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White House, Dems hurriedly reworking now-$2 trillion Biden plan

By LISA MASCARO, DARLENE SUPERVILLE and ALAN FRAM Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and Democrats are hurriedly reworking key aspects of President Joe Biden's $2 trillion domestic policy plan, trimming which social services and climate change programs to include and ...

Princeton hospital joining WVU Health System

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Princeton Community Hospital is joining the West Virginia University Health System. The hospital's board of directors, the WVU Health System and the city of Princeton have signed a letter of intent for the hospital to be integrated into the WVU system, the university ...

West Virginia University names first female police chief

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Sherry St. Clair has become the first female chief of West Virginia University's police department. St. Clair was selected from among more than 50 candidates, the university said in a news release. She replaces W.P. Chedester, who stepped down earlier this year for ...

Hospital workers give notice of possible strike

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Maintenance and service union workers at a West Virginia hospital have given notice that they intend to strike if a new contract isn't reached soon. The Service Employees International Union voted Wednesday in favor of giving a 10-day strike notice to Cabell ...

2 deaths, 1 injury being investigated at West Virginia jail

GREENWOOD, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia State Police are investigating two deaths and an injury that occurred at the North Central Regional Jail, officials said. Authorities were contacted Tuesday about multiple incidents at the jail, according to a statement from West Virginia State Police ...

WVa lawmaker compares federal vaccine rule to Nazi Germany

By JOHN RABY Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Senate president compared the U.S. government's COVID-19 vaccine regulation for companies to Nazi Germany as the Republican-controlled Senate narrowly passed a bill Tuesday to limit employers in their ability to require ...

Cash, shredded documents found at couple’s home in spy case

By ERIC TUCKER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI found a trash bag of shredded documents, thousands of dollars in cash, latex gloves and a "go-bag" when they searched the home of a Maryland couple accused of trying to sell information about nuclear-powered warships to a foreign ...

Man accused of killing pregnant woman arrested after fleeing

MADISON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man accused of fatally shooting a pregnant woman and then fleeing in a stolen police cruiser has been arrested, authorities said. Mitchell Hughes, 30, of Racine was taken into custody late Monday when homeowners near Kanawha State Forest found him at ...

After delays, West Virginia Senate passes redistricting map

By JOHN RABY Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — After days of delays, West Virginia's Republican-controlled Senate approved its redistricting map with little debate Tuesday. The 17-district map passed on a 31-2 vote after the start of the Senate's floor session was pushed back ...

WVa teachers union sues county over COVID-19 school policies

WINFIELD, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia teachers union is suing a county board of education over its COVID-19 policies. The West Virginia Education Association filed the lawsuit Monday against the Putnam County Board of Education. The lawsuit, which seeks a preliminary injunction, claims the ...