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W.Va. state delegate says she was target of racist abuse

Associated Press undefined CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia State Delegate Danielle Walker has written to Gov. Jim Justice to say she was harassed by an "angry mob of White supremacists" at a recent Black Lives Matter demonstration, urging him to condemn the incident. The letter, ...

Ex-student gets at least 20 years on sexual assault charges

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — An expelled Marshall University student was sentenced to at least 20 years of prison after being convicted of sexually assaulting another student. Joseph Chase Hardin, 23, was sentenced Friday to no less than 10 years but no more then 25 years for each count, meaning ...

Diocese declines offer to open schools in orange counties

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston won't accept Gov. Jim Justice's offer to allow private and religious schools to reopen in orange counties if students and staff get tested for the new coronavirus. Diocese spokesman Tom Bishop gave several reasons for the ...

Haunted house returns to West Virginia city

By ALAN OLSON, The Intelligencer WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — The vacant shell of old businesses shudders back to life tonight as the Infernum In Terra haunted attraction rises from its ancient slumber for its second year. The haunt, which opened its doors for the first time last year, returns ...

Corps reinstates permits for natural gas pipeline project

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has reissued permits for construction of a natural gas pipeline project in Virginia and West Virginia nearly two years after a federal appeals court invalidated them. The new permits issued on Friday will allow construction to resume on ...

W.Va. set to pause face-to-face learning in more counties

Associated Press undefined CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — More counties in West Virginia are likely to suspend in-person classes a week after reopening schools. Children returned to classes Tuesday in all but nine of West Virginia's 55 counties, based on a color-coded map that tracks the severity ...

Police: City councilman wounded in apparent carjacking

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia city councilman was shot and his wife and mother-in-law were briefly taken hostage in an apparent carjacking, authorities said. Clarksburg Councilman Jim Malfregeot was on his porch and the women were in a car Sunday night when the suspect appeared, ...

WVa theater owners looking forward to new movies, customers

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — There are plenty of parking spots and seats available, and the popcorn is popping at area movie theaters. Now, if only there were something to show on the big screens. Or at least something new. That's the case for properties belonging to the Greater Huntington ...

New Guard unit coming to West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Army Guard officials have announced the opening of a new Special Forces Airborne unit in the Eastern Panhandle. The unit will create a variety of jobs and economic investment in the region, The Journal reported. The 1528th Forward Support Company ...

Apartment-style housing for teachers complete in WVa county

WELCH, W.Va. (AP) — Construction of an apartment-style housing complex for teachers has been completed in a poor West Virginia county. Construction on the $8 million Renaissance Village housing project started a year ago in the McDowell County community of Welch. The public-private group ...