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West Virginia News

Appalachian Power bills to rise in September

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Public Service Commission has approved a request from Appalachian Power to add an infrastructure surcharge to customer bills. That means customers will begin seeing a 6% increase on their monthly bills beginning in September, news outlets ...

WVa regulators to probe complaints over Suddenlink service

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Public Service Commission said Thursday it has opened an investigation into customer service complaints about Suddenlink Communications. The PSC ordered Suddenlink to file information within 30 days. It also scheduled two public comment hearings and ...

New $5M roundabout opens in West Virginia town of Glenville

GLENVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — A new roundabout has opened in Glenville, West Virginia after the completion of a $5.07 million traffic project. A ceremony was held on Thursday at the site of the intersection that includes US 33. It aims to ease congestion and improve traffic flow between the town ...

CDC: HIV tests rare in medical settings among WVa drug users

By JOHN RABY Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Emergency departments and inpatient medical personnel rarely conducted HIV testing on intravenous drug users in a West Virginia county with one of the nation's highest spikes in such cases, according to a federal investigation released ...

Humana picked to continue Medicare service for West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia has picked Humana Inc. to continue providing health insurance for the 54,000 retirees eligible for Medicare and their dependents in the state. The state's public employees' insurance agency awarded the health provider a new, four-year contract last ...

Probation for WVa mail carrier in absentee ballot case

ELKINS, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia postal carrier who pleaded guilty to altering mail-in requests for absentee voter ballots was sentenced to five years' probation Monday. Thomas Cooper was charged in May 2020 after eight mail-in requests for absentee voter ballots had their party ...

West Virginia lawmakers to review $250M in special session

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia lawmakers will convene Thursday to take up $250 million in spending proposed by Gov. Jim Justice. The spending comes after a "tremendous" budget surplus, the Republican governor said last week. He has proposed moving the millions to a wide variety of ...

Operator of 2 WVa malls files for bankruptcy protection

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — An Ohio company that operates dozens of U.S. shopping and strip malls, including two in West Virginia, has filed for federal bankruptcy protection, citing a drop in foot traffic at its properties during the coronavirus pandemic, according to court records. Washington ...

Civil rights leaders don’t budge key senator on voting bill

By BRIAN SLODYSKO and NICHOLAS RICCARDI Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin was unswayed Tuesday by civil rights leaders who implored him to rethink his opposition to a sprawling election bill that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said is crucial to countering a ...

Democrats push bill aimed at family that owns Purdue Pharma

By GEOFF MULVIHILL Associated Press A congressional committee heard grievances Tuesday against the owners of OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma as it considered longshot legislation that would keep them from using a corporate bankruptcy as a shield for personal liability. Rep. Carolyn Maloney ...