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Marshall University offering virtual jazz camp this month

Jun. 3, 2020 3:24 AM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University is offering a virtual program for people who want to learn about jazz improvisation and traditions. The program runs next week, Monday through Friday at 1 p.m. each day. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the program will be livestreamed through the Marshall...

Police look for people who did not get off the street after the start of curfew Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in New York, during a protest over the death of George Floyd. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers May 25. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

The Latest: Thousands on New York City streets after curfew

Jun. 3, 2020 12:03 AM EDT

The Latest on the May 25 death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer pressed a knee on his neck: TOP OF THE HOUR: — Thousands of protesters on New York City streets after curfew. — Protest in Washington on Tuesday lacking tension of...

National guardsman to be punished for comments on protesters

Jun. 2, 2020 3:08 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia National Guard is pursuing disciplinary action against a guardsman who posted on social media that he would shoot at people protesting the death of George Floyd, officials said Tuesday. The guardsman, Noah Garcelon, has already resigned from his position as a...

Mark Manchin named president of Glenville State College

Jun. 2, 2020 1:13 PM EDT

GLENVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — Harrison County schools Superintendent Mark Manchin has been named president of Glenville State College effective July 1, the college announced Tuesday. Manchin was selected as the school's 25th president after interviews with five finalists on the Glenville campus last week. Among...

W. Virginia gov. recommends 12 projects for federal funds

Jun. 2, 2020 9:16 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has recommended 12 development projects located on or nearby abandoned mine lands to get over $27 million in federal funds. The projects recommended Thursday include constructions for an ATV resort, a wildlife education center and water treatment...

Kanawha Boulevard in Charleston to close Sundays this summer

Jun. 2, 2020 2:53 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A big stretch of Kanawha Boulevard in Charleston will be closed on Sundays for socially distant exercise this summer, officials said Monday. Charleston Mayor Amy Shuler Goodwin said the closure isn't meant for people to congregate but is just supposed to provide more space for...

Third lawsuit filed in deaths at West Virginia VA hospital

Jun. 1, 2020 8:43 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A third lawsuit was filed Monday involving the deaths of patients over wrongful insulin injections at a West Virginia veterans hospital. Charleston attorney Tony O’Dell filed the federal lawsuit in the death of John William Hallman. The 87-year-old Navy veteran died at the...

Marshall announces virus cases as athletes return

Jun. 1, 2020 5:28 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Three people have tested positive for the coronavirus at Marshall University as the college is allowing athletes to return to campus for training, officials said Monday. A news release from the school said two student athletes and one staffer tested positive over the weekend. They...

In this March, 23, 2020 file photo West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice issues a stay at home order, effective 8 p.m. Tuesday from his office in the WV State Capitol in Charleston, W.Va. Justice has expanded his aggressive plan to lift coronavirus restrictions after announcing new hotspots in the state’s eastern panhandle. The Republican governor on Thursday, May 21, 2020 said he is considering a mandatory face mask order for Berkeley and Jefferson counties after at least 35 new cases were reported there in a single day. He has dispatched the National Guard to the region to assess the situation.  (Kenny Kemp/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP, file)

Virus outbreak at West Virginia prison infects more than 100

Jun. 1, 2020 5:21 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — At least 118 inmates at a West Virginia prison have tested positive for the coronavirus after an effort to contain the state's first outbreak inside a correctional facility, officials said Monday. Republican Gov. Jim Justice said the new cases at the Huttonsville Correctional...

West Virginia gov announces grants for community projects

Jun. 1, 2020 3:52 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has awarded more than $7 million in grants for community projects in 27 counties. Justice and state Transportation Secretary Byrd White unveiled the Transportation Alternatives and Recreational Trails Program grants on Monday. The governor's office...