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AP Top West Virginia Headlines at 12:54 p.m. EDT

Police: Guard shoots man accused of trespassing at mine
OAK HILL, W.Va. (AP) -- West Virginia State Police say a security guard at a mine has fatally shot a man in a confrontation over trespassing....

2nd agency drops West Virginia's bond rating a level
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Another major credit rating agency has dropped West Virginia's bond rating....

Researchers: West Virginia economic recovery lackluster
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) -- West Virginia University researchers say economic indicators show West Virginia is further emerging from a recession....

West Virginia officials laud Congress vote with flood cash
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- After the spending bill was blocked, West Virginia officials are applauding the passage of legislation that includes flood recovery money....

Report: West Virginia chemical spill could have been avoided
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- A 2014 chemical spill into the water supply of 300,000 West Virginians could have been avoided if a company inspected its storage tanks and saw two tiny holes forming at the bottom of one, federal investigators said Wednesday....