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WVa expects vaccine supply surge as COVID-19 deaths drop

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia expects to receive a surge in coronavirus vaccine doses this week after a one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine gained emergency use authorization. On top of the 15,500 doses from Johnson & Johnson, the state's allocation of vaccines from ...

WVa governor holding town hall over income tax cut proposal

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Republican West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice will hold a virtual town hall on Tuesday over his proposal to cut the state's personal income tax. In his State of the State address last month, Justice said he seeks to cut the income tax in half for most earners. Republican ...

Woman charged with fatally shooting father, boyfriend

WILLIAMSTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia woman is accused of killing her father and her boyfriend, authorities said. Hillary Paige Dennison, 27, of Williamstown, was arrested Sunday on two counts of murder, Wood County Sheriff Steve Stephens told The Parkersburg News and ...

Marshall University gets funds for advanced welding program

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Marshall University will get over $336,000 from the federal government for education and training in advanced welding for manufacturing and other industries. The Robert C. Byrd Institute at Marshall University will have a new program for hands-on ...

Virus cases, hospital stays keep dropping in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia is on track to have its lowest weekly count of positive coronavirus cases since late October. The state reported 1,816 confirmed cases from last Monday through Saturday. There have been no days in the past week when the daily total was above 400. The ...

Charter school expansion bill passes West Virginia House

By JOHN RABY Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia House of Delegates on Tuesday passed a bill that would increase the number of public charter schools. The bill passed on a 66-32 vote with two delegates not voting. All Democrats voted against the bill. The bill, ...

Imprisoned ex-FBI agent who worked with Bulger seeks release

BOSTON (AP) — The former FBI agent serving a 40-year prison sentence for alerting Boston mobster Whitey Bulger that he could be implicated in a murder is seeking to be released from prison on medical grounds. The Florida Commission on Offender Review will hear the request Wednesday from ...

Church collects cleaning supplies for new tenants

By EDDIE TRIZZINO, Times West Virginian undefined FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) — Providing housing for the homeless has been more challenging amid the coronavirus pandemic, but organizations such as Friendship Fairmont have been accomplishing that mission. The challenge then is making the homes ...

Conservation fund taking applications for grants

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Outdoor Heritage Conservation Fund is taking applications for grants, with up to $450,000 to be awarded. Applications may be submitted until April 2 for small and large grants. Grant selections are expected to be made by May 15, the state Division ...

Jim Justice inaugurated to second term as WVa governor

By CUNEYT DIL Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Republican West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice was sworn in to a second and final term Friday. Justice said in a 20-minute speech that "West Virginia is really on the move" despite challenges wrought by the pandemic and a population that ...