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Senators announce rural development funding for WVa counties

Dec. 01, 2022 04:01 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Nearly $10 million in federal assistance will support three rural development projects in West Virginia, U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito announced. The $9.8 million in funding will come from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural...

Kinsey scores 21 in Marshall's 68-57 victory against Akron

Nov. 30, 2022 22:49 PM EST

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Taevion Kinsey scored 21 points as Marshall beat Akron 68-57 on Wednesday night. Kinsey was 9 of 18 shooting (1 for 3 from distance) for the Thundering Herd (6-1). Andrew Taylor scored 16 points and added 10 rebounds and six assists. Kamdyn Curfman was 5 of...

After AD hired, West Virginia gives Brown another chance

Nov. 30, 2022 17:47 PM EST

West Virginia football coach Neal Brown will keep his job for the time being, a decision made Wednesday soon after new athletic director Wren Baker’s hiring was announced. Brown has a 22-25 record, the worst four-year stretch at West Virginia since the football team went 17-27...

West Virginia to end COVID-related emergency order in 2023

Nov. 30, 2022 12:55 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Republican Gov. Jim Justice said Wednesday that West Virginia's state of emergency related to the COVID-19 pandemic will end at the start of the new year. The state of emergency has been in effect since March 16, 2020. It allows the governor to suspend...

Turnpike traffic tops estimates early in Thanksgiving week

Nov. 30, 2022 04:07 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Traffic on the West Virginia Turnpike was heavier than expected during the first two days of the Thanksgiving travel week, state officials said. More than 721,000 vehicles passed through Turnpike toll booths from Tuesday, Nov. 22 through Sunday, Nov. 27,...

Federal disaster declaration approved for 2 WVa counties

Nov. 30, 2022 04:06 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — President Joe Biden has approved a federal disaster declaration for two southern West Virginia counties hit by severe storms over the summer. The White House announced the president's approval Tuesday for federal assistance for communities hit by storms in...

U.S. senator's son announces bid for West Virginia governor

Nov. 29, 2022 17:34 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Republican state lawmaker Moore Capito, the son of U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, announced Tuesday he's running for governor in 2024. Capito, 40, a Charleston-area lawyer, has represented Kanawha County in the West Virginia House of...

West Virginia cash-for-worker program adds 4th destination

Nov. 29, 2022 16:31 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A program offering cash and free outdoor adventures to remote workers to move to West Virginia with the hope of offsetting population losses has welcomed 143 new residents in the year since it launched, officials announced Tuesday. The public-private...

West Virginia bridge being rebuilt along tourism train route

Nov. 29, 2022 04:08 AM EST

CASS, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia railroad bridge destroyed by floodwaters 37 years ago is being replaced to enable a tourism train to resume trips through the area, officials said. Braving harsh conditions and long commutes, Department of Transportation workers are rebuilding the...

W.Va. appoints new DHHR deputy secretary following review

Nov. 28, 2022 16:30 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia has appointed a new deputy secretary of child and adult services following recommendations in a $1 million report completed earlier this month by a consulting firm hired to study restructuring the agency responsible for running the state's foster care...