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Rape trial of expelled college student starts in WVa

Aug. 11, 2020 5:40 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A trial has started in West Virginia for a man who was allowed to remain enrolled at Marshall University after a rape accusation but then was expelled when two additional women said he sexually assaulted them. The trial of Joseph Chase Hardin, 22, is the first criminal case to be...

Huntington firefighters test positive for virus

Aug. 4, 2020 5:01 AM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Two Huntington Fire Department firefighters have tested positive for the coronavirus, officials said Monday. Huntington Fire Chief Jan Rader said the first firefighter tested positive Friday and a second tested positive Monday as officials work to quarantine and test additional...

Marshall University moving more fall classes remotely

Jul. 30, 2020 2:53 AM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University will move more fall semester courses to a remote format than originally planned due to the coronavirus pandemic. Marshall President Jerome Gilbert announced the change Wednesday. “This transition will allow us to continue to monitor the status of the...

W. Virginia man accused of trying to fling feces at police

Jul. 28, 2020 2:40 AM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man is accused of spitting at and trying to throw his own feces at police following a traffic stop. A criminal complaint in Cabell County Magistrate Court said Thomas Edward Oxley Jr., 41, of Charleston was charged with possession of a controlled substance,...

New group hopes to discover Black history in the Tri-State

Jul. 26, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — There is an abundance of African American history waiting to be discovered in the Tri-State, and a new group of grassroots researchers in Huntington hope they will be the ones to uncover it. The newly forming group is a branch of the Washington, D.C.-based Association for the Study...

WV studio uses creativity to combat COVID-19 restrictions

Jul. 18, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — After nearly four months of Zoom dance rehearsals, dancers met in person for an outdoor ballet practice in Chesapeake this week. Jessica Fox, owner and artistic director of 4th Avenue Arts, had one rule for the dancers: Bring your own dance flooring. The idea was dreamed up by...

West Virginia basketball signs Seny Ndiaye

Jul. 16, 2020 6:14 PM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Seny Ndiaye has signed a national letter of intent to play men's basketball at West Virginia. West Virginia coach Bob Huggins announced the signing Tuesday. The 6-foot-10 forward is from Dakar, Senegal and attended Huntington Prep in Huntington, West Virginia. He averaged five...

Marshall QB Isaiah Green enters transfer portal

Jul. 15, 2020 7:53 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall quarterback Isaiah Green is looking to transfer less than two months before the scheduled start of the season. Marshall's athletic department said in a statement that Green has put his name into the NCAA’s transfer database. Green completed 57% of his pass attempts...

Marshall University cancels commencement ceremony

Jul. 15, 2020 12:17 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University has canceled next month's commencement ceremony for the spring class of 2020 due to increasing cases of coronavirus. The commencement was originally scheduled on May 2, but was postponed to Aug. 8 due to the pandemic. Marshall President Jerome Gilbert called the...

Marshall removes Confederate general's name from building

Jul. 8, 2020 4:20 AM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University's governing board voted Tuesday to remove the name of a Confederate general from a campus building. The college said Jenkins Hall, named after Albert Gallatin Jenkins, will be known as the Education Building until the board of governors votes on a new name....