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Capito, Manchin receive 1st dose of COVID-19 vaccination

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's two U.S. senators say they have both received a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination. Republican Sen. Shelley Moore Capito tweeted a photo Friday of her vaccination. She said the shot was "quick, painless, and most importantly, it was safe." She ...

Sentencing delay sought for fired VA staffer who killed 7

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Lawyers are asking to delay the sentencing of a former staffer at a veterans hospital in West Virginia who pleaded guilty to intentionally killing seven patients with fatal doses of insulin. Attorneys for Reta Mays, 46, filed a motion asking that her sentencing, ...

West Virginia says next week’s Pfizer vaccine allotment down

By CUNEYT DIL Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia officials said the state will receive about 44% fewer doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine next week than initially expected, in line with several other states. "They had some hiccup," said Gov. Jim Justice about the ...

WVa nonprofits serving homeless people prepare for winter

By EDDIE TRIZZINO, Times West Virginian undefined FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) — Different local organizations that serve the homeless are ready for the cold winter months that lie ahead. Fairmont Homeless Coalition coordinator D.D. Meighen told Fairmont City Council Tuesday that the organization ...

West Virginia capitol dome repairs nearing completion

By PHIL KABLER The Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — By late spring 2021, work should be finished on a $15 million project to repair the water-damaged West Virginia Capitol dome and install a new drainage system to mitigate future leaks, among other structural repairs. Hidden under ...

West Virginia’s Republican governor blasts mask critics

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice blasted critics of his mask mandate Wednesday, saying he would not follow the lead of other Republican governors rejecting the advice of public health experts. "I don't want to be South Dakota," Justice said at a news conference. He ...

West Virginia seeking donations to food charity

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia officials are asking hunters to consider donating their venison to charity this season. The state natural resources division on Wednesday said they are encouraging hunters to give to the Hunters Helping the Hungry program, which provides meat to ...

West Virginia releases plan for vaccine as cases pile up

By CUNEYT DIL Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia unveiled a draft plan on Wednesday for rolling out a coronavirus vaccine, starting with medical workers and gradually bringing it to other essential workers and to the general public at sites such as drive-thru venues. As ...

Mine safety agency urged to toughen dust rules in mines

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The inspector general for the U.S. Department of Labor is urging the government's mine safety agency to tighten restrictions on a dangerous substance that is inhaled by coal miners. A report from the inspector general's office said the Mine Safety and Health ...

West Virginia chosen for new metal packaging plant

WEIRTON, W.Va. (AP) — Gruppo Fanti, a metal packaging manufacturer, has chosen West Virginia as the site of its first U.S. plant, bringing 40 jobs and an investment of $30 million to Weirton, officials said. The company is headquartered in Bologna, Italy. Fanti Group was founded in 1948, ...