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HARTFORD, Conn. - OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma reached a tentative deal Wednesday with about half the states and thousands of local governments over its role in the nation's deadly opioid epidemic, but criticism by several state attorneys general clouded prospects for an end to litigation against the company and the family that owns it.

State and local governments have sought billions of dollars from Purdue Pharma as a way to hold the company and the family that owns it accountable for the nation's opioid epidemic, a potential payout that is now clouded in uncertainty after state attorneys general said settlement talks had broken down.

CHARLESTON - On Thursday, Sept. 5, more than 30 military aircraft from storm-threatened bases in North Carolina and Virginia made Charleston's Yeager Airport a safe haven from Hurricane Dorian, a refueling station en route to more westerly wait-out sites, or a staging area for relief missions in the days to come.

WILLIAMSON - The inaugural Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre presented by HKL Productions was a hit this past Saturday at the Rose G. Smith Theatre in Williamson as the event reached a sellout seeing all 70 tickets being purchased.

MOUNT GAY - Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College students logging into the school's website last week were greeted to a new streamlined design.

MAN - A student at Man High School was recently arrested and charged with making terroristic threats after he allegedly searched for information pertaining to school shootings on a school computer and then stated an "incident" would occur.

CHAPMANVILLE - A man and a woman were arrested in front of Chapmanville Intermediate School Friday morning after they were found to be under the influence and in possession of suspected methamphetamine while dropping off a student at the school.

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CHARLESTON - Jenna Sargent has been selected to receive the Emerging Nurse Leader Award from the West Virginia Future of Nursing Action Coalition as part of their 40 under 40 leadership campaign.

LOGAN - The City of Logan debuted its newest community event, the Shawnee Island Festival, on Saturday evening.

The festival began at 6 p.m. Saturday with a military veterans' flag-raising ceremony at the Gold Star Family Swing Circle on the island. The circle features five golden swings installed in honor of families who have lost loved ones in battle.

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LOGAN - Logan Regional Medical Center Auxiliary held its annual scholarship awards and installation of officers luncheon on Saturday, June 29, at the Education Building on the hospital campus.

LOGAN - The Logan County Commission on Monday voted to advance to a second public hearing about a planning grant that would assess broadband needs in Logan County, which could potentially lead to future improvements in service.

HUNTINGTON - What happened on the night of Nov. 14, 1970, is no secret to those who call Huntington home. But a memorial erected to honor a group of fraternity brothers who died in a plane crash that night - something that could be easily overlooked - was taken down Friday in order to restore it to its original state.

EAST LYNN, W.Va. - A new bridge under construction near East Lynn is unlike anything the state has seen before.

Greg Michaelson, an assistant professor of engineering at Marshall University, and Karl Barth, the Jack H. Samples Distinguished Professor of Structural Engineering at West Virginia University, have assisted the Short Span Steel Bridge Alliance and the West Virginia Division of Highways in developing West Virginia's first press-brake-formed steel tub girder bridge.

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CHARLESTON - A recovery team entered a Boone County mine Sept. 4 to search for a man reported missing from the area but officials say that impassable conditions around 80 feet in turned them back and ended the effort.

HUNTINGTON - West Virginia will receive more than $35 million from two different federal grants to address the opioid epidemic in the state, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Wednesday.

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri coach Barry Odom showed up this week displaying little black-and-yellow cards that he handed out to his team that read quite simply: "Takeaways = Victory."

The City of Logan debuted its new Shawnee Island Festival on Saturday, Sept. 7. The festival featured a flag-raising ceremony, inflatables, a DJ, free popcorn, s'mores, hot dogs, Giovanni's mobile kitchen, a free showing of the movie "Trolls" and more. Photos by Dylan Vidovich/Logan Banner

CHAPMANVILLE – A man and a woman were arrested in front of Chapmanville Intermediate School Friday morning after they were found to be under the influence and in possession of suspected methamphetamine while dropping off a student at the school.

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HUNTINGTON - West Virginia will receive more than $35 million from two different federal grants to address the opioid epidemic in the state, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Wednesday.

CHARLESTON - A federal appeals court in Cincinnati on Thursday denied a request by two drug companies that wanted a second hearing to argue why their prescription opioid data should be kept secret.

GODBY HEIGHTS - A conspiracy to sell methamphetamine to a man led to the arrests of three individuals in the Godby Heights area recently.

LOGAN - The Logan High School broadcast technology team of WLHS-TV recently visited a Logan County Board of Education meeting, where the program was lauded for its recent successes particularly for the best student newscast award by the National Academy of Arts and Sciences, the same organization that gives Emmy Awards, on Aug. 10.

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. - Gov. Jim Justice maintains a firm lead over the gubernatorial primary, but polling data released Friday shows his approval rating barely above water and within the margin of error.

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LOGAN - Logan will offer a penalty-free September for all B&O and business license collections, according to clerk Amber Miller, after agreement by City Council.

Logan County students in grades 5-12 recently became the latest in the county school system's efforts in implementing more technology into the curriculum.

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COLUMBIA, S.C. - As Hurricane Dorian started getting closer to landfall, officials in South Carolina made a request to the State of West Virginia for additional ambulance resources to be deployed to Columbia, South Carolina, to assist local resources in evacuations and to handle emergencies if the storm hits parts of the Carolinas.

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The National Endowment for the Humanities recently awarded the West Virginia Mine Wars Museum a $30,000 challenge grant for The Blair Centennial Project, a plan to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Blair Mountain in 2021.

Despite what may seem like a rainy few weeks, the region is actually experiencing abnormally dry conditions this month. Heading into September and October, which are traditionally very dry months, the area will need to get more rain for the soil moisture to be what it should for this time of year.