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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) - A West Virginia city has installed free wireless internet service for parts of its downtown area. Huntington Mayor Steve Williams and other officials launched the service Tuesday. Williams says it's important to draw students to the downtown area because there is a university in the city. The city is leasing space on seven light poles for $1 per year per pole to Arx Technologies to install equipment. No city funds are being used.

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) - Hundreds of union workers disputing with a metal company in West Virginia have accepted a contract offer that has ended days of uncertainty regarding their jobs. News outlets report the employees of Special Metals in Huntington with United Steelworkers voted Monday to accept the offer the company made. The employees' dispute with Special Metals began Friday when they were told to leave the plant after contract negotiations between company and union officials stalled over wages and benefits.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A scandal involving lavish office renovations and other alleged financial abuses by members of West Virginia's Supreme Court has triggered an extraordinary move by one branch of government to essentially fire another. The House has impeached four justices on charges of extravagant spending and other self-dealing in one of the poorest states in America. That sets the stage for a Senate trial.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A report says a shuttle car operator at the Morgan Camp Mine in West Virginia has died after the personnel carrier struck an object in the roadway. The Mine Safety and Health Administration says in the report that Ronald Taylor and others were in a personnel carrier June 4 when it hit an object that struck Taylor on the head.

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