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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 ...

Manchin: WV local governments to get $677M from stimulus

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen Joe Manchin told West Virginia officials the new federal stimulus package will include $677 million in funding to local governments in the state. The money is broken up into $176 million for metropolitan cities, $153 million for smaller cities and ...

Burning prohibited during the day until May 31 in WVa

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Division of Forestry says fires are prohibited between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. during burning season, which began March 1 and runs through May 31. Any burning that occurs during the permitted hours of 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. must be completely put out by the ...

Trade, vocation education savings bill heads to WVa governor

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A bill that would let West Virginia students open a tax-free savings account specifically for trade or vocational paths won final legislative passage Thursday. Both the House of Delegates and the state Senate unanimously approved the bill earlier. The House on ...

Manchin, key Senate swing vote, boosts West Virginia’s hopes

By CUNEYT DIL Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia has long proclaimed itself "Almost Heaven," a nod to a song and soaring mountaintop vistas. Now some joke the state name-checked in "Take Me Home, Country Roads" could take things up a notch as Democratic U.S. Sen Joe ...

W.Va. environmental officials investigating mine discharge

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia environmental authorities said Friday that they are investigating the cause of highly acidic water flowing from a former mine complex to waterways in northern Preston County. Sediment and discharge 10 times as acidic as normal concentrations are ...