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West Virginia News

West Virginia gov shifts testing standard, unveils reopening

By ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice unveiled an aggressive plan Monday to reopen the state's economy while loosening coronavirus testing benchmarks without explanation. The Republican is moving to lift restrictions if the state's ...

Workers live at West Virginia plant during virus scare

KENOVA, W.Va. (AP) — While Americans have learned how to work from home during the coronavirus pandemic, some employees at one West Virginia production plant have been living at work for almost a month. More than 40 employees at Braskem America's facility near Kenova have volunteered to be ...

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 ...