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Pharmacist Ric Griffith stands in his family's business Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, in Kenova, W.Va. Griffith & Feil is among 250 mom-and-pop pharmacies in West Virginia helping to vaccinate residents in the quest to banish the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/John Raby)

'Little old West Virginia' sets pace on vaccine rollout

Jan. 17, 2021 1:59 PM EST

KENOVA, W.Va. (AP) — Griffith & Feil Drug has been in business since 1892, a family-owned, small-town pharmacy. This isn't their first pandemic. More than a century after helping West Virginians confront the Spanish flu in 1918, the drugstore in Kenova, a community of about 3,000 people, is helping the...

Kentucky teen battles rare disease and wins

Jan. 17, 2021 11:59 AM EST

WESTWOOD, Ky. (AP) — Kaylee Litteral was sitting up in her hospital bed watching “Riverdale” on Netflix and eating ice chips. Days earlier she had been fighting for breath and life after coming down with a rare, COVID-19-related illness. It took around-the-clock medical care at West...

'Success Closet' aims to give WVa women a boost in wardrobe

Jan. 17, 2021 9:00 AM EST

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — A local psychologist and a Beckley Common Council representative are teaming up to help local people achieve success. Dr. Kristi Dumas of Dumas Psychology Collective and Ward III Councilman Robert Dunlap have launched the “Beckley Success Closet” on the first floor of...

Vice President Mike Pence speaks during a memorial service for the late Air Force Brig. Gen. Chuck Yeager in Charleston, W.Va., on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. Yeager died last month at age 97. The West Virginia native in 1947 became the first person to fly faster than sound. (AP Photo/Chris Jackson)

Pence speaks at memorial service for Yeager in West Virginia

Jan. 15, 2021 7:15 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Chuck Yeager was remembered at a memorial service Friday as a hero, legend and friend who would go out of his way to help others. Vice President Mike Pence started the service in Yeager's home state of West Virginia by calling him “America's...

Howard Jones, an 83-year-old veteran, talks about his struggle to secure a COVID-19 vaccination in El Paso County while seated on the deck outside his home Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in southwest Colorado Springs, Colo. Not having internet in his home, Jones ended up getting help from a friend to get an appointment for the vaccine in Colorado Springs. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Online sign-ups complicate vaccine rollout for older people

Jan. 15, 2021 3:29 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Howard Jones, who's 83, was on the phone for three to four hours every day trying to sign up for a coronavirus vaccine. Jones, who lives alone in Colorado Springs, doesn’t have the internet, and that's made it much more difficult for him to make an appointment. It took him about a...

Police investigating death of Michigan man in West Virginia

Jan. 15, 2021 4:22 AM EST

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Michigan man was found dead inside a West Virginia home, police said. Huntington police said the investigation was being treated as a homicide. The body of David Thompson II, 23, of Detroit, was found Thursday at a Huntington home, police said. Police were called to the house...

Iowa State forward Solomon Young (33) and West Virginia forward Oscar Tshiebwe (34) vie for a rebound during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Morgantown, W.V., Friday, Dec. 18, 2020. (William Wotring/The Dominion-Post via AP)

Kentucky adds former West Virginia forward Oscar Tshiebwe

Jan. 14, 2021 8:49 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky says former West Virginia forward Oscar Tshiebwe has transferred to the program and will be eligible after sitting out next season per NCAA transfer rules. The 6-foot-9 sophomore from Congo with a 7-5 wingspan left the Mountaineers’ program on Jan. 1 for personal...

Group raising money to purchase community farm

Jan. 14, 2021 12:31 PM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia group is raising money in hopes of purchasing land for a community farm. Agrarian Trust Director Ian McSweeney told West Virginia News Service that the national organization is working with the West Virginia Agrarian Commons to buy an 82-acre farm in Fayette...

Nominations open for WVa teachers environmental award

Jan. 14, 2021 4:40 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Applications are open to nominate West Virginia teachers for environmental leadership awards. The deadline for the 2021 Make It Shine Environmental Teacher of the Year awards is Feb. 14. The awards are given by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection's...

West Virginia city is latest to pass fairness ordinance

Jan. 14, 2021 4:18 AM EST

KEYSER, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia now has 14 cities that have adopted local fairness ordinances protecting LGBTQ residents from discrimination, a civil rights advocacy group said. The Keyser City Council voted Wednesday night to adopt such an ordinance prohibiting discrimination in employment, housing and...