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West Virginia News

WVa expects vaccine supply surge as COVID-19 deaths drop

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia expects to receive a surge in coronavirus vaccine doses this week after a one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine gained emergency use authorization. On top of the 15,500 doses from Johnson & Johnson, the state's allocation of vaccines from ...

WVa governor holding town hall over income tax cut proposal

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Republican West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice will hold a virtual town hall on Tuesday over his proposal to cut the state's personal income tax. In his State of the State address last month, Justice said he seeks to cut the income tax in half for most earners. Republican ...

Woman charged with fatally shooting father, boyfriend

WILLIAMSTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia woman is accused of killing her father and her boyfriend, authorities said. Hillary Paige Dennison, 27, of Williamstown, was arrested Sunday on two counts of murder, Wood County Sheriff Steve Stephens told The Parkersburg News and ...

Marshall University gets funds for advanced welding program

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Marshall University will get over $336,000 from the federal government for education and training in advanced welding for manufacturing and other industries. The Robert C. Byrd Institute at Marshall University will have a new program for hands-on ...

Virus cases, hospital stays keep dropping in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia is on track to have its lowest weekly count of positive coronavirus cases since late October. The state reported 1,816 confirmed cases from last Monday through Saturday. There have been no days in the past week when the daily total was above 400. The ...

Charter school expansion bill passes West Virginia House

By JOHN RABY Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia House of Delegates on Tuesday passed a bill that would increase the number of public charter schools. The bill passed on a 66-32 vote with two delegates not voting. All Democrats voted against the bill. The bill, ...

Imprisoned ex-FBI agent who worked with Bulger seeks release

BOSTON (AP) — The former FBI agent serving a 40-year prison sentence for alerting Boston mobster Whitey Bulger that he could be implicated in a murder is seeking to be released from prison on medical grounds. The Florida Commission on Offender Review will hear the request Wednesday from ...

Church collects cleaning supplies for new tenants

By EDDIE TRIZZINO, Times West Virginian undefined FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) — Providing housing for the homeless has been more challenging amid the coronavirus pandemic, but organizations such as Friendship Fairmont have been accomplishing that mission. The challenge then is making the homes ...

Conservation fund taking applications for grants

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Outdoor Heritage Conservation Fund is taking applications for grants, with up to $450,000 to be awarded. Applications may be submitted until April 2 for small and large grants. Grant selections are expected to be made by May 15, the state Division ...

Jim Justice inaugurated to second term as WVa governor

By CUNEYT DIL Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Republican West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice was sworn in to a second and final term Friday. Justice said in a 20-minute speech that "West Virginia is really on the move" despite challenges wrought by the pandemic and a population that ...

1 of 2 injured in West Virginia blaze has died

GALLIPOLIS FERRY, W.Va. (AP) — One of two people injured in a residential blaze in West Virginia has died, officials said. A woman who suffered severe burns in the fire Thursday morning later died from her injuries, Point Pleasant Fire Chief Jeremy Bryant told news outlets. A man injured in ...

WVa students honored for multicultural, anti-racist projects

By JESSICA WILT, The Journal undefined MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Several Berkeley County students were recognized during the board of education's recent meeting, each being presented to the board for their efforts in multicultural projects. Sophie Carpenter, a seventh-grader at Mountain ...

West Virginia to allow limited number of fans at home games

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia will allow a limited number of fans to a men's basketball game for the first time this season when the Mountaineers host Florida on Jan. 30. West Virginia will limit attendance to 1,000 fans due to the coronavirus pandemic. Priority will be given to ...

DuPont, Chemours reach agreement over ‘forever chemicals’

By RANDALL CHASE Associated Press DOVER, Del. (AP) — The Dupont Co. and its spinoff business Chemours have agreed to resolve legal disputes over environmental liabilities for pollution related to man-made chemicals associated with an increased risk of cancer and other health problems. The ...

WVa sets daily record for virus tests reported positive

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia has reported a daily record for the percentage of positive coronavirus tests among all tests given. The daily positive rate of 16.4% on Sunday broke the mark of 12.6% set last Tuesday. Tuesday's rate had been the highest rate since April. There were ...

WVa Guard member who died responding to fire identified

KEARNEYSVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities have identified a West Virginia Air National Guard member who died while helping firefighters respond to the scene of a blaze that had been intentionally set. Senior Airman Logan Young of the 167th Airlift Wing died Sunday while responding to the fire ...

Santa Stops: State Police hand out holiday cash to motorists

By GREG JORDAN, Bluefield Daily Telegraph undefined PRINCETON, W.Va. (AP) — Flashing blue lights in a rear view mirror isn't always a welcome sight, but the experience became a pleasant surprise Tuesday when a West Virginia state trooper gave the drivers he had pulled over a $100 bill just ...

Pandemic cancels annual WVa Christmas tree recycling event

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — An annual Christmas tree recycling event in West Virginia has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event uses hundreds of Christmas trees to be repurposed as fish habitat in lakes around the state. Trees have been collected each year at Charleston's ...

Officials: Deputy dragged by suspect fleeing traffic stop

RIPLEY, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia deputy dragged on an interstate by a suspect fleeing a traffic stop is recovering in the hospital, authorities said. The Jackson County deputy stopped a vehicle Sunday night on Interstate 77, news outlets reported, citing a statement from the sheriff's ...

W. Virginia spent relatively little on virus protective gear

By CUNEYT DIL Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia, the last state to report a coronavirus case, spent relatively little on protective medical gear during the early months of the pandemic compared to other states, an Associated Press analysis shows. While other states ...