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WVa to vaccinate 16 and over with medical conditions

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginians aged 16 and older with underlying medical conditions are now eligible for a coronavirus vaccine, along with all essential workers of any age, Gov. Jim Justice announced on Monday. The list of eligible conditions include asthma, heart disease, high ...

Ousted VA hospital chief of staff selected WVa GOP chairman

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — An ousted chief of staff at a Veterans Affairs hospital has been selected as the chairman of the West Virginia Republican Party. Members of the state Republican Executive Committee chose Raleigh County Republican Executive Committee Chairman Mark Harris on Saturday ...

Delta flying larger aircraft out of Yeager Airport in W.Va.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Yeager Airport in West Virginia says Delta Air Lines is flying larger aircraft out of Charleston. The Bombardier CRJ-900 aircraft will be used on flights to and from the Atlanta hub and Charleston, the airport said. Delta had previously flown CRJ-200s. The larger ...

Judge resigns after investigation of comments, text messages

PRINCETON, W.Va. (AP) — A magistrate judge in West Virginia has stepped down following an investigation into allegations of inappropriate comments and text messages, according to a news report. Mercer County Magistrate Charles Poe resigned in a letter to Mercer County Circuit Judge William ...

Governors applaud Biden’s vaccine timeline, but need supply

By KATHLEEN RONAYNE Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Governors largely cheered President Joe Biden's declaration that all adults should be eligible for coronavirus vaccinations by May 1, but the goal will require a shift for states that have been methodical in how they roll out the ...

West Virginia governor marks unreported coronavirus deaths

By CUNEYT DIL Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice's near-daily ritual of reading the ages and hometowns of people who died from the coronavirus stretched to nearly 19 minutes Friday. Justice takes the first minute or two of his thrice-a-week coronavirus ...

Teacher donates stem cells to brother battling rare cancer

By BREANNA FRANCIS, The Journal undefined MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — When it was discovered that Berkeley County second-grade teacher Sonja Waters was a 10-out-of-10 stem-cell match for her older brother battling a second bout of rare cancer, Waters said it was without hesitation or fear that ...

Stars align for descendants of architect to buy back home

By MARIA YOUNG, The Charleston Gazette-Mail undefined CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — If you've ever seen the inner workings of a watch, how each tiny tooth on each tiny wheel fits so precisely into each open groove, propelling the onward march of time as it was meant to do, well then, you have a ...

BetMGM offering special sport bets at Buffalo Wild Wings

By WAYNE PARRY Associated Press ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — BetMGM is offering special sports betting products to customers who are physically inside a Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant in six states starting Thursday in what the companies say is a first-of-its-kind niche in customized sports ...

West Virginia governor announces 168 unreported COVID deaths

By CUNEYT DIL and JOHN RABY Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice announced Wednesday that an estimated 168 coronavirus deaths went unreported, throwing into question the data that officials used to justify lifting pandemic restrictions. Justice said ...