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West Virginia woman cleared in false abduction trial

HUNTINGTON, W. Va. (AP) — A West Virginia woman was cleared on Monday of charges that she made up a story about an Egyptian man trying to kidnap her child in a shopping mall. A Cabell County jury found Santana Renee Adams, 25, of Milton, not guilty of falsely reporting an emergency, news ...

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 ...

Magistrate resigns after investigation of comments, messages

PRINCETON, W.Va. (AP) — A magistrate in West Virginia has stepped down after 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 Sadler on ...

W.Va. receives $12.4M for substance abuse, mental health

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia received two federal grants totaling $12.4 million for substance abuse prevention and treatment and for mental health services. U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito announced the grants to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human ...

2 charged in assault of Capitol officer who died after riot

By MICHAEL BALSAMO and ALANNA DURKIN RICHER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials have arrested and charged two men with assaulting U.S. Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick with bear spray during the Jan. 6 riot, but they do not know yet whether it caused the officer's ...

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 ...