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West Virginia News

Biden plan would spend $16B to clean up old mines, oil wells

By MATTHEW DALY Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's $2.3 trillion plan to transform America's infrastructure includes $16 billion to plug old oil and gas wells and clean up abandoned mines, a longtime priority for Western and rural lawmakers from both parties. Hundreds ...

Intermediate court system wins approval in WVa legislature

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A bill that would establish an intermediate court system in West Virginia won approval in the Senate on Thursday and awaits the signature of Republican Gov. Jim Justice. The proposal cleared a key hurdle Tuesday when it passed the House of Delegates, where it has ...

West Virginia University gets grant for high school students

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University will get $800,000 from the National Science Foundation to recruit underrepresented students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. The state's U.S. senators, Democrat Joe Manchin and Republican Shelley Moore Capito ...

West Virginia Archery in the Schools state tournament held

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Three West Virginia schools have taken top honors in the Archery in the Schools state tournament. The tournament was held in a virtual format last week due to the coronavirus pandemic. About 770 students from 51 schools participated. Each participant shot 30 ...

3rd family member sentenced in man’s ‘trust game’ murder

WELCH, W.Va. (AP) — A North Carolina woman has been sentenced to the maximum 40 years in prison in a West Virginia "trust game" murder that involved her father and sister. Anna Marie Choudhary, 33, of Boone, North Carolina, was sentenced Wednesday in McDowell County Circuit Court for her ...

WVa contest deadline April 16 for painkiller abuse awareness

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A contest deadline is approaching for West Virginia schoolchildren to raise awareness of prescription painkiller abuse. The Kids Kick Opioids contest is open to elementary and middle school students. It can include poems, drawings, letters or anything that promotes ...

Intermediate court system wins House approval in WVa

By JOHN RABY Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A bill that would establish an intermediate court system in West Virginia cleared a key hurdle Tuesday when it won approval in the House of Delegates. The House passed the bill on a 56-44 vote. It now goes back to the Senate to go over ...

WVa Supreme Court sides with State Police in teen’s lawsuit

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A circuit judge should have dismissed civil claims against West Virginia State Police by a teenager who alleged excessive force when he was beaten during a traffic stop while handcuffed, the state Supreme Court ruled. The high court ruled 3-2 in sending the lawsuit ...

Eric Powell named police chief of WVa’s third-largest city

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — The interim police chief of Morgantown, West Virginia, has been named to take the job permanently. Eric Powell was named the new police chief Tuesday, news outlets reported. Powell had served in the interim role since Ed Preston resigned last June. Powell, 52, is a ...

West Virginia mother, boyfriend charged in boy’s death

FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia woman and her boyfriend have been charged in the death of her 4-year-old son, police said. Ashlee Starlene Renee Allen, 27, of Fairmont, was charged Saturday with one count of child abuse causing death, news outlets reported. The boy was found ...