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UPDATE: EPA issues response to requests for information about WV American Water emergency plans

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EPA did not receive the actual ERP (Emergency Response Plan) from American Water Company, but did receive a certification of completion from the utility. WV American Water has completed its Emergency Response Plan and complied with the Bioterrorism Act. More>>

Iraqi refugee fleeing ISIS control is 'working toward American dream' in Wood County Video included

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The Yazidis are one group that ISIS is targeting.  They're religion is ancient, dating back more than 6,000 years. More>>

UPDATE: WV American Water Co. issues response after PSC orders limited release of safety plans

PSC Commissioners issued order for limited release of WVAW safety plans PSC Commissioners issued order for limited release of WVAW safety plans
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On Friday, August 22, the West Virginia Public Service Commission issued an order pertaining to its investigation of West Virginia American Water.  More>>

Court ruling won't impact Kentucky's credit rating

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Moody's said it will not downgrade Kentucky's credit rating despite a recent federal bankruptcy decision that could cost the state nearly $1 billion over 20 years. More>>

FEMA repays West Virginia entities for chemical spill costs

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency has reimbursed $1.4 million to local and state governments, hospitals and some non-profit groups for costs related to January's chemical spill in Charleston.
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United States Senate race will be a historic one for West Virginia

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The November election will be an historic one in West Virginia as two women fight for a United States Senate seat. More>>

Kentucky joining effort to reduce drunken driving

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Law enforcement agencies around Kentucky are participating in a national effort to reduce impaired-driving fatalities. More>>

UPDATE: West Virginia American Water tests samples from Elk River

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WVAW said all tests were within normal water quality parameters. Some algae was observed when reviewing samples under a microscope, and the staff observed several characteristics that lead them to believe it may be an algae sheen. More>>

Former Mingo County Prosecutor Michael Sparks sentenced to one year in prison

Mingo Co. Prosecutor Michael Sparks is expected to plead guilty to a federal conspiracy charge. Mingo Co. Prosecutor Michael Sparks is expected to plead guilty to a federal conspiracy charge.
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Mingo County Prosecutor Michael Sparks is expected to plead guilty to a federal charge, according to information filed in the U.S District Court of the Southern District of West Virginia. More>>

Budget tops issues awaiting Ky. lawmakers

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Kentucky lawmakers are set to open a legislative session dominated by work on a new state budget. More>>

Kentucky hunters fill archery-crossbow bear quota

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Kentucky's first archery and crossbow season for black bears has ended, and the state says hunters met their quota of 10 bears during the nine-day season. More>>

UPDATE: Mingo Co., WV Chief Magistrate Dallas Toler expected to plead guilty

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Mingo County Chief Magistrate Dallas Toler stepped down from the bench Wednesday, according to his wife. More>>