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Bail denied for defendant in police shooting, escape case

Jan. 12, 2021 11:47 AM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A judge has denied bail for a man who police say was handcuffed when he allegedly shot a western Pennsylvania police officer three times with a gun police didn’t know he had before fleeing to West Virginia. The Tribune-Review reports that Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Edward...

Suspect in officer shooting returned from West Virginia

Jan. 9, 2021 10:39 AM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities say a man who police say was handcuffed when he allegedly shot a police officer three times with a gun police didn’t know he had before fleeing to West Virginia is back in western Pennsylvania to face charges. The Allegheny County sheriff's office said 22-year-old Koby...

Police: Suspect in officer shooting nabbed in West Virginia

Dec. 29, 2020 7:58 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man who police say was handcuffed when he allegedly shot a Pennsylvania police officer three times with a gun police didn't know he had was captured in West Virginia after more than a week on the run, authorities said. Koby Lee Francis, 22, of McKeesport was taken into custody by...

West Va. VA hospital announces changes after patient deaths

Dec. 24, 2020 3:49 PM EST

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia VA hospital has announced a series of changes to “restore trust” in the facility after a former nursing assistant pleaded guilty earlier this year to killing several patients. The VA’s Administrative Investigation Board issued a report focused...

Director of Nursing Kathleen Napier prepares a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020, at the Cabell-Huntington Health Department in Huntington, W.Va. (Sholten Singer/The Herald-Dispatch via AP)

Virus pandemic is top news story of 2020 in West Virginia

Dec. 24, 2020 7:51 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia was the last U.S. state to report a positive coronavirus case. Nine months later, the pandemic has taken a heavy toll. The virus has contributed to more than 1,100 deaths in the rural state, left thousands of people jobless after businesses shut down and wreaked havoc...

This photo released Tuesday, July 14, 2020, by the West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority shows Reta Mays, a former nursing assistant at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg, W.Va. Mays, pleaded guilty Tuesday to intentionally killing seven patients with fatal doses of insulin. She was charged with seven counts of second-degree murder and one count of assault with the intent to commit murder of an eighth person. She faces life sentences for each murder. (West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority via AP)

Sentencing delay sought for fired VA staffer who killed 7

Dec. 18, 2020 12:22 PM EST

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, which is scheduled...

Former WVU associate professor sentenced to probation

Dec. 4, 2020 6:13 PM EST

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A former West Virginia University associate professor has been sentenced to probation after admitting to wire fraud and filing a false tax return, a federal prosecutor's office said. Qingyun Sun, 58, of Morgantown, was sentenced Friday to three years of probation, with the first...