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West Virginia News

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 ...

State review ordered for Lincoln County school district

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia education officials have ordered a review of a county school system, a move that puts the district in jeopardy of being put back under state control. The West Virginia Board of Education voted Wednesday to have the state Department of Education review ...

Virus threat: West Virginia basketball tournaments suspended

By ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE and JOHN RABY Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice on Thursday suspended state high school basketball tournaments due to concerns over the new coronavirus, just hours before he was supposed to take to the sidelines to coach a girl's ...

Inmate convicted of killing deputy dies in prison

MOUNT OLIVE, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia inmate convicted of killing a sheriff's deputy has died in prison, an official said. Robert Gray, 61, died Wednesday of natural causes at the Mount Olive Correctional Complex, said Lawrence Messina, spokesman for the West Virginia Department of ...

W.Va. governor signs ‘born alive’ abortion bill

By ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice on Monday signed a proposal to penalize physicians who don't provide medical care to a child born after an abortion, a largely symbolic measure due to existing laws that protect newborns. The ...

W.Va. House passes bill making it easier to use solar energy

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — It could soon be easier for power companies to use solar energy under a bill passed Tuesday in the West Virginia House of Delegates. Lawmakers voted 75-23 to approve the measure after around an hour of debate that revolved around whether it's better to focus on coal ...

Man pleads guilty in scheme that defrauded Toyota of $4.3M

ST. ALBANS, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man has pleaded guilty to orchestrating a scheme that defrauded Toyota of more than $4.3 million. Stanley Clark admitted to fraudulently administering repurchasing transactions at Love Lexus Toyota in St. Albans, the Charleston Gazette-Mail reported, ...

After damaging report, W.Va. moves away from voting app

By ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia is opting not to use a widely criticized voting app in the state's coming primary elections after a blistering report found potential security flaws in the platform. Donald Kersey, general counsel in the West ...

West Virginia plan: Companies pay $1.25B to end opioid suits

By ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE and GEOFF MULVIHILL Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Communities in West Virginia say they would get $1.25 billion from the drug industry in a proposed settlement that would end most of the litigation stemming from the opioid crisis in the state. The deal would ...