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West Virginia News

West Virginia woman cleared in false abduction trial

HUNTINGTON, W. Va. (AP) — A West Virginia woman was cleared on Monday of charges that she made up a story about an Egyptian man trying to kidnap her child in a shopping mall. A Cabell County jury found Santana Renee Adams, 25, of Milton, not guilty of falsely reporting an emergency, news ...

WVa to vaccinate 16 and over with medical conditions

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginians aged 16 and older with underlying medical conditions are now eligible for a coronavirus vaccine, along with all essential workers of any age, Gov. Jim Justice announced on Monday. The list of eligible conditions include asthma, heart disease, high ...

Magistrate resigns after investigation of comments, messages

PRINCETON, W.Va. (AP) — A magistrate in West Virginia has stepped down after an investigation into allegations of inappropriate comments and text messages, according to a news report. Mercer County Magistrate Charles Poe resigned in a letter to Mercer County Circuit Judge William Sadler on ...

W.Va. receives $12.4M for substance abuse, mental health

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia received two federal grants totaling $12.4 million for substance abuse prevention and treatment and for mental health services. U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito announced the grants to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human ...

2 charged in assault of Capitol officer who died after riot

By MICHAEL BALSAMO and ALANNA DURKIN RICHER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials have arrested and charged two men with assaulting U.S. Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick with bear spray during the Jan. 6 riot, but they do not know yet whether it caused the officer's ...

WVa to vaccinate 16 and over with medical conditions

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginians aged 16 and older with underlying medical conditions are now eligible for a coronavirus vaccine, along with all essential workers of any age, Gov. Jim Justice announced on Monday. The list of eligible conditions include asthma, heart disease, high ...

Ousted VA hospital chief of staff selected WVa GOP chairman

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — An ousted chief of staff at a Veterans Affairs hospital has been selected as the chairman of the West Virginia Republican Party. Members of the state Republican Executive Committee chose Raleigh County Republican Executive Committee Chairman Mark Harris on Saturday ...

Delta flying larger aircraft out of Yeager Airport in W.Va.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Yeager Airport in West Virginia says Delta Air Lines is flying larger aircraft out of Charleston. The Bombardier CRJ-900 aircraft will be used on flights to and from the Atlanta hub and Charleston, the airport said. Delta had previously flown CRJ-200s. The larger ...

Judge resigns after investigation of comments, text messages

PRINCETON, W.Va. (AP) — A magistrate judge in West Virginia has stepped down following an investigation into allegations of inappropriate comments and text messages, according to a news report. Mercer County Magistrate Charles Poe resigned in a letter to Mercer County Circuit Judge William ...

Governors applaud Biden’s vaccine timeline, but need supply

By KATHLEEN RONAYNE Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Governors largely cheered President Joe Biden's declaration that all adults should be eligible for coronavirus vaccinations by May 1, but the goal will require a shift for states that have been methodical in how they roll out the ...

West Virginia governor marks unreported coronavirus deaths

By CUNEYT DIL Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice's near-daily ritual of reading the ages and hometowns of people who died from the coronavirus stretched to nearly 19 minutes Friday. Justice takes the first minute or two of his thrice-a-week coronavirus ...

Teacher donates stem cells to brother battling rare cancer

By BREANNA FRANCIS, The Journal undefined MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — When it was discovered that Berkeley County second-grade teacher Sonja Waters was a 10-out-of-10 stem-cell match for her older brother battling a second bout of rare cancer, Waters said it was without hesitation or fear that ...

Stars align for descendants of architect to buy back home

By MARIA YOUNG, The Charleston Gazette-Mail undefined CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — If you've ever seen the inner workings of a watch, how each tiny tooth on each tiny wheel fits so precisely into each open groove, propelling the onward march of time as it was meant to do, well then, you have a ...

BetMGM offering special sport bets at Buffalo Wild Wings

By WAYNE PARRY Associated Press ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — BetMGM is offering special sports betting products to customers who are physically inside a Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant in six states starting Thursday in what the companies say is a first-of-its-kind niche in customized sports ...

West Virginia governor announces 168 unreported COVID deaths

By CUNEYT DIL and JOHN RABY Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice announced Wednesday that an estimated 168 coronavirus deaths went unreported, throwing into question the data that officials used to justify lifting pandemic restrictions. Justice said ...

Manchin: WV local governments to get $677M from stimulus

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen Joe Manchin told West Virginia officials the new federal stimulus package will include $677 million in funding to local governments in the state. The money is broken up into $176 million for metropolitan cities, $153 million for smaller cities and ...

Burning prohibited during the day until May 31 in WVa

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Division of Forestry says fires are prohibited between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. during burning season, which began March 1 and runs through May 31. Any burning that occurs during the permitted hours of 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. must be completely put out by the ...

Trade, vocation education savings bill heads to WVa governor

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A bill that would let West Virginia students open a tax-free savings account specifically for trade or vocational paths won final legislative passage Thursday. Both the House of Delegates and the state Senate unanimously approved the bill earlier. The House on ...

Manchin, key Senate swing vote, boosts West Virginia’s hopes

By CUNEYT DIL Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia has long proclaimed itself "Almost Heaven," a nod to a song and soaring mountaintop vistas. Now some joke the state name-checked in "Take Me Home, Country Roads" could take things up a notch as Democratic U.S. Sen Joe ...

W.Va. environmental officials investigating mine discharge

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia environmental authorities said Friday that they are investigating the cause of highly acidic water flowing from a former mine complex to waterways in northern Preston County. Sediment and discharge 10 times as acidic as normal concentrations are ...