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UPDATE: Fire at Morris Building in Huntington, WV ruled accidental Video included

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UPDATE: The July 27 fire at the Morris Building in downtown Huntington, WV is now under investigation. Investigators say it started in the elevator, which collapsed onto the 4th floor. 

Balloon Release, Memorial Service in Honor of Clarksburg Shooting Victims Video included

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One year ago four people lost their lives in a shooting in Clarksburg.  It was the shooting that left the city numb with grief and fear.  Saturday, the community told family members they haven't forgotten and continue to stand with them.

Dollar Tree buying Family Dollar for $8.5 billion

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Dollar Tree CEO Bob Sasser said Monday that the deal will give Dollar Tree more than 13,000 stores in the U.S. and Canada. That is nearly three times as many stores as Wal-Mart Stores Inc., though Wal-Mart's square footage is still greater.

UPDATE: Board Suspends Medical License of McMechen Doctor at Center of State Investigation Video included

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The West Virginia Board of Osteopathic Medicine on Friday held an emergency session in which they suspended the medical license of Dr. Roland F. Chalifoux Jr., after unsafe practices were alleged at Valley Pain Management in McMechen.

Morgan art center receives ‘our town’ funding

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The Morgan Arts Council’s Digital Media Center for Public Engagement was among the 66 projects in 38 states to receive grant funds from the National Endowment of the Arts “Our Town” program.

Charles Town nabs $50k to create art hub

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Charles Town Mayor Peggy Smith and other city leaders seeking to boost downtown as a one-of-a-kind destination for art and history are celebrating after winning a $50,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

WV Tax Institute to host annual meeting

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The West Virginia Tax Institute’s 65th annual meeting will be Oct. 19-21 at Canaan Valley Resort in Davis, West Virginia.

Alert environmental contracting ordered to pay taxes, fees

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The government has filed suit to collect the nearly $1 million the Internal Revenue Services says a Bridgeport business owes in employment taxes and penalties.

WV Bad faith case archive launched

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Martin Seibert LC has launched a West Virginia Bad Faith Case Archive, an educational resource devoted to cataloging West Virginia insurance bad faith case law.

Group alleges illegalities in surface mine permit

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Keystone Industries’ KD Surface Mine No. 2 near Kanawha State Forest has been causing a ruckus in the community since it was first issued an operating permit in May, and the site has recently garnered controversy once again.

Philanthropy award deadline soon

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The 2014 West Virginia Spirit of Philanthropy Awards program is open for nominations through Aug. 4.

Hands-on glass classes

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Registration is now open for hands-on classes at the seventh annual Festival of Glass, scheduled at the Blenko Glass Co. factory in Milton on Friday, Aug. 1, and Saturday, Aug. 2.

Chamber, Wayne EDA form manufacturers roundtable

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To explore some of the common issues and concerns that face Wayne County manufacturers and related businesses, the Huntington Chamber and the Wayne County Economic Development Authority have partnered to form the Wayne County Manufacturers Roundtable.

Obama wants limits on US company mergers abroad

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The push comes amid a developing trend by companies to reorganize with foreign entities partly to reduce their tax payments in the U.S.

Century Aluminum, Kentucky workers reach 5-year deal

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Century acquired the smelter in June 2013 from Rio Tinto Alcan.

Old stadium property in Newell, West Virginia, to house new Chrysler dealership

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The Business Development Corporation of the Northern Panhandle has found a buyer for an old football field in Newell, a western Pennsylvania auto dealer who is going to build a state-of-the-art dealership on the site.

UPDATE: No agreement reached in Freedom Industries bankruptcy hearing

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A proposed agreement would settle 24 lawsuits against Freedom. Many businesses sued to recoup profits they lost while shuttered for days. A January tap-water ban affected 300,000 people.

Gaza rocket lands near Israel's main airport

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The rocket damaged a house and lightly injured one Israeli in Yehud, a Tel Aviv suburb near the airport, Samri said. As a result, Delta Air Lines and U.S. Airlines decided to cancel their scheduled flights to Israel.

Founder of Brazil's top building firm, Norberto Odebrecht, dies at 93

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The conglomerate that carries his name went on to lead ambitious projects such as paving a highway across the Andes mountains and through the Amazon rainforest into Peru, and linking Miami's Metrorail to the city's airport. It also formed a consortium with other firms and was awarded contracts for four of the 12 stadiums that hosted games for the World Cup that ended this month.

Bankruptcy Judge Clears Sale of Ormet Plant to Niagra Worldwide Video included

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A Wisconsin firm has been cleared by a bankruptcy judge to buy the Ormet Corp. plant in Hannibal, Ohio.

State Fair starts ‘Fair Fan’

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A new program will make the State Fair of West Virginia experience even better for visitors and at the same time expand the educational programming and scholarships the State Fair of West Virginia offers.

USDA employees collect, donate food

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USDA employees in West Virginia are taking part in the “Feds Feed Families” campaign to collect and donate food products.

Book supports small business for economic growth

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Michael Engmann, author of “Greed is Good, Big is Bad: How to Solve America’s Problems” and the founder of several small businesses in the investment field, who also has been in the finance business for close to 50 years, said over the course of 228 years, the American republic has undergone numerous transformations.

New executive director of WVGA hosts first WV Open

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One of the West Virginia Golf Association’s top events, the West Virginia Open, is about to be played with a new leader who’s a veteran of the organization.

Charles Town bakery owner makes edible works of art

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Charles Town resident and bakery owner Sarah Schottler is an artist — and sugar cookies are her canvas. Each cookie that comes from her kitchen is baked to order and then lovingly decorated by hand.

Duke Energy done dredging coal ash from NC river

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Bartos said recent testing of both the river water and bottom sediment has shown concentrations of toxic metals below federal limits and close to what was likely present before the spill. State and federal agencies will continue to monitor the long-term environmental health of the river.

Wheeling's Ohio Valley Medical Center re-verified as Level Two trauma center

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Wheeling’s Ohio Valley Medical Center has been re-verified as a Level Two trauma center.

Mylan to acquire generic business from Abbott

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Mylan Pharmaceuticals announced July 14 a $5.3 billion all-stock transaction to acquire Abbott’s non-U.S. developed markets specialty and branded generics business.

West Virginians to talk policy

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Through the collective effort of WV Healthy Kids and Families Coalition, West Virginia Community Development Hub and West Virginia Center on Budget Policy, the “Our Children Our Future Policy Workshop Campaign” offers West Virginians a chance to have their voices heard at the Legislature.

Students turn school rivalry into good deeds

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Cross-town school rivals in Weirton banded together last year to help children and adults in need, collecting more than 5,000 pounds of food, more than 300 pairs of socks, backpacks and kids’ clothing and a nationwide prize for “making a difference” in their community.