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West Virginia News

Wait period added to give pets a better chance at new life

By TAYLOR STUCK The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — As dog barks echoed off the walls of the Mountain Health Network Arena lobby in downtown Huntington Sunday afternoon (Jan. 5), several cats — and some dogs, too — cowered at the craziness around them. One orange and white ...

Elk River set to get 1,000 pounds of trout

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Elk River is getting another helping of trout. The Kanawha County Commission on Friday said it plans to stock the river with a thousand pounds of rainbow trout to attract fishermen and boost the local economy. The stocking is scheduled to take place in a ...

West Virginia hospital group eyes bankruptcy, not closing

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia hospital system announced Friday that it is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, but assured that it is not closing its doors. According to the Charleston Gazette-Mail, Thomas Health said in a news release Friday that it is hoping to lessen its debt. ...

Bankrupt coal company Blackjewel accuses former CEO of fraud

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Attorneys for bankrupt coal company Blackjewel LLC and its creditors are asking a federal judge to let them examine the finances of former CEO Jeff Hoops, alleging that he took millions of dollars for personal gain, according to court documents. In documents filed Friday ...

Gov. Justice announces coal-to-carbon research center

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's governor says a technology company has agreed to open a research facility in the state to look into using coal to make carbon-based products. Gov. Jim Justice gave additional details about the agreement with Ramaco Carbon on Thursday after mentioning ...

Mom pleads guilty to killing 1 child, trying to kill another

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia mother has admitted to killing one of her children and trying to kill another. Julie Ann Orellana, 46, pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of murder and one count of attempted murder, Berkeley County Prosecuting Attorney Catie Wilkes-Delligatti told ...

West Virginia Education Dept. won’t require bus seat belts

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Board of Education members have chosen not to require seat belts be added to state school buses. The board made the decision Wednesday while reviewing its bus policy, the Charleston Gazette-Mail reported. The National Highway Traffic Safety ...

W Virginia nursing school gets $100K for pediatric simulator

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Fairmont State University School of Nursing can buy a new pediatric patient simulator after receiving $100,000 in donations. The new simulator manikin will give nursing students essential hands-on experience that isn't always guaranteed in clinical ...

Elk River set to get 1,000 pounds of trout

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Elk River is getting another helping of trout. The Kanawha County Commission on Friday said it plans to stock the river with a thousand pounds of rainbow trout to attract fishermen and boost the local economy. The stocking is scheduled to take place in a ...

Justice celebrates, details 2020 agenda in State of State

By ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Gov. Jim Justice wants to let West Virginians know something: Everything's great. The Republican governor painted an upbeat picture of the state's finances and outlined his legislative agenda Wednesday night in a State of the ...