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Particpants compete in a Tough Mudder event at Raceway Park in Englishtown, New Jersey. (Photo credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

W. Va. Investigating Death of Maryland Man During ‘Tough Mudder’

The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a 28-year-old Maryland man who had been competing in an endurance course in West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle.

04/23/2013

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., speaks to members of the media after a vote on the Senate floor on April 17, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Manchin Can No Longer Rely On Backing Of NRA

He famously fired a gun in a TV ad while boasting of an endorsement from the National Rifle Association, but U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin can no longer rely on the backing of that powerful lobby.

04/22/2013

File photo of a crime scene. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

West Virginia Sheriff Fatally Shot While Eating Lunch In Car

A new sheriff who was cracking down on the drug trade in southern West Virginia’s coalfields was shot to death Wednesday in the spot where he usually parked his car for lunch, and State Police said the suspect was in a hospital with gunshot wounds inflicted by a deputy who chased him.

04/04/2013

File photo of an obese man. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Gallup: West Virginia Most Obese State For Third Year In A Row

Public research and analytics outfit Gallup has learned that West Virginia has the highest rate of obese persons in America.

03/07/2013

File photo of a blizzard. (credit: SASA DJORDJEVIC/AFP/Getty Images)

Parts Of West Virginia Under 2 Feet Of Snow

Wet snow and high winds spinning off the edge of superstorm Sandy spread blizzard conditions over parts of West Virginia and neighboring Appalachian states Tuesday, shutting one interstate as trucks and cars bogged down and knocking out power to many.

10/30/2012

In this handout satellite image provided by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Hurricane Sandy, pictured at 00:15 UTC, churns off the east coast on Oct. 28, 2012 in the Atlantic Ocean. (credit: NASA via Getty Images)

Parts Of West Virginia Could See Up To 3 Feet Of Snow

Forecasters say as much as 3 feet of snow is now possible along the highest ridge tops of West Virginia.

10/29/2012

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Dozens Now Affected by Meningitis Outbreak Locally, Much More Nationwide

The deadly fungal meningitis outbreak that has spread to more than 100 people nationwide, spanning a total of nine states, has now killed two people people in Maryland and Virginia, with more than 30 cases reported between the two states.

10/09/2012

Brown marmorated stink bug. (Credit: Susan Ellis – Invasive.org)

Exploding Bug Population Stinking up Maryland Farms

Farmers in Maryland are smelling a resurgence in the area’s stink bug population this year.

10/08/2012

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Correctional Officer Accused Of Having Sex With Inmates In Exchange For Cigarettes

State officials say a correctional officer accused of having sex with Southern Regional Jail inmates has worked there since September 2008 and hasn’t worked at any other West Virginia jails.

09/21/2012

Peter Lizon's mug shot (Photo Credit: South Central Regional Jail / http://www.wvrja.com/)

W.Va. Sheriff Says Woman Tortured; Husband Charged

An attorney dismissed claims that a West Virginia man tortured his wife for years as entirely false, saying someone fabricated allegations that the man called his wife a slave, forced her to kneel in his presence, and punished her with burns and beatings.

07/12/2012

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