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Chlorine Leak from Axiall Corp. Sends Two to Hospital, Evacuates Communities

Two people were transported to hospitals for inhalation injuries, others were treated at the site of a reported chlorine leak in Marshall County. Communities in the area were evacuated. Officials from Axiall Corporation say a rail tanker car loaded with liquid chlorine developed a leak Saturday morning inside the company's facility near Proctor, W.Va.
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  Federal authorities are investigating after a computer virus infected all electronic services of the Appalachian Regional Healthcare system in Kentucky and West Virginia.

ARH spokeswoman Melissa Cornett said in a statement Saturday that the system is dealing with technical complications.

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West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says four financial companies are settling an antitrust case for $1.3 million.

Morrisey says UBS, FSA, Natixis and Municipal Bond Insurance Association reached the settlement in a larger case that has totaled $4.7 million.

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West Virginia Division of Natural Resources West Virginia's spring gobbler season runs from April 27 through May 23, 2015
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The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources has made several changes to the state's hunting regulations.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that the changes will alter the hunting seasons of squirrels and turkeys and will redefine the meaning of bear baiting.

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The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Services is rolling out a new tiered foster care program designed to train foster families to better care for children.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that the agency has begun accepting applications from providers for its therapeutic foster care program.

Dog Bless

Dog lovers can get a guide of pet-friendly attractions in West Virginia.

The free, 20-page booklet lists places to go and things to do while accompanied by pets on leashes.

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Federal officials say three disaster recovery centers set up following devastating flooding that hit West Virginia in June are closing this week.

The officials say the recovery centers are in White Sulphur Springs and Rainelle in Greenbrier County and at Clendenin in Kanawha County.

Federal officials say the deadline for West Virginia storm survivors to register for federal disaster assistance has been extended to Sept. 7.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency says the extension was granted at the request of West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin.

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The state Supreme Court is heading to Marshall University next month.

The court will hear three cases at the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center on Sept. 20 as part of the school's celebration of Constitution Week.

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On August 29, 1952, groundbreaking ceremonies for the West Virginia Turnpike were held in Mercer County. The state’s only toll road eventually cut driving time between Charleston and Princeton from four hours to two.

The road took less than two years to construct. Despite early plans for a four-lane highway, project costs limited the turnpike to only two lanes in most places. Still, the road was considered modern for the day.

It was first opened to traffic between Princeton and Beckley in September 1954 and then on to Charleston two months later.

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