CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A Logan County restaurant owner faces up to 10 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to laundering cash proceeds from an illegal gambling operation. U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin says 51-year-old Gregory A. Dotson of Chapmanville entered the plea Thursday. Sentencing is scheduled June 11.
ST. ALBANS, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia regulators are investigating a suspected chemical release at a company that cleaned up and hauled a coal-cleaning agent from the site of a January spill that contaminated tap water for 300,000 people. State officials were told yesterday about a sheen in a drainage system near Diversified Services LLC in St. Albans.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Legislation approved by the House of Delegates would protect teacher planning periods in West Virginia. The bill allows teachers to decide how to use their allotted planning time and prevents administrators from forcing them to attend meetings or perform other duties, including parent-teacher conferences.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - John Denver's "Take Me Home, Country Roads" is now an official state song in West Virginia. Forty-three years after it first hit the airwaves with the words "Almost Heaven, West Virginia," the Legislature approved a resolution yesterday designating it as one of four state songs.
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