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DMV opens appointment scheduling at more WVa offices

Jun. 29, 2020 4:23 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles has resumed services by appointment at the last four regional offices. Those offices are Clarksburg, Franklin, Weirton and Williamson. They began offering appointment scheduling on Friday, meaning customers can schedule appointments at...

West Virginia man sentenced for 1981 murder of 7-year-old

Jun. 23, 2020 9:37 PM EDT

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to prison for the slaying of a 7-year-old West Virginia boy more than 38 years after the child’s remains was found in a wooded area. William Jeffries was sentenced to five to 18 years in prison last week for second-degree murder in the 1981 slaying...

FILE - In this June 6, 2020, file photo, a protester lies down for 8 minutes and 46 seconds during a protest at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City. Utah lawmakers have taken a first step toward banning police officers from placing their knees on the necks of people being detained in the type of chokehold used by a Minnesota police officer in the death of George Floyd. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

The Latest: Oregon deputies accused of pinning child by neck

Jun. 18, 2020 7:52 PM EDT

TOP OF THE HOUR: — Lawsuit: Oregon boy, 12, pinned to ground by deputies with knee to his neck. — Denver officer won't be prosecuted in fatal shooting of black man. — Utah lawmakers vote to ban knee-to-neck chokeholds by police. — University of Florida ending “gator bait”...

Birthplace of Stonewall Jackson will not remove his statue

Jun. 18, 2020 7:24 AM EDT

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Commissioners in the West Virginia county where Confederate Gen. Stonewall Jackson was born voted to keep his statue outside the courthouse after hearing public comments on a proposal to remove it. The Harrison County Commission rejected the motion in a 2-1 vote Wednesday, news...

People march down the street towards the Georgia state capitol to protest against the mistreatment of black people and to press for policy change, Monday, June 15, 2020, in Atlanta. The NAACP March to the Capitol Monday coincided with the restart of the Georgia 2020 General Assembly. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

The Latest: Portland reporters injured by police at protests

Jun. 16, 2020 9:05 PM EDT

TOP OF THE HOUR: — Two Portland reporters injured by police at protests against police brutality — FBI director visits Minneapolis, is briefed on Floyd investigation. — Man charged in Colorado in connection with Minneapolis fires. — Richmond, Virginia, police chief ousted after...

Birthplace of Stonewall Jackson to discuss removing statue

Jun. 16, 2020 12:11 PM EDT

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Commissioners in the West Virginia county where Confederate Gen. Stonewall Jackson was born are set to discuss a request to remove his statue. The Harrison County Commission meets Wednesday and will discuss a community member's request to remove the statue from courthouse plaza in...

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...

This April 28, 2020, photo shows the Morning Star Baptist Church van, in Fairmont, W.Va, that carried church members to a gathering of congregations at Friendship Baptist Church, in Everettville, W.Va., in March. A number of passengers on the van got sick with the coronavirus, including the first person to die from COVID-19 in West Virginia. (Chris Dorst/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP)

How COVID-19 tore through a black church community in WV

May. 10, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) — Members of seven predominantly black Baptist congregations in North Central West Virginia packed a small rural church March 15 with the threat still largely unknown. Ninety to 120 people gathered after regular morning services at Friendship Baptist to mark the Rev. Laverna...