Solutions of Huntington and Charleston, W.Va. The acquisition brings Prosource's total employee count from 180 to 250 across Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and now West Virginia.

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  7. West Virginia Considers Big Step To Crack Down On CorruptionRead the original story

    23 hrs ago | Switched

    West Virginia lawmakers will begin talks next month about establishing an independent state inspector general's office tasked with coordinating investigations into corruption, waste and fraud across state agencies. The new office would be modeled partly on successful examples of IG offices in other states, including Virginia, Louisiana, Indiana and Ohio.

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  8. Bob Wise papers added to W.Va. state archivesRead the original story

    23 hrs ago | KSL-TV

    The West Virginia Division of Culture and History announced the addition of the electronic edition of "State Papers and Public Addresses of Bob Wise" on Friday. The edition covers the former governor's major policy initiatives.

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  9. Harassment of DOH workers reported across West VirginiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | West Virginia Metro

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The state secretary of transportation calls increasing reports of Division of Highways crew workers being harassed on the Mountain State's roads as they work to repair them "disturbing."

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  10. SNEED, CliffordRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Dayton Daily News

    News Death Notice SNEED, Clifford HIS LIFE STORY Clifford Sneed was born in Carlisle, W. Virginia to the late Joe Sneed and Queen Trotter Hoskins in 1923. Clifford Sneed departed this earthly life early morning on August 22, 2015 at Fort Hamilton-Hughes hospital, Hamilton, Ohio.

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  11. Engineering dean named chairman of prestigious national committeeRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Huntington News

    Dr. Wael Zatar, dean of Marshall University's College of Information Technology and Engineering, has been appointed as the chairman of the National Committee on Structural Fiber Reinforced Polymers of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academics. The committee is among the largest and most prestigious national - and international - committees on the subject of structural fiber reinforced polymers.

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  12. Crews test new pothole repair toolRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | West Virginia Metro

    Crews testing out their new Dura Patcher in Monongalia County believe they'll be able to extend the road patching season into the cold weather. "It's a Dura Patching machine that actually mixes the aggregate the liquid asphalt together to be injected into potholes," District 4 Maintenance Assistant Larry Weaver said during an interview with Carrie Bly of the Department of Transportation.

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  13. ACT test-takers improve in English, struggle in math, science in W.Va.Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | West Virginia Metro

    High school graduates in West Virginia are improving their English and reading skills, but are still struggling in math and science, according to the 2015 ACT scores released Wednesday. The state's composite score increased from 20.6 in 2014 to 20.8 this year.

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  14. 5 daytrips from D.C. that take 2 hours or less by car, train or busRead the original story

    Thursday | The Washington Post

    The D.C. area is a daytripper's paradise. Two hours or less in a car, on a bus or on a train will get you to dozens of charming towns and hamlets, each seemingly tailor-made for your particular interests.

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  15. Teacher, pastor defuse class hostage situationRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 25 | The Courier

    By JONATHAN MATTISE PHILIPPI, W.Va. - A West Virginia preacher, a teacher and police helped persuade a 14-year-old boy to free 27 fellow students he held at gunpoint in a high school classroom Tuesday, a standoff that ended without a single shot fired, authorities and the pastor said.

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  16. What Hillary didn't say in ag speech - West Virginia court says...Read the original story

    Thursday | Politico

    WHAT HILLARY DIDN'T SAY: While Hillary Clinton touched on a lot of topics related to food and agriculture in her speech Wednesday in Iowa, there were a few things absent from her plan for the sector and rural America. During remarks at the Des Moines Area Community College Ankeny Campus, the 2016 Democratic presidential hopeful expressed her support for local foods, immigration reform that would allow for enough farm workers to meet growers' demand, solutions for climate change, strengthening the RFS to promote advanced biofuels and infrastructure and ways to improve rural development and get young people back on the farm.

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  17. Shale gas production expected to dropRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Weirton Daily Times

    For the first time since the U.S. Energy Information started tracking the data, natural gas production from shale formations - including the Marcellus and Utica - is set to decline in September amid a glut of supplies related to inadequate pipeline infrastructure.

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  18. Brooke board discusses development ordinanceRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Weirton Daily Times

    Members of the Brooke County Planning Commission came to Wednesday's meeting of the county's economic development authority to discuss a proposed ordinance setting standards for potential developers.

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  19. Rep. Jenkins Announces Mobile Office HoursRead the original story

    Thursday | Huntington News

    U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins announced his mobile office hours for September. At the mobile office locations, members of Rep. Jenkins' staff will be available to help Third District residents who are having problems with federal agencies and programs.

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  20. PSC Performs More than 3,000 Commercial Vehicle Inspections in Latest QuarterRead the original story

    Thursday | Huntington News

    The Public Service Commission of West Virginia has announced that during the most recent quarter, its Transportation Enforcement Officers conducted 3,292 commercial vehicle inspections on 10 highways designated as high crash areas, a 58% increase over the number of inspections conducted in those areas during the same quarter last year. Of the inspections performed last quarter, 2,068 - or 63% - were made possible by funding from the Increased Commercial Enforcement grant the Public Service Commission received last fall from the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

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