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President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden participate in the first presidential debate Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at Case Western University and Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland. (Olivier Douliery/Pool vi AP)

W.Va. official refutes Trump claim about ballot fraud

Sep. 30, 2020 6:36 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's secretary of state on Wednesday refuted President Donald Trump’s claim that a postal worker in the state was “selling ballots," while two U.S. senators expressed full confidence in the elections. Trump's remark during Tuesday's presidential debate was...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Sep. 30, 2020 3:14 PM EDT

Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers: ___ Sept. 28 The Charleston Gazette-Mail on West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice facing questions about the state's coronavirus map: Gov. Jim Justice sighed, voiced some folksy phrases of frustration, and dived into the answer again. Trust him, he said. The one thing...

West Virginia gets $24.7M federal grant for water quality

Sep. 30, 2020 5:18 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia will receive $24.7 million in federal funds to fix the state's water quality, ranked near the bottom of the nation. The grant comes from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and aims to infuse West Virginia's Clean Water State Revolving Fund, which gives...

West Virginia names top teacher, school service worker

Sep. 30, 2020 5:16 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A fifth-grade instructor from Upshur County has been selected as West Virginia's Teacher of the Year. Erin Anderson was selected over four other finalists Tuesday, the state Department of Education said in a news release. Anderson teaches at Tennerton Elementary School in...

Authorities: Man steals truck, leads police on 3-state chase

Sep. 29, 2020 4:49 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man who had just been released from a county jail in western Pennsylvania stole a vehicle and eventually led police on chase that went into West Virginia before he was finally captured in Ohio, authorities said. The chase began shortly before noon Monday, when a work truck was reported...

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll wears a mask as he talks to an official during the first half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

The Latest: Virus knocks out South Alabama-Troy game

Sep. 29, 2020 4:48 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ South Alabama called off its Saturday game with Sun Belt rival Troy because of COVID-19. The school on Tuesday didn’t say how many players had been affected by the coronavirus, but the team was stopping workouts. South...

University engineers working on $3M natural gas project

Sep. 29, 2020 4:42 PM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded $3 million to a couple of West Virginia University engineers for a project to develop a low-cost process to convert natural gas commonly flared at industrial sites, the university said. Engineers John Hu and Xingbo Liu at the Staler College...

West Virginia man convicted of dumping asbestos in forest

Sep. 29, 2020 4:34 PM EDT

ELKINS, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man convicted of dumping asbestos in a national forest has been ordered to pay more than $14,000 in restitution to the state for cleanup costs. Billy G. Leary Jr. pleaded guilty to one charge of creating an open dump after West Virginia Natural Resources Police...

FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice speaks during a news conference at the State Capitol in Charleston, W.Va. West Virginia officials have amended guidelines for reopening schools yet again. It aims to restart in-person instruction and sports in more counties.Justice and his advisors unveiled the new changes after an hours-long meeting, late Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. (F. Brian Ferguson/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP, File)

Justice: Largest WVa county to ‘aggressively’ test for virus

Sep. 29, 2020 4:02 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice made an impassioned plea Monday for as many people as possible — healthy or otherwise — in the state's most populous county to get tested for the coronavirus in an attempt to slow its spread. In announcing plans for “massively,...

A local resident Shin Dae-sik, 83, speaks during an interview at his home in Cheongju, South Korea, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. The coronavirus is forcing South Koreans to celebrate their Thanksgiving holiday differently this year, that begin Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. Shin said about 15 family members assembled for Chuseok in past years but they decided not to do so this week. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

The Latest: COVID-19 outbreak on ship off Australia's coast

Sep. 29, 2020 3:50 PM EDT

PERTH, Australia — Authorities are concerned by a COVID-19 outbreak aboard a cargo ship off Australia's northwest coast that has infected most of the crew. Eight more members of the Filipino crew tested positive for the new coronavirus on Monday, bringing the number of infections to 17 out of a crew of 21....