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WVU Board of Governors OKs Move of WVU Tech to Beckley

West Virginia University's Board of Governors is giving the green light to move the WVU Institute of Technology campus from Montgomery to Beckley. The university's news office says the board voted Tuesday to authorize the move. It said the decision received no dissenting votes.
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On West Virginia Morning, Clark Davis reports from Huntington where a clean needle exchange program for those addicted to drugs begins today.  The story on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

Cabell Huntington Health Department
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The Cabell-Huntington Health Department is set to make history in the state of West Virginia Wednesday, with the first needle exchange program. 

A proposed rule from the Mine Safety and Health Administration will be published Wednesday, September 2, 2015 and requires all haulage machinery in underground coal mines be equipped with technology that prevents miners from being struck, pinned, or crushed.

Courtesy John Denver's estate.

 Many West Virginians consider "Country Roads" their unofficial anthem, but might be surprised to learn that the singer-songwriter that created it led a very different life than many performers. Watch this special television presentation of John Denver: Country Boy, Wednesday, September 2 at 9 p.m. on WVPB.

WVU Tech

West Virginia University's Board of Governors is giving the green light to move the WVU Institute of Technology campus from Montgomery to Beckley.

The university's news office says the board voted Tuesday to authorize the move. It said the decision received no dissenting votes.

WV State Police Cruiser
WCHS-TV

The American Association of State Troopers announced on its website that West Virginia State Police has captured the Best Looking Cruiser Contest.

WCHS-TV reports that in 2014, the Mountain State’s blue-and-gold cruiser placed second in the national event. Ohio won last year's contest, but finished second behind West Virginia this year.

First Energy has asked West Virginia regulators to approve a $75.8 million rate hike over two years to cover the cost of its vegetation management programs.

First Energy says it needs the increase to cover $51.9 million in past vegetation management expenses and $23.9 million in expected costs in 2016 and 2017.

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A bankruptcy judge says Patriot Coal can sell its remaining assets at auction.

The Wall Street Journal reports that U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Keith Phillips said on Monday at a hearing in Richmond that he would sign off on Patriot holding an auction on Sept. 9. The bidding would be led off by the Virginia Conservation Legacy Fund.

Body Camera
Morgantown Police

Welch police officers have begun carrying body cameras to record all contact with the public.

The Bluefield Daily Telegraph reports that Police Chief Eugene Muncy announced that the offers began carrying the devices on Tuesday.

West Liberty University
West Liberty University

West Liberty University's presidential search committee plans on-campus interviews with the finalists later this month.

West Liberty spokeswoman Maureen Zambito tells The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register that three to five finalists will be given an opportunity to introduce themselves to the campus community.

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Courtesy John Denver's estate.

Discover the Man Behind the Music in John Denver: Country Boy

Many West Virginians consider "Country Roads" their unofficial anthem, but might be surprised to learn that the singer-songwriter that created it led a very different life than many performers. Watch this special television presentation of John Denver: Country Boy, Wednesday, September 2 at 9 p.m. on WVPB.
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