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Andy Dick Avoids West Virginia Trial For 2010 Sex Abuse Charges

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Andy Dick avoids west virginia trial

Remember when Andy Dick was accused of grabbing a bouncer's crotch, along with groping and kissing another bar patron in West Virginia while he was in town for a performance?

He was supposed to go to trial to face criminal charges, but has found another lucky break and has agreed to enter a pre-trial diversion program.

Basically, if he doesn't get arrested or use drugs for 6 months, he'll be absolved of the sex abuse charges. If he fails, he'll be tried on felony charges.

Stipulations include random drug tests and reporting to the county prosecutor's office IF he's arrested ANYWHERE in the country. We wonder if that would happen considering the comedian didn't even bother showing up for his hearing on Monday.

The most difficult part of this agreement may be for the fallen star to remain employed. That might be kinda hard if he keeps whipping his peen out on stage!

Get it together, Andy! We may be tired of your antics, but we don't want to see you go to jail.

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Andy Dick To Stand Trial In West Virginia!

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Oh boy! The law is coming for that ass!

Andy Dick has been ordered to stand trial in a West Virginia courtroom for felony sexual abuse charges, which stem from the comedian being accused of grabbing a bouncer's crotch and groping and kissing another bar-goer in Huntington while he was in town for a performance!

Judge Paul Farrell has set the trial date for January 17th, and Dick has been ordered to submit a urine test. Despite Dick asserting that he's now sober, if he's discovered to be under the influence, he's going to jail!

Uh-oh!

Here's hoping that he takes this warning seriously - we doubt he's going to receive any more slaps on the wrist for his ridiculous behavior!

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Black Lung Disease Re-Emerges In U.S.

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A study released Thursday has found that black lung disease in coal miners is on the rise in the US after significantly declining since Congress passed tougher mine safety laws!

The findings came after an investigation was ordered by West Virginia governor Joe Manchin to look into the the worst U.S. coal mining disaster in four decades in the state.

75% of the 29 miners that tragically died in in the blast at the Upper Big Branch mine in West Virginia last spring showed signs of black lung!

Davitt McAteer, who headed the investigation, calls the sample "a terrifying number, an astonishing number, particularly given the age of some of these individuals."

With the rising cost of coal, mine operators are being accused of sacrificing safety in favor of profits. Specifically, the investigation pointed at the company behind West Virginia disaster, Massey Energy, saying "the operator's commitment to production comes at the cost of safety."

Not cool! Let's hope coal mining companies get their acts together or the government cracks down on those putting profits ahead of employee safety!

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Jay-Z and Beyoncé attending Salem International University's graduation ceremony in Salem, West Virginia this past Saturday. Jay's nephew was a student there.

Such a happy occasion! We're sure he was a very proud uncle that day!

Congratulations!

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Prankster Interrupts Breaking News To Support Howard Stern In Feud With Jamie Foxx!

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In the midst of this bizarre feud going on between Jamie Foxx and Howard Stern, a prankster called into a West Virginia news station in the middle of their coverage on a mining accident to announce his support of the shock jock!

Watch the clip above to see what went down.

Kudos to anchorman Shepard Smith for keeping his cool! We have to agree with him. Neither the time nor the venue to pull that shiz!

Thoughts??

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