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West Virginia transgender athlete law challenged in court

By JOHN RABY Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A federal lawsuit was filed Wednesday challenging West Virginia's new ban on transgender athletes from competing in female sports in middle and high schools and colleges. The American Civil Liberties Union and its West Virginia chapter ...

Mayor requests funding to build New River Gorge gateway

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia city that borders New River Gorge National Park and Preserve is asking for federal funding to build a welcome center and city park, officials said. The proposed recreation development would secure Beckley's place as a gateway city to the New River Gorge, ...

West Virginia preacher charged after bathroom videos found

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A preacher at a West Virginia church has been charged with invasion of privacy after he allegedly placed a phone in a men's bathroom, recording videos of two victims. William Page, 59, of Morgantown, was charged in a criminal complaint with the misdemeanor, news ...

WVU easing some mask restrictions for vaccinated people

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — People who have received all of their COVID-19 vaccinations no longer will be required to wear a mask outdoors on West Virginia University campuses, the university said Tuesday. The university will continue to require masks indoors in most situations, WVU said in a ...

West Virginia governor says back-to-work bonus may be $500

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia would pay unemployed people a $500 sign-up bonus for returning to work under a plan expected to be finalized soon. The bonus would be half of what Republican Gov. Jim Justice initially suggested could be offered to workers. He said earlier in May that ...

‘Monster’: 7 life sentences for ex-hospital worker in deaths

By JOHN RABY Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A former nursing assistant who killed seven elderly veterans with fatal injections of insulin at a West Virginia hospital was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday by a federal judge who called her "the monster that no one sees ...

Consultant: West Virginia city was bombarded with opioids

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A new analysis of opioids in West Virginia shows the city of Huntington and its surrounding county were overwhelmed with shipments of prescription drugs, nearly all of which came from three large drug distributors on trial in a landmark case. Data consultant Craig ...

Ex-operator of WVa pharmacy fined in prescription case

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The operator of a former pharmacy in southern West Virginia has agreed to pay a $250,000 fine to settle federal allegations that it illegally filled prescriptions of controlled substances. Mountaineer Drug Inc. stopped operating a pharmacy in the Boone County ...

WVa ‘ready to go’ with Pfizer vaccine for 12 to 15 year olds

By JOHN RABY Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia is prepared to begin administering coronavirus vaccines to 12- to 15-year-olds now that U.S. regulators have expanded use of Pfizer's shot to them. James Hoyer, a retired major general with the National Guard who is ...

Georgia firm buys mall in West Virginia’s capital city

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A mall in West Virginia's largest city has been sold to a Georgia-based firm. The price of the sale of the Charleston Town Center Mall to Hull Property Group of Augusta, Georgia, was not immediately released, the Charleston Gazette-Mail reported. Hull Property Group ...