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W.Va. state fair announces 2014 collector basket
Limited edition collector baskets commemorating the 2014 State Fair of West Virginia are going on sale next week.
Fugitive from West Virginia captured in Mexico
A fugitive who has been the subject of federal manhunts in West Virginia has been captured in Mexico.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that 43-year-old Eugene Cobbs, who is originally from Philadelphia, was arrested without incident Monday.
West Virginia to study its juvenile justice system
West Virginia is joining the Pew Charitable Trusts to study its juvenile justice system and find better ways to keep youthful offenders out of detention centers.
West Virginia nearly doubled the rate at which it sent youths to juvenile facilities from 1997 to 2011, a stark contrast to decreases nationwide.
Tax department disputes $715.7 million unpaid claim
The West Virginia Tax Department is disputing an audit that found the state is owed more than $715 million in unpaid taxes.
The legislative audit released Tuesday says that out of the $715.7 million, $298.3 million owed can be collected. The totals are as of December 2013.
Second spill reported at W.Va. chemical spill collection trench
West Virginia regulators have ordered a Charleston company to immediately fix a storm water collection trench that overflowed on two consecutive days at the same site where a chemical spilled into the state’s largest water supply in January.
W.Va. chemical spill company faces more violations
A Charleston company faces state violations after a storm water collection trench overflowed at the same site where chemicals spilled into West Virginia’s largest water supply in January.
The Department of Environmental Protection issued two notices of violations to Freedom Industries on Friday.
Driving instructor killed in crash at W.Va. track
Police are investigating a one-car crash at Summit Point Motorsports Park that killed a professional driving instructor.
Under attack, coal maintains its political muscle
The coal industry is shedding thousands of jobs and facing the government’s most severe crackdown on carbon emissions yet. But king coal still flexes its political muscle in Kentucky and West Virginia, where Republicans and even Democrats try to out-coal one another by cozying up to the industry and slamming President Barack Obama.
W.Va. panel: Police can’t serve on school boards
The West Virginia Ethics Commission says police officers can’t serve on county boards of education.
Police officers already hold a public office, based on relevant case law, the commission said in a recent advisory opinion.
Mines illegally pollute streams
A federal judge has ruled that two Alpha Natural Resources mountaintop removal mines in southern West Virginia illegally polluted streams.
U.S. District Judge Robert Chambers in Huntington ruled Wednesday that the Elk Run Coal mine in Boone County and Alex Energy mine in Nicholas County harmed aquatic life in two streams — Laurel Creek and Robinson Fork.
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