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WVa Emergency Management has new system for disaster grants

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Emergency Management Division has a new software system to help manage federal disaster grants. The software will help manage projects, request and track reimbursements, and submit necessary paperwork, the agency said in a news release. The Hazard ...

Energy funds awarded to 16 WVa businesses, ag producers

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Sixteen small businesses and agriculture producers in rural West Virginia are receiving more than $177,000 from a federal government program that helps install renewable energy systems and make energy efficiency improvements. U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore ...

West Virginia woman gets nearly 3 years in wire fraud scheme

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia woman has been sentenced to nearly three years in federal prison for defrauding Charleston-area businesses. Misty Brotherton-Tanner, 41, was sentenced in federal court in Charleston for her April guilty plea to wire fraud and money laundering. ...

COVID hospitalizations, cases set records in West Virginia

By JOHN RABY Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The number of positive cases and people hospitalized for the coronavirus in West Virginia both smashed records on Monday as Gov. Jim Justice scolded residents who continue to balk at receiving COVID-19 vaccines. At least 40% of the ...

Former employee pleads guilty to stealing from nonprofit

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A former employee of a West Virginia nonprofit organization has pleaded guilty to theft of federal funds, officials said. Ruth Marie Phillips, 69, of Chesapeake, Ohio, admitted on Monday that she stole funding from the River Valley Child Development Services in ...

Legionella bacteria resurfaces at West Virginia hospital

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Tests show bacteria that causes the severe form of pneumonia known as Legionnaires' disease has resurfaced at a West Virginia-run hospital, health officials said. Routine screening found Legionella bacteria at the Mildred Mitchell-Bateman Hospital in Huntington. The ...

World War II era ‘Rosies’ honored in West Virginia

By TAYLOR STUCK, The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marie Scheff could do it, but she didn't like it. The 95-year-old woman was among thousands of women who took jobs in factories during World War II, replacing the men who went to war and oftentimes working on planes or equipment ...

Democrats seek corporate, wealthy tax hikes for $3.5T plan

By LISA MASCARO and MARCY GORDON Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats unveiled a sweeping proposal for tax hikes on big corporations and the wealthy to fund President Joe Biden's $3.5 trillion rebuilding plan, as Congress speeds ahead to shape the far-reaching package that ...

Manchin nixes Biden’s $3.5T budget plan, urges $1.5T instead

By HOPE YEN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — As congressional Democrats speed ahead this week in pursuit of President Joe Biden's $3.5 trillion plan for social and environmental spending, a Democratic senator vital to the bill's fate says the cost will need to be slashed to $1 trillion to ...

New W.Va. ghost tour company kicks off spooky season early

By BILL LYNCH, Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — While it might not look it, the spooky season is upon us. The nights are getting longer. The days are getting cooler and there's talk of ghosts again. April Morgan said Charleston can count on that. She and her husband, Troy, ...