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Free rides, beer and savings bonds: Vaccinators get creative

CARLA K. JOHNSON and MICHELLE R. SMITH Associated Press Free beer, pot and doughnuts. Savings bonds. A chance to win an all-terrain vehicle. Places around the U.S. are offering incentives to try to energize the nation's slowing vaccination drive and get Americans to roll up their sleeves. ...

West Virginia Supreme Court justices participate in Law Day

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Supreme Court justices are taking part in Law Day activities next week. The justices will participate in a virtual awards ceremony Monday for the state bar's Women in the Profession Committee's Law Day student contests, the court said in a news ...

Arrest warrant issued for teenager in WVa student’s slaying

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Police in West Virginia have issued an arrest warrant for a teenager in the fatal shooting of a high school student. Charleston Police Chief Tyke Hunt said Wednesday a warrant for first-degree murder was issued for Dekotis Thomas, 19, of South Charleston, in the ...

Man dies in equipment collapse at inactive mine site

MADISON, W.Va. (AP) — A man working to to tear down old silos at an inactive mine in West Virginia died when one of the structures collapsed on equipment he was operating, authorities said. James Simpkins, 73, owned a recycling company that was tearing down the silos Wednesday at the former ...

Ex-West Virginia police officer accused of excessive force

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A former West Virginia police officer has been indicted on federal charges that he used excessive force during an arrest. A federal grand jury in Charleston indicted Everett Maynard on Tuesday on one count of depriving the detainee of his civil rights under color of ...

Biden working group targets jobs for fossil fuel communities

By CUNEYT DIL Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Six large regions nationwide that have economies reliant on fossil fuels have been targeted for federal investment and aid to create renewable energy jobs, as detailed in a new report from President Joe Biden's administration. The ...

West Virginia University extends policy on admission tests

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University has extended its relaxed requirement for test scores for students seeking admission as the coronavirus pandemic continues. The practice began last fall and continued this spring. It is currently in effect for fall 2021 and will continue for ...

Attorney donates $1.5M to WVa college for research program

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia Wesleyan College alumnus has donated $1.5 million to the school for a new paid research program in science. Charleston attorney John F. McCuskey made the largest one-time gift in the private liberal arts college's 130-year history, The Parkersburg ...

COVID-19 vaccine available at WVa basketball tournaments

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Fans attending the West Virginia girls and boys state basketball tournaments will have the chance to get their COVID-19 vaccines. The vaccines will be administered starting Tuesday at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center, the Kanawha-Charleston Health ...

Growing number of women drawn to WV craft beer careers

By MARIA YOUNG, Charleston Gazette-Mail undefined MAXWELTON, W.Va. (AP) — At the height of COVID-19, when much of the world was stir crazy for something — anything — to do, Samantha Fox's imagination latched onto an idea that wouldn't let go. "I was losing my mind ... and so I started ...