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W.Va. News

Deputy: 1 dead, 1 injured in apparent maintenance accident

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — One man died and another was injured Monday morning when they became trapped under a dump truck, officials said. Rescue crews were called to Jimmy Dunn Excavating in Charleston around 8 a.m., officials told news outlets. One man died at the scene and another man was ...

Marshall to hold online graduation for medical students

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University is set to hold a virtual graduation ceremony for its medical students, the college said on Monday. Graduating students at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine will have their ceremony online Friday. It will feature recorded ...

WVa humanities programs released on internet during pandemic

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Humanities Council has begun releasing some content on the internet to address disruptions from the coronavirus pandemic. In March, self-recorded videos of some published poets from around West Virginia were posted in "Poetry During a Time of ...

West Virginia infant tests positive for the coronavirus

By ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — An infant in West Virginia has tested positive for the coronavirus as the state's caseload continues to grow, officials said Wednesday. At least 963 people have the virus after nearly 27,000 tests, state health officials said. ...

Second lawsuit filed in West Virginia VA hospital deaths

By JOHN RABY Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A woman is suing the federal government over the 2018 death of her husband from a wrongful insulin injection at a West Virginia veterans hospital. Norma Shaw's lawsuit is the second one filed against Veteran Affairs Secretary Robert ...

After ruling, West Virginia justice loses union’s backing

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A union has rescinded its backing of a state Supreme Court candidate after the panel voted to uphold the state's so-called right-to-work law. The AFL-CIO's state chapter announced Wednesday that it had pulled its endorsement of Justice John Hutchison. In an opinion ...

Charleston names new fire chief

CHARLESTON, W.V.a. (AP) — A long-time veteran of the Charleston Fire Department has been named as its new leader, officials said Wednesday. Charleston Mayor Amy Shuler Goodwin named Jeffery Jackson as the new fire chief in a news release. Jackson joined the Charleston Fire Department in ...

West Virginia investment assets drop after market downturn

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The value of West Virginia's investments dropped about 7.5% after the stock market downturn due to the new coronavirus, the executive director of the Investment Management Board said. Craig Slaughter told the Consolidated Public Retirement Board on Wednesday that ...

West Virginia governor’s coal companies to pay $5M in fines

By ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Billionaire West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice's coal companies have agreed to pay more than $5 million for thousands of mine safety violations, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. The civil case brought by prosecutors in Virginia ...

West Virginia primary rescheduled over fears of virus spread

By ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Gov. Jim Justice rescheduled West Virginia's May 12 primary election to June 9 on Wednesday, citing fears about the coronavirus spreading at polling places. Justice said medical experts told him that having the primary on its ...

Bankruptcy court approves buyer for West Virginia hospital

WILLIAMSON, W.Va. (AP) — A federal bankruptcy court has approved a health care facility's $3.7 million bid for most assets of the only hospital in a southern West Virginia county that planned to close this month. Williamson Health and Wellness said in a statement Wednesday that the court ...

WVa middle school making masks for health care industry

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia middle school has joined the legion of homemakers, businesses and other places to produce masks for the health care industry. Andrew Jackson Middle School in Cross Lanes said in a statement Wednesday that its staff used a 3D printer and a print file ...

Marshall offers undergrads grading change for spring term

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University made grading changes for the spring semester because of problems brought about by the coronavirus pandemic and the change to online classes, the school said. Undergraduate students will be able to choose "credit/no credit" grades for this semester ...

Departing lawmakers taking experience away from Legislature

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — There was a time when even Roman Prezioso, one of West Virginia's most tenured legislators, couldn't get anyone from the Marion County Democratic Executive Committee to take his calls. Granted, that was some 32 years ago when, after an argument with his sister, ...

WVa students idled by virus threat getting free meals

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — County public school districts throughout West Virginia are set to provide free meals to students who are on an extended break in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Starting Monday, counties are making food pickups available to schoolchildren at schools or ...

New apartment complex for West Virginia teachers progresses

By GREG JORDAN of The Bluefield Daily Telegraph WELCH, W.Va. (AP) — An apartment building designed to give McDowell County's teachers new places to live is steadily taking shape and joining the skyline of downtown Welch. Construction started in early August 2019 on the new housing at the ...

WVU Medicine East to broadcast program on coronavirus

MARTINSBURG, W.Va (AP) — An online-only mini-medical school program on the new coronavirus will be broadcast from the West Virginia University Medicine East Facebook page this week. WVU Medicine East said it will broadcast the program with the WVU Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center ...

West Va. gets FEMA grant for 2016 flooding

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia has received an additional $1 million in federal grants for debris removal in Greenbrier County after flooding in 2016. The flooding killed nearly two dozen people. West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice said the grant from the Federal Emergency Management ...

2 WVa universities pushing learning online over coronavirus

By JOHN RABY Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's two major universities are temporarily eliminating face-to-face instruction and extending their spring breaks as they continue to monitor the threat of the new coronavirus in a state with no confirmed cases. Marshall ...

Officers use tear gas to break up wild party near WVU

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A raucous crowd of partiers near West Virginia University pelted officers with beer bottles during a wild stand-off that ended when police used tear gas against the crowd, officials said Friday. The Morgantown Police Department said 10 people were charged after ...