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W.V. Senate Kills Magistrate Education Bill

Posted: 01/31/2012 - CHARLESTON, W.V. (AP) - The Senate killed a bill that would require elected magistrates to have an associate's degree, likely ending efforts to increase education requirements.

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UPDATE: Candidate Filings Complete

Updated: 01/29/2012 - West Virginia just ended its candidate filing period, but the results of more than 50 legislative races are already largely decided.

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Homeowner Shoots at Robbers

Updated: 01/27/2012 - They thought nobody was home. They were wrong. Instead of stealing from a Market Street home a robber who made it inside wound-up staring down the barrel of a loaded gun.

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DMV to Open New Regional Office in Parkersburg in 2012

Posted: 01/26/2012 - CHARLESTON, W.Va.-The West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is planning to open a new, permanent Regional Office location in Parkersburg by late summer 2012. The structure will be built on Division of Highways’ property adjacent to the Eagles building located at 627 Lubeck Avenue. The construction contract on the 9,000 square foot building should be awarded in March, 2012.

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Wood Leads Seven-County Region In Unclaimed Property

Posted: 01/26/2012 - CHARLESTON – State Treasurer John Perdue’s office returned to Wood County the highest unclaimed property total amount and the largest average claim in the seven-county mid-Ohio Valley region.

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Campus Police Become Special Reserve Deputies

Updated: 01/24/2012 - The Washington County Sheriff's Office will be partnering with the Marietta College Campus Police. The Sheriff's Office will have more eyes and ears while the Campus Police will get more training.

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US Supreme Court Decision Means Ohioan Stays Free

Posted: 01/24/2012 - CLEVELAND (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court has issued a decision that prevents prosecutors from pursuing another trial against a man who spent two decades on Ohio's death row.

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Advocates Tout New Ohio Special Needs Scholarship

Posted: 01/24/2012 - COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Advocates of expanding school vouchers in Ohio are touting a new state program that awards scholarships to students with special needs to help pay tuition at private or public schools that would better serve them.

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Driving Safely In The Snow

Updated: 01/23/2012 - If you get into a slide on icy roadways officials say do not touch your brakes. Take your foot off the gas so you can get back in control. Get more tips on

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Snow Advisory, NWS Issues Winter Weather Advisory

Updated: 01/22/2012 - Washington County and Athens County are under a Level One Snow Advisory. The entire WTAP viewing area will be under a Winter Weather Advisory, issued by the National Weather Service, beginning at 6:00 Friday evening.

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