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West Virginia News

Mountain Valley seeks to unmask critical Facebook group

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — The Mountain Valley Pipeline is trying to find it who some of its very public online critics are. The Roanoke Times reported Saturday that the company filed a subpoena in federal court last month to try to find out who is behind a Facebook group called Appalachians ...

Tire collection events set in West Virginia this month

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Several tire collection events are set in West Virginia in September. The Department of Environmental Protection said collections will be held Wednesday near U.S. Route 50 in Avondale in Doddridge County and on Sept. 15 at the Barbour County Fairgrounds and at the ...

Salem Apple Butter Festival in WVa cancels for 2nd year

SALEM, W.Va. (AP) — The Salem Apple Butter Festival in north-central West Virginia has been canceled due to concerns about COVID-19. Festival Chairman Gary Martin announced the cancellation of the festival, which had been scheduled for Oct. 7 to 10, The Exponent Telegram reported. The ...

West Virginia ICU patients approaching pandemic high

By JOHN RABY Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The number of COVID-19 patients in West Virginia hospital intensive care units is approaching the high mark in the pandemic as officials pleaded Monday for more people to get vaccinated and for the federal government to expedite a ...

20 states sue over Biden admin school, work LGBT protections

By JONATHAN MATTISE Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Attorneys general from 20 states sued President Joe Biden's administration Monday seeking to halt directives that extend federal sex discrimination protections to LGBTQ people, ranging from transgender girls participating in school ...

WVa lawyer sentenced to probation in wire fraud case

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia lawyer has been ordered to serve three years of probation and pay almost $35,000 in restitution for fraud, a prosecutor said. Timothy Mark Sirk, 63, of Keyser, pleaded guilty to wire fraud in April. The court-appointed attorney in Mineral County ...

Ida’s still risky, Kate no threat, Africa could spawn Larry

MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Ida's remnants dumped rain from Gulf Coast states into New England on Tuesday, while Tropical Storm Kate swirled far from Atlantic shores and another tropical depression was brewing off the coast of Africa. Ida, which weakened to a tropical depression with top ...

Historic West Virginia suspension bridge to undergo repairs

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — A historic West Virginia suspension bridge will be undergoing major repairs, but it's not clear whether the span will reopen to traffic. The West Virginia Division of Highways and Gov. Jim Justice announced on Monday that a $17.9 million contract had been awarded to ...

Owner: Purdue hoped new Oxy would help in crisis; no apology

By GEOFF MULVIHILL Associated Press The family that owns Purdue Pharma had hoped a reformulated version of Oxycontin would help rein in the burgeoning opioid crisis a decade ago, a member of the Sackler family said Thursday in court testimony that once again stopped short of an apology or ...

Pandemic topples Mothman Festival for second straight year

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. (AP) — An annual festival that celebrates a local legend about a "Mothman" in West Virginia has been called off for the second straight year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Organizers of the Mothman Festival in Point Pleasant announced the festival's cancellation ...