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West Virginia News

WVa tax incentive for manufacturing sent to governor

By JOHN RABY Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A tax incentive for a potential industrial manufacturing project in West Virginia was sent to the governor Tuesday. Gov. Jim Justice will give his sixth State of the State address on Wednesday night and has advertised an unspecified ...

WVa Governor’s School for the Arts accepting applications

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia high school sophomores may submit applications for the Governor's School for the Arts to be held this summer at Marshall University. The three-week residential program is offered by the state at no cost. The school offers acting, creative writing, ...

5 WVa health centers to receive $8.3 million in grants

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Five health centers in West Virginia will receive a total of $8.3 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. West Virginia's two U.S. senators, Democrat Joe Manchin and Republican Shelley Moore Capito, announced the funding. "Providing the ...

West Virginia shatters 7-day record for positive COVID cases

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia shattered a seven-day record for positive coronavirus cases for the second straight week while hospitalizations continue to climb in 2022, according to health figures released Monday. The 16,903 confirmed cases from Jan. 3 to Sunday were 50% higher than ...

WVa lawmakers take up tax incentive for manufacturing

By JOHN RABY Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Senate on Monday approved a tax incentive for a potential industrial manufacturing project in anticipation of a major jobs announcement. Gov. Jim Justice said in his special session proclamation Saturday night that the ...

West Virginia candidate paperwork filing begins Monday

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Candidates planning to run for office in West Virginia's May 10 primary election may file their paperwork beginning Monday, Secretary of State Mac Warner said. The certificate of announcement may be filed with the secretary of state's office or the county clerk's ...

Holiday traffic sets record on West Virginia Turnpike

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Turnpike has set a record for holiday travel. From Dec. 22 to Jan 2, 1.26 million vehicles went through the Turnpike's toll booths, a 27% increase from a year ago, the state Department of Transportation said. Both Christmas and New Year's Day ...

West Virginia high schools to show off academic skills

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Teams from West Virginia high schools will participate in a new academic competition to test their knowledge on a variety of subjects. State education officials announced Wednesday that the West Virginia Academic Showdown is based on the popular History Bowl format. ...

West Virginia wants to administer 4th COVID-19 vaccine dose

By JOHN RABY Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice said Thursday he will ask the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for permission to offer a fourth dose of COVID-19 vaccines to residents 50 and older as well as to essential workers. At a news ...

Winter storm snarls travel, forces tough choices for schools

By MARK PRATT Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — A winter storm that had already blanketed parts of the South in snow moved into the Northeast on Friday, snarling air travel, crushing morning commutes and delivering a dilemma to school districts that had been trying to keep children in classes ...

Record COVID-19 daily cases reported in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia set a pandemic record for the number of daily positive coronavirus cases as officials continued to implore a state with only half its population fully vaccinated to pursue their COVID-19 shots. The 3,345 confirmed cases reported Thursday were 29% higher ...

Police: Kentucky suspect fatally shot during WVa pursuit

LYNN, W.Va. (AP) — An officer in West Virginia fatally shot a Kentucky man during a pursuit involving a vehicle that was believed to be stolen, police said Wednesday. The Mingo County Sheriff's Office said state police are leading the investigation of Tuesday night's shooting in the Lynn ...

Winter storm warnings issued in Kentucky, Tennessee, WVa

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A storm that could dump a significant amount of snow is set to take aim at West Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee, forecasters said. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning from midday Thursday through Friday morning. The weather service said snow ...

West Virginia high schools to show off academic skills

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Teams from West Virginia high schools will participate in a new academic competition to test their knowledge on a variety of subjects. State education officials announced Wednesday that the West Virginia Academic Showdown is based on the popular History Bowl format. ...

Holiday traffic sets record on West Virginia Turnpike

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Turnpike has set a record for holiday travel. From Dec. 22 to Jan 2, 1.26 million vehicles went through the Turnpike's toll booths, a 27% increase from a year ago, the state Department of Transportation said. Both Christmas and New Year's Day ...

West Virginia grants key permit for Mountain Valley Pipeline

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection approved a water quality permit for a controversial natural gas pipeline on Thursday. The Mountain Valley Pipeline's planned 300-mile route cuts through West Virginia and Virginia. Appalachian Voices Virginia ...

Meteor eyed as cause of Pittsburgh-area boom, shaking ground

The National Weather Service says an exploding meteor is likely the cause of a loud boom and shaking ground reported on New Year's Day across portions of suburban Pittsburgh. Allegheny County officials reported in a Twitter post Saturday that county 911 officials had received reports from ...

New year, no ramps: West Virginia parks nix harvesting

GLEN JEAN, W.Va. (AP) — Beginning with the new year, visitors will no longer be allowed to harvest ramps within the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, Gauley River National Recreation Area and Bluestone National Scenic River in West Virginia. The National Park Service announced the ...

West Virginia town getting clean water for the new year

KEYSTONE, W.Va. (AP) — Residents of one West Virginia community have something to look forward to in 2022: after more than 10 years of having to boil water, they are being connected to a new water system, West Virginia Public Broadcasting reports. Many of the current water systems in parts ...

Kentucky storm brings flooding, lost power, possible tornado

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear declared a state of emergency on Saturday as powerful storms ripped through the state causing flash floods, power outages and property damage, including from a possible tornado in Hopkinsville. There were no immediate reports of any ...