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Shepherd U board OKs tuition, room and board hikes

April 9, 2014

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — The board of governors of Shepherd University has approved a nearly 5 percent tuition increase.

The tuition increase applies to in-state and out-of-state students. more »»

Gas prices up a penny in W.Va.

April 9, 2014

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Average gasoline prices in West Virginia are up 1 cent over the past week.

AAA East Central says the price of a gallon of regular gas is $3.61. more »»

W.Va. planting aimed at restoring the chestnut

April 9, 2014

MOUNT HOPE, W.Va. (AP) — The American chestnut's historical center in West Virginia will see a return of the hardwood. more »»

W.Va. gets a 'C' on govt spending and transparency

April 9, 2014

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia rates a "C'' when it comes to transparency and government spending.

The rating is from the U.S. more »»

Local health dept joining W.Va. chem spill lawsuit

April 8, 2014

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Kanawha County Health Department plans to join the city of Charleston in suing over a Jan. 9 chemical spill that contaminated 300,000 West Virginians' water supply. more »»

Kanawha prosecutor seeks dismissal of charge

April 8, 2014

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Kanawha County prosecutor Mark Plants is seeking the dismissal of a domestic battery charge against him. more »»

West Virginia editorial roundup

April 8, 2014

Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers:

April 7

The Journal, Martinsburg, W.Va. more »»

Parent sues center in Romney, alleges son abused

April 8, 2014

ROMNEY, W.Va. (AP) — A center for developmentally disabled people is being sued by a parent who alleges employees abused a 17-year-old former resident. more »»

2 units at Va. coal-fired plant switching to gas

April 8, 2014

CARBO, Va. (AP) — Appalachian Power has begun the process to convert a coal-fired plant in southwest Virginia to natural gas. more »»

Bank sues Berkeley County Roundhouse Authority

April 8, 2014

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — The Berkeley County Roundhouse Authority is being sued by a bank over an old debt.

The lawsuit filed by BB&T seeks a $347,675 judgment against the authority. more »»

W.Va. Supreme Court lets stand $25 parking fine

April 8, 2014

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Charleston attorney went to the West Virginia Supreme Court to contest a $25 parking ticket.

He lost.

Timothy . more »»

W.Va. man gets US prison term on drug plea

April 8, 2014

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A St. Albans man has been sentenced to 46 months in prison after admitting to his role in what the government calls a large-scale marijuana distribution ring. more »»

US justices let stand massive W.Va. settlement

April 8, 2014

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear an appeal of Monsanto Co.'s massive settlement with thousands of West Virginia resident. more »»

James River Coal files for Ch. 11 bankruptcy

April 7, 2014

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — James River Coal Co. says it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as part of its efforts to turn around its business.

The Richmond, Va. more »»

Ky. hikers rescued from W.Va. state park

April 7, 2014

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Several hikers from Kentucky who were stranded overnight in a West Virginia have been rescued. more »»

W.Va. coal miner charged with falsifying records

April 7, 2014

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia coal miner has been charged with falsifying safety records at an Ohio County mine.

The U.S. more »»

NC unveils updated Civil War Trails guide

April 7, 2014

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina is unveiling a statewide Civil War Trails guide to help travelers during the final year of the 150th anniversary commemoration. more »»

Man pleads to W.Va. crimes before deputy's death

April 7, 2014

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A man convicted in a Pennsylvania wreck that killed a sheriff's deputy has pleaded guilty to charges in West Virginia. more »»

W.Va. American Water ordered to remain in projects

April 7, 2014

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — State regulators have ordered West Virginia American Water Company to continue participating in a series of public-private water projects. more »»

Truck damages grave sites at Cameron cemetery

April 7, 2014

CAMERON, W.Va. (AP) — Police say dozens of markers and grave sites at a cemetery in Cameron sustained damage when a pickup truck ran over them. more »»

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