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West Virginia News

Coal union seeks order protecting miners from coronavirus

By JOHN RABY Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A union representing U.S. coal miners asked a court Tuesday to force the federal government to take unspecified measures to protect them from the coronavirus. The petition asked the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of ...

Breast cancer treatment advocate Betty Puskar dies at 80

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Betty J. Puskar, a longtime supporter of West Virginia University who helped establish a breast cancer treatment center, has died, the university said. She was 80. Puskar died Sunday at her Morgantown home. The university did not disclose a cause of death. "West ...

WVa Wildlife Center resumes regular hours, admission rates

FRENCH CREEK, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Wildlife Center has resumed its regular hours and admission rates, the state Division of Natural Resources said. The center in French Creek is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Until Oct. 31, admission is $4 for adults 16 and older and $2 for ...

West Virginia mayor accused of taking flood relief money

RICHWOOD, W.Va. (AP) — A mayor in West Virginia is accused of taking federal flood relief funds intended for her city and paying herself extra money for working with a flood recovery team. Richwood Mayor Chris Drennen was indicted on federal felony charges Monday following a probe into her ...

West Virginia city to vote on Juneteenth holiday proposal

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Huntington City Council in West Virginia will vote Wednesday on a proposal to make Juneteenth an permanent city holiday. The celebration, which commemorates the end of slavery in the U.S., is held annually on June 19. Huntington Mayor Steve Williams told The ...

West Virginia reports more than 80 virus cases at prison

By ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — More than 80 people at a West Virginia prison have tested positive for the coronavirus as hundreds of results are still pending in the state's first correctional facility outbreak, officials said Tuesday. The state corrections ...

West Virginia bar exam will be given in July with distancing

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Board of Law Examiners will go ahead with the bar examination this summer, with policies worked out with government and medical experts amid the coronavirus pandemic. The dates for the exam are July 28 and 29. It will be given at the Charleston ...

W.Va. governor calls for investigation into campaign ads

By ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice on Tuesday called for an investigation into campaign ads that accuse him of freeing a convicted murderer from prison early. Justice's reelection campaign filed a complaint with the secretary of ...

Feds: West Virginia mail carrier altered ballot requests

By JOHN RABY Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia postal carrier has been charged with attempted election fraud after eight mail-in requests for absentee voter ballots had their party affiliations altered, including five from Democrat to Republican, federal prosecutors ...

1 in 10 West Virginia voters send in absentee ballots

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — More than 11% of West Virginia's registered voters have returned absentee ballots for the June 9 primary election. Secretary of State Mac Warner said Tuesday that more than 249,000 absentee ballots were requested and nearly 136,000 of those have been returned to ...