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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The director of the upcoming "X-Men" film has denied allegations contained in a lawsuit that he raped an aspiring actor and model in 1999 and called the claims a shakedown.


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WASHINGTON, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Data from a new government report show that if all the structurally deficient bridges in the United States were placed end-to-end, it would take you 25 hours driving 60 miles per hour to cross them.  That's like driving the 1,500 miles between Boston and Miami.  And it's a problem that's close to home. An analysis of the 2013 National Bridge ...
Patriot Coal plans to cut production at two mining complexes in southern West Virginia and potentially lay off workers. St. Louis-based Patriot announced Wednesday that it has issued 60-day layoff notices ...
Scientists have found a sister planet to this big, floaty rock we all live on, and it's about 500 light years away. The planet is the size of Earth, and it's orbiting a star in what NASA is calling a "habitable zone"—a distance where water could be on the planet's surface in a liquid state. "We know of just one planet where life exists—Earth," said Elisa Quintana, a NASA researcher. "Finding a ...
Scrapping to keep a West Virginia Senate seat Democratic in a state that's sprinted to the right, Natalie Tennant is counting on her allegiance to the coal industry to separate herself from an unpopular ...
West Virginia's unemployment rate inched up in March to 6.1 percent. The seasonally adjusted rate is up two-tenths of a percentage point from February. WorkForce West Virginia reported Tuesday that the ...
West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has signed legislation imposing new safeguards on above-ground storage tanks and water systems in response to a Jan. 9 chemical spill in Charleston. The Water Resources ...

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BUD, W.Va. — Raleigh County Senator Mike Green is applauding a move by the state DHHR Wednesday to lift the boil water advisory for the Bud/Alpoca area of Wyoming County. The advisory had been in effect since last September. “In this day and age, all people in West Virginia should have access to clean drinkable water,” Sen. Green said who represents that area of Wyoming County in his senatorial district. “I commend the West Virginia Public Service Commission for marshaling the effort it took to work out the details between land owners, public service districts, and utilities to bring this crisis to...
BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — A woman who allegedly tried to rob a bank there earlier this month in Bluefield has been arrested in Tennessee. Police in Morristown, Tenn. arrested Beverly Ann Mangum this week on a home invasion charge. It’s alleged Mangum tried to rob the First Century Bank on College Avenue in Bluefield April 11. Police said Mangum passed the teller a note and demanded money but didn’t stick around for the cash, she ran.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The Huntington apartment building where the murdered body of a Marshall University student was found in 2007 was the site of vandalism Wednesday night. Someone spray painted “Who Killed Leah Hickman?” on the 8th Ave. apartment building. Hickman’s body was found in a crawl space under the building in Dec. 2007. No one has been arrested in connection with her death. Leah’s father, Ron Hickman, told WSAZ.com, there’s nothing new in the investigation. He said he appreciates someone remembering the case but vandalism isn’t the right way to do it. Hickman was 21 when she was killed. Police have said...
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Retired NFL quarterbacks and Marshall University legends Byron Leftwich and Chad Pennington will serve as coaches during the Green-White spring game Saturday. Both Leftwich and Pennington, who will take one snap each themselves, formed their teams by drafting current players. “They look pretty equal at this point,” said Doc Holliday, Marshall University head coach of the lineups. Rakeem Cato, the Herd’s starting quarterback, will reportedly lead Pennington’s team. Retired All-Pro receiver Randy Moss is also expected to make an appearance. “We’ve got all the greats coming back,” Holliday said. The Thundering Herd finished last season 10-4, including a Military Bowl win...
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The Charleston Police Department welcomed six new members to the force Thursday. Charleston Mayor Danny Jones gave the oath of office to five men who will start the State Police Police Academy Monday and another man, a former Clendenin officer, who will begin field training on the same day. One of those cadets is Jonathan Hill. He’s the son of retired Charleston Police Captain Jerry Hill who retired last year after 27 years on the job. “It’s really a proud day for me that he’s taken this step and followed in my footsteps,” said Captain Hill. Twenty-seven years ago Hill...
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — One day after disqualifying Kanawha County Prosecutor Mark Plants and his staff from working specific cases, Kanawha County Circuit Judge Duke Bloom swore in four members of a special prosecutorial team to handle those cases. Former Kanawha County Assistant Prosecutor Don Morris was named the chief special prosecutor. He and three assistants will handle all cases in the city of Charleston involving crimes of violence by a parent or guardian, abuse and neglect cases and violations of domestic violence protective orders. “Well be working with the prosecutors office to make sure we have all the case that are necessary....

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Charleston, WVa – November 25, 2013 — Thousands of West Virginians will be preparing meals and traveling in inclement weather throughout the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The American Red Cross has safety tips for the kitchen and for the highway.  more... (pdf)


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