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Man accused of firing at deputies shot in West Virginia

CROSS LANES, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia sheriff's deputies shot and wounded a man who fired a gun at them in a residential area, police said Wednesday. The shooting happened after deputies responded to a report of a suspicious person who may have pointed a gun another man Tuesday night in ...

Hospital deaths, ex-bishop dominated 2019 headlines in W.Va.

By JOHN RABY Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — In late August, federal prosecutors said a sweeping criminal investigation into numerous suspicious deaths at a Veterans Affairs hospital in West Virginia would be their "top priority." Four months later, no charges have been ...

West Virginia University doctor aims to fight obesity crisis

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University's chief of obesity medicine is investigating how to best help the state's primary care providers treat their obese patients. "Weight loss used to be designated to commercial programs, like stores selling diet products," Dr. Laura Davisson ...

Holocaust education planned after WV jail guard Nazi salute

By ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE undefined CHARLESTON, W. Va. (AP) — West Virginia plans to begin training its corrections department staff about the Holocaust after a photograph of correction officer cadets giving Nazi salutes led to dozens of firings and widespread outrage, officials said Tuesday. A ...

New Year’s Day hikes offered at 10 West Virginia state parks

Several West Virginia state parks and forests are offering free New Year’s Day hikes next week. Hiking is one of the main reasons visitors from inside and outside the state travel to parks, West Virginia State Parks Chief Sam England said in a news release. Hikers start out on a 2-mile hike ...

New owners vow to preserve important historic home

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A historic West Virginia home that played an important role in the area's African American history is changing hands as a way of continuing to preserve it. The Webb-Blessing House was the only residence owned by a free African-American family living in Charles ...

West Virginia prison working to resolve plumbing issue

MOUNT OLIVE, W. Va. (AP) — West Virginia officials have shut off several water valves at a state prison while they continue to restore full water service at the Fayette County complex. Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety spokesman Larry Messina said Sunday that inmates will ...

WV woman charged after several dead dogs found in house

MONONGAH, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia woman has been charged with animal cruelty after several dead dogs were found in her home, authorities said. Marion County sheriff's deputies found the animals during a search of 36-year-old Melissa Jones' home in Monongah on Monday, news outlets ...

West Virginia WWII vet still remembers cold, frostbite

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — For Bernard Whittington, an enduring memory of his service as a U.S. Army corporal during the Battle of the Bulge was enduring bone-chilling cold. Seventy-five years after the Kanawha County man took part in the bloody, but ultimately successful, effort to counter ...

Marshall’s marching band to perform in London parade

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — London's New Year's Day Parade is set to feature a little touch of West Virginia. Marshall University's marching band is heading across the pond to perform in London's parade ringing in 2020, the school said Friday. More than 100 members of the Marching Thunder band ...