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West Virginia News

Departing lawmakers taking experience away from Legislature

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — There was a time when even Roman Prezioso, one of West Virginia's most tenured legislators, couldn't get anyone from the Marion County Democratic Executive Committee to take his calls. Granted, that was some 32 years ago when, after an argument with his sister, ...

WVa students idled by virus threat getting free meals

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — County public school districts throughout West Virginia are set to provide free meals to students who are on an extended break in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Starting Monday, counties are making food pickups available to schoolchildren at schools or ...

New apartment complex for West Virginia teachers progresses

By GREG JORDAN of The Bluefield Daily Telegraph WELCH, W.Va. (AP) — An apartment building designed to give McDowell County's teachers new places to live is steadily taking shape and joining the skyline of downtown Welch. Construction started in early August 2019 on the new housing at the ...

WVU Medicine East to broadcast program on coronavirus

MARTINSBURG, W.Va (AP) — An online-only mini-medical school program on the new coronavirus will be broadcast from the West Virginia University Medicine East Facebook page this week. WVU Medicine East said it will broadcast the program with the WVU Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center ...

West Va. gets FEMA grant for 2016 flooding

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia has received an additional $1 million in federal grants for debris removal in Greenbrier County after flooding in 2016. The flooding killed nearly two dozen people. West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice said the grant from the Federal Emergency Management ...

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 ...