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WVa contest deadline April 16 for painkiller abuse awareness

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A contest deadline is approaching for West Virginia schoolchildren to raise awareness of prescription painkiller abuse. The Kids Kick Opioids contest is open to elementary and middle school students. It can include poems, drawings, letters or anything that promotes ...

Intermediate court system wins House approval in WVa

By JOHN RABY Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A bill that would establish an intermediate court system in West Virginia cleared a key hurdle Tuesday when it won approval in the House of Delegates. The House passed the bill on a 56-44 vote. It now goes back to the Senate to go over ...

WVa Supreme Court sides with State Police in teen’s lawsuit

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A circuit judge should have dismissed civil claims against West Virginia State Police by a teenager who alleged excessive force when he was beaten during a traffic stop while handcuffed, the state Supreme Court ruled. The high court ruled 3-2 in sending the lawsuit ...

Eric Powell named police chief of WVa’s third-largest city

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — The interim police chief of Morgantown, West Virginia, has been named to take the job permanently. Eric Powell was named the new police chief Tuesday, news outlets reported. Powell had served in the interim role since Ed Preston resigned last June. Powell, 52, is a ...

West Virginia mother, boyfriend charged in boy’s death

FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia woman and her boyfriend have been charged in the death of her 4-year-old son, police said. Ashlee Starlene Renee Allen, 27, of Fairmont, was charged Saturday with one count of child abuse causing death, news outlets reported. The boy was found ...

Biden taps Sen. Manchin’s wife to co-chair Appalachian board

By JOSH BOAK Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is nominating Gayle Manchin, the wife of West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, to be the co-chair of the Appalachian Regional Commission, an economic development partnership involving the federal government and 13 states. Gayle ...

Pharmacy vaccine program to include Walmart in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Walmart will begin offering vaccinations in West Virginia this week through a federal pharmacy partnership, according to a state pandemic response leader. James Hoyer, a retired major general leading the state's coronavirus task force, said last Friday more details ...

West Virginia schools break ground on new aviation program

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A joint program between Marshall University and Mountwest Community and Technical College in aviation maintenance broke ground ceremonially on Friday, The Herald-Dispatch reported. The program is a collaboration with the Huntington Tri-State Airport, where an ...

First purple martins of the year spotted in West Virginia

ELEANOR, W.Va. (AP) — The first purple martins of the year have been spotted in West Virginia, the Parkersburg News and Sentinel reported this week. The birds were seen on March 21 in Eleanor by a purple martin enthusiast, Purple Martin Conservation Association President Joe Siegrist ...

Jillian Kelly wants to get the party started

By SUZANNE ELLIOTT, The Dominion Post MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — At a young age, Jillian Kelly knew she wanted to have her own store. That wish was nurtured when, still a child, her parents gifted her with a cardboard shop. She was further encouraged by the flea markets she frequented as an ...