BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) - A federal prosecutor says a former southern West Virginia store manager has pleaded guilty to wire fraud. U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin says 43-year-old Mark Randall Trump of Cool Ridge entered the plea in federal court in Beckley. Trump was accused of pocketing $90,000 in customer fees from heavy equipment rentals.
PRINCETON, W.Va. (AP) - An eight-mile stretch of I-77 in Mercer County and a road that runs parallel to the interstate will be closed to traffic between 10 a.m. and noon today to allow crews to set off explosives and clean up debris. West Virginia highway crews are bringing down a slipping hillside along Interstate 77 near the Virginia border.
BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (AP) - A former volunteer in a Bluefield church's youth program has been arrested on child sex abuse charges. Media outlets report 55-year-old Timothy Probert was arraigned yesterday in Mercer County Magistrate Court on 38 counts, including 22 counts of sexual abuse by a parent, guardian or custodian. Police say the alleged incidents go as far back as 1986.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia University is partnering with Tianjin University with the hopes of creating an institute dedicated to Chinese language, culture and other educational fields. The Morgantown school announced the partnership yesterday.
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