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Virus cases, hospital stays keep dropping in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia is on track to have its lowest weekly count of positive coronavirus cases since late October. The state reported 1,816 confirmed cases from last Monday through Saturday. There have been no days in the past week when the daily total was above 400. The ...

Charter school expansion bill passes West Virginia House

By JOHN RABY Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia House of Delegates on Tuesday passed a bill that would increase the number of public charter schools. The bill passed on a 66-32 vote with two delegates not voting. All Democrats voted against the bill. The bill, ...

Imprisoned ex-FBI agent who worked with Bulger seeks release

BOSTON (AP) — The former FBI agent serving a 40-year prison sentence for alerting Boston mobster Whitey Bulger that he could be implicated in a murder is seeking to be released from prison on medical grounds. The Florida Commission on Offender Review will hear the request Wednesday from ...

Church collects cleaning supplies for new tenants

By EDDIE TRIZZINO, Times West Virginian undefined FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) — Providing housing for the homeless has been more challenging amid the coronavirus pandemic, but organizations such as Friendship Fairmont have been accomplishing that mission. The challenge then is making the homes ...

Conservation fund taking applications for grants

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Outdoor Heritage Conservation Fund is taking applications for grants, with up to $450,000 to be awarded. Applications may be submitted until April 2 for small and large grants. Grant selections are expected to be made by May 15, the state Division ...

Jim Justice inaugurated to second term as WVa governor

By CUNEYT DIL Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Republican West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice was sworn in to a second and final term Friday. Justice said in a 20-minute speech that "West Virginia is really on the move" despite challenges wrought by the pandemic and a population that ...

1 of 2 injured in West Virginia blaze has died

GALLIPOLIS FERRY, W.Va. (AP) — One of two people injured in a residential blaze in West Virginia has died, officials said. A woman who suffered severe burns in the fire Thursday morning later died from her injuries, Point Pleasant Fire Chief Jeremy Bryant told news outlets. A man injured in ...

WVa students honored for multicultural, anti-racist projects

By JESSICA WILT, The Journal undefined MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Several Berkeley County students were recognized during the board of education's recent meeting, each being presented to the board for their efforts in multicultural projects. Sophie Carpenter, a seventh-grader at Mountain ...

West Virginia to allow limited number of fans at home games

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia will allow a limited number of fans to a men's basketball game for the first time this season when the Mountaineers host Florida on Jan. 30. West Virginia will limit attendance to 1,000 fans due to the coronavirus pandemic. Priority will be given to ...

DuPont, Chemours reach agreement over ‘forever chemicals’

By RANDALL CHASE Associated Press DOVER, Del. (AP) — The Dupont Co. and its spinoff business Chemours have agreed to resolve legal disputes over environmental liabilities for pollution related to man-made chemicals associated with an increased risk of cancer and other health problems. The ...